Do you think they'd have passed such hare-brained laws if most USA families were large and, well, voted large? I don't.
I am tired of the "cost of living is too expensive for kids" argument. I will admit, however, that fewer and fewer people seem to have the temperament to be around children. They see them as noisy wastes of time. Seems to be rooted in selfishness - and no, it was a bygone generation that thought "children should be seen and not heard." Yet that generation bred quite capably - they just knew not to treat children like little celebrities.
I am also tired of religous Christians gushing "children are a gift from God - life is so precious!" and then doing all they can to have micro-families.
There’s a reason I put a sarcasm tag at the end of that comment.