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Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

karpe diem Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:40 AM
you are mistaken," We did something like the opposite. The consequences could be enduring. " obama did something like the opposite, and continues to do that. with college graduates finding no jobs and living at home they cannot expect to get married and start families, buy homes and furnish them. the ones who did wrong are the people who decided that obama should run for president and then voted for him, twice!!! the "we" belong to the destroyers of our economy and eventually our country.
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....