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Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

MyBodyMyChoice Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 7:49 AM
People should NOT have more children than 1 or 2, even if it DOES slow the economy. We have to think about the long run, here. What we are doing to the planet. Already, there are billions more people than there needs to be. Population control should be foremost in the minds of of all governments.
Barbara1247 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:23 PM
Fewer people are starving then ever before, yet you worry about overpopulation. If our population truly does exceed our available resources, we will starve - problem solved.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 10:30 AM
Of the 24% of the planet not covered by water or mountains, only 12% is in use by people.

I'd say the planet is hardly full.
goldilocks Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 9:21 AM
So you believe in

familty planning

and

birth control?
jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 9:08 AM
Why don't you move to China if you feel that way? They support such a program.
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....