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U.S. Births Fell To A 32-Year Low In 2018

 
Old 05-16-2019, 05:21 AM
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Why TF did you have kids then
Have you ever had a sense of humor?

Don't get bent out of shape when someone pokes fun at Daddy's little tax breaks.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:45 AM
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what if smart people are the only ones who stopped having babbies, so we're looking at an increase in the percentage of idiots now?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:04 AM
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what if smart people are the only ones who stopped having babbies, so we're looking at an increase in the percentage of idiots now?

You've seen Idiocracy, right?
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:14 AM
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Have you ever had a sense of humor?

Don't get bent out of shape when someone pokes fun at Daddy's little tax breaks.
I do have one.

This is not the first time Rguy has said something in line with that comment. You say it once or twice & its a joke, you say it enough and its something else.

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what if smart people are the only ones who stopped having babbies, so we're looking at an increase in the percentage of idiots now?
That is the case amigo.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:00 AM
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This actually isn't good news.

Just ask Japan how this situation is working out for them.

Fewer US births = more immigrants. Are you guys sure that's what you want?
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I saw bauley’s $90k daycare bill and got my tubes tied
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:34 AM
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This actually isn't good news.

Just ask Japan how this situation is working out for them.

Fewer US births = more immigrants. Are you guys sure that's what you want?
It definitely isn't what you want.
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It definitely isn't what you want.
As long as the jobs get filled, I don't care where they come from.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:59 AM
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Fewer US births = more immigrants. Are you guys sure that's what you want?
We're too busy having to support the immigrants to have enough spare resources to support new children.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:04 AM
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Beyond the stats, with today's family structure, the OG way of 2.65 kids per household no longer applies. Let's keepinitreal here. With today's divorce rate, it's not uncommon for a man to have 4+ kids now. 1 with GF, 2 with first wife, and 1 more with 2nd wife. I know blended families where the guy is on his 3rd marriage and she is on her second. Some guys are part of multiple household, and when you add it up, some Bros actually populated 7+ or so kids - that he knows of.

From the other side, there are more and more fertility issues. Legit good people simply can't have kids today. Back in the 19th century, her husband's wink was enough. Today's fancy medicine sometimes can't. It's not uncommon for couples to spend $20-$60K with no results. It must be the canned food women are eating and the cell phones in men's pocket. We need more NIH funding there.

So the fact that population has been going down is perhaps not evenly distributed as a trend as some are producing way too much, and some simply can't.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:06 AM
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Beyond the stats, with today's family structure, the OG way of 2.65 kids per household no longer applies. Let's keepinitreal here. With today's divorce rate, it's not uncommon for a man to have 4+ kids now. 1 with GF, 2 with first wife, and 1 more with 2nd wife. I know blended families where the guy is on his 3rd marriage and she is on her second. Some guys are part of multiple household, and when you add it up, some Bros actually populated 7+ or so kids - that he knows of.

From the other side, there are more and more fertility issues. Legit good people simply can't have kids today. Back in the 19th century, her husband's wink was enough. Today's fancy medicine sometimes can't. It's not uncommon for couples to spend $20-$60K with no results. It must be the canned food women are eating and the cell phones in men's pocket. We need more NIH funding there.

So the fact that population has been going down is perhaps not evenly distributed as a trend as some are producing way too much, and some simply can't.
Or maybe it is as simple as:

- No maternity/paternity leave.
- Expensive healthcare costs.

People literally can't afford to have a kid. That's why.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:52 AM
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So the fact that population has been going down is perhaps not evenly distributed as a trend as some are producing way too much, and some simply can't.
Originally Posted by The GreenD16 View Post
People literally can't afford to have a kid. That's why.
Yeah P sure it's the latter. Student debt plus housing costs (rising mainly because most households are dual income) are the main reasons people aren't having kids.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:07 AM
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Or maybe it is as simple as:

- No maternity/paternity leave.
- Expensive healthcare costs.

People literally can't afford to have a kid. That's why.
Originally Posted by BauleyCivic View Post
Yeah P sure it's the latter. Student debt plus housing costs (rising mainly because most households are dual income) are the main reasons people aren't having kids.
People also seem to see housing as more of an investment than what they are actually for.....housing.

But yeah, I agree with both of you guys.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:35 AM
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I don't disagree that cost is a factor. I mean, cost of a Honda Odyssey is close to $50K. And you need more bedrooms, etc.

Yes, again, growing kids are expense. But if cost was not an issue, would those who are concern about cost still want more kids? Those who want two kids, let's say a boy and a girl will stop right there. Ok, maybe pop one more out for giggles. And then complain about cost for the next 22 years.

I don't see cost as a decision point, but rather a rationalization of their decision.

Many of you have mature into responsible adults, family man, and awesome Fathers. If cost is really is an issue, that's why you work hard. That's why you got the student loan to be educated to earn more money. And that's why you move to that new bigger house with more bedrooms. Yes, you still have the right to complain about how expense kids are.

Most kids don't have Fathers today. You guys are now a rare breed.
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Old 05-16-2019, 04:58 PM
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:16 PM
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This actually isn't good news.
This is great news. Fewer people means less global warming and pollution and a slower approach to our inevitable doom.

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Just ask Japan how this situation is working out for them.
Japan's problems are not due to low birth rates. Low birth rate is the symptom not the cause.

Low birth rates is because of fewer jobs and economic insecurity and fewer opportunities compared to the 80s and 90s boom.

Since I first went there in 2008, immigration rules have significantly relaxed. Cashiers and manual labor staff are now half Chinese.

Korea, Taiwan and whole Europe are also facing the same thing, I don't see them whining.

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Fewer US births = more immigrants. Are you guys sure that's what you want?
0 problem with this.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:38 PM
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This is great news. Fewer people means less global warming and pollution and a slower approach to our inevitable doom.

Why are you, me, and Thanos the only people that understand this
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:47 PM
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Why are you, me, and Thanos the only people that understand this
I agree with this too. Definitely no issue with less people on this earth.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:27 PM
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I agree with this too. Definitely no issue with less people on this earth.
There won't be any less people. There will just be fewer smart, educated people from stable families.

Others will fill the gap.
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x 1000000000
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Is it weird that the Centre for Disease Control covers births?
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:12 PM
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Shitty healthcare here doesn't help.

Need a c section? No insurance? Father isn't rich?

Good luck.
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Shitty healthcare here doesn't help.

Need a c section? No insurance? Father isn't rich?

Good luck.
shitty health care? no insurance? father isn't rich?

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I don't disagree that cost is a factor. I mean, cost of a Honda Odyssey is close to $50K. And you need more bedrooms, etc.

Yes, again, growing kids are expense. But if cost was not an issue, would those who are concern about cost still want more kids? Those who want two kids, let's say a boy and a girl will stop right there. Ok, maybe pop one more out for giggles. And then complain about cost for the next 22 years.

I don't see cost as a decision point, but rather a rationalization of their decision.

Many of you have mature into responsible adults, family man, and awesome Fathers. If cost is really is an issue, that's why you work hard. That's why you got the student loan to be educated to earn more money. And that's why you move to that new bigger house with more bedrooms. Yes, you still have the right to complain about how expense kids are.

Most kids don't have Fathers today. You guys are now a rare breed.
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I just want one.
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