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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…

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.

Wanna see the cutest 2013 birth?  Click HERE.

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.

Obviously this isn’t the first time we’ve addressed America’s fertility rate (HERE and HERE) … but it is yet another sign of fundamental economic weakness.

“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.

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47 comments

GrandTango April 14, 2015 at 5:22 pm

When the American people don’t have jobs…or FT jobs are cut into two jobs to avoid Obamacare…That’s the F*#king problem…you Ignorant Dumb@$$….

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Dumbass April 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Some of us just don’t want kids…

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GrandTango April 14, 2015 at 6:12 pm

In your case, you’re too f*#king STUPID to raise them…so that’s not a bad thing…

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Not A Lesser Cut Of Meat April 14, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Good thing no woman would ever fuck you in the first place…

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Scary Thought April 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Some woman decided to fuck his dad.

GrandTango April 14, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Obama has been F*#king the country for 6-plus years. Thank goodness – if early reaction is any indication – it looks like Hillary will not get the chance to F*#k any of us the way Obama has…….

SCBlueWoman April 14, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Blah, blah, blah, broken record. It rained today, dammit Obama. Just wait for Hillary, you dumbass.

Glucagon April 15, 2015 at 8:27 am

Oh gawd no. Not another “just because” election. People voted for and stood beside Obama the dangerous puppet, inexperienced ideologue, “just because” he would be our first black president. Hillary has already shown her incompetence and self-serving covert manipulations. We should not accept those qualities in a male candidate, why would we accept them in Hillary? “Just because” she would be the first woman president? Personally, I’ll wait.

Squishy123 April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Someone forgot to tell Mexican women about this.

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Kevlar Ginas April 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Ahhh Mexican women! The 5’00”, 350+ lb wonders with wombs reinforced with Kevlar for extended birthing cycles!

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RogueElephant April 15, 2015 at 3:33 pm

WOW ! What a mental picture. LOL

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You're Welcome April 14, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Thank goodness for immigrants.

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Anchor baby maybe? April 14, 2015 at 6:48 pm

If government’s policies are to blame, they’ve got the solution: Open Borders to the fecund, yearning masses.

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GrandTango April 14, 2015 at 7:10 pm

We need payers…Dumb@$$…not more Democrat takers…

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Medicaid Machine April 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

Well, let’s start with you, GT.

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Sucked Dry America April 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm

but … but … but there are over 93 million working age Americans NOT participating in the work force. Meanwhile, the USA is being forced down the toilet by the lawless rogues in OUR government. Millions of third world, unable to read and write illegals have been invading us NON STOP as Obama and his cronies lay out one big mother fucking WELCOME MATT. Nobody is stopping it, either. Guess the American people are going to have to start shooting members of Congress who DEFY the US Constitution and Laws. Not doing it will only assure the end of YOUR country. And its coming fast …. like your Social Security is bankrupt. The world does not need the USA and its citizens anymore. The USA needs it. So all of you bend over and grab your ankles.

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No Irish, No Dogs April 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

Nuttin’ like a good ole Right-Wing nutter. WELCOME MATT? He one of dem brownies?)

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Prop A Gun Duh April 14, 2015 at 7:18 pm

You’re more of an idiot than GT. Wow!

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IC ISIS U don't April 14, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Oh get out of town! No way ISIS camps miles from our porous borders would ever encourage their jihadist followers to enter the US and infiltrate populous areas like malls, sports arenas, etc…. That is just so silly! They just like living in the desert is all…makes them feel at home.

vicupstate April 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Sorry, it is simply not possible to be dumber than GT.

I’m sure GT believes the story just as much as ISIS to rescue?!

GrandTango April 14, 2015 at 7:08 pm

You attack…but he makes many good points…while you never make any….and you tell a lot of lies…

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J.Edgar April 15, 2015 at 7:08 am

You just wrote a nice note inviting the NSA and the FBI into your life. You sure showed them–and us.

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Hillary Is a Pig April 14, 2015 at 6:37 pm

The divorce industry has led to most of this.

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Lost Count April 14, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Lawd, just ask Newt…

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mamatiger92 April 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

Or Rush.

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RogueElephant April 14, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Plus how many abortions ?

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E Norma Scok April 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Yeah..all those aborted babies, who obviously were already not wanted by their teenage mothers, would certainly have gone on to be billionaire business owners.

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RogueElephant April 15, 2015 at 3:32 pm

Stranger things have happened. But we will never know will we ?

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E Norma Scok April 15, 2015 at 6:07 pm

No, stranger things haven’t happened.

You’ll be the first to come on and complain about “thugs”,poor parenting, and people living on the system. But when the mother, who obviously isn’t equipped to have a child to begin with, puts the child and societyout of its impending misery (before you will 18 years later in the electric chair) you complain about that, too.

There is no satisfying some people.

RogueElephant April 16, 2015 at 8:19 am

WOW. You got it bad. Kill them all.

You Know My Name April 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm

LIKE!

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You Know My Name April 15, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Nope. Even when faced with a failing marriage and divorce, there is no shortage of idiot men or women who won’t hesitate to bring another child into the world because, “it might bring us closer together”.

