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Posted on 01/17/2013 9:02:32 PM PST by blam
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Gee, you sound like that generation between the WWII generation and boomer Sarah Palin.
The generation of the 1960s, the Beatles, and Stones, and Jane Fonda, and William Ayers, and Jimi Hendrix.
> What is so surprising about this data. The country celebrates debt and interest payments and the baby boom has no concept of hard times.
Get yourself out of debt, stop paying interest and watch your savings grow quickly.
Oh yes we do. Lived on the streets many times; some of them when I didn’t own a car and had to sleep wherever I could; had no obey and food and remember the pangs of hunger, the feeling of freezing winter, hopeless with no place to go, having to wash my hair in the sinks of service station bathrooms and having jaegers hand dryer to dry my hair ...so you don’t know what you are talking about...: )
I’ve come a long way since then but Obama is heading me back in that direction and I’m trying o fight him but he keeps throwing irons in the fire...
BTW - I don’t owe anything but the mortgage and a small credit card bill that comes in every month that always paid off in full. Funds are still going down even after cutting corners in just about anyway I can. We just seem to live in a world where everyone now charges a premium price or the government foists a new tax, fee, or surcharge to keep draining our coffers lower and lower.
“The generation of the 1960s, the Beatles, and Stones, and Jane Fonda, and William Ayers, and Jimi Hendrix.”
Sure, if I did drugs, got married and joined a commune!
“Ive read your posts...Your full of cheet.”
Coming from someone who said stay at home moms are worth it? That’s a badge of honor.
This isn't Ozzy and Harriet Missy....This is not old America...Reboot yourself.
LOL, Social Security is a "boomer program", and when a president is of a certain age, he is supposed to end a program that there is every reason will remain permanent in some form.
Seems history is repeating itself. Every young mom I know, including my own daughters, have college degrees but do not work. They want to be stay at home moms. Such luxury was alien to me but then they are all married to successful men. I was a divorced working mom. Maybe they don't want to be me but Gen X-ers are lazy is my take.
“Try working full time to make ends meet”
I would be in heaven. Full time hours, with regular daytime hours with one employer? Where can I sign up?
“also raising kids, and keeping a home like millions of boomer moms”
You think I want to be single? I don’t make enough yet to be able to support a family.
“This is not old America”
Right, we look at Ozzie and Harriet and see a happy, well adjusted family. Then we look at the drugged out craziness of Woodstock. We long for Ozzie and Harriet - but what we get is drugged out stoner and hippy culture! No thanks!
Part of the solution to the SS problem is the clamor to legalize those who have stolen into the country. The expectation is that many are young and will be paying into the Ponzi Security System, to allow it to float a little longer before it crashes.
You can’t even quote accurately or simply evaded what was said.
See the tag line.
I think that 1960s generation is your generation isn’t it, you are the “silent generation” aren’t you? The Jane Fonda, Bill Ayers, Chicago Seven, Bob Dylan generation.
The people who voted for the 1965 Immigration Act.
“Gen X-ers are lazy is my take.”
In choosing to place their family and children as their first priority? Wow. I had no idea ‘conservative’ boomers hated stay at home moms. Wow. Just wow.
I’m sorry, I got lost at DU, I’ll go back to FR now.
Oh I see...So the entire boomer generation are drugged crazed weirdos...
I’ve had about enough of your bull shit...
“Social Security is a “boomer program”, and when a president is of a certain age, he is supposed to end a program that there is every reason will remain permanent in some form.”
You can’t claim that they fixed it at the same time claiming ‘nothing could be done’. Something could have been done, if you had the courage to change it. You did not. You have demanded that your children and grandchildren pay for your excesses instead.
Frankly, I’d be thrilled if the bleeding would stop - the less damage done today - the less bad things will be in the future.
You sound EXACTLY like the kind of guy who would claim such a thing.
Now the world is even depriving you of a wife and children, because you don't have enough 'money',
“I think that 1960s generation is your generation isnt it, you are the silent generation arent you? The Jane Fonda, Bill Ayers, Chicago Seven, Bob Dylan generation.
The people who voted for the 1965 Immigration Act.”
My grandparents? :)
I might be misunderstood but I am not fos.
It was not my intent to say things for boomers are good now. My point was they grew up through good times without seeing really bad times. That is a far different experience than what boomer grandparents or even parents went though.
You are right that the good ole days are gone. Two weeks of vacation time (if you have a job that provides it anymore) is now a time to find two weeks worth of other work to get ahead.
If you could afford to buy a boat or a camper it mostly sits in the yard because you can't afford the holiday away from home.
I understand your point and I agree with you. Hope I made myself more clear than in my first post on this subject.
..the baby boom has no concept of hard times.
How old are you?
“Now the world is even depriving you of a wife and children, because you don’t have enough ‘money’ “
There’s this thing called ‘responsibility’. I believe that as a father that it’s my responsbility to ensure that my wife and children are well cared for. Until I get to the point where I can take care of them, fathering children would be irresponsible.
I can understand why such thinking would be alien to a Boomer. I guess if you pool all your EBTs together you can raise a family quite well.
“agreed, my three adult kids and husbands struggle like we never did.”
Not mine. They both earn 200+K a year. Adjusting for inflation, about what I earned...
Nope, but they *do* seem to resent stay at home moms, Ozzie and Harriet, and all of the 50’s.
You said so yourself. You’re not the only one either!
Wow, I seem to have stepped in it. Wondering how what I meant came out sounding as it did. I’m not oblivious to the hardship right now if that point did not come through.
You live on less than $600.00 dollars a month, why? I don't know, but you are as goofy and bitter a person that I have seen in a while. America prevents you from marrying and having children? Really? Social Security was created by boomers, etc, etc. I think you may be on EBT.
