I can see no problem with giving child benefit to people with one, two or three children, but why do we hand out ever-increasing amounts of public money to people who decide to have five, six or ten children?
Why is that my responsibility?
Why should I keep paying because some fucker can’t keep his dick in his pants?
Explain that to me please. What is the incentive to limit your family size if the State will pay you money every time you pop one out?
Remember, the government is hinting at cuts of €4 billion in the budget, and we spend €2.3 billion on child benefit alone.
What is the incentive to confine your family to a number that you can feed and educate? It’s insane. The more children you have, the higher the rate you’re paid at.
Here’s how it works:
One child, €150 per month.
Two children €300 per month — €150 each
Three children €487 per month — €162 each
Four children €674 per month — €168 each
Five children €861 per month — €172 each
Six children €1068 per month — €178 each
Where’s the incentive to act responsibly? The more children you have, the better the rate of benefit per child. It’s insane and it needs to be changed. Why should somebody who decides to have a dozen children place them as a burden on the taxpayer? How about not having a dozen children? Would that be such a radical suggestion?
How about not having a huge gang of urchins you can’t look after?
How about taking some responsibility for your personal behaviour?
I don’t care how many children people have, as long as they can look after them, educate them and teach them to be good, contributing citizens, but don’t expect society at large to support you just because you think you have a right to keep procreating without limit.
There is a limit, or at least, there should be. It’s insane.