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March 31, 2010

Today's Babies Will Live to 100 Years of Age

"We are within five to 10 years of a watershed event where there will be more people on earth over 65 than there under five," he said. "Those extra years need to be financed somehow and we need to start thinking about it now."

- Richard Suzman, U.S. National Institute on Aging

Posted by Cassandra at March 31, 2010 07:44 AM

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Of course, lengthening lifespans are a small part of the equation. A precipitous decline in birthrates in the West (thanks to the Pill, largely) means there are less children being born.

Wanna be patriotic and reduce your taxes and your children's taxes? Get married! Make lots of babies!

Posted by: Mickey at March 31, 2010 01:06 PM

Today's Babies Will Live to 100 Years of Age

And they'll be working to pay for ObammyCare Every. Single. Day. Of. It.

Posted by: BillT at March 31, 2010 01:22 PM

Not if the various decision panels and boards have anything to say about it they won't.

Posted by: LittleRed1 at March 31, 2010 05:08 PM

Or The Nine...

Posted by: BillT at March 31, 2010 06:50 PM