Female: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)
Female: I don't want children
Male: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)
Male: I don't want children
I quoted you saying it. Your passive-aggressiveness is obvious.
I wasn't talking about people in third world countries. You're simply dodging the argument. I was talking about people here. Are you seriously going to tell me a childfree person surpasses the carbon footprint of someone with kids in the developed world? Having two kids effectively doubles the carbon footprint of each parent, and lengthens it by around 40 years.
I'm actually not running AC at the moment and my chair is made of wood and fabric. But I bet you are, and I bet you have at least one car, and go through a lot more trash bags than I do.
Several of your assumptions are wrong. I do use public transit, but that's because I don't drive, which are far more wasteful than public transit. And in my city, we have hybrid buses.
The point continues to sail right over your head. No matter. To most of us, the point is obvious. You cannot simply make an all encompassing statement and simply ignore examples that do not fit your argument.
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
Instead of arguing what the government can and can't do, you should look at from the POV of the individual, the person, because people are capable of doing the right thing in the absence of government... The government doesn't and cannot force anybody to show compassion to you when you are dying. The government just makes it more affordable.
The issue with the declining birth rate can be solved with immigration and making it easier for people to become citizens in this country. Stop ignoring that immigration is important and acting like American women need to be broodmares. You're freaking out over nothing, and, no offense, but a lot of racists use arguments like this because they are afraid of being a minority race and hate immigration. Not saying your racist, I just take the concern in your arguments as seriously as I think theirs.... which is not seriously at all.