If you are under age 30, gee thanks.
Your demographic voted 2-1 for Barack Obama. It was the largest demographic margin he had. Had the under 30 vote split evenly, Obama would not have had a second term.
Do you have any idea what is in store for America and you? You may not like it.
As a baby boomer, I have to laugh at what you have done. I have lived long enough to understand a few things. If you are under 30, you may not yet have realized the old truism, “the older I get, the smarter my parents got.”
When I was 21, we were faced with a President almost as bad as Barack Obama. His name was Jimmy Carter. My first vote for President helped to send him packing. Of course the Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan. This year, the GOP offered you Mitt Romney.
As bad as Romney was, Obama was worse.
There is an old saying, “you have sown the wind. Now you will reap the whirlwind.”
Democrat policies are going to make your generation the first generation in American history that will not be better of than their parents.
The left has pushed student loans as a method of financing your college. By taking all market controls out of the loan process, not only has it allowed massive inflation in the education sector which is driving the cost of your education beyond any reasonable point of return, it is also making it possible for students and banks to make insanely stupid decisions.
You can currently borrow $200,000 to get a degree that will net you a job that will pay you only $30,000 a year. Sure you can go spend $150,000 to get a degree in feminist studies at some Ivy League college but where the hell are you going to work?
On a Starbucks salary, you are not even going to be able to pay the interest, let alone the principle. Thanks to another “rock star” Democrat President, under most circumstances, you cannot discharge student loans in bankruptcy.
So as you enter your career, thanks to Democrat policies, you will be saddled with massive debt. What little you make from your entry-level job is going to have to cover your expenses plus you will have to make some kind of payments on those loans.
Do you need or want a new car? Forget it. Your credit will be destroyed. Save for a new car? Good luck. Your next car will probably be a previously exploded 1976 Ford Pinto.
Most people my age bought their first house in their twenties. Thanks to not only the student loan debacle but also the housing bubble that was brought about by Barack Obama’s party, you will be lucky if you are able to buy your first house in your forties.
During the campaign, Paul Ryan made a great quote about kids still living with their parents at age 26. Forget 26, how about 36 or even 46?
Thanks to the provisions of Obamacare, many companies are slashing their employees’ hours so they are now part-time employees. The new future for many of you will be putting together several part time jobs just so you can make ends meet. If you are among the lucky few who have a high demand job, you will possibly be able to get ahead. You will get the forty-hour work week, the insurance and the other benefits. For a majority of you, that will not be happening.
Like living with Mom and Dad? Let’s hope Mom and Dad have room for you. Multi generational housing in many cases is going to become the new norm. If you get married, it won’t be just a matter of will he or she say yes. It will also be, does Mom and Dad mind if you and your new spouse live with them.
Do you want to start a family? Again, it will become more of a family decision than just a decision between the two of you.
Obama’s latest plan is the one that really makes me laugh at you. You see, if you are under 30, congratulations. You just became my generation’s cash cow.
The Obama Regime wants to nationalize Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s) and replace them with a government sponsored retirement plan.
Given how well Social Security and Medicare have been run, you should be terrified.
The leading edge of the baby boom generation turned 66 this year. The trailing edge will turn 50 next year. There are more of us and we vote in greater numbers than you.
Democracy’s great Achilles heel is that sooner or later the people discover they can vote themselves benefits from the Treasury. Unfortunately this spells the beginning of the end for Democracy.
When we boomers start getting this government retirement system, do you know what is going to happen? Politicians already recognize the value of our votes. Every two years, they are going to come to us and promise us more and more lavish retirement benefits. All we have to do is vote for them.
An overwhelming majority will.
And every two years, we will be treated to the commercials claiming the Republicans are going to throw old people off the cliff. The Democrats always like to claim that Republicans are going to leave old people on the streets to starve and freeze. Why do they do that? Because that kind of advertising works.
So there will be an ever-growing government pension entitlement that someone will have to pay for. Since the people drawing the retirement won’t be working, guess who that leaves?
The baby boomers are a unique generation. We are taking better care of ourselves. Our “youth” is lasting longer than previous generations. We will smash life expectancy records.
In his book, Physics of the Future, renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku predicts that we are just a couple of decades away from some great medical breakthroughs that could extend life expectancies by decades.
If you are under thirty now, you could be in your seventies and still paying for us baby boomers.
This is what you got by reelecting Barack Obama.
There is an old saying, “you get the government you deserve.”
In this case, that saying has never been truer.
Why don't we get into solutions instead of negativity.
