Skip to comments.Millennials vs. boomers: Give up the reins, you geezers
Posted on 09/12/2010 3:39:09 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
My friends all wait.
They wait to make use of their degrees. They wait for a job to open. They wait to finish graduate school. Again.
They all wait. The economy stinks. It stunk before we started earning salaries. The job market is nonexistent. Even small colleges are filled up. The technology we mastered as curious children is sitting there, but we can't do anything with it. No, it's too busy. It's being used by you people.
And the jobs? You people. The schools? Again, you people. You baby boomers. You're why we're waiting.
Like every generation before us, my generation has gone to school. Most of us are dangling our feet in our parents' homes while boomers continue to work so they can make money. And put off retirement. And attempt to keep the economy afloat you know, the economy the boomers ruined.
Lately, some critics have concluded that the current 20-somethings are delaying their careers, staying at home and relying on mommy and daddy because they're lazy, or disinterested, or scared of social commitment.
I disagree, and profoundly.
The main reason we 20-somethings still sleep at mom's house is because mom and dad won't get out of the work force. They're clogging the pipeline.
Baby boomers make up the largest generation in American history. The current 20-something generation is almost as large, ironically, thanks to the boomers having all those kids.
One person does not have to retire to create a job for someone else. In a robust economy, there are lots of jobs.
If the government would lower taxes and get out of the way of those seeking a better life, the young people waiting for the boomers to retire could have their own new jobs created by a growing economy.
It's a little magic brought to you by capitalism.
I read the first half of the excerpt, and exclaimed “it must be satire”. I checked the key words, the topics...NOPE, NOT satire.
So, then it must be a WHINE.
Jealous little spoiled brats. They voted for No Hope and Bad Change and now whine becaue they don’t want to get their little hands dirty. Mom and Dad worked up to the jobs they now have — their brats can do the same by starting at the bottom, doing some hard work and paying their dues. These are the little pukes who will never join the military, you can bet on it.
As in stick a fork in him, he's done, of course.
Is that you Meghan?
Mr. Malcolm seems to know EXACTLY where the pulse is at on this issue. If I had not started so young, I’d be where many of my peers are today.... just like this guy says... stuck waiting. The really bad news in this isn’t said... but what happens to “US” when “YOU all do retire and start cashing in your stocks and collecting SS? “WE” will have to be taxed like slaves to support it... or some other VERY ugly changes will be suggested...
The real perpetrator in this: ABORTION. If we had 50 million more people, plus a generation of 50 Million MORE born to them in the last 40 years... we’d have 100 MILLION more Tax Payers and we’d be FINE!
Abortion did this. And as with all “sins of a nation”, the price to pay is going to be just terrifying....
I am stunned when I hear 20 year olds calling themselves kids.
If the young one writing this piece was so qualified, mature and responsible, the boomers would be fired to hire this guy at the cost.
Don't worry, **********, your ObamaGodling will kill us all off.
Then you'll have to stop whining and WORK.
Like we did.
At jobs we HATED.
To pay for your Doctor of Touchy Feeley Esteem Degree.
Uh. Do you mind free competition based upon ability? Your degrees don't mean squat. This geezer has degrees too, but that's not why people hire me.
As much as I hate abortion the facts do not support that argument. The “lower classes” have a very high percentage of the abortions. It stands to reason that if abortion did not exist and we had 100,000,000 more people that a majority of them would be of the perpetual welfare class.
Boomer to Millenials: Sorry but you guys gave us 0bama and the 111th Congress which has all but bankrupted the nation. Boomers have to keep working to pay for your mistakes. Get used to having a boomer boss until you are as old as he is now...oh, and be grateful you have a job.
Start at the bottom children. Its what everybody else had to do.
So maybe we should all drop dead? Puhleeze. We have paid more into Social Security than any other generation and will get less. Our parents paid very little but used way, way beyond their contribution. And of course, Congress ate the whole fund anyway.
The retirement age used to be 65, but even the youngest of the Boomers won’t reach 65 until next year. In the meantime, the retirement age for some Boomers (a generation is 15 years) has been upped to 66, to 67 for people a couple of years younger, 68 for the next group, etc. So I’m not sure exactly what he expects the people “clogging up the pipeline” to do.
Timmy, I'm sorry your boomer parents did not prepare you for the real world. Life is not fair, but it is what you make of it. Being a whiny A&E editor of some lame paper was a poor choice of careers.
I just turned 70 and plan to keep working, knowing that there are several much younger folks who would love to do what I do. Knowing that curiously increases the pleasure of what I do. Not that I am mean or ungenerous, but crapping on the absurd expectations of younger people could be a very teachable moment for them and hence, valuable for my own future.
Members of Gen X should rig an all-out battle to the death between the boomers and millenials. Both generations consist of way too many harmful weaklings.
you voted for obozo,
I don’t recommend insulting the people who are going to choose (and run) your nursing homes.
Which generation spawned the hippie movement again? Oh, that’s right—it was the Boomers.
