- Jun 8, 2005
So the government is favoring couples with children now? Expect a lot more octo-moms with the new prebate checks every month.If you create a list of taxable and non taxable items, you open the door for tax lobbyists; plus, it is much simpler to tax everything and issuing a prebate to offset the tax on spending up to the poverty level.
With the prebate, everyone receives the same amount which is based on their family size and not their income. Since the wealthy are buying stake instead of hamburger and their electric bills are probably much higher, you would be giving the wealthy a larger tax break if you were to exempt such items.
You can't have fair without making the tax rate the same for everyone, which means no prebate. No government favoritism for the poor, the married, or people with children.