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Fewer Dollars and Babies Threaten Social Programs

Rosemary2 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 9:28 AM
From everything he says and does. From all the people with whom he surrounds himself. From the results of his actions. From the evidence that pours in every day that the failed prescriptions of communism and socialism do not work and his failure to heed that evidence. From his failed policies in the Middle East. From his lying about the reason the Benghazi attack occurred. From his lying . . .
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....