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Suddenly, everyone's turning against us Baby Boomers
Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 9/14/04 | RAY MCALLISTER

Posted on 09/14/2004 10:06:03 AM PDT by qam1

Whoa! What's happening?

Why are people turning on us?

We're the Baby Boomers, you know.

The Mighty Boomers.

We invented everything from money to music to sex, did we not? Nothing good ever happened until we came along.

Now people are turning on us.

We Baby Boomers are being made to feel . . . guilty.

Ridiculous, isn't it?

People have tried to make us feel guilty before. They said we consumed too much. Or we were too shallow. Or we only thought about ourselves.

Excuuuuse me.

Who should we think about? Somebody else?

All that was just jealousy. Even Tom Brokaw came along and said the World War II generation was "the greatest." Jealousy. Pure jealousy.

Sure, they saved the world.

Did they ever throw a party like Woodstock?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aginghippie; babyboomers; bsboomers; generationi; generationme; generationsponge; genselfabsorbed; genx; issueswithtparents; spoiledbrats; spoiledestgeneration; the60sareover; woodstock
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1 posted on 09/14/2004 10:06:03 AM PDT by qam1
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; tortoise; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; malakhi; m18436572; ...
Xer Ping

Ping list for the discussion of the politics and social aspects that directly effects Gen-Reagan/Generation-X (Those born from 1965-1981) including all the spending previous generations (i.e. The Baby Boomers) are doing that Gen-X and Y will end up paying for.

Freep mail me to be added or dropped. See my home page for details and previous articles.

2 posted on 09/14/2004 10:07:02 AM PDT by qam1 (McGreevy likes his butts his way, I like mine my way - so NO SMOKING BANS in New Jersey)
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To: qam1

Richmond Freeper ping


3 posted on 09/14/2004 10:09:03 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman
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To: qam1
Generations X and Y can't wait to put us in a home.

I'm just countin' down the years, man, just countin' down the years...

4 posted on 09/14/2004 10:10:28 AM PDT by egarvue (Martin Sheen is not my president...)
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To: qam1

Cute satire!


5 posted on 09/14/2004 10:10:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Dick Cheney is MY dark, macho, paranoid Vice President!)
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To: qam1

As a baby boomer (born 1954), I call us the "worthless" generation. We're spoiled brats!


6 posted on 09/14/2004 10:10:52 AM PDT by Cricket24
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To: egarvue
Of course, if the Baby Boomers got what they wanted (socialism) they wouldn't be put in a home, they'd be euthanized.

Fortunately, the Baby Boomers failed.

7 posted on 09/14/2004 10:12:28 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I have two words for John Kerry: "YYYEEEEAAARRGGGHHHH!!!!")
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To: qam1

If we can just get past the next two presidential elections and keep a bonafide Boomer from winning, I believe the nation will be spared. (And I say this as someone who was born in the early 1950s.)


8 posted on 09/14/2004 10:13:10 AM PDT by My2Cents (http://www.conservativesforbush.com)
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To: qam1

----consider that they are about to turn into "greedy geezers"----


9 posted on 09/14/2004 10:14:11 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: qam1; skeeter

Here we go again!


10 posted on 09/14/2004 10:14:35 AM PDT by JPJones ("We'll cross all our tee's and dot all our.....lower case j's")
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To: qam1

Just wait till that generation wants to retire and there aren't enough people to work and pay for that.

Looks like confiscation of wealth by way of the death tax will have to stay to even begin to pay for Social Security.

Of course, in less than a decade, Democrats will enact their new euthanasia plan to weed out expenses I am sure.

The way I see it is that if we can kill babies through abortion, is it that much of a leap for them to kill the elderly if they become a burden?


11 posted on 09/14/2004 10:14:45 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Cricket24
As a baby boomer (born 1954), I call us the "worthless" generation. We're spoiled brats!

Too bad you didn't get to watch "Vietnam Veterans for Truth" on C-Span this past weekend. Maybe some "Baby Boomers" are spoiled brats but most of us did what Americans of every generation have done.