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Dropping Fertility Rates April 14, 2015 at 6:58 pm

High fertility rates tend to go hand in hand with poor nations, which is why dirt poor African nations boast some of the highest. There are too many factors that play into it to just blame it on economic woes. Our fertility rates are still higher than many other first world nations, many who are far more liberal, so that doesn’t work either.

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Stymie Bagleton, Jewish CPA April 15, 2015 at 8:19 am

“There are too many factors that play into it to just blame it on economic woes.”

You’re right in that you can’t blame it solely on economic woes, but if the implication is that you can’t attribute economic woes as a factor, you’re completely wrong. (see Japan)

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Torch April 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm

And then there is the realization that you don’t need to have 10 kids to help out on the farm. We now have tractors etc. People are delaying having kids. And on and on for the multiple factors.

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You Know My Name April 15, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Like!!!!!
To base our economy on a birth pyramid scheme is nothing short of folly. Loss of space, clean air, clean water, and other resources is of greater concern to me than how many “potential” (not certain, for sure) taxpayers the baby factories pump out. A negative population growth would be a wonderful thing. Between those being pumped out growing up to be slackers or worse, or maybe malformed and forever dependant on the system to sustain them, trying to base your economy on how many babies are being pumped out is at best, a fool’s errand.

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easterndumbfuckistan April 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

The problem becomes calculating planetary carrying capacity
which is estimated to be between 2 billion and 27 billion people. We know the
lower limit is likely wrong as we are currently at 7 billion people give or
take a few million. With two-thirds of those estimates falling between 4
billion and 16 billion. Of course part of the problem of tracking the carrying capacity
is it is somewhat fluid based on environmentally factors, there are ways to
manipulate to the benefit of humans and to the detriment of other species, and
we have no other similar system to compare it to.

We are likely already above baseline capacity which could be
set as a hunter-gather system (assuredly over) or basic agriculture (most
likely over). Modern agriculture allows us to grow food more efficiently and
some biotech breakthroughs may allow us to double or quadruple currently food
production. Modern herbicides, pesticides, GMO techniques, fertilizers to
enrich poor soil and irrigation techniques make the desert bloom.

Of course food production isn’t the only limiting factor,
the major factor is clean water for drinking, sanitation, irrigation, and industrial
processes to keep the systems running, so desalinization will eventually become
a requirement and that requires lots of energy. Next we have to make sure we
have systems in place for waste disposal, recycling and reuse (human and solid
waste). Energy production is a going to become a huge issue as populations
increase, transportation, heating and cooling homes businesses, desalinization and
transportation of water etc. Then there is the massive supply chains that have
to be developed to get things from where they are to where they need to be.
Another issue is disease control in high density populations and people
expanding to areas heretofore unsettled will likely expose groups to new and possibly
more deadly pathogens. If these are contagious and begin to spread throughout a
population with no immunity then all bets are off as to what could happen.

The current population of the planet can fit in an area smaller
than Texas at the population density of New York City, at the population
density of Tokyo or Beijing you could fit them all in South Carolina.

As long as you can continue to make improvements in all the
above areas we should be able to push closer to upper limits of the carrying capacity
and even slightly past the theoretical upper limit as long as we can maintain
the system in something close to perfect order. The problem comes when a wrench
gets thrown in to the system and the more complex a system becomes the more
likely it will succumb to systemic failure due to unforeseen interactions
between sub-systems. When that happens nature will reduce the population back
to the natural carrying capacity (hunter-gathers or basic agriculture) or
below. The problem is nature can be a cruel mistress and deals in death via
famine, disease, thirst, war, and exposure.

All of that being said we live in a catch-22 situation our
greatest economic expansions have come during periods of increasing populations
and birth rates. The Baby Boom of the late 1940s through the early 1960, and
the echo boom during the 80s and 90s are the most recent examples. More
consumers purchase more things thus increasing economic activity and tax receipts.
When the birth rates drop back off the reveres happens. What’s the happy
balance? I really don’t have an answer to that.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt April 14, 2015 at 9:27 pm

I hear there are around 11 million people living in the US that could sort out the shortage of taxpayers….

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Tally Ho April 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

The pill led to declining birthrates for taxpayers.

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tomstickler April 14, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Make up your mind. Today moaning about not enuf babies.

Yesterday it sounded like lowering the teen birth rate was a good idea.

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Rakkasan April 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

Lame ass attempt to do a Fox News Alert on the national debt. Who gave you this idea? Club for Growth?

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WSPPhD April 15, 2015 at 8:28 am

That is why we are “importing” “undocumented” people. They buy stuff. Stuff is taxed. Taxes pay for stuff. People need stuff.

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Ed April 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

Maybe we could find a couple billion dollar corporations to pay their fair share of taxes and stop giving them corporate welfare and offset some of this.

Nah, that isn’t the American way.

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Its Time April 15, 2015 at 10:07 am

Birth rates are slipping around the world..even in 3rd world countries. To try and pin this on the fact that you dont like the current economic policies is disengenuous at best.. and deceptive and deceitful at worst

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E Norma Scok April 15, 2015 at 2:36 pm

“It’s also a sign the “Great Recession” which was supposed to have ended in 2009 is in fact still going”

Or it could mean that my wife and I 1) really don’t like children, and don’t want to deal with them, and 2) I would like to retire some day before I die.

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You Know My Name April 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Like!

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