Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Americans need to have more babies or risk a collapse of popular entitlements like Medicare and Social Security. “This is going to be the new economic challenge for America: people. Baby boomers are retiring — I did my part, but we need to have higher birth rates in this country,” Ryan, a father of three, told reporters as he riffed on how Republicans will tackle entitlement and welfare reform in 2018. “Baby boomers are retiring and we have fewer people following them in the workforce.
Or we could stop adding millions to our welfare rolls with chain immigration and open borders. Stop blaming the generation who put money into the SS system for 45 years during their work life! Blame the liberals who have drained the coffers to get votes.
Ryan - roll back local, state & federal taxes as a % of income that was borne by our parents in the 1950s - pre-Vietnam.
Make sure everyone (US Citizens) a) has a 1960 level education - Read, Write, Arithmetic, b) opty to get a good job (no immigrants on H1B visas), and c) no education & welfare benefits for deadbeats and illegals (like US 1960 pre-SCOTUS rulings where Texas was forced to educate, house & feed illegals that were here ILLEGALLY).
He´s right, but there is no simple answer. I think the need for two paychecks in a two-parent family has added to the shortage of babies. Mom faces hurdles in trying to hold a job and be pregnant and then raising children. And I would like to see how many abortions of record are women who can´t support a child financially. Hobson´s choice is whether to encourage her to have a baby the taxpayers will have to support or to prevent the abortion. No easy answers.
... waiting for the Harvard ´professor´ to start her screed about how Ryan´s words are a ´dog whistle´ and what he is really saying is that whites need to start having more kids.
Being white I did my part ... my white wife delivered three white boys who finished college at non-liberal arts colleges and then married nice white girls who have produced several nice white grand-kids.
Having said what I did in post #1, let me add my wife and I raised 5 kids, basically on one income. Our youngest son and his wife are raising 5 kids on one income. There are large families in our church. There really is no secret to it, except faith in God, tithing, and hard work. "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Psalm 37:25
#14 My daughter and her husband have has 3 children born in the last 8 years. They are living on his income of 65K per year and own their own home. They are careful shoppers who drive 8-10 year old cars, don´t eat out a lot, shop at consignment stores and are able to make it just fine. Their children want for nothing and are being raised by their mother and father instead of being put into daycare. It´s about choices. They also give generously to their church in both money and time. Their circle of friends are also having babies and raising their families the same way.
Hard working Americans limited their family sizes for purely economic reasons. Meanwhile, our betters opened the borders and allowed enormous waves of unskilled, unproductive people in. The USA has the population growth of a 3rd world nation driven by immigration and descendants of recent immigrants. Ryan is an open border, investment class elitist. I despise him.
Allowing more Muslim immigrants into the US will fix the problem right quick. Right, Paulie? Of course, the US will no longer be the US, but the Washington establishment is OK with that as long they are in charge. Oh, right...the Muslims will be in charge.
We probably have enough people already. The trick is to get everyone employed. Its the economy, stupid!
A few years ago Germany started giving a generous tax credit/incentive to folks increasing the size of their families to help with the country´s very low birth rate. Germany also began increasing their immigration numbers from the Middle East which they thought would help their situation. It did and it brought with it consequences as we know.
That old Frank Sinatra tune of "Love and Marriage" seems archaic right now. Although in truth, people basically like that old fashion idea. Obviously, personal economics has changed life priorities, especially for young people starting out. It´s sad to read about robots replacing a human being as a companion. However, I do think the pendulum will swing back at some point in time.
One more thing. I live in the Southwest and come across large Hispanic families with my line of work. It always amazes me how these large families seem to be the happiest people I get the meet. Single folks not so much.
Americans do need to have more babies. Up to now, Americans have not been able to raise their own families, as all their earnings were taxed away by Democrats to pay for other people´s babies. I am glad PDT is bringing that to an end.
As post-Christian societies knocked the sanctity of life off the altar in favor of a Culture of Death that worships the false god of Self, we began idolizing and fetishizing things over people, convenience over economy, luxury over necessity. Nice-to-haves became must-haves, so to afford them we started saying NO! to life first by contraceiving it and then by snuffing it out in the womb. While some of us justified it as necessary for self-fulfillment and/or material prosperity, others deluded themselves into believing “it’s for the children” so they don’t have to grow up experiencing a lack of anything.
What if Mary had said no to an inconvenient life? O n this issue, Paul Ryan is right. We should stop rejecting the blessings of life God wants to share with us.
They cannot offset the millions of babies NEVER born due to abortion and other non-mentioned here life styles. Neither two males, nor two females, alone, can create a baby. Ryan needs to stick to numbers.
#26 saved me a lot of typing. What one considers a necessity is telling.....some see it as housing, food & clothing vs. others who insist it´s a weekly night out with pals, + 50" TV, + luxurious vacations, + extra set of wheels (i.e., motorcycle, 4x4, jet skiis, snowmobiles), + 2nd family home, + a new car every 2 years. We know of one set of parents that spent $28,000 one year for day care - two kids 3-4 days a week. Another couple so tired after a long day [long commute in traffic both ways, 8-9 hours on job] who over spend for take-out because they´re both too tired to prepare & cook a meal + the clean up after.
No there are no simple solutions. A blessing on all those who sacrifice their wants and chose to home school.
I agree with Ryan on this but not because we need more people to fund Social Security. We don´t want to end up like Europe with its negative population growth--except in the Muslim immigrant communities. There is strength in numbers and we should want those numbers to be Americans. Let the liberals follow their zero population growth policies.
No $_it when did Ryan figure that one out. The Boomers have done more than any group to provide for a stable and healthy United States. We have done our part.
Now its time the Millennials to understand what hard work and savings really means. One way or another these snot nose kids are headed for a rude awakening.
They will have to contend with the consequences of murdering the innocents, lazy work esthetics, and defining a career path for them selves. Mom and dad will not be able to prop them up for much longer.
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