12 posted on 09/14/2004 10:15:25 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: qam1

An example of how some boomers are so bad was a post I read (not here of course) from some woman who was whining about her 20-something daughter. She was upset that she was always at odds with her daughter and that if it kept up, her daughter might not be around to take care of her in a few years.


13 posted on 09/14/2004 10:15:31 AM PDT by kenth (Even John Kerry's recreation depends on which way the wind is blowing...)
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To: My2Cents

Those of us from the depression era and earlier have known and said the baby boomers were wortless, they are just now getting the message.

If it takes 50 years to get the message it's proof they are wortless!


14 posted on 09/14/2004 10:16:32 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: My2Cents

Yeah, probably true. I'm with Groucho in this case: I don't want to vote for anyone who would elect me.

Or is that a conundrum?


15 posted on 09/14/2004 10:16:41 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow
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To: Cagey

Precisely.


16 posted on 09/14/2004 10:16:56 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: qam1
"Suddenly, everyone's turning against us Baby Boomers"

Whose us, Kemosabe

17 posted on 09/14/2004 10:19:35 AM PDT by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: qam1

No, many of us have been against the Baby Boomers for quite some time. The rest are starting to wake up.


18 posted on 09/14/2004 10:19:51 AM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: qam1
They are turning against us because of the likes of billy klintoon and dickie holbrooke, a generation that has sold out several groups of people and nations, and when asked to served turn a ran.

There is an exception to this and that is a select few who actually took up arms in defense of the nation.

We no longer want to protect the borders and we have filled our children's heads with crap about peace love and happiness.

19 posted on 09/14/2004 10:20:00 AM PDT by dts32041 (bortaS bIr jablu'DI' reH QaQqu' nay)
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To: ClearCase_guy

"Fortunately, the Baby Boomers failed."

I hope you're right. I'm one of those boomers. This nonsense started when I was still in high school in the 60's. Most of my generation were selfish, spoiled, uneducated in history bores who still believe they are more enlightened than any generation before them.

I didn't like them then, and Kerry/Edwards are the hallmark of what I didn't like. However, I must say something about the "greatest" generation before us. They are the ones who truly benefited from Social Security, the good economy etc. and I find them to be the last to worry about all of you or the boomers. Many boomers have never benefitted and will never benefit from the "great society". Social security will not be there for us by the time we reach age 67 or older to qualify...they keep raising the age. Hopefully, if you raise enough hell, the powers will fix the mess before you reach this age.


20 posted on 09/14/2004 10:20:02 AM PDT by AuntB ("Go count your blessings and when you're done come complain to me." MY Grandma!!)
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To: egarvue; All

Is that the typical reaction of most people on this ping list?

Sweet and innocent question, wanting an equally sweet answer....


21 posted on 09/14/2004 10:21:04 AM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (Become a monthly donor to FR!! $5 per Freeper...and you'll never be bugged again)
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To: qam1

I'd like to express my appreciation to the Gen-X and Gen-Y people who are paying for my retirement. It is much appreciated. I imagine that as I sit here in leisure, playing on FR, and going to my volunteer work, that you all are slaving away on the job. Well, thanks again.


22 posted on 09/14/2004 10:21:10 AM PDT by Ciexyz ("FR, best viewed with a budgie on hand".)
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To: qam1
Generations X and Y can't wait to put us in a home.

Don't you know it!!

23 posted on 09/14/2004 10:21:43 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("With 64 days left, John Kerry still has time to change his mind 4 or 5 more times" - Rudy Giuliani)
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To: Cricket24
Does that include FReepers who provided for their retirement, never stole anything, and paid all their taxes?
24 posted on 09/14/2004 10:21:58 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: qam1
Generations X and Y can't wait to put us in a home.

As the high costs of Medicare and Social Security make it difficult to impossible for working people to pay their (confiscatory) taxes, Baby Boomer elderly will become second class citizens. They will be attacked and murdered in their homes to reduce their numbers, and the police will turn a blind eye.

Then euthanasia will be legalized, first state by state and then nationally, to take care of the Baby Boomer problem. Elderly family members will be encouraged to "take the needle" so that property can be passed on to family members whose need is greater. Simply sign the official government kiss-off form, drop your elderly parent off at the hospital, and get your hands on that property.

