Leftists who hate America know they have to undermine traditional family values if they’re to reach their goal of destroying America.
So they’re going on an all-out assault on the family.
And how this so-called “financial news organization” just attacked American families will put you on the floor.
Almost any parent will tell you that child-rearing isn’t easy.
But without missing a breath, virtually all will tell you the rewards vastly outweigh the inconveniences.
Of course, the liberal media elites at CNBC don’t agree.
They published an article saying parents who say having kids has made them happier are “probably lying.”
Your friends may tell you having kids has made them happier. They’re probably lying. Research shows that parenthood leads to a happiness gap. Maybe that’s because the pleasures of parenthood are outweighed by all the extra responsibilities, housework and, of course, the costs.
Maybe that’s why Americans are having fewer children than ever before. Just how much can you expect to save if you don’t have kids?
The average middle-income married couple spent between $12,350 and $13,900 on each of their children in 2015, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Extrapolate from that number and you’re looking at spending $233,610 per child from birth through age 17.
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Babies in particular are expensive. One parent who tracked every dollar found that she spent $20,000 in the first 18 months alone.
And that’s on the low end. Households bringing in $200,000 can spend $52,000 just in the first 12 months of a newborn’s life, according to a report from NerdWallet.
Pregnancy and delivery are pricey too. Even with insurance, giving birth to a child could cost you around $3,400 out of pocket.
If you plan on supporting your child through college so she can avoid years of debilitating student loan payments, the size of that bill will depend on where she goes to school. Public universities charge an average of $20,090 for tuition if you’re in-state, and $34,220 if you’re not, a number that is comparable to an average private-school tuition.
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, CNBC is playing right into the hands of the Abortion Lobby.
Planned Parenthood constantly peddles propaganda saying children are a “financial burden” to entice young girls into having an abortion.
— CNBC (@CNBC) January 24, 2019
Of course, CNBC fails to mention in the story that married men and women both earn significantly more than their single counterparts.
The difference in married men’s incomes compared to their single peers’ is greater on average at any point in their career than the $13,000 CNBC claims a child costs annually.
In fact, by the time a married man is in his mid-thirties, he earns on average $23,063 more than an unmarried man, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
By the time he’s in his mid-forties, a married man earns $35,479 more each year than a single man.
And with spouses enjoying a similar income advantage, and taking the fact that married couples split expenses into consideration, they have as much as four times the wealth of their single peers.
Perhaps the CNBC staff responsible for this article will one day form a traditional family unit and have children.
If they do, they’ll come to understand that being responsible for another human being is a powerful motivating force with enormous benefits – not only for their happiness, but for their wallets, and society as well.
What do you think of CNBC’s smear against parents who say having kids has made them happier?
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