The only Gubmint Entitlement Program I'd be happy to pay taxes for.

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    The only entitlement program that I would agree with would be to give totally free (iow, paid for by the taxpayer) vasectomys and tubal ligations. In the log run, sterilizations would actually save the taxpayer a shit-ton of money.

    I would pay for that.
     
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    Eugenics, really?
     
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    Where in there did it say anything about forcing anyone to get the surgery?
     
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    You didn't but that's what it would lead to, not even opposed to it in principle as long as it could never be used as a condition of qualifying for any other program. It would be a hell of a lot harder to get it past the Christians than anyone else.
     
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    That's the Left: never letting facts get in the way.
    for the record, I would oppose such programs but would support programs that change the incentives to have out of wedlock children, i.e. eliminate welfare as we know it.
     
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    That is your opinion based on well...not much.
     
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    You would oppose vasectomies and tubal ligations? Neither one of those kill babies for even fertilized eggs. I know it's an entitlement program but it is one that will actually save the taxpayer money down the road.
     
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    I believe people are an asset, not a liability.
    That said, the only reason to do something like that is to fix a problem that could more easily be fixed in other ways.
     
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    I think the American taxpayer should be on the hook for only one kid.
     
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    I think they should be on the hook for no kid. Having kids is the parents' responsibility. If we subsidize having kids, we'll have more at taxpayer expense.
     

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