In our family even Grandpa is still in the job market! And I say power to him. Young whippersnappers, you will be old too one day. Have a heart. And remember that employment is NOT a zero sum game. Come up with an idea, and pretty soon you will be hiring people!
There is room for everyone.
Wasn’t it the 20 somethings that voted so overwhelmingly for the scum we have in the White House today? Hmmmmm.
He’s partially right. The Boomers and my generation - X - have destroyed the economy and are spending the futures of the next few generations n
We blew it?
You might want to talk to the geezer buddies that spent your social security. Or the Boomer presidents of Clinton, Bush and Obama.
That is silly. If there were no abortion, there might be a lot less random hooking up like rodents.
(I am 100% pro-life, by the way)
Right, which is why we are out of work. Have a heart, give us a damn break.
Lets see, baby boomers are bad if they retire early; baby boomers are bad if they work longer.
“That is silly. If there were no abortion, there might be a lot less random hooking up like rodents.”
Which is why a third of my generation is no longer here? Gee, maybe that’s why demand is dropping. Yeah, thanks boomers. Really appreciate that, btw.
The baby boomer generation were the most educated, productive and affluent all. They were the most competitive because they had to be. There was lots of competition for jobs and that is what drove us.
The new generation gave us “hope and change” and the Greatest Generation gave us the welfare state. The boomers gave us the Clintons.
Never in any generation of my family have we used a nursing home nor do we plan to. Gulags are more companssionate. Nursing homes do make their owners rich however; and for the likes of junior here, that's all that matters.
The hippie movement was mostly spawned by the Silent Generation, i.e. between the greatest generation and boomers, the boomers just followed the lead. Actually, the leaders of the hippie movement, Tim Leary, Richard Alpert (Babba Ram Das), Alan Ginsburg, and Alan Watts, were from the greatest generation.
Honey, the laws passed kicking your ass isn’t Boomers. Simple math, which you should have learned is self-explanatory. We are the ones shouting to the rooftops to stop this madness. Thanks for joining the club, but stop blaming me.
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By your own admission the latest “Boomer” could not vote until 1982. Be careful on that blanket.
That would mean I would have to accept TWO things, of which I cannot accept. And one which I doubt.
First, I cannot accept: that "lower classes" are somehow automatically going to have more "lower class" children and that these children lack any free will. That is "classism" and I leave that divisional labeling for the liberals.
Second, I doubt that the poor are significantly the one's having abortions. Abortion is a method of the middle and upper middle classes. The poor have many babies. That blacks were the intended targets of Abortion, by Singer an her ilk, and that they have a higher "ratio" than other groups, does not mean higher in ACTUAL numbers.
Thirdly and lastly, that which I cannot accept: Is the potential for your line of reasoning to be used or suggested as a "good thing". I would rather this nation PERISH as a nation unable to feed and cloth it's lazy poor tit sucking underbellied lazy lower classes, than to have it survive as an infant sacrificing dark reflection of Satanism.
Satan is running amok right now. GOD requires one thing.
Somehow we have all strayed form the moral path and given God a back-seat to whatever we were all busy with. THAT is the crux of our problem.
I am appalled when I hear the media and others call 20 something kids too.
College Kids... EXCUSE ME ??? Oh, that makes my blood boil!
I am only 25. And even HERE, people belittle that as if I have NO experience. I've been working since I was 14 and NOT flipping burgers.
We have created a society which CANNOT support itself, CANNOT govern itself and we are then surprised when it votes for Obama and his kind!
For nearly 6,000 YEARS... "14" was considered "adult". Now, we have this miserable failure of 20th century German Socialism which seeks to collect children at 4 years old and sequester them in a government institution, depriving them of real learning and do so until they are in their mid twenties.
Of course they call it "public" and "higher" education... A friend of mine called it "Government run daycare and corruption camp for 4 to 24 year olds".
He was exactly right!!
My resume reads McD's, other restaurants, grunt work at a bank, a commission based job and so forth and so on in the early years. Those jobs still exist. The trick is to do them like they are not beneath you and gain the respect of your bosses. It is amazing where you can go when you establish a reputation of a willingness to work.
I made 2 pennies a bale. I would come away with 30 bucks. Thats work.
I didn’t plan to retire @ 60 but the company did it for me.
What I never expected at the time was that my two main income checks (Social Security and GM Pension) would come from a guy named Baraq Hussein.....
If we had 50 Million more people competing for the last few remaining jobs still in the USA, there would probably be open warfare. Unfortunately, all the good start up jobs once in this country are now overseas. Whole factories uprooted and reassembled over there. No white collar jobs left except for marketing, possibly until they get that also. So what is left? Consulting. Everyone will become consultants and offer their services to those who remain here with the small businesses which were not folded up. Too bad this isn’t the “Soylant Nation”. That would solve everything./s
America is a melting pot of workers and scabs. Unfortunately the scabs are in power and have been for a long time.