What is planned?
Parents who take care of their toddlers at home (until their third birthday) should receive a care allowance of 100 € (from 2013) or 150 € (later, exact time not yet fixed).
The Federal Chancellor, Mrs Merkel, has spoken a word of power. The childcare allowance will come!
But why is the debate going on?
Independent experts have determined that the parents of 60 percent of all children under the age of three did not want to receive state-sponsored care. Your decision also deserves our respect and support, and that is why there should be childcare allowance for them (Westfalenblatt, April 24.04.2012, XNUMX). ”
Care allowance from a tax perspective
Taxation would be taxed as a so-called progression income. This means that it is virtually tax-free, but is used to calculate the (then higher) tax rate for the taxation of the other income. If there are no other tax-relevant income, there is no tax exemption.
In this case, it would be a pure subsidy, with no quantifiable economic return to the economic cycle. The financing of the childcare allowance, on the other hand, is just as unclear as the financing of additional pension entitlements for the parents.
Makes it SenseTo raise children at home?
Instead of respecting the decision and reflexively supporting why 60% of the parents apparently reject a state support, one should take up the problem and ask:
- Why is government-subsidized support rejected?
- Does the rejection have financial reasons?
- Is the supervision rejected because of the concept?
- How are the sixty percent "rejectors" composed?
- Is it a homogenous or heterogeneous parent circle?
Caring for children?
Why is it even possible to refuse this kind of care, or should it not be thought about introducing compulsory care for these children, much like compulsory education?
That does not have to be an eight-hour duty. It is certainly a minimum time block of three hours, for example, in which the children learn social skills and motor skills within the group of peers of the same age.
Free kindergartens instead of childcare?
Instead of introducing a care allowance and thus supporting a negative basic mood, this money should be used, for example, to offer free child care throughout the nursery period.
This can only be a start-up financing. In addition, appropriate educational establishments must be created, buildings must be expanded or newly built, the supply of food, with materials must be secured.
Invest in the future
This is investment. Investments that flow immediately into the national economy and a corresponding return flow occurs through lower unemployment rates and thus a relief of the social insurance, increased tax revenue through wage tax (jobs), turnover tax and other income taxes (expansion, renovation, equipment).
Instead of introducing the childcare allowance and thus supporting a negative attitude, it should be the policy of the task to question the reasons for the rejection and to generate a positive mood from a negative, destructive attitude. It is time to develop visions. Holes were stuffed long enough.
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