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Headline Of The Day

I only wish this headline meant what it sounded like. When are we all going to stop yelling, screaming and cursing at each other, inventing all kinds of conspiracy theories, throwing out all manner of accusations - in other words, acting like children. This means you, Liberal America.

Census Foresees an Older, and Wiser, America
March 10, 2006

(WASHINGTON POST)

The U.S. population age 65 and older will double in 25 years, and the new elders will be healthier, wealthier and more highly educated than previous generations, redefining what it means to be older in America, a Census Bureau report issued yesterday shows. By 2030, about 72 million Americans, or one in every five, will be 65 or older, the report found.

“The aging of our society will have profound consequences on our future, and, in fact, it’s a not-very-distant future,” Census Bureau Director C. Louis Kincannon said in a teleconference with reporters. The first of the baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, are turning 60 this year at the rate of about 8,000 a day, Kincannon said.

While much of the data is not new, the study puts more data in one place than ever before with the goal of benefiting the public and policymakers, said officials of the Census Bureau and the National Institute on Aging, which commissioned the report. The boomers “will enter retirement as the most educated generation in American history,” Kincannon said.

- More on the aging of America at the WAPO...


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