I know this one. If you hire the kid as a contractor, they have to pay FICA on their wages quarterly, so you wage offer should reflect that. You will also still need to report what you paid them to the IRS, IIRC.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans have credulous followers, but there is real difference in the degree to which the parties are willing to take advantage of the credulousness over the past 6 years or so.
Very few internet debates are much more than that. After a certain point, which you are passing, you become just as bad as he is.
His BS has been answered. To continue to give more answers will only reinforce the notion that there is something that needs to be answered. Continued responses...