Yes, I have no problem getting rid of write-offs for kids. Perhaps it was a good idea when families were one income. Today it's not really needed for two income families.<quoted text>
Do you support eliminating deductions for children from our tax code? Most conservatives seem to like those deductions, even though they are quite willing to slash funding to public schools.
I think I would keep them for people who send their children to private school and those who provide schooling at home. My sister paid a lot of property tax where she lives which most went to support the public schools, and then had to take loans to send her kids to private school. So those folks could use any help they get.
But I think that if everybody has to support the public school system, at the very least, parents should provide much more funding than those of us with no kids in school. When the schools get a bug up their azz, they put out levies to rebuild new schools, give teachers raises, buy news busses or whatever. Of course those of us with no kids in the system vote no while parents vote yes. The yes's usually win. In that sense, what they are really voting for is to take money out of my wallet to give to their children. I see nothing fair about that system. Especially when you consider I may be paying more for that school than the parents that vote for the bill because I have a larger property, and therefor pay higher taxes anyway.