IRS Penalizes Married Couples, Rewards Unmarried Couples
The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups has made headlines in recent years, but a “marriage penalty” targeting married couples and the nuclear family just got a little worse. In recent weeks, the IRS worsened the marriage penalty by offering a large reward for unmarried taxpayers who co-own a home – doubling the mortgage interest deduction available to the married taxpayer. The new rule applies as part of a lawsuit brought against the tyrannical agency.
In a case of first impressions decided last year, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court narrowly ruled the limits for mortgage interest deductions apply on a per-taxpayer basis, effectively allowing an unmarried couple to “double up” on their write-offs. Initially, the IRS intended to contest the decision, but now it has thrown up the white flag by issuing a formal acquiescence.
Of course, the KGB…er…IRS continues penalizing marriage by providing economic disincentives while the rest of government works to destroy it by imposing Marxist cultural norms along with welfare state gibsmedats for single moms and child support slavery for dads – even if they’re not genetically the father as The New Modern Man reported last week in the case of Colorado man Chris Atkins. Atkins has been held responsible for upwards of $166,000 in fraudulent child support charges, and is continuing to write checks of $730 a month under threat of imprisonment while “mom” seemingly knew the entire time the child wasn’t Atkins’.
The gross incompetence of and female preference in the court system is proof that by intent or incompetence the U.S. government is doing everything it its power to weaken and destroy strong, K-selected patriarchal families and replace them with r-selected matriarchal populations. Just take a look at the marriage penalty costing people who work and contribute to society just a little more:
Under these tax rates, two single people who each earned $87,850 would each file as “Single” and each would pay a marginal tax rate of 25%. However, if those same two people were married, their combined income would be exactly the same as before (2 * $87,850 = $175,700), but the “Married filing Jointly” tax brackets would push them into a higher marginal rate of 28%, costing them an additional $879 in taxes.
Not so bad, at first anyway. The more money the couple earns, the more they stand to lose when filing jointly.
In the most extreme case, two single people who each earned $400,000 would each pay a marginal tax rate of 35%; but if those same two people filed as “Married, filing jointly” then their combined income would be exactly the same (2 * $400,000 = $800,000), yet $350,000 of that income would be taxed as the higher 39.6% rate, resulting in a marriage penalty of $32,119 in extra taxes.
That’s more money lost to the government than I earned at my first full-time job out of college. So, we find the government codifying into law a tax plan that encourages men and women to keep their finances separate by being married but filing separately, and even by filing separately they lose more money than two “single” people cohabitating.
Either way, [married filing jointly or married filing separately] the married couple would receive less deductions than two otherwise identical single people with exactly the same income.
Whether it be tax law or targeting conservatives, or tyrannical laws to “protect us” that end up destroying the protections of several of the amendments in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. government has become an abomination to end all abominations. Less government and more freedom is desperately needed. But tax penalties are only part of its game. Wait until yousee what it does with the money.
Welfare Pays More Than Work
As recently reported on by the Cato Institute, the gigantic parasite known as the federal government not only provides disincentives people to marry and have families while providing generous incentives for women to become carousel-riding single moms, it does it in such a way that becoming a taker provides more money in benefits (funded by the Beta males of society) than having a job.
The current welfare system provides such a high level of benefits that it acts as a disincentive for work. Welfare currently pays more than a minimum-wage job in 35 states, even after accounting for the Earned Income Tax Credit. In 13 states welfare pays more than $15 per hour.
Women receive nearly two-thirds of these generous government benefits (not to mention preferences in everything from education to employment). The gynocentric federal government has become so big that half of all households receive some kind of government handout. In tandem with punishing the traditional, nuclear family, this strategy is straightforward evidence of the implementation of a Cloward-Piven strategy to destroy the current corporate-government complex in a bid to replace it with straight up Socialism.
The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”
Of course, this guaranteed annual income, or straight up Communism by any other name, will come with a very high price. Most likely, the price will be having a chip implanted and letting the federal government and banking cartels micromanage our financial lives electronically. The marionettes in the media have already been pushing “getting chipped” on the next generation of kids, so by they time they’re grown having an implant will seem normal.
So, don’t expect the IRS to start moving towards more incentives for heterosexual marriage again anytime soon. If anything, it will continue to drag down and beat the goose that lays the golden egg, the nuclear family headed up by a strong patriarch. Like sand being eroded, the foundation of the West is slowly being eroded by liberalism and the tax code slowly changes to reflect this.
If that’s not enough reason to Go Galt, nothing is. It’s either that or bend over, lube up, and let Big Daddy Government have his way. Women and the government are not going to like men upsetting the apple cart of freebies, but it’s either that or oblivion for the average Beta in society. Because as any man with common sense knows, once women get on the Hedonic Treadmill of free stuff at the expense of Beta males they hate, there’s no stopping the treadmill until the system breaks down.
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