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(Detroit News)   In a society designed for couples, singles are hit with higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, work more holidays and get fewer benefits. It's the glorification of couplehood   (detnews.com) divider line 382
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2004-12-29 01:17:45 PM
We also have sex with multiple partners.
 
2004-12-29 01:22:20 PM
You know what I had for dinner last night?

Bacon and grapes.

That's worth the extra tax right there.
 
2004-12-29 01:24:01 PM
If you date a married woman, you get the best of all worlds.
 
2004-12-29 01:33:48 PM
It's because the government wants you to get married.

You seem to forget that the United States Government is the biggest pimp of all, and you're socialized by them in every way, shape and form.
 
2004-12-29 01:35:04 PM
Losers! HA HA!
 
2004-12-29 01:37:07 PM
Being single is so worth it.
 
2004-12-29 01:37:37 PM
Yet many states are trying to recognize only "marraige" as a union/couple for all purposes while also making "marraige" be "man and woman" only.
 
2004-12-29 01:42:02 PM
Just for once, let's keep this discussion off of gay marriage. We talk about that enough already. Check the Farkives if you need some good marriage flamewars.

This is about single vs. married, not single vs. gay marriage vs. straight marriage. Boobies

PLEASE.
 
2004-12-29 01:44:12 PM
2004-12-29 01:42:02 PM Will N. Dowd [TotalFark]

Just for once, let's keep this discussion off of gay marriage. We talk about that enough already. Check the Farkives if you need some good marriage flamewars.

This is about single vs. married, not single vs. gay marriage vs. straight marriage. Boobies

PLEASE.


We should allow gay marriage so the government can make even more money.

;)
 
2004-12-29 01:44:14 PM
Cake Hunter: You know what I had for dinner last night?

Bacon and grapes.


Mmmm... bacony grape goodness!!
 
2004-12-29 01:44:35 PM
"Despite holding more than 40 percent of the nation's jobs, singles often feel they have a lot stacked against them -- higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, working more holidays and getting fewer benefits for their partners."

Ok...so are they writing about 'single' people or people who are together, but not married?

/sounds like both
 
2004-12-29 01:45:28 PM
Any TFettes wanna hook up for "tax" purposes?
 
2004-12-29 01:45:49 PM
single with no interest outside of sport farking... am I wrong for that?
 
2004-12-29 01:47:59 PM
Will N. Dowd, since the article is about couples receiving benefits over single people, and since the government refuses to legally allow me to get married, I think the subject is relevent.

Besides, when all citizens have equal protection under the law, you'll never hear another peep from us civil liberties crazies, I swear.
 
2004-12-29 01:51:26 PM
I'll see your bacon and grapes and raise you a furburger.

/doi
 
2004-12-29 01:51:33 PM
Will N. Dowd:

This is about single vs. married, not single vs. gay marriage vs. straight marriage.


As Alexis said, the issue of gay marraige is relevant.

Whether you are for or against it, a gay couple are considered nothing more than two single roomates who fark by the states and federal government. Thus all marraige benefits only go to straight couples.
 
2004-12-29 01:55:49 PM
I also find it interesting that close to 50% of the adult population is not married (according to that article's pie graphs) yet the common consensus is that most adults are married. Presumably the tax write-off, insurance, etc. will level out once public opinion catches up with reality.
 
2004-12-29 01:55:53 PM
Ha Ha, nonbreeders.
 
2004-12-29 01:59:27 PM
"I believe that gays should be able to get married. Homosexuals should have the right to be just as miserable as the rest of us." - Chris Rock
 
2004-12-29 01:59:27 PM
i saw last night that 50% of first marriages end in divorce and 75% of second marriages end in divorce. with all of those divorcees i can see why there are hells of singles.
 
2004-12-29 02:01:58 PM
I heard on a an afterschool special that 50% of marriages end in divorces and that the other 50% end in car accidents.
 
2004-12-29 02:02:13 PM
Our society was designed?
 
2004-12-29 02:04:23 PM
I believe 50% of what I read and 25% of what I don't.
 
2004-12-29 02:06:20 PM
2004-12-29 02:01:58 PM SockMonkeyHolocaust

I heard on a an afterschool special that 50% of marriages end in divorces and that the other 50% end in car accidents.

Farking hilarious.
 
2004-12-29 02:14:05 PM
sigdiamond2000: Farking hilarious.

It's actually the ending of a Strangers with Candy. Bebe Neuwirth (Lilith on Cheers) comes out and does a serious talk about the dangers of getting married and ends it with, "So don't drink and get married."
 
jdw
2004-12-29 02:14:13 PM
I call BS on married folks paying less taxes, it's only true if only one person works. When my wife and I got married we went from getting back a little bit of money to paying $5,000. Now that we have a house and my wife only works 1 day a week we get money back, but my wife is charged an absurdly high tax rate.
 
