Skip to comments.Retirees Will Face Dire Straits [Baby Boomers to force following generations to suffer]
Posted on 06/24/2006 11:14:12 AM PDT by Incorrigible
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I suggest that all you gen-x slackers stop whining, learn to change your own diapers, get off the couch (or keyboard) and get a second job if you are not educated enough or qualified enough to fund all you need in life with the one that you have.
so you're saying Dire Straits is playing at your retirement party? i didn't even know they were still together ; )
it's gonna' be so much fun to draw my check and listen to ya'll screetch. let the games begin!
Hey!! I really can say "It's not my fault" in this case! I couldn't control the number of siblings I have!
My parents were WWII generation and had me late in life.
"We need to get ready for parts of America to turn Third World and where you need your extended family to support you financially,"
THAT is not "Third World"...it is what should/used to be normal...
HUH???? What stock market is she talking about?
LOL! I totally missed the connection until one of the posters above mentioned it too!
I mean, Good Lord, why should I have to provide for my own retirement when there are prolly literally dozens of gen x'ers like you who are able-bodied, thrifty, and have many years of tax-paying to look forward to.
As an American educated in the public schools and as a graduate of a State University, I can assure you I was taught the government would take care of me. I think Lincoln said it best....
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
I believe this government cannot endure a few empolyed and many retired.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
It will become all one thing or all the other.
Either the opponents of confiscatory taxes, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or us baby-boomer retirees will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful for all times that yall will have to work harder and longer, at two jobs, so we can enjoy our leisure...
Yet now, I notice, there are more and more individuals like yourself who appear out of nowhere whining and complaining about your nest egg being jeopardised by my leisure years. Why didn't you just provide us unappreciated Baby-Boomers a link to the Jack Kevorkian Suicide Machine?
Why are you gen x'ers so selfish? You know, it takes a village of taxpayers to keep me wined & dined and content and I am starting to get a little off-put by your "me me me" attitude.
When and if the $$ runs out We'll get Mexican citizenship.sneak into the USA,rob a bank, and get amnesty for being illegal aliens if we get caught.
But as the article points out, Generation X is saving more than the Baby Boomers at the same age. It's the anticipation of the Baby Boomer whining (and wow can they whine!) 10 to 20 years from now that we're worried about!
yep - I am (marginally - 1962) a boomer, but I expect gov. to be flat broke when I retire, If ever I should live so long.
Oh, I like that! This is just the tagline I was looking for ... with the addition of a little more punctuation.
>>More Boomer bashing.
Jealous of our music.
That was my first thought. I always thought that we'd sell our farms for our retirement and that may still happen but we've had a couple of bad yrs. I would be despairing if we weren't getting a multi-million dollar inheritance eventually.
Wow! And I thought I knew how to push people's buttons!
You guys are pros!
And ,Oh! if only we greedy, shiftless baby boomers and our employers hadn't thrown so much of our earnings down the social security and medicare rat hole these many years, and invested it as well, the nanny state would have even more to confiscate. I am truly contrite.
See Post 12.
So you are whining today about somebody who may or may not be whining in twenty years....pretty much validates my original post.
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