Senior population soars

Senior population soars

There are 6 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Senior population soars. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Baltimore region is going gray. While the region's population showed a modest increase of about 4 percent from 2000 through 2007, the number of residents ages 55 to 64 and those 85 and older increased by ...

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Orleans, Canada

#1 Aug 7, 2008
Sounds like it's time to start marketing Soylent Green.
Shalom Freedman

Tel Aviv, Israel

#2 Aug 7, 2008
The big question , I believe, is not so much the one of how Social Security will manage. There will be technical adjustments and there are plans to do this, such as the one by former Secy. of State George Schultz. The question is whether America will preserve its innovative and pioneering spirit, the very spirit which has made it the first country of the world. T.S. Eliot wrote 'old men should be explorers' but that is impossible in certain realms such as Mathematics- . It may however be that the critical mass of the U.S. is so large, and its ability to absorb new talent so great that it will contend with the future with the same kind of vigor and imagination that has helped make it great all along.

Port Royal, PA

#3 Aug 7, 2008
I'm white and I moved out of Baltimore County because of the crime. There were drug dealers living next door to me. I won't live in Baltimore if they paid me. So yes, the pupulations are changing in certain areas, but not because there is less of any particular group, but because some people truly do want to live longer. And you won't do it in Baltimore City.

Port Royal, PA

#4 Aug 7, 2008
And furthermore, Social SEcurity will certainly become insolvent so long as we continue to abort the future population. If the boomers don't have Social Security when they retire, it will be because there aren't enough people to put into it when they're not working. These things do have a way of backfiring. Liberal feminists without social security because abortion decreased the population is only fitting justice.

Glen Arm, MD

#5 Aug 7, 2008
what is really sad is the way the state and private companies run these homes that seniors go to when they cannot be taken care of anymore. If I turn out that way please someone give me a shot gun. The Omalley gov. is taxing our seniors to death anyway and Michael Busch, speaker of the house, will brag on how we are thr richest state yet we give little to seniors, our parents.n

Baltimore, MD

#6 Aug 7, 2008
So when are you going to run the real story from the release of data today? Baltimore city's population declined by over 2500 persons from 2006 to 2007 ( that is about 500 a week). This while the state population as a whole increased and all the other metropolitan counties showed increases over the same period. How about a comparison with baltimore's peer cities like Detroit, Columbus Ohio ( bigger than baltimore) and others?

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