Pro-lifers will be caught between their beliefs and balance sheets. They will suggest that Social Security cease to be a check, but changed to payment-in-kind. Social Security villages would be set up on abandoned government installations, and indigent Baby Boomers would be fed, clothed and housed at government expense, but no money would change hands. US Geriatric Hospitals, merged with the VA Hospitals, would take care of their medical care and be a substitute for Medicare, which would be abolished due to its high costs.

It will take another generation before family ties can be estabished on a basis of trust without the elderly fearing that younger family members will drop them off at the government-run suicide parlor to get their money.

25 posted on 09/14/2004 10:22:00 AM PDT by Publius (Digital Minuteman)
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To: qam1

I'm doing my best to turn my kids and other young people against the older generations. If selfish old people continue to demand to be 'taken care of' by the government, my children and grandchildren's generations are going to be paying the bills. If they are going to have political clout, they are going to have to form a strong voting bloc to take on the seasoned citizens stranglehold on political power.


26 posted on 09/14/2004 10:22:34 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Charter member Broken Glass Republicans (2000))
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To: qam1
Solyent Green is people baby boomers
27 posted on 09/14/2004 10:22:39 AM PDT by joesnuffy ( "Two Heads Are Better Than One"...."Unless They're On The Same Person" -Andy Sipowicz)
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To: dalereed
Place the blame on their parents. The Greatest Generation said, "My child will not have to go through what I went through. He will have every advantage."

The Y generation sees this and thinks it is the fault of the boomers, but it isn't and it doesn't matter since the Y generation seems to be getting their act in gear. X gen is, too, but it wasn't certain at first.

28 posted on 09/14/2004 10:22:49 AM PDT by RightWhale (Withdraw from the 1967 UN Outer Space Treaty and establish property rights)
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To: qam1

I was born in Dec 1964. So I'm an "almost Gen Xer".

And yes the gubberment will raise your taxes to pay for my retirement unless something happens to stop it.


29 posted on 09/14/2004 10:23:28 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon
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To: Cagey

Thank you for your service. I was there from '69 - '72, and damned proud of it.


30 posted on 09/14/2004 10:23:42 AM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm (• Veni • Vidi • Vino • Visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: egarvue
I'm just countin' down the years, man, just countin' down the years...

At the end of which, you'll be old, too (good deal considering the alternative), and then everything that you did to the Boomers will be done to you in turn. With your permission!

Dummy.

31 posted on 09/14/2004 10:24:33 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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oh puleeze. Yeah, and genx is selfish and the beatniks were dirty YADAYADAYADA.....

"Here's an excuse to argue!! Ready, begin!!"

Here, let's try something else.....

WOMEN ARE SMARTER, ARE BETTER PARENTS and HANDLE MONEY IN A SUPERIOR MANNER THAN MEN!!!!

There. REALLY stir up some crap.


32 posted on 09/14/2004 10:24:41 AM PDT by Hi Heels
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To: qam1

The reason you are hated is because you are going to break the SS system. You need to work until you die.


33 posted on 09/14/2004 10:25:40 AM PDT by Global_Warming
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To: Hi Heels
Hello, HiHeels ..... surprised to see you stirring the pot! =8^D
34 posted on 09/14/2004 10:26:39 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: qam1

LOL It's starting to tick me off, too. In addition to the above, we're also the most taxed generation in history.

We're the ones who floated those student loans for you. We're still floating those loans.

We're the ones who paid and paid and paid since our youth to support our Grandparents and then our Parents.

Now that it nears our turn in the Sun, everyone hates us. Now that there is light at the end of the tunnel, they're trying to change Income Tax laws so that we'll continue to pay thru the teeth.

I'm proud of us. We've supported half the dam world with our elbow grease.

It seems to me the only spoiled, shallow generation is the one that now doesn't want to do for us what we've always done for the rest....and we did it without whining.


35 posted on 09/14/2004 10:27:15 AM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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Boomers only wanted 1/2 a kid so they could spend all of their time and money on themselves, that's why they made birth control and abortion the law of the land. Now there aren't enough people to take care of them. Boo hoo.

