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    US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    ATLANTA – Remember the baby boom? No, not the one after World War II. More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any other year in the nation's history — and a wedding band made increasingly little difference in the matter. The 4,317,119 births, reported by federal researchers Wednesday, topped a record first set in 1957 at the height of the baby boom.
    The birth rate rose slightly for women of all ages, and births to unwed mothers reached an all-time high of about 40 percent, continuing a trend that started years ago. More than three-quarters of these women were 20 or older.
    Today, U.S. women are averaging 2.1 children each. That's the highest level since the early 1970s, but is a relatively small increase from the rate it had hovered at for more than 10 years and is hardly transforming.

    "It's the tiniest of baby booms," said Morgan in agreement. "This is not an earthquake; it's a slight tremor."
    While I don't necessarily disagree with single women having children, I do have a problem with these women giving birth on the tax payers dime.

    If statistics from 2002 still apply today and you account for additional births added about half of these women are using medicaid to give birth to children.

    That is absolute bull**** in my opinion.
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Yea let those women give birth in the streets and die from no care along with their bastard children!

    Disclaimer: yes that was highly ironic
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea let those women give birth in the streets and die from no care along with their bastard children!

    Disclaimer: yes that was highly ironic
    I was reading something else that says because medicaid exists that women decide to get pregnant.

    Please try to refrain from emo red herrings.

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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I was reading something else that says because medicaid exists that women decide to get pregnant.

    Please try to refrain from emo red herrings.

    That makes sense. Considering we practically give an incentive for girls to have kids, I would think some of them might take advantage of Medicaid, espicially in a bad economy.

    Remember, if you make 20,000 a year, and have 3 children, you don't pay federal income tax.
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    That makes sense. Considering we practically give an incentive for girls to have kids, I would think some of them might take advantage of Medicaid, espicially in a bad economy.
    That is pretty much what it is.

    If a women is pregnant she doesn't have to prove need to get medicaid.
    Another thing to consider is that a lot of OBGYN clinics are not taking medicaid anymore.
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Remember, if you make 20,000 a year, and have 3 children, you don't pay federal income tax.
    good to know...

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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    good to know...
    And with EITC you actually get around $5,000 to $6,000 from the federal government.
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    And with EITC you actually get around $5,000 to $6,000 from the federal government.
    Yea, but you have 3 kids and are making $20k a year. That sucks.
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Yea, but you have 3 kids and are making $20k a year. That sucks.
    It depends on where you live.

    In rural Georgia where I am, it's not bad and not only that but you will be eligible for food stamps, wic, subsidized school lunch, section 8, Pell grant, and on and on.

    That **** gets abused like hell though around here.
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    Re: US births break record; 40 pct out-of-wedlock

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Yea, but you have 3 kids and are making $20k a year. That sucks.
    Not to mention the Med and SS packages that go along with it.

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