posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 08:36 PM
Really!? Isn't the issue here how SAD it is that Americans are afraid to reproduce? Because of the recession? Because the world is such a miserable
place that people don't want to bring babies into the world?
But the nation's economists are whining that this reduction in population is causing people to spend less money out there in the marketplace-----on
Huggies diapers and child care and pregnancy kits. As if "spending" and "spending" and "spending" is the main ****** worry in the world.
Whine...."No one is buying Huggies anymore!"
“The fact we are seeing fewer births is something of a drag on consumer spending. To the extent this turns out to be a persistent trend, it is
something to be worried about. To the degree that family formation is being suppressed, we should be concerned,” said Neal Soss, chief economist at
Credit Suisse in New York. “That holds back housing. It holds back all the spending associated with housing. Family formation is a very important
motivator of economic growth.”
Well, guess what, Mr. Neal Soss. We're sorry we're not out there buying diapers and houses. Right now we're worried about keeping our jobs, saving
our homes from being repossesed, and trying not to suffer from financial ruin. The truth is, fewer people are having sex because they're depressed.
Couples are also saying they don't want to have babies because they prefer to save for retirement one day.
So typical. Instead of focusing on the reasons that we don't feel like reproducing, the guys in high places are worried about how this will effect
the diaper industry, and the condom industry, and the pregnancy test industry.
How about you ATS?
Postponing reproduction? Having fewer kids?
edit on 21-8-2012 by MRuss because: (no reason given)