Don't worry boombers we'll let enough illegal aliens in to pay social security and take care of you.

36 posted on 09/14/2004 10:27:55 AM PDT by Smogger
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To: qam1

They tore up the maps to the norms of the society and then said " go ... we freed you" Well maybe we didn't want to be "freed" like that. Now it is up to my generation to put back the peices of the maps into some kind of recognizable system before the whole framework deteriorates away.

Yes I am bitter at that generation and I will make sure that it goes as hard for them when they are the most dependent and vulnerable.


37 posted on 09/14/2004 10:28:41 AM PDT by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: JPJones

Not me. As a lice ridden boomer leftist once said, 'peace man'.


38 posted on 09/14/2004 10:28:41 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Cricket24

Careful. I got threats the last time I posted something to that effect.


39 posted on 09/14/2004 10:29:06 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: qam1

Dear boomers,

Retirement and healthcare aren't entitlements.

Learn it. Live it.




40 posted on 09/14/2004 10:29:50 AM PDT by k2blader (It is neither compassionate nor conservative to support the expansion of socialism.)
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To: Global_Warming
The reason you are hated is because you are going to break the SS system. You need to work until you die.

OK, cue that cute little number from Les Mis....

Howzat go?

Look down, look down......

You'll slave until you die!

Something like that!

Another of those rockin' doo-wop ditties the X'ers came up with, for us to go out on.

41 posted on 09/14/2004 10:29:59 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: 7.62 x 51mm
I was there from '69 - '72, and damned proud of it.

I wasn't "there", but I did serve stateside in the US Army from 1968 through 1972 and I'm damned proud of it too. I'm also proud of my generation and especially proud of those who fought and died.

42 posted on 09/14/2004 10:30:20 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: qam1

People who identify themselves based on a generational stereotype are losers.


43 posted on 09/14/2004 10:30:23 AM PDT by cyncooper (We're mad as Zell and we're not going to take it anymore!)
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To: lentulusgracchus

"Does that include FReepers who provided for their retirement, never stole anything, and paid all their taxes?"

Apparently so. ~sarcasm off~


44 posted on 09/14/2004 10:30:23 AM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: Hi Heels

The first mistake was in ever giving them shoes :O(


45 posted on 09/14/2004 10:32:35 AM PDT by ancient_geezer (Equality, the French disease: Everyone is equal beneath the guillotine.)
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To: correctthought
Whose us, Kemosabe

We're not that hard to pick out; we're the ones who can spell.

46 posted on 09/14/2004 10:32:57 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Trust but Verify

If selfish old people continue to demand to be 'taken care of' by the government, my children and grandchildren's generations are going to be paying the bills.

Ahhhhhhhhh...my heart bleeds for you. You are the selfish ones. We've paid since we were 16 and supported our parents and Grandparents. We also gave the government trillions of dollars so we could pay our own way..they ripped us off. It shouldn't have cost you spoiled brats a thin dime.

You want to get mad, get mad at the politicians who couldn't keep their hands off our cash. And by the way...have you paid back that student loan us selfish Boomers floated for you?


47 posted on 09/14/2004 10:33:24 AM PDT by ETERNAL WARMING (He is faithful!)
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To: thoughtomator

You want to put me in a home???


48 posted on 09/14/2004 10:34:10 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: Publius

And you want to euthanize me?


49 posted on 09/14/2004 10:34:51 AM PDT by Howlin (What's the Font Spacing, Kenneth?)
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To: AuntB
I must say something about the "greatest" generation before us. They are the ones who truly benefited from Social Security, the good economy etc. and I find them to be the last to worry about all of you or the boomers.

You mean the ones that were able to payoff their homes, had good paying manufacturing jobs, and spend their retirement riding around in their 100 thousand dollar mobile homes whining about the cost of perscription drugs, and voting against school bond measures. The parents of the boombers?

Let's just say their expectation to be kept alive forever through advances in medical science has bankrupted the countries health care system.

50 posted on 09/14/2004 10:35:00 AM PDT by Smogger
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