An article in Slate magazine, written by columnist Reihan Salam, has sparked debate in the internet world.

Salam, who is childless, proposed that people who do not have children should pay higher taxes so that lower and middle income parents can pay less.

"The willingness of parents to bear and nurture children saves us from becoming an economically moribund nation of hateful curmudgeons. The least we can do is offer them a bigger tax break," writes Salam.

He means any childless person who makes more than the median income of $51,000.

What do you think?  Do you agree or disagree?