Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A little more information on why our main Federal budget issue will be Medicare, primarily, and Social Security in the coming decades. You gotta see these numbers, especially if you are under 25 years of age!!

A little more information on why our main Federal budget issue will be Medicare, primarily, and Social Security in the coming decades.

Here are the projected changes in US population from 2015 to 2030, just 17 years from now. (ATTENTION STUDENTS: this is right in the round house punch of your careers!!). 

Age 18 to 64
    Year 2015---199,150,000
    Year 2030---205,349,000

An increase in this age group of 6,199,000 or a 3.1% increase.

Age 65 and older
   Year 2015---47,695,000
   Year 2030---72,774,000

An increase in this age group of 25,070,000 or a 52.5% increase

In 2015 there will be 4.1 people between the age of 18 to 64 for every 1 over the age of 65.

In 2030 there will be 2.8 people between the age of 18 to 64 for every 1 over the age of 65.

That is a 31.7% DECREASE.

Data from US Census: Table 2. Projections of the Population by Selected Age Groups and Sex for the United States: 2015 to 2060
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