As Linus and I have stated before, most problems in America are the baby boomers’ fault, and they have left them to the younger generation to solve.
A perfect storm of economic forces has caused the net worth of of people under 35 to fall by 68 percent between 1984 and 2009 according to the Pew Research Center. It’s a bitter pill to swallow for the young and depraved given that the nation’s olds (people 65 or older) saw a net worth increase of 42 percent in the same period.
And yet, the main fiscal issues of the day are not how to help America’s youth, but how to keep Social Security and Medicare afloat and how to keep pensions from bankrupting states. I’m not saying that we should weaken any of these programs, but the focus on the boomers (and their unwillingness to pay taxes, vote for progressive candidates, or support general social improvement such as interracial same-sex relationships) is basically ruining the future of America.
We should just change the motto from “Out of many, one” to “Fuck you, I’ve got mine.”