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U.S. birth rate plummets to its lowest level since 1920
The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, November 29, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour

Posted on 11/29/2012 4:21:03 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records.

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1 posted on 11/29/2012 4:21:13 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

So... who is going to be paying for your social security benefits??


2 posted on 11/29/2012 4:28:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Certainly not the crop of welfare Reina’s coming across the border.


3 posted on 11/29/2012 4:31:10 PM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Could it be that potential parents are seeing a future that they don’t want to be raising children in?


4 posted on 11/29/2012 4:33:04 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t buy this for a minute. Since when do poor women care about not being able to afford babies and since when do poor men care about taking care of the women they knock up?

Maybe they’re just in a hurry to get free contraception just because it is free. These babies are the future Obama voters. The Democrat Party needs them to keep popping out as many ignorant parasites as possible.

Now if “responsible” Americans are having less children because the Obama economy has crippled their ability to provide, that might be one thing but, even then, I have my doubts.


5 posted on 11/29/2012 4:35:47 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: GeronL

“So... who is going to be paying for your social security benefits??”

That was my first thought too. But then my wife pointed out that the youngsters are being raised to suck on the government teat rather than work anyway, so the whole thing’s a moot point, i.e., we’re done one way or the other.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 4:42:30 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A low birth rate is a sign of no confidence in the future. Between couples who decide to practice contraception and not have any children and people whose stress level prevents them from conceiving, the perception of a miserable future always suppresses the birthrate.


7 posted on 11/29/2012 4:44:20 PM PST by livius
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To: GeronL

Catholics, Orthodox Jews, Mormons and Muslims, but they might vote things a little differently than currently expected.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 4:49:38 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: GeronL
If there are fewer kids, then there will be less demand for schools and teachers.

The money saved there can be shifted to Soc Sec and Medicare.

That will work for a while, but then we'll need robots.

9 posted on 11/29/2012 5:01:28 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: livius
Not always. Singapore[last in fertility rank] is a prime example. They have a very low birthrate. The Gov't runs ads and promotes sex in marriage! They need kids.

But, like us Americans, they work hard and are putting off childbearing to enjoy the good life.

Like America, the 'takers' seem to have higher brith rates in Singapore[malays], as opposed to the Chinese and Indians.

10 posted on 11/29/2012 5:05:11 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“The money saved there...”

hahahaha... do you think that’ll happen?


11 posted on 11/29/2012 5:08:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: The Working Man
Could it be that potential parents are seeing a future that they don’t want to be raising children in?

I think your comment is right on the target. If I were a young, married man (instead of an old, married man) and I knew what I know now, there is no way that I would produce a child to grow up in this rapidly declining country. Maybe others are optimistic, but I'm not.

12 posted on 11/29/2012 5:14:39 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: catnipman

The Welfare State must collapse!


13 posted on 11/29/2012 5:21:25 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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Let's Put This Baby To Bed!! Less than $2.7k to go!!

The Place for Conservatives
270 FReepers with $10 or 27 FReepers with a $100 and we are over the top. How about it FReepers. Any takers?


14 posted on 11/29/2012 5:52:52 PM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

The abortion rate has decreased, as well. So has the teen pregnancy rate.

Despite the media’s rosy portrayal of the economy, it is bad enough to drive people to avoid pregnancy.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 6:03:15 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: livius
A low birth rate is a sign of no confidence in the future. Between couples who decide to practice contraception and not have any children and people whose stress level prevents them from conceiving, the perception of a miserable future always suppresses the birthrate.

Exactly so.

There are a lot of people in their 20s living at home who are not out there getting started in life. They are unlikely to form families and make many babies.

Even if the economy does actually turn around, I think people are going to be very cautious about making long term plans of any kind.
16 posted on 11/29/2012 7:17:10 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: MinorityRepublican

Since white birth rates barely declined while minorities plunged, this will change the outlook for the racial makeup of society in the future. So, the arrival of a white minority in 2050 or whenever may not occur.

Birth rates have plummeted in Latin America, too, which should relieve pressure on those populations to move north.

Could we be seeing a slowing of the Hispanic surge? If this keeps up — combined with Hispanics moving back to Mexico, etc., it could lead to a more stable demographic outlook.

The Democrats must be screaming and pulling out their hair to read this.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 8:08:05 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: WashingtonSource
Since white birth rates barely declined while minorities plunged, this will change the outlook for the racial makeup of society in the future. So, the arrival of a white minority in 2050 or whenever may not occur.

You may be right but even if Whites are still the majority by 2050, it'll be a slight one.

18 posted on 11/29/2012 9:48:35 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hey, I did my part! I had my 4th baby last year.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 9:52:21 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: livius
A low birth rate is a sign of no confidence in the future.

I say it's a sign of an unhealthy culture. The country is so screwed up, who can afford to have kids?
20 posted on 11/29/2012 9:57:17 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: MinorityRepublican

The curse on Babylon from Isaiah 13:12?


21 posted on 11/30/2012 4:35:36 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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