but just how do you propose the government does that?
1. Re-instate tax benefits for married couples.
2. Reduce - even stop - welfare benefits for unmarried welfare queens.
3. Many others come to mind, but these two alone would add billions of economic benefit to the country.
The fiscallty conservative position on taxes is that they are there to fund the activities of the government. Period. They should not be used to coerce citizeins into doing what you, or Obama, or Bloomberg thinks is best for them.
The problem is the law is supposed to be equal regardless of race, creed, or belief. Sure you could provide a tax incentive for married couples to have children. I guess I’d argue we already have that with tax credits. Those credits have nothing to do with healthy relationships and in some ways might actually do the opposite. What if those incentives simply caused people to co-habitate with the intent of shelling out kids for financial reward? That doesn’t sound very healthy to me.
Don’t confuse marriage with “civil unions” they are not the same. Marriage is a construct of the church and civil unions are a construct of the state. I have a “civil union” with my wife that the state recognizes but I also have a marriage that God recognizes.
As for unmarried welfare queens, not sure what you are going to do with their starving children. It’s easy to say but the reality is they will exist regardless. Maybe there is a better solution to at least discourage them from such a life style.
I understand and agree with your concerns but don’t believe government is the answer in solving those problems.