Obvious lack of economic knowledge.
Not much more to say.
Obvious lack of economic knowledge.
Not much more to say.
I think many of you aren't really getting the point. Even if these people never received welfare and the like, they have been helped by unions, labour laws and other "socialism" in the form of living wages and opportunity. If you want to benefit from society and want your children (and grandchildren) to have the same chances at having a good life, you have to contribute.
class warfare Marxist drivel
What a completely bitter, utterly pointless piece of writing. The author might as well go perform this as slam poetry somewhere.
An Open Letter to the âoeLamest Generationâ
You have had the best possible ride anyone could ever have had.
Because you were born after the âoeNew Dealâ had become a done deal,
you enjoyed incredible opportunities. Thanks to the Fair Labor Standards
Act, you didnât have to work yourselves into the ground for a subpar
wage. You could actually live on what you made. And thanks to widespread
unionization, even if you were in a non-union shop, you still got taken
care of better-because a good employee might have jumped to a union
shop if he or she wasnât treated well. Your parents, who suffered
through both a horrible Depression and then a devastating war, did
everything in their power to make sure that you never had to suffer what
they had gone through. The post-WWII era saw American opportunity for
everyone who was willing to work for the chance, including minorities
and women in due time.
Imagine never having had to worry about where the money for the bills
was going to come from! Imagine never having had to worry about getting
laid off! Imagine knowing that your company pension was going to give
you a nice cushion to retire on, on top of your Social Security! Yes,
thatâs what you had. For minimal effort on your part, a hell of a lot of
you enjoyed cradle-to-grave security.
Unfortunately, it would seem that in way too many of you, this also
bred a sense of entitlement. That sense of entitlement first showed up
in the 1960s, when so many of you pretended to be âoepeaceniks.â We know
now that you really werenât all that into peace, but you WERE into
saving your own asses from Viet Cong bullets. As soon as you got old
enough to not have to worry about fighting in wars anymore, you started
spouting right wing jargon. But becoming born-again militant wasnât all
you were into, not by a long shot. In spite of the fact that you lived
in a society where opportunity abounded, many of you resented having to
CONTRIBUTE to the society. TAXES?!? Thatâs MY money!!! Taxes is
COMMANISM!!! Unions? They cut into the quarterly dividends! Do AWAY with
them! Social programs? Let people pull THEMSELVES up! No more GUBMINT
handouts!!! And you voted for people who pandered to your wish to have
everything and pay nothing, which is why weâre now in a situation where
deficit spending is through the ceiling while services are collapsing.
But YOU got YOURS, right? No, not really. You got a hell of a lot of
MINE, too, for years to come.
That sort of sums you up in toto. YOU GOT YOURS. You did that by
dismantling a system that wasnât perfect, but was improving all the
time, and had actually produced a pretty good life for a large number of
us. You didnât really care if what your beloved Saint Ronnie was
selling was actually going to work or not; all you cared about was that
the society that had done so much for you be dismantled so that none
could hope to achieve what you had. You happily went along with the
Rushpubliscums while they dismantled labor and environmental protections
that had worked for decades, because YOU got YOURS, and it didnât
really matter to YOU anymore. You smiled while CEO pay skyrocketed, and
the pension funds were robbed of every last time they could steal from
them, because a great number of YOU are on GUBMINT pensions-a
sickeningly large number of you. You deliberately, willfully consigned
your children and grandchildren to struggles you never had to face,
becauseâŠ. YOU got YOURS, so who gives a damn if THEY donât? Those
inflated stocks paid off just fine for YOU, when everything got
outsourced and offshored. The kids canât find a job? Too bad for THEM,
That brings me to another little boiling point of mine. I donât know
how many of you Iâve heard whining about a kid or grandkid of yours who
just keeps coming back like a boomerang because he or she canât find a
job, or they get outsourced not long after they land one. Since YOU
managed to work the same job for 30 or 35 years, you just canât
âoeunderstandâ why THEY have so much trouble. If someone points out to you
(quite correctly, I might add) that it is because of your hero
politicians that the kids are having such a hard time nowadays, you turn
instantly deaf, or respond with some stupid talking point your dope
addict hero taught you to say. You have been so blinded by your
I've always had an abiding hatred of baby boomers. And neutralguard: yeah, he is attacking conservative view points. If you support imperialist expansion of the government through war, yet want to shrink the government in the areas that can help the disadvantaged, you are a s.h.i.t.h.e.a.d. There's no dishonor in calling a shithead a shithead.
This is absolute garbage. The writer isn't just railing on baby boomers. He's railing on anyone with a conservative view point, really. And then, to add to the confusion, he'll spout off about how hard work is essential, and then praise unions and such. If anything, this guy is confused.
And to add, thinking that taxing the populace excessively fixes any kind of problem is pretty wrong. If anything, it just demotivates. You can boost governmental revenue by lowering taxes just as well, and it has the added effect of stimulating the economy and encouraging people to work. If you cut taxes, people and businesses have more money to spend. If people have more money to spend, they're buying more goods and services. If people spend more, businesses do better. When businesses do well, they expand. When businesses expand, they hire more workers. More people working, and more business in general, equals more tax dollars for the government.
If anything, this guy was advocating hand outs, too, at the same time he was condemning them. Privatizing schools is a bad thing? Unions are good? Let's combine the two: teachers' unions. In public schools, teachers who don't do their job that well and have tenure are essentially untouchable and cannot be fired easily. In the private sector, a teacher's performance would determine if they could continue to teach. Why is that a bad thing? Do you all not want the best teachers teaching your children? Why is it that if I do poorly at my job in the private sector, I get fired, but if a teacher isn't good at teaching, they get to hang out, collect a paycheck, and eventually collect a retirement on the back of the tax payer? Ridiculous.
We have lived beyond our means. Politicians sold you on social security to make you feel safe. They paid for it with funny money and everyone has been forced to pay for it with inflation. Do you understand that between 1776 and 1913 the dollar appreciated 12%, but since the creation of the federal reserve in 1913 the dollar has depreciated 98%?
You progressives think that money is free and that government ought to be monkeying around with the currency; but it isn't and they shouldn't! When gov't gets money for free they steal, they make endless wars, and they destroy our money by diluting the economy with easy money. It's so simple but you can't see it because you have a dream of how everything and everyone should be.
It really exasperates me to no end how good hearted you think you are while you systematically rape the foundation of freedom. It disgusts me, and almost makes me want to let you shake the pillars until it comes crashing down on your head. But it's my family's future too, so I will scream and shout and hope it's enough and it's not already too late.
My experience with boomers is them acting like spoiled brats when they don't get their own way and acting like the world owes them just because they are breathing. I can say a lot more but I don't wanna get started.
Wait. Wanting to keep my own money is a sense of entitlement? Government programs that give money and services away to people for free means that I got mine for free? What?
Maybe this may apply to the boomers, but it flips around for the next generations.
Even for a political piece.