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  • hapiwondrer hapiwondrer Nov 13, 2011 11:17 PM Flag

    VERY OT. We were in a store today

    ”... Overpopulation is humanity hating Marxist nonsense. ...”

    Actually, you got it backwards. The whole concept of overpopulation is Marxist to the core. If market forces ruled, universally, people would make their family decisions based on what they could afford, and not, for example, on whether some extra family members would gain them more government benefits (food stamps, tax deductions, job security, maternity leave-by law, nutrition counseling food preparation training, food, prenatal vitamin supplementation, breastfeeding education and support, prenatal health and maternal lifestyle counseling, education and support on infant care and child development and referrals to other agencies and services as required, and other socialist schemes.)

    Is it any wonder that populations continue to grow on the backs of taxpayers and employers? Of course those extra mouths will some day become the new socialists as they came into the world at the behest of all the aforementioned government social programs.

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    • When in history have people ever had as many children as they can afford? It's been going on far longer than Marxism. Somehow, humanity seems to survive.

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      • “When in history have people ever had as many children as they can afford? ...”

        It depends how you look at it. During times when there were great hardships because of living standards, and access to good healthcare, people had more children to compensate for the mortality rate.

        That is different than people having children because they know they can avail themselves of various (Marxist) government social programs, which in many reported cases places their family income far above what it would be if they had to pay for the support themselves. That would seem to be the opposite of “overpopulation (is) humanity hating Marxist nonsense”. This actually encourages larger family size by those receiving transfer payments from people who work, pay taxes, fend for themselves and live within their means. All things being equal, the latter group is not going to grow their family beyond affordable levels.

        Large families are particularly noticeable in many low income Hispanic populations, who are more likely to receive support payments in many forms from the government (state and federal). Have you ever heard the term “anchor baby”?

 
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