They get all excited about cuts when they are only cutting projected increases.
Sure some areas are declining in populations but overall we are still growing here and worldwide. In fact, the world population has more than doubled since I was born.
The more the population goes down the better, but it isn't really going down at all. Immigrants moving in won't necessarily help, because why would the immigrants move to those places. They are going to do exactly what the young are doing and go to the boom areas. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind immigrants. Open borders would be great! Then I could head south too. The Canadian border used to be basically open. That was nice. We are way too paranoid.