The Nation mag: Single-earner households are cheating the government out of tax revenue
Have you ever cleaned your house? Walked your dog? Made a meal for your kids? Well according to the NYT and, more recently, the “progressives” at The Nation, you’ve stolen from the federal government through lost tax revenue, you dirty thief.
From The Nation:
…single-earner households are getting a bonus another way: the labor a mother or father performs in the home caring for a kid or wiping down a counter is unpaid and therefore goes untaxed. When two parents work outside the home and pay someone to watch their children, both those incomes are taxed.
That has got to be the most idiotic group of words to ever form a paragraph. This ins’t progressivism or liberalism as they were once defined. Quite the opposite. This is totalitarianism. This line of reasoning (for lack of a better word) is based on the notion that the government owns you and you must work for it. You are not your own. You and the things you steward belong to the government.
Twitchy has more:
You see, by being a stay at home parent, you are a recipient of government benevolence because your “labor” is not taxed. Funny. We were always under the impression that it was income that was taxed, not labor. But the moonbats are actually arguing that by performing labor without income, you are technically stealing—or at least receiving benefits—from the government. Your labor is not your own.
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