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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fertility Rate Sinks Further Below Replacement Level. The birthrate fell for nearly every group of women of reproductive age in the U.S. in 2017, reflecting a sharp drop that saw the fewest newborns since 1978, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 3,853,472 births in the U.S. in 2017 -- "down 2 percent from 2016 and the lowest number in 30 years," the CDC said. The general fertility rate sank to a record low of 60.2 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 -- a 3 percent drop from 2016, the CDC said in its tally of provisional data for the year. The results put the U.S. further away from a viable replacement rate -- the standard for a generation being able to replicate its numbers. "The rate has generally been below replacement since 1971," according to the report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

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The numbers seem to correspond with what the Census Bureau and others have been predicting for years: America's population growth will increasingly depend on immigrants, after decades in which the U.S. enjoyed a relatively high fertility rate when compared with that of other developed countries.

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You know what this means

Endless posts of absolute knowledge from the clown car of DR celibates who have never seen a vagina up close and personal

#1 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-17 03:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

God wants less Americans.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-17 05:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The rate has generally been below replacement since 1971," according to the report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics."

^
And that's why we need immigrants.
To fuel growth.

As for why we need growth, maybe the simplest explanation is to pay for the unfunded mandates that keep JeffJ up at night.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-17 05:19 PM | Reply

1

One can only imagine the skanky nasty infested snatch you've seen on the reservation.

And not just your moms.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2018-05-17 06:12 PM | Reply

I'm said this repeatedly on here.

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-05-17 09:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There's a labor shortage and a low birth rate, so naturally the way to solve those problems is to turn away immigrants. It's the brilliance of rwingerism at werk.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-17 09:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The harder people have to work to support themselves, the less kids they have. You want more white babies? Make college and healthcare affordable for middle class families.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-17 10:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Or make birth control illegal and sexual assault legal.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-17 11:13 PM | Reply

Or make birth control illegal and sexual assault legal.

#8 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2018-05-17 11:13 PM | FLAG: IDIOT

I think the praying mantis has the better idea

www.youtube.com

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-05-18 04:24 AM | Reply

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
Edward Abbey

#10 | Posted by kingcuke at 2018-05-18 06:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Or make birth control illegal and sexual assault legal.

#8 | POSTED BY BORED AT 2018-05-17 11:13 PM | FLAG:

That has been the GOP platform for 20 years.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 06:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
Edward Abbey

#10 | POSTED BY KINGCUKE AT 2018-05-18 06:45 AM | FLAG:

Adding $1,000,000,000,000+ annually to the debt needs growth in population to pay for it.

Although now that the black guy is out of office, deficits don't matter anymore.

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-18 06:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

"Although now that the black guy is out of office, deficits don't matter anymore."

And $4.00 a gallon for gas is a good thing. And yes, those two things are directly connected so if you find your budget squeezed by $4.00 gas just remember the 1% is enjoying your pain and laughing at you. Laughing even harder if you are working class and voted Republican. The 1% loves the poorly educated, just like Donald Trump. Suckers!

#13 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-18 08:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

How many clowns can we pack into an English Mini. It'll be funny to see.

#14 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-05-18 08:47 AM | Reply

There's a labor shortage and a low birth rate, so naturally the way to solve those problems is to turn away immigrants. It's the brilliance of rwingerism at werk.
#6 | POSTED BY CORKY

No one turns immigrants away oh Meister BS arteest.
It's the ILLEGAL ones that are the problem.

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-05-18 09:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Although now that the black guy is out of office, deficits don't matter anymore.
#12 | POSTED BY 726

Black or orange.. What does skin color have to do with it? Unless you enjoy stirring the racist pot.

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2018-05-18 09:24 AM | Reply

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

What does it matter? You are right - it may just be because the black guy was liberal but I think it was double bad because he was both because of the huge number of racists on the right.

But here is what I remember Bush taking office with a budget surplus that was paying down the debt. Then we had to have not 1 but 2 wars and tax cuts to start the draining of the bank again followed by an economic crisis triggered by the cost of Gas and housing. When the black guy came into office and worked to turn it around I remember all the r-wing clowns yelling and screaming about the spending of 1 trillion to get the economy rolling again and the impact. I remember the right explicitly saying they were going to oppose everything the black guy wanted. When Trump, Ryan and Co make it a Trillion a year for the foreseeable future with tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations it's no effing big deal to the Right because they get a $10/week bump.

That's why it matters.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-18 09:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#4 | Posted by eberly

Triggered

#18 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-05-18 09:59 AM | Reply

#15 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Where did you get those drugs, I need some reality altering stuff like you have. Right is against legitimate immigration reform that would eliminate the need/reason for illegals. They have been for decades. Bush even saw the need and wanted to do something about it but all he managed to get through a GOP congress was an amnesty. We don't need just well educated immigrants (from white nations) we really need people willing to work hard labor low paying jobs.

Didn't you see the article posted here about the fishermen from the overwhelmingly Trump area that are crying because they can't get anyone to work in the processing plants? It's the same all over. Farm workers, Chicken processing plants, etc. Poor whites in those areas don't want to work those low wage jobs.

#19 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-05-18 09:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Poor whites in those areas don't want to work those low wage jobs."

They'd rather take oxy.

#20 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-05-18 10:01 AM | Reply

"No one turns immigrants away oh Meister BS arteest. It's the ILLEGAL ones that are the problem."

It's just an unfortunate coincidence that the ones that can afford the legal process of immigrating have no interest in doing the jobs we are having problems filling.

#21 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-05-18 10:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"It's the ILLEGAL ones that are the problem."

Yeah, the one's who pick the crops, fix the roofs, mow the lawns, care for the kids. We already have crab fishermen in Maryland who can't ship their products because they don't have the help they need, the crops will just rot in the fields but hey you will punish those illegal people.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-18 10:21 AM | Reply

And BTW Phester, what problems have illegal people caused you? I'll guess that somewhere in your life illegal people have worked for you even if indirectly and you chose the company to deal with because they had a lower price. Don't even try to pretend that you willingly pay more for services just because you know everyone working is a legal person.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-18 10:23 AM | Reply

No one turns immigrants away oh Meister BS arteest.
It's the ILLEGAL ones that are the problem.

POSTED BY PHESTEROBOYLE AT 2018-05-18 09:20 AM | REPLY

I'm afraid YOU are the Meister BS arteest. If it weren't for the illegals our crops wouldn't get picked.

#24 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-05-18 10:49 AM | Reply

All for immigrants coming into the US legally and accepted on a merit based system. What we do not need is more poorly educated illegals who are a drain on our economy.

#25 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-05-18 11:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's a good thing we don't need illegal immigrants to help the birth rate. But people will still defend their lawbreaking one way or another.

#26 | Posted by humtake at 2018-05-18 12:04 PM | Reply

Black or orange.. What does skin color have to do with it? Unless you enjoy stirring the racist pot.

#16 | Posted by phesterOBoyle

Skin color has everything to do with it.

Black skin, low unemployment = FAKE NUMBERS!

Orange skin, low unemployment = Proof of presidential genius!

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2018-05-18 12:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"In the past, the president has referred to particular job reports as phony or totally fiction," a reporter asked. "Does the president believe that this jobs report was accurate and a fair way to measure the economy?"

"I talked to the president prior to this, and he said to quote him very clearly," Spicer said. "They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now."

#28 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 05:23 PM | Reply

#28 the laughter after Spicer delivered that line was almost enough to make you think this administration isn't a toxic dumpster fire.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-18 05:26 PM | Reply

- What we do not need is more poorly educated illegals who are a drain on our economy.

More poorly edumacated angry white males are the Republican voting base in this country, the proxy voters for the very wealthy.... and the GOP does everything they can to keep them poor, uneducated, and afraid/angry.

#30 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-18 06:02 PM | Reply

It's a good thing we don't need illegal immigrants to help the birth rate. But people will still defend their lawbreaking one way or another.

#26 | Posted by humtake

Boy you really do hate those immigrants! You really take this so personal! Something really bad must have happened.

We won't tell anyone... So tell us Uncle Phestor... Did them mean ole immigrants steal your jerb or did they steal your baby?

#31 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-05-18 06:52 PM | Reply

We won't tell anyone... So tell us Uncle Phestor... Did them mean ole immigrants steal your jerb or did they steal your baby?
POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2018-05-18 06:52 PM | REPLY

They probably stole his taco.

#32 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-05-18 07:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Mmmmm... tacos!

#33 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-18 08:06 PM | Reply

Since when is "Orange" a race Fester??
Good gawd you are a moron!

Your hero chooses for his skin to be the shade of Orange.

#34 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-05-19 01:20 AM | Reply

Like I've said before, we've gone forth and mutipled . We held up our end of the bargain. When the planet is,equal there will be no need for mass migration.

But we aren't children of god, we're predators.

#35 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-19 01:38 AM | Reply

We are Rome...although we won't admit it.

www.rhm.uni-koeln.de

#36 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-19 01:55 AM | Reply

Well I enjoy a hot bath, I got my vasectomy voluntary, I think.

#37 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-19 02:12 AM | Reply

"When the planet is,equal there will be no need for mass migration."

Societies around the planet need to take responsibility for their deeds. America isn't perfect but we are a successful society that can feed itself. Too many aren't able to make the same claim. They have problems that only they can solve but the first step is for them to admit that their basic premise is totally wrong. Too many religions sentence their believers to poverty, hunger, violence. Probably time to look at the religion instead of the "enemy."

#38 | Posted by danni at 2018-05-19 09:24 AM | Reply

... but is not a declining birth a good thing - 'The Population Bomb' [and all that]?

#39 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-05-19 11:49 AM | Reply

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