You might want to look into the data on life during the early boomer years, you evidently think that it was like your own, it wasn't.
You think in terms of indoor plumbing, refrigerators, TV, central heating, city water, no hunger, social programs, and so on.
No, that is your generation if you are pre-boomer.
“You live on less than $600.00 dollars a month, why?”
My living expenses are 600/month, because that’s all I require. I have my rent, food and utilities, no debt. Everything I own is paid off.
“America prevents you from marrying and having children?”
That is not what I said. What I said is that my income is insufficient at present to be able to marry and raise a family and be able to care for them. I’m sorry if that makes no sense but that’s the truth. I believe that I shouldn’t marry unless I can provide for a family. Right now I can’t. Boomer policies like Social Security play a big part in my budget - more than I spend on food.
“Social Security was created by boomers”
I never said that either. Social security is ‘boomer approved’, since the Baby Boomers have chosen to keep it and are recipients of it. If Boomers sincerely believed that social security was a priority - things would be much different today. I don’t believe that Boomers view social security reform as a priority. I see no evidence for this.
“I think you may be on EBT.”
Nope, sorry to dissapoint. I earn my money.
Well, as sherlock holmes said - if my grandparents were pre-boomer, what am I?
You’re rather slow on the uptake.
So you are a whiney kid? A member of the Obama voting generation?
Wow. Just wow. Get over your drama and do NOT put words in my mouth about hate.
Gen-Xer’s are lazy. Even my SIL the doctor admits he is lazy and that’s why he chose his field. Take your DU name-calling back to your forum.
LOL - you call them lazy and then whine about namecalling? Really?
Take a step back and read to yourself what you just said. ;)
No, Social Security is not a boomer program.
Did this troll privately email anyone else? I got one...and wondering why.
I think that is it. I guess I’m at the end of the boomer years. I never faced the draft, for example. My perspective, and my post, is in the context of me as a boomer. It been a good time to be alive.
“So you are a whiney kid? A member of the Obama voting generation?”
Last I checked, boomers voted for Obama in 2008. I believe we’ve had this argument before since you’re under the delusion that Boomers aren’t supportive of Obama.
Here’s something to chew on - whites under 35 voted the same way as whites over 65 on Obama. So, no. I’m not a member of the ‘Obama generation’.
Then when did Boomers vote against it?
If you’re recipients of it, then yes, you’re a part of it.
No, but your generation of Americans voted 66% for Obama, and you good people overwhelmingly supported him this time.
When your generation takes over, America ends.
I will do as my great-grandparents did - work till the day I die.
Did you miss the fact that White Americans under 35 voted for Obama at the same rate as those over 65?
And overwhemingly against Obama?
HUH? when has there been a vote on Social Security?
As part of the most leftist generation in history, what is your generation’s role in policy?
“Then when did Boomers vote against it?”
Please point out when we could have voted against it. We weren’t born when it was enacted.
Too, please point out when we could have voted against Medicare. We were too young to have voted against it.
“If youre recipients of it, then yes, youre a part of it.”
Good Lord! We were forced to pay into it, and we’ve been forced to receive it. Had I had a choice, I wouldn’t have had anything to do with it.
As a matter of fact, my husband and I recognized in the 80s that it wasn’t viable, and have lived our lives as though we won’t receive one friggin’ penny from it.
I suggest you do the same.
“Did you miss the fact that White Americans under 35 voted for Obama at the same rate as White Americans over 65?”
There isn’t an age gap- there’s a race gap. Presumably because white boomer Americans aborted their kiddos off.
When you were in the military fighting these two wars, did you harp on the race of your fellow American GIs of your generation?
“Please point out when we could have voted against it.”
Anytime in the last 24 years of Boomer presidents, anytime since 1992. Where is the overwhelming Boomer outcry against social security? It’s nonexistant. You keep assuming that you have no power to shape and influence policy - when you have been the ones shaping and influencing policy for the last 24 years.
Why was it not brought up for a vote in the last 24 years? Because Boomers, on the whole, overwhelmingly support SS and oppose SS reform.
“Good Lord! We were forced to pay into it, and weve been forced to receive it.”
No one can force you to receive it.
“Had I had a choice, I wouldnt have had anything to do with it.”
Then help us get rid of it. Please. You are killing us right now. We are getting destroyed. We can’t do this by ourselves, but we can do this if Boomers step up and say, “no more”.
We need your help desperately. Please. Help us get rid of it.
Sorry, but your generation is too lefty to overcome, you reelected Obama, by the way, were you a racist during your military service?
“When you were in the military fighting these two wars, did you harp on the race of your fellow American GIs of your generation?”
I’m permanently disqualified. You could ask the vet who kindly invited me for Thanksgiving dinner if I harped on him. :)
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The Fed keeping interest rates unrealistically low is hurting both retirees and those saving for retirement and is lowering the Social Security Fund income thereby accelerating its already rate of depletion.
Don’t you get it? Boomers can no more get rid of the entitlements than Republicans can.
Dems own it, and they won’t have anything to do with entitlement reform. Unless you’ve forgotten, they have the White House and the Senate.
I could scream about it until I cough up a lung and it won’t do any good.
I suggest you martial young people to the cause, but don’t expect anything good to come from it until you get young people to stop voting for dems.
You are blaming the wrong people, my FRiend.
Perhaps if you hadn’t aborted a third of my generation things would be different today.
Like I said, 35 and under white folks voted 60-40 against Obama. I wonder how long it will take for those numbers to sink in. :)
It would, however, destroy your paradigm that young people are evil.