That is why companies today wont let a kid under 30 years old anywhere near an important descision.
Mitt Romney a Gen-Xer in his 20s/30s when he was in his prime years as a Debt Vulture?
How about Michael Milliken?
You think the Gen X'ers were making the majority of executive decisions at LTC Management in the late 90s?
The very model of a Raiding Executive enshrined in Hollywood is "Gordon Gekko".
Boomers benefited from the greatest Cut Taxes, then Borrow and Spend Explosion right at the peak of their careers in their 30s-50s. They benefited from the greatest run up in Stocks. They benefited from the greatest upswing in Military Spending since WW2. Outsourcing kept prices for consumer goods were flat, and they didn't care about skyrocketing home and college costs because they either had their degree from the highly subsidized 60s-70s tuition era, or they already brought a house.
Sure there are a lot of self involved, stupid, and or asshole boomers, just like there are in every other generation. But one thing I NEVER NEVER NEVER heard from boomers was this kind of cry-baby generalized blaming of other generations, which they easily could have done in the seventies, and more so could have done in the 80s. Reagan was a member of the so called greatest generation.
Wow, you'd never know the Boomers are infamous for their disregard of their Great Prosperity creating, WW2 Winning Parents.
The strike hit a popular market place on Sunday in the town of Ariha, north-west Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
The Observatory believes as many as 60 may have been killed in the attack, which was launched in support of Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.
Literally one guy who works in his living room in Coventry, UK with an axe to grind against Assad, who admits he receives donations from NGOs and Foreign Governments.
BTW, isn't it funny that Saudi Arabia can bomb it's own people, execute teenagers, send tanks to Bahrain to crush (literally as in run over with treads) unarmed democracy protesters, and invade a neighboring country, and the Arab League is like "Yes Boss".
A few riots in Syria and the Arab League is like "You're suspended, Syria"
GOP Donors want to be sure a Republican who will talk tough on immigration but does nothing serious about it gets elected, lest labor discipline loosens and upwards wage pressure begins.
Just like the Financial Industry pulled for Obama, even though the mood at the time was "F the Banks". Obama had Campaign Advisers who looked "Tough and Smart", and within weeks of the election appointed them to make-work, powerless White Paper Commissions while appointing Wall Street Cronies to the positions of Power. Obama's election created an illusion of reform, which is why the GOP Donors want Jeb! or Rubio.
It would be refreshing to see you admit you are wrong just once.
Why would I concede a point I have good reason to believe? Note I'm not saying that every last Babyboomer voted Republican, but the overall leaning of that group was "Cut my taxes, put the Darkies in Prison, Borrow to pay for it - but keep abortion legal".
The explosion of the prison system under Bill Clinton’s version of the “War on Drugs” is impossible to dispute. The total prison population rose by 673,000 people under Clinton’s tenure — or by 235,000 more than it did under President Ronald Reagan, according to a study by the Justice Policy Institute. “Under President Bill Clinton, the number of prisoners under federal jurisdiction doubled, and grew more than it did under the previous 12-years of Republican rule,combined,” states the JPI report (italics theirs). The federal incarceration rate in 1999, the last year of the Democrat’s term, was 42 per 100,000 — more than double the federal incarceration rate at the end of President Reagan’s term (17 per 100,000), and 61 percent higher than at the end of President George Bush’s term (25 per 100,000), according to JPI.
This is key:
Just before the New Hampshire primary, Bill Clinton famously flew back to Arkansas to personally oversee the execution of a mentally impaired African-American inmate named Ricky Ray Rector. The “New Democrat” spoke on the campaign trail of being tougher on criminals than Republicans; and the symbolism of the Rector execution was followed by a series of Clinton “tough on crime” measures, including: a $30 billion crime bill that created dozens of new federal capital crimes; new life-sentence rules for some three-time offenders; mandatory minimums for crack and crack cocaine possession; billions of dollars in funding for prisons; extra funding for states that severely punished convicts; limited judges’ discretion in determining criminal sentences; and so on. There is very strong evidence that these policies had a small impact on actual crime rates, totally out of proportion to their severity.
The Clinton campaign yesterday began broadcasting its second commercial since the Republican National Convention. The campaign said it purchased $1 million of broadcast time in 10 states for the 30-second advertisement, but it refused to name the states. It said about a third of the money would be spent in the South. ON THE SCREEN Opens with these words against plain background: "The Clinton Plan. Welfare to Work." Switches to image of Gov. Bill Clinton in a jacket and tie leaning on his office desk. As Mr. Clinton discusses welfare, the camera zooms in for a close-up, and these lines appear on the screen: "End welfare as we know it," "Provide education, training and child care," and "Those who are able must go to work"
TELEVISION SCRIPT (Mr. Clinton speaking): "For so long Government has failed us, and one of its worst failures had been welfare. "I have a plan to end welfare as we know it -- to break the cycle of welfare dependency. We'll provide education, job training and child care, but then those who are able must go to work, either in the private sector or in public service. "I know it can work. In my state we've moved 17,000 people from welfare rolls to payrolls. It's time to make welfare what it should be -- a second chance, not a way of life."
Boy, Clinton's ad sure sounds like something Reagan said:
We've gone down this road before. Boomers didn't elect him. His election was more attributable to the older generation, and the strong media campaign against Carter, painting him as incompetent largely because of inflation, the hostage crisis, and a failed rescue attempt.
Nope. We've been down this road. I've shown you 84 with Mondale and especially 2000 with Bush when seniors went more for Gore. Clinton was the most economically right-wing democrat we elected since the turn of the century; his whole campaign was built on moving the Democrats hard to the right.
Boomers have been right-leaning 1980 onwards. This may slowly be changing. They were the largest voting bloc in US History.
2015 will be the first time since about 1976/1980 when the Boomers are no longer the largest age cohort in the United States - that's almost 40 years.
I've posted articles from the NYT that clearly explains the 35-55 year old crowd was responsible for the Republican takeback of the House in 1994.
Decades of baloney republicans promising immigration reform. Control of the House for most of the past 20 years. It's not like the Republicans tried to restrict immigration and it went down to defeat via a veto or failure to pass the Senate.
The GOP base woke up. They really DO want immigration reform, the big donors to the Republican party who are slumlords, California Plantation owners, and Foodpackers don't.
Boomers kicked the ladder out behind them after they climbed it.
Low cost state-subsidized tuition - rolled back the moment the last boomers were done with college.
Rent control - eliminated the moment the boomers became homeowners.
Defunding of America's Cities - began the moment the boomers moved to the burbs (Ford to City: Drop Dead)
Deindustrialization of America - lead by 1970s MBA boomer execs who lead outsourcing projects beginning in the 80s.
The late 70s/early 80s is really the turning point in this country.
As for the "bad 70s", Millenials wish they had it so bad. Between 1969-1979, the US created millions of jobs, one for every boomer. In fact, the US created more jobs in the 70s than it did between 2000-2015. And the job quality was better: Largely Unionized and Skilled Jobs, not Minimum Wage McJobs.
Boomers grew up in the greatest boom of history, and figured that if they just got rid of the "restrictions" holding society back, things would be even better.
"You know son, you need rules to prosper"
"Screw you dad, we're the next Generation. We're the Greatest Generation in US History. We're gonna screw and do drugs and whatever we like! We're gonna change the world. Peace out!"
Just wait until 2019. "Do you know it's the 50th anniversary of Woodstock? Next on CNN: Woodstock. Fox News Presents: Woodstock, a retrospective. A CBS Special: Woodstock - Defining a Generation."
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