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Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 5:57 AM
Democrats have a reason to be optimistic. In 20-30 years their utopia can gain full fruition as the older generation that are grounded in the constitution and hard work will have elapsed. Only the masses of younger less rooted will be left and easy to manipulate. Ripe for socialism.
Our major public policies are based on the assumption that America will continue to enjoy growth. Economic growth and population growth.

Through most of our history, this assumption has proved to be correct. These days, not so much.

Last week, the Commerce Department announced that the gross domestic product shrunk by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. And the Census Bureau reported that the U.S. birth rate in 2011 was 63.2 per 1,000 women age 15 to 44, the lowest ever recorded.

Slow economic growth and low population growth threaten to undermine entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare....