Baby burdens: Not enough infants being born to support aging population

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  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 10:04 a.m.

    Maybe our kids won't mind so much if we teach them how to be millionaires instead of middle class. Because obviously - there are no sweeping changes in the future. My generation (Gen X) has to be prepared to completely through the social security we put in money for - completely out the window.

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 17, 2012 9:37 a.m.

    The fundamental flaw in the welfare state has been exposed: the idea that you can move resources from one population or generation to pay for lack of planning and saving by another generation. The writing is on the wall; we have been punting this football for years and we are running out of field.

  • sallyjitterbug Aurora, CO
    Dec. 16, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    Infants can't afford to live here anymore.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Dec. 16, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    Whether we recognise it or not, we have learned that the idea we can simply continue to grow is unsustainable. We are faced with the physical constraints of the planet we live on and the fact that a huge emerging middle class of consumers are already alive, and they don't live in the united states. So, rather than simply wondering how we can keep the old paradigm running, we need to look at new options.