Where are the taxpayers coming from in the future?

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From the BBC:

Non-Hispanic white births the minority in US

Children from racial and ethnic minorities now account for more than half the births in the US, according to the latest US census.

Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and other mixed races made up 50.4 percent of births counted in the 12 month period ending in July 2011.

It puts non-Hispanic white births in the minority for the first time.

Sociologists believe the economic slowdown has contributed to a greater decline in birth rates among whites.

The US Census Bureau recorded 2.02m babies born to minorities in the year to July 2011, making just over half of all births, compared with 37% in 1990.

'Important landmark'

US birth rates have been declining, but the drop has been larger for whites.

The number of white births has fallen by 11.4% since 2008, compared with 3.2% for minorities, according to Kenneth Johnson, a sociologist at the University of New Hampshire.

Roderick Harrison, a former chief of racial statistics at the Census Bureau, now a sociologist at Howard University told Associated Press: "This is an important landmark. This generation is growing up much more accustomed to diversity than its elders."

The nation's minority population now makes up 36.6% of the total US population.

Demographers also believe the Hispanic population boom may now have peaked.

"The Latino population is very young, which means they will continue to have a lot of births relative to the general population," Mark Mather of the Population Reference Bureau said.

"But we're seeing a slowdown that is likely the result of multiple factors: declining Latina birth rates combined with lower immigration levels. If both of these trends continue, they will lead to big changes down the road."

This is one of the biggest reasons why I believe we are headed for a big economic collapse.  The current and projected population base cannot pay the governments debt through taxes.


Comments (5)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Yeah why do we need to care about that, right!?!?!?!?

We are letting everything this country was built on go out the window. To "BUY" votes by promising a "FREE" life is ridiculous in so many ways. One of the biggest is the ones who believe we can continue down this path without repercussion. I agree with you. I don't know how long but without a MAJOR change in how we think and act a major looming issue is almost a lock

Apr 01, 2013 11:51 AM
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

I believe it is China who has taken the approach of controling the births in their country.

Apr 01, 2013 12:16 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I'm not sure who NON-Hispanic whites are; however, I think that many couples are delaying having children because of the poor economy and need for 2 incomes

Apr 01, 2013 07:40 PM
Dale Terry
Yadkinville, NC

Jpoyce, China has little debt and has to have 8-10% annual growth just to keep up with its population.  It has a one child policy to limit the population.  It also has billions in people.  On the other hand, America has trillions in debt and only 350 million people, most of which get a government check.

Apr 02, 2013 08:29 AM
Dale Terry
Yadkinville, NC

Wallace, the government has lumped the Hispanic population with the white population for statistical and political purposes.  So when you see stats on crime or prison inmates, etc. remember that you are an hispanic when necessary and they are white when necessary.  All stats from the  government, therefore are skewed.

Apr 02, 2013 08:32 AM