U.S. BIRTH, FERTILITY RATES ON THE DECLINE …
|| By FITSNEWS || We’ve written extensively on the decline of American civilization … a demise which falls squarely upon the baby boom generation’s leaders of choice. These elected officials have passed the onus for a host of bad decisions down to future generations … including one too stupid to see how it’s getting taken for a ride.
Of course if we’re going to talk about future generations, it’s important to address another sign of the decline of this country … our vanishing future.
We’re referring to the U.S. birth rate, which has fallen for the last six straight years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there were 3.93 million live births in the United States in 2013 – down from 3.95 million in 2012.
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Meanwhile the fertility rate – or the number of babies born to women over the course of their lifetimes – dropped to a record low of 1.86, which is well below the 2.1 percent rate needed to sustain the population.
And well below the rate needed to pay off that insane debt …
Also, these plunging birth and fertility rates come at a time when the percentage of the female population that’s of childbearing age (officially ages 20-39) is at an all-time high.
“Fewer babies means a contracted consumer economy moving forward – and yes, less taxpayer revenue to deal with the massive pile of debt that’s being accumulated by our current crop of ‘leaders’ in Washington, D.C.,” we wrote last January. “Bottom line? America’s plunging fertility rate is yet another indicator of the unsustainable nature of our country’s current trajectory.”
Again … yup.
It’s also a sign the “Great Recession” which was supposed to have ended in 2009 is in fact still going.