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America Is Getting Fat. Population Wise.

October 28th, 2006 at 09:02 pm

According to recent reports from the U.S. Census Bureau, America has finally reached the 300 million mark. What does this mean for the U.S.? Well according to most economic statisticians it will not be affecting America for quite sometime. On the other hand, other developed countries are already seeing the impact caused by population changes. Most of Eastern Europe, where the population is decreasing, will be going through a ton of social changes in the next couple of years. Social security, health care, and other retirement benefits will be causing their taxes to increase even higher than they are now. Currently Scandinavian countries are paying over 40% of their income to pay for taxes (Man! And you thought America has high taxes?!? Check other countries taxes here).

One of the coolest things on the internet is the Census Bureauís Population Pyramid graphs (Canít get much cooler than this site eh?). As you can see America will be just fine till the year 2050. Check out Italy. They will be in serious trouble by the year 2025. When you have more 70 year olds than you do 20 year olds, serious problems will occur. They will not have enough people to support the retired population. When your country has an inverted pyramid, you should start worrying about the effects that will come in the future. Developing countries such as: China, India, and Pakistan have near perfect pyramids. Meaning they have large amounts of young people and very little older citizens.

What are some other issues that will come from the population increase in America? Is it a good thing or a bad thing?

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