This video argues that a birth strike is in progress as a result of American family and tax policies. I wrote an article about this issue when the new Child Tax Credit was in the news. This was the period in which Paul Ryan lewdly (yes, lewdly) told American women in a televised speech that they must bear more children. Because this speech closely followed the passage of the scandalous tax bill that reduces taxes for the rich and therefore endangers funding for social programs that help mothers, Ryan’s proposal was indecent.
I regretted tying that article to the story of Adam and Eve. I will write more about this connection, or lack thereof, in another article, and address the question of whether you can separate social policy from Christian theology. However, in this article I don’t want to overshadow the undeniable effects of family and tax policy on American families.
The following video from Chris Hedges’ On Contact discusses government policies, which are meant to increase the birthrate in the face of decreasing financial support for families.