2004-12-29 02:14:23 PM
Why all the hubub?

Marriage is rooted in reproduction.
The benefit laws that were created assumed most married people would procreate.

Well, in actuality, gay people have redefined marriage. So now, we need to rewrite the laws.

I'm OK with singles getting the same benefits. But what about the 15 years of benefits I missed out on? As an analogy, it's like ripping out social security and saying "Sorry...we changed it and that's that. You won't get any money back".

Let gays get married...problem solved.
 
2004-12-29 02:14:30 PM
Why the fark would anyone get married? I'd rather pay more taxes than go through that.
 
2004-12-29 02:18:09 PM
Sucka's!
(and ya, I'm happy too)
 
2004-12-29 02:21:32 PM
You seem to forget that the United States Government is the biggest pimp of all, and you're socialized by them in every way, shape and form.

Damn straight. Preach on!
 
2004-12-29 02:23:46 PM
Just about everything is geared towards couples and it sucks. However, I have no intention of ever getting married.
 
2004-12-29 02:25:05 PM
P.S. Also tired of being looked at funny "you're 43 yrs old and never married?" As a result of being single, I actually have been told that I must be a lesbian.
 
2004-12-29 02:30:20 PM
My married friends always tell me I "got it made", and "you're so smart".

Yes and yes.
 
2004-12-29 02:39:04 PM
Why do single people always biatch about the tax benefits afforded to married people when the opposite is true?
 
2004-12-29 02:44:30 PM
barneyfifesbullet: My married friends always tell me I "got it made", and "you're so smart".

What they really think is: "My God, nobody's ever going to take that poor thing; he's going to be in his mom's basement forever...mmmm...barneyfifesbullet's mom.
 
2004-12-29 02:44:35 PM
If it WERE true... rockin'!
 
2004-12-29 02:47:42 PM
I'd say something but I'm afraid that Alexis would find an error in my spelling, grammar, punctuation, abbreviations or the like...

(Kind of reminds me of my 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Anderson...just 35 years younger and a hell of allot better looking)
 
jdw
2004-12-29 03:02:01 PM
flucto: Why do single people always biatch about the tax benefits afforded to married people when the opposite is true?

I don't get it either, but I always warn newlyweds not to freak out too bad when they do their taxes the first time together.
 
2004-12-29 03:09:00 PM
Married couples only get a break if one of them works for about half as much as the primary wage earner.
 
2004-12-29 03:10:29 PM
Reminds me of that old joke

Why does divorce cost so much?

Cuz its worth it!
 
2004-12-29 03:11:38 PM
AuntofDogface: Just about everything is geared towards couples and it sucks.


It sucks worse when you're single, happy and have no intention, ever, of having children.
 
2004-12-29 03:11:42 PM
DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke:

What they really think is: "My God, nobody's ever going to take that poor thing;

Speak for yourself. You sound like you're speaking from experience.

I have no problems getting women and never have. I've had plenty of chances to get engaged & married. I didn't because I don't want to.
 
2004-12-29 03:19:04 PM
Virginia was actually working on a law that would afford insurance benefits to people who lived together but weren't married. It was even proposed by a conservative republican... But I think people figured out it would undermine the Defense of Marriage act, and axed it...

sigh.
 
2004-12-29 03:31:05 PM
barneyfifesbullet: Speak for yourself. You sound like you're speaking from experience.

Naw, I'm an old married guy. Just yankin' your chain.
 
2004-12-29 03:31:39 PM
singles often feel they have a lot stacked against them -- higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, working more holidays and getting fewer benefits for their partners.

A good portion of married people have kids though. Not that single people don't, but it seems to me that there are more married parents than single parents. So they are paying more for the kids, and it's always good to spend time with your family on holidays.

/engaged
 
2004-12-29 03:33:49 PM
I was married once... and in my opinion it is over rated. Though I have to say I resent the rather questionable federally mandated benefits that married couples get that I don't.
 
2004-12-29 04:09:30 PM
What burns me more than the married/unmarried thing is that if you have kids you pay less in taxes, and the more kids the better.

So the logic appears to be if you use more government resources (schools, medicade and so on) then you should pay less in taxes.

It is a very stupid policy
 
2004-12-29 04:27:32 PM
Heck with marriage. I just need the a kid. Then I could use gems such as these.

"I'm going to be working from home today. My kid sneezed this morning."

"Sorry, I have to go home while the rest of you work until midnight. I have to fix my kid some milk and cookies."

"I'm going to be taking an extra long lunch break so I take my kid to the neurosurgeon to get that sneeze checked out."
 
2004-12-29 04:46:55 PM
I agree with Ditto. I'd love to be able to pull the kid card and get out of work.
 
2004-12-29 04:50:32 PM
eddyatwork: I agree with Ditto.

See kids, redundancy is your friend :)
 
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