A recognition of the negatives is why we look for solutions. :)
I agree. We need solutions not negativity.
I agree Debrajoe. How can you solve demographics though?
Here are the facts:
In 1960, non-hispanic white people made up 85% of the US population.
By 2050, non-hispanic whites will be at 46% and shrinking.
By 2020, the majority of children born in America will be non-white.
We are all welcome to draw our own conclusions, but there is no doubt that non-whites historically support Socialism and Socialist politicians.
How are we going to get non-whites to vote for the free market capitalist system that was orginally put in place by white people for white people?
It appears that our Constitution wasn't strong enough. Can we strengthen it?
If the Constitution were strong enough, the Progressives would not have been able to weaken it so easily. The socialist democrats today would not be able to raise our taxes beyond a strict limit, and they would not be able to freely spend our money.
If the Constitution were strong enough, demographics wouldn't matter. I wouldn't care how many Mexicans came to our country if they weren't soaking up social benefits, then voting to increase taxes and increase their socialist benefits. Those benefits would not exist, or they would be strictly limited because the amount of collectible tax revenue would be strictly limited.
This is THE critical mistake that the Founders made. They talked about people voting themselves money from the Treasury, but they did not strongly limit their ability to do so.
We can blame the progressives, but that is like blaming the thieves while we leave our doors open and our keys in the car. Sure, the thieves are evil, but so what? The thieves exist and will always exist. We have failed to protect ourselves.
I think the problem is that We the People did not and do not believe in the Constitution (America) enough to make sure that it is followed. In the end it is up to We the People to make sure our government is kept in line. We have been the ones that coward in a corner and allowed it to be trampled under the heals of tyrants. When Ben Franklin was asked what form of government we have he replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it." It is was not, a Republic if the Constitution or the government can keep it. It will be up to us to stand up and make sure it is followed again or this country just took it's last breath.
Remember laws only work if there is fear of punishment if they are no followed. They do not follow the laws because they do not fear We the People any more.
Think of it this way, the founders purchased the property, cleared the property, constructed a strong, stable foundation, then roughed in the basic framework.
Afterwards they made sure to leave us clear instructions. This is why we chose this particular piece of land. Here is the step by step procedure we used to construct the foundation and all the reasons why we did it this way. Every board was carefully chosen and carefully placed. Here too we've left detailed reasons why.
Then they left us their message: We've given you a start - a beginning. The rest is up to you. We, the founders, believe in and respect the right of the people to be self-governing. Beware the pitfalls and dangers. Stay vigilant against the damaging and corrosive effects of the elements. Each generation must shoulder the responsibilities of maintaining what has been built. You may add to but you must not detract from. If you read, understand and follow the instructions we've left behind, you will continue to create a home for yourself and all subsequent generations free from tyranny. But the choice is yours.
This is not a failing of the Constitution Steven, it is the gift - the right to self-determination. If we have sqandered our inheritance it is not the fault of those who bequeathed it to us.
Right. It’s like After WWII we were going to end world hunger by bringing modern farm techniques to underdeveloped countries. We spent billions shipping all kinds of modern farm equipment to these countries. Within two or three years all of this equipment was sitting out in the fields rusting away. No one supplied an instruction manual or taught them how to use and maintain them.
Our Founders said that if we don’t teach to each generation the principles on which this country was founded that we can lose our republic in a generation. It took a little longer.
Beginning around the turn of the century, aided by John Dewey, the progressives took over education and the die was cast. I could give many examples but I don’t have time.
Thank you for sharing so much insight - no foolishness do I discern - and thank you for the websites. Maybe one day, a few progressives will glean from the wisdom of others so that enough can be shared to make a difference somehow.
Thanks for the kind words.
We baby boomers on the right have been suggesting solutions and working for them for decades....and here we are. Pardon me, but not feeling terribly positive right now. You have ideas that haven't been suggested about a million times before and shouted down by the left?...I'm all ears. Most of what I hear is same old, same old. It doesn't work. We have lost the culture and our once-upon-a-time Republic was not designed for a hedonistic, narcisistic and ammoral society. We have exceeded the tipping point at which the majority is willing to be little better than leeches and is willing to overlook true evil for the illusion of security and the fruits of greed and envy. Pardon me for sharing much of Judson's negativity, but I don't see an upside here from a worldly perspective. Once again God has shown us that no matter how kind, generous and wonderful he is to man, too many will turn their backs on Him, and now come the natural consequences of spitting in the eyes of your creator.