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Will Generation 'Gimme' Work for the American Dream? Eye-opening insight into America's youth
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Posted on 02/21/2012 10:34:12 PM PST by Beave Meister

This is just plain sad. These kids are in for a rude awakening. For some it's too late...they've already been indoctrinated into socialism, Marxism et al......


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: congress; democrats; entitlements; liberals; marxism; memeallmine; mimiallmine; obama; publicschools; socialism; usefullidiots
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1 posted on 02/21/2012 10:34:28 PM PST by Beave Meister
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2 posted on 02/21/2012 10:42:25 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Beave Meister
It's so cool to know these fools will suffer beyond what they can imagine.

3 posted on 02/21/2012 10:48:19 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: musicman

The Federal Reserve taking advantage of the primacy of the US Dollar has allowed the country to live beyond its means for a while - and allowed attitudes like this to grow. I don’t know how much longer it can last, but when that situation runs its course, its gonna hurt.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 10:56:57 PM PST by PGR88
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To: I see my hands

It’s so cool to know these fools will suffer beyond what they can imagine


I agree. But unfortunately, some who are not fools will also suffer.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 10:59:12 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus
"some who are not fools will also suffer"

Nah, life is tough but the smart and capable will always endure. I agree though, it is a shame we live in a fallen world.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 11:15:43 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: unkus

I just took a poll of the kids in this age range who I know. They all, w/o fail said...

“those who feel that way aren’t really going to get anywhere in life if they have this mentality.”


7 posted on 02/21/2012 11:40:50 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Beave Meister

I was ALSO told...just now...that they’re SICK of being stereo-typed. Not ALL of them are this stupid.

:)


8 posted on 02/22/2012 1:47:15 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Beave Meister

BFLR
Hoss


9 posted on 02/22/2012 3:07:11 AM PST by HossB86 (Christ, and Him alone.)
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To: Beave Meister

While my children consider themselves Republicans I find that they are more in the RINO camp. When I try to tell them that the gov is taking control of their lives away from them they call me a “crazy lady” that should stop listening to the people on FR.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 3:49:34 AM PST by heylady (¬ďSometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.¬Ē( Deb))
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To: Brad's Gramma

I love it how they brand us as generation gimme. ;)

Real wages from 1969-1979 were 8.75/hour, peaking at 9.5 in 1975.

Generation gimme hasn’t seen real wages higher than 8.25. That’s right - the younguns are having to make do with less than you boomers did.

So go on, tell us how all use younguns are greedy. I figure that we’re looking at a 15 percent decline in the standard of living, and that was back in 2005 when things were much better than they are now. The trough was 7.5, which if that is the case today, we are looking at a 25 percent decline in our standard of living.

And we are generation gimme? Really? The facts don’t bear it out.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:41 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

You would make better wages if you didn’t work at McDonalds. Don’t you have any skills?


12 posted on 02/22/2012 4:31:22 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Your kids are in the minority, though. How do they propose to stand up to their peers who want everything given to them at the expense of others? What do they intend to do to change these sorts of beliefs in government control?


13 posted on 02/22/2012 5:08:45 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: Beave Meister

Many American youth follow whatever the elitists put out for them to ingest. Right now they are putting out sexual smut, globalism and socialism. So it’s cool to be a communist hippy.

Hopefully, we will change that again. We have to slap around the elite. Elitist boomers are revisiting their destructive childhood through America’s youth.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 6:45:50 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

>And we are generation gimme? Really? The facts don’t bear it out.

If you are asking for free stuff, you are generation gimme. If you are not, then the label is false. The standard of living is irrelevant to the validity of the label.

This doesn’t even take into account the fact that wealth transfer does nothing but kill the sources of wealth, thus reducing that standard of living.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 7:19:08 AM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I just took a poll of the kids in this age range who I know. They all, w/o fail said...

“those who feel that way aren’t really going to get anywhere in life if they have this mentality.”


That’s encouraging.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 8:22:44 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

“Generation gimme hasn’t seen real wages higher than 8.25. That’s right - the younguns are having to make do with less than you boomers did.”

That’s what large federal governments get you. Just imagine what would happen if the signer of they paycheck wasn’t getting robbed daily to pay for the government largesse described in this video.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 1:59:09 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Beave Meister

Unbelievable! And Zero and his Dims will try to give it to them unless he is defeated.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 2:26:31 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: caver

I would make more working for McDonalds than where I work at present. :)

But - that’s the reality of today’s world.

And yes - I have a degree. I’ve paid off my debts - etc. Don’t owe anybody anything - there’s just not many opportunities out there right now.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 8:11:28 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

That’s depressing....
Do you live in a big city?


20 posted on 02/23/2012 4:10:12 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

I recently moved to one so that I would have employment. I love where I work, but it means sacrifices on the pay in order to get actual relevant career experience.

I’m a teacher, but since I’m only parttime, someone working full time at McDonalds would take home more than I do.

But yeah, I’m a member of the ‘gimme generation’. ;)


21 posted on 02/24/2012 4:26:57 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Good luck to you! Since you are part time, maybe you could find another job. I’m an aging boomer and I don’t see any way I can ever retire. Funny, I’m starting to see these articles about working till you drop. That’s probably me.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 4:34:19 AM PST by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver

Thanks. I’m still in the ‘dues paying’ phase. I’m hopefully starting a second job in March, but yes, it does really get you down.

The only positive is that I know what I like doing and I know now that I am good at it. It just really bothers me because most folks who are not my age just don’t seem to get what it is like right now. It’s not like it was when they were growing up.

And that’s not even getting to the other stuff - like buying a house etc.

I’m looking at the real estate charts right now. Going back to 1950 - housing prices are now about 175k. Assuming that kids today have the same as they would have in 1950, the price would be about 140k.

If you assume a 25 percent drop in the standard of living - (which is what I’m seeing across the board), housing prices should be about 105k or so. That means that the price of the average house, unless things turn around for us younguns is going to drop to 100k, or thereabouts.

It was close to 300k at the height of the boom, btw.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 5:40:28 AM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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