Birth rates are falling around the world. Japan was first. Then Europe. Then China. The U.S.A. was the hold-out. Now it has fallen below 2.1 children per woman–replacement rate.
White, college-educated American women are down to 1.6 children.
Mexican birth rates are way down. So are Mexican-American rates. Latin America is down. The immigrants kept the rate at 2.1 children. The economic crisis of 2008-2009 reversed that.
Where will workers come from to support Social Security and Medicare? They won’t be there.
Will there be a tax revolt? Of course.
Will the welfare state go belly-up? Yes.
Will economic growth slow before the welfare state goes belly-up? Yes.
Can the government do anything to reverse this? Yes. Shrink. Will this happen? Not this side of the inevitable Great Default.
What is the best long-term investment today? More children.
Second best: investment houses. It will take a generation to get to stagnant population. But the rate of population growth will slow.
Does future-orientation matter? Yes. Does a falling birth rate indicate a decline in future-orientation? Usually.
When people become too selfish to reproduce themselves, the end is in sight. Governments from France to Singapore have tried to reverse their population decline by offering generous tax incentives, but it's not enough to overcome selfishness. Birth control and abortion (back-up birth control) are post-Christian symptoms. Return to the faith or breed ourselves out of existence.
In addition to more children (particularly among Christian couples), a complete change in government based upon Yahweh's immutable morality as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments would also make all the difference in the world. It would drastically reduce the size of government overnight, not to mention numerous other benefits.
We find ourselves in the mess we are (the fiscal cliff, the promotion and financing of both infanticide and sodomy, etc., etc., etc.) because the constitutional framers failed to expressly establish the Republic upon Yahweh's perfect law and altogether righteous judgments (Psalm 19:7-11). Consequently, the only long-range hope our posterity has is for this generation to begin now preparing the way for them to some day do it right(eous).
For more, see blog article "10 'Radical' Recommendations" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/10-radical….
Long over due move from quantity to quality
The mexican birth rate has slowed down?? Where?? I don't see it here in SoCal.
It takes a lot of work, time and effort to raise a child well. The "Me" generation doesn't want to bother, they want it all for themselves. Can't find a job? Go home and let Mom and Dad support you again. If the "Me"s have kids and decide that the kids take too much time and work or mess up their social life, send the kids to grandma and grandpa to raise. Need money? The Bank of Mom and Dad. Meanwhile Mom and Dad are taking care of their parents…
Its not to hard to understand,with prices as high as they are,jobs on the down turn,a country in uncertain times, its all there. Mexicans can have more as the dummy US government pays. See?
Deuteronomy 28: 15, 18, 62.
Using vague descriptions and not even a handful of tiny pieces of a huge data base this writer concludes immigration in massive numbers have been saving the US. What does “way down” mean exactly? As done too often on both sides little information is used to project a thought rather than providing the whole information and letting the people project whatever thought they get from it. Most people find plan information boring thus harder to sell. Projections of information increases sells.
True overall birth rates are too low and immigrants are now 60% of the US’s birth rate. These are replacement levels not replenishment levels. The majority of Latinos and Muslims have an average of at least 5 children and account for 2/3 of the net annual immigration numbers to the US. How comprehensive, like calling earlier white European immigration policies as including everyone.
2.1 children is in no way a replenishment level, a falsehood reverberated since the 60’s. Heart wringing true is children die, young adults die before reproducing and not all will reproduce. All, repeat all women need to have at least four children to stabilize a population, not all can or will so what is the real sustainable number? Certainly not 2.1!
Immigration can help with replenishment levels. Drops in a bucket insure the security of any race or culture. When using immigration as a replacement for replenishment and especially beyond to which race or culture will you use to replace another? Immigration cannot save a culture from its shrinking population numbers or economy it can replace that culture and its economy.
Government Social programs need an ever increasing population in order to continue. The free market does not. Free markets can adjust quickly to high and low population numbers. Neither system can help mass numbers in the masses if the population becomes too great in numbers.
“We must balance the budget and slash wasteful spending” Without including “, slash net (legal and illegal) immigration, encourage free markets to replace government social programs, encourage traditional marriage with larger families and end abortion on demand.” You will never get a huge voting block, why do you think the MSM’s report that the whole cannot win yet do slip when reporting that dropping one or more from the whole splits the voters.
Pub supporters respond to my posts with thoughts like “If you think you’re going to get anywhere with that, your dreaming.” Dem supporters respond in same though not as kind. Few awake and join and for that reason I will continue.
So Pub supporters can sing in with the choir and Dem supporters can laugh with the shameless. We have Pubs too scared to walk away and Dems that think it can last forever, both are empowering the government not the people. http://www.numbersusa.com / http://www.goooh.com
Thanks God those Gospel paragons, Nigeriens, Malians, Somalis, Afghans, Saudis are here to show us the way! Evidently, Somalia is a shinning example of Christian values and altruism (not to say future orientation).
Let's default. It will force the fat, bloated feral gummint to shrink, and stiff the commie Chinese and the NWO crooks. And, that will get our kids and their kids, and their kids out of hock. We will never be able to pay it off anyway, so get it over with. Why tax us to death to pay it off.