23 April 2014
Ideas to Control Over-Population
I believe that the time has come for the United States to adopt a more proactive policy on over-population, which emphasizes increased education, and rewards for the people who follow guidelines to help reduce the burden of over-population in our society. The current policy gives tax cuts and subsidies to households in order to ease financial burdens for families that may not have the means to survive without assistance. This system was intended to help families deal with the temporary hardships of dependent care in the early years of child development with the expectation that each family would strive to reduce its need for assistance. Over the years, this system has been exploited by families and individuals who have found a level of comfort in accepting welfare and living off of government subsides instead of trying to create their own wealth, and benefit by having more and more children. Currently, there are over 4,963,771 recipients in the United States.
In 2010, the population of Texas was reported to be 25,373,947, in 2000 it was, 20,851,820, but by 2040, it is estimated to be almost 45,000,000. [Benson] The United States population is currently estimated to be 312,245,000. [U.S. Census] The world population has reached 6 billion in 1999 and is predicted to reach 7 billion on October 31, 2011. The population has doubled in 40 years from 1959 (3 billion) to 1999 (6 billion) and is currently growing at a rate of around 1.15 % per annum. The growth rate reached its peak in the late 1960s, when it was at 2%. [Worldometers]. In 1978, The Republic of China implemented the one-child policy and has effectively reduced the birth rate by over 400 million. [Time] I do not believe we need to enact laws similar to China. I do, however, think it is time we reform our tax system, which not only encourages a higher birth rate, but also rewards it with monetary gain.
There is not an unlimited supply of natural...