Hey, former Georgia Sen. Zell Miller! Why is Social Security facing shortfalls in the next few decades?
How could this great land of plenty produce too few people in the last 30 years? Here is the brutal truth that no one dares to mention: We’re too few because too many of our babies have been killed. Over 45 million since Roe v. Wade in 1973. If those 45 million children had lived, today they would be defending our country, they would be filling our jobs, they would be paying into Social Security. Still, we watch as 3,700 babies are killed every single day in America. It is unbelievable that a nation under God would allow this.
Miller does this fairly often; he reads some new book or column or has a conversation with a smart conservative and he decides he supports a brand new solution for America. A year or so ago it was the national sales tax. Now it's Stanley Kurtzism.
So isn't Miller basically mourning the loss of an enormous underclass? I like the honesty in not claiming that millions of babies born to mostly 15-21 year old poor women without college educations weren't going to grow up to be lawyers, astronauts, and former senators. Still, sort of creepy to wish that there were millions of Americans working low-income jobs or joining the army. He needs to finesse this pretty quickly or Mitt Romney will never pick him as a running mate.
UPDATE: Hm, I phrased that poorly. I'm taking a whack at Miller's apparent belief that the millions of babies snuffed out by abortion would have 1) grown up to be mediocre members of society, and that 2) this would have been great for America. I disagree with this on both counts, but I'd be interested to know why Miller thinks the problems of unfilled jobs and low Social Security payments couldn't be filled by legalized immigrants.