What they pay every month or two for a home mortgage, was the greatest generations *full* price for their brand new homes.
Think about that for a second.
Dad said, gimme a bucks worth of regular and people jumped up to check his oil and clean his windshield...And spoke English...
The great generation had very secure jobs, worked 25 years or so and retired....on good pensions with good medical benefits....The private sector boomers have none of that. zip...
That great generation bought brand new homes, had secure jobs, and great medical benefits all on ONE income...one income....lol
Try that in today's America...You'd last about 2 weeks.
It's my opinion that "Great generation" had it made in the shade, and went thorough some of the best times in U.S. history...This isn't even debatable.
My folks bought a brand new home for what many boomers pay every two months in their freaking mortgage...And *both* are force to work into their 60s, 70s and beyond, as they work harder for less money each year...
Ya think things have become better and better each year for boomers in the past 25 years? Think again slick.
agreed, my three adult kids and husbands struggle like we never did.
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.
Pretty sick of the boomer bashing too.
The greatest fought the war, but didn’t run it.
They WERE in charge in the 60s for Vietnam and 70s for Malaise.
As soon as they came home they worked to break the piggy bank, who do you think expanded SS, voted in Medicare and the Great Society?
By the time the boomers even started voting, that cake was baked.
In the 80s and 90s when we had a chance to right the ship, who keep stopping reform of SS AND MEDICARE? The now Senior Citizens who feel for the Rats Mediscare crap every time.