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What the Boomers Are Leaving Their Children


Society & Culture  (tags: Boomers, Genx, generation gap, society, economics, taxes, politics, freedoms, world, usa, culture, children, education, activists, abuse )

Cal
- 1334 days ago - www2.macleans.ca
Fewer jobs. Lower pay. Higher taxes. Now the Screwed Generation is starting to push back.



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Carol H. (229)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:51 pm
thanks Cal, noted.
 

Norm C. (74)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 8:30 pm
The article seems to have a lot of unrelated numbers for the sole purpose of having a lot of numbers. The situation is a little different in Canada than it is in the US. The boomers there may be a little better off than they are here. But this article did little or nothing to actually spell out how well or poorly off boomers actually are.

And then the article trows Britain into the mix with no more relevant anyalysis than it uses for Canada. This conservative-right diatribe deals with a lot of issues as though they are totally unrelated to real people. Instead we get a lot of scary numbers that tend to make us believe that all social issues are really math problems.

Macleans should be ashamed of this lazy BS or dishonest propaganda. This contains almost nothing of any real value.
 

Norm C. (74)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 8:48 pm
I'm wondering if Pete Peterson's fingerprints are all over this piece. This is the same sort of disembodied BS that we get here from the Bowles-Simpson Catfood Commission. This claims that one generation is stealing from another without actually making a case and explaining how it arrives at any of its claims or conclusions.

While this may be too sophisticated for a Glenn Beck, but it is right up "310 million tits" Simpson's alley.
 

Monica D. (580)
Friday December 3, 2010, 12:49 am
Noted, thanks Cal. I think that the younger generations have been shafted in my country.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday December 3, 2010, 2:50 am
Everyone's accountable - not just the Boomers - we let it happen.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Friday December 3, 2010, 5:48 am
Every generation has left their progeny debt in one way or another.
 

John Goodspeed (79)
Friday December 3, 2010, 7:32 am
Us "baby boomers" are actually very lucky. We lived most of our lives during the best, most comfortable time, in American history. We saw man walk on the moon, and had hope that many terrible deseases would be, if not cured, at least controlled better. Those of us who saw our fathers die of heart disease in their late fifties or early sixties have alrady outlived them by years thanks to modern medicine.

And now we're 65. Most of us will be dead by the time we would be 80. And things won't get awfully bad in this country for about 15 years. Sure, they won't be anywhere near as good as they were when we were younger, but they will be survivable without major discomfort for most of us. All in all, not a bad way to die.

It's our grandkids and beyond that are going to have to live in the Hell we are going to leave for them.
 

Ge M. (216)
Friday December 3, 2010, 12:32 pm
Perhaps we should emigrate to China, they own the debts, have huge exports (to the US & the UK and probably almost everywhere else in the world) and are in need to people to look after their elderly!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 3, 2010, 12:59 pm
We baby boomers scooped the good life. Sure we paid into the pensions but we had the money to do it. But now with so many people unemployed - not much money going into the fund. So do the math - no infusion of money into the pension fund - this is why the government is trying to extend the age of benefits. Then take a look at the children and grandchildren - Most have no idea whatsoever what Big Business has done and they are going to reach the age of worker status and will find there is nothing because their parents still are working.
Thank your government for getting into bed with Big Business - who moved all their operations offshore to other countries to get the bang for their buck. Low wages - no unions - no pensions to pay - slave labor!!!
So now do you know who has screwed you over?????
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday December 3, 2010, 2:52 pm
Thanks.
 
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