OK, let me get this straight. CFPUA should change their billing practice for families because some people choose to have an over abundance of kids? Are you serious?
Listen, if parents can't even afford to pay for basic water needs for their "plethora" of kids, they made the wrong decision to have so many. Responsible parents make sure that they can, at the very least, provide food, water, clothing and shelter for their kids until they reach at least 18 years of age.
On average, it costs approximately $250,000 to raise a child until they are 18. For parents who put their kids through college, tuition can add as much as $10,000 or more to that estimate.
"It is unfair to penalize hard working American famailies who are working just because they have more than one or two children." - OK, those families really should have thought about it ahead of time and realized that if they had less children, they wouldn't have to work so hard. They should never have more children than they can sufficiently support. It's not fair to the kids to have to live in poverty, and it's not fair to the taxpayers who sometimes wind up having to support those kids because the parents didn't make responsible decisions. Children are a big responsibility. If you can't properly support them...don't have them.
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