In the wake of continuing gay marriage controversy, I was hoping you could clarifly my thinking on the issue. My position is that the government shouldn't be involved in marriages regardless of sexuality. So effectively no tax benefits should be conferred solely for married couples. However, wouldn't getting rid of these tax cuts increase funding for the government? (A position I am also against.)
What are your thoughts on the issue. Do you support gay marriage if the government is going to recognize and incentivize marriages? What about the tax issue? Is being married even much of a tax advantage?
Government should GTFO marriages, whether they be homosexual or heterosexual.
Government should GTFO(get the fuck out) of everything
“Since people are concerned that ‘X’ will not be provided, ‘X’ will naturally be provided by those who are concerned by its absence.""The sweetest of minds can harbor the harshest of men.”
Government should give the legal benefits of marriage to everyone (whichever ones make sense).
Just today I considered starting a movement called "singles rights" which is like gay rights but for single people.
I think that the logic of the gay rights movement could actually be harnessed to make the case for capitalism. After all, one of the things gay people are asking for is tax breaks ;)
Marriage is a contract, to be treated in the eyes of the law as any other contract.
abolish marrage amendment, abolish taxes amendment
There are 3 aspects of a marriage: social, religious and legal. Social is the most obvious one and is the part about voluntary association. Religious is what encompasses the church and the vows. Legal is the peice of paper that gets you benefits from the government (unless of course you get welfare instead of paying taxes in which case you get more from not being married). IF government MUST tax, it would be better to have either a flat income tax or only a consumptino tax. in either of those cases marraige is irrelevent.
You run into these kinds of issues all the times when you say things like "should the government stop..." because everything is tied together and the entire system is broken.