By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
More than a half-century after the baby boom, echoes shake the nation. The first boomers are now 66, the number of people younger than 45 has declined in most states over the past decade, and the 2011 birthrate was the lowest on record, at nearly half the 1957 rate. The divide between the population needing care and the working adults who do the earning and caring worsens each year.
"The pace is slower here. Even if it's an emergency, you've still got to wait," said Clifford Gratz, 83.