The overall birthrate decreased by eight percent between 2007 and 2010, with a much bigger drop of 14 percent among foreign-born women. The overall birthrate is at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records. The 2011 figures don’t have breakdowns for immigrants yet, but the preliminary findings indicate that they will follow the same trend.
The decline could have far-reaching implications for U.S. economic and social policy. A continuing decrease could challenge long-held assumptions that births to immigrants will help maintain the U.S. population and create the taxpaying workforce needed to support the aging baby-boom generation.
The U.S. birthrate — 63.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age — has fallen to a little more than half of its peak, which was in 1957. The rate among foreign-born women, who have tended to have bigger families, has also been declining in recent decades, although more slowly, according to the report.
Looked at another way, this is not necessarily bad news. Many of us have been alive long enough to remember when the U.S. had fewer than 200 million people within its borders. Now it has an estimated 315 million.
We also remember that times were better for the majority of Americans back in those days and the middle class was proportionately much larger.
A lot has gone wrong in terms of mismanagement of the U.S. economy, i.e., the policy called “globalism” which requires nonstop involvement in bankrupting military builups and endless wars/occupations fought and maintained for global corporations who are the enemies of the vanishing American middle class.
There is no sign that the people any longer have the sovereign power to reverse globalism. Perhaps they never did, but now it is obvious even to the most casual observers of the process. You can’t vote out globalism. It’s not up for discussion. Both parties (and there are only two allowed) are owned by the Wall Street banksters who also own the Federal Reserve. Vote on, chumps.
As long as corporate globalism continues to own the U.S. government and economically enslave the majority of Americans, no one can really make a plausible case that it makes sense to create all that many new slaves.