I read a very interesting article this morning. The author suggests that the solution to the economic crisis is for families to have more children. This suggestion intrigued me, I must say! The premise is that with more younger people in the world working , feeding the economy and paying into Social Security that the S.S. Trust fund would “be solvent forever.” Wow!
As a parent, I’m puzzled as to just how to raise more children to the age at which they could become contributors to this Social Security Trust. I have to be honest. My husband and I both have to work in order to buy food, clothing, pay the house note and health insurance. It is not an option – not something that we do in order to purchase luxuries. We don’t own a flat screen television like many of our friends. We do not have cell phones that are touch screen with unlimited internet. We are driving very old cars that are falling apart. (We are paying for Catholic education, as this is extremely important to us.) I simply do not know how we could support another child. I have always trusted that if God would send us another, that He would provide the means… but I surely hope that at 45, this is not part of His plan, if you know what I mean! (giggle)
I personally know of several, beautiful young families who are trying desperately to follow God’s plan for marriage. They are having larger families than the average. It is a wonderful testament to their faith and trust in God. Unfortunately, some have had to accept government health insurance and even food subsidies in order to stay afloat. It’s not fair. Is God’s plan obsolete? I don’t think so! Sadly, today’s world does not support the idea of larger families. It has rejected God’s plan, and made it nearly impossible for many Christians to live it fully.
What do you think of this article? Is it the answer? Is it realistic?
Read it here: “Bigger Families are Solution to Economic Crisis”