Why do millennials keep blaming boomers for their own failure?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

Why do millennials keep blaming boomers for their own failure?

All urls found in this thread:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/07/revealed-30-year-economic-betrayal-dragging-down-generation-y-income
http://time.com/money/4258451/retirement-savings-survey/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9i_iGCj80&t=18m31s
Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Poker_Star
Liberals blame old/white people.

Conservatives blame young/brown people.

Losers need someone to blame

Techpill
Techpill

Two parts.

1. Boomers really did utterly fuck the economy. Before millennials were even old enough to vote.

2. Because responsibility for yourself as an adult is hard, and it's easier to be an adult child and complain.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Poker_Star
But they don't.

I went to a career fair the other day where 4 final expense (funeral/death prep) companies were pitching jobs. The crowd was mostly under 35 and very excited at the prospect of tapping the boomer death market.

"We're only 2% tapped into this market... with the youngest being in the mid-late fifties, this market will grow for some time. There's another 30-40 years of work here, people!"

crowd smiles audibly

Evilember
Evilember

@Poker_Star
I wonder whose behind this post..

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Poker_Star
They act like they are so much better than us and had it easy in comparison to us with job market and expenses and then they bitch that we lazy.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Because boomers think they deserve a bunch of free shit.

Social security should be stopped immediately and that money used to pay down debt

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Nojokur
they bitch that we lazy

cum2soon
cum2soon

Boomers don't realize that they sold out their buying power and generated currency debasement. Their expensive assets and equities help blind them to this. Young people are suffering because their wages do not support these high prices. Boomers also bought into the "I got mine, jack" mentality and pretty much became loyal servants to the elite.

Pay them no attention, old people are still old and hardly threatening. Just don't buy their expensive houses okay?

Playboyize
Playboyize

baby boomers were and are fiscally irresponsible.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Playboyize
baby boomers were and are fiscally irresponsible.
Compared to who? At least boomers were smart enough to save for their own retirements, even as many of them lost their pensions. They were the first generation forced to fend for themselves, at least in part, for the retirement funds. And they kicked ass, for the most part.

Millennials, on the other hand, are the worst savers in the history of civilization. The impending crisis in 50-60 years is going to be catastrophic.

girlDog
girlDog

Meanwhile, Gen X just quietly handles their shit without complaining or making asses of themselves.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Deadlyinx
I personally blame the jews.

idontknow
idontknow

@Stark_Naked
How can we save when shit's more and more expensive though? Also things like student loans and the fact we gotta take really shitty walmart jobs?

likme
likme

@Stark_Naked
You can't say millennials haven't saved for retirement when none of them have fucking retired yet dipshit. The kids are 20/30 give them a fucking chance.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@idontknow
How can we save when shit's more and more expensive though?
Inflation is lower now than any point in history. Millennials have no fucking idea how to function in an economy with inflation because they've never experienced it. Boomers and Gen X know their shit because they went through it.

@likme
When you don't start early, you fall behind. This is common knowledge. Millennials will never catch up.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Sir_Gallonhead
Social security should be stopped immediately and that money used to pay down debt
That would cause an instant recession and likely depression.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@PackManBrainlure
And it's hard enough to get a job already :(

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Poker_Star
Asking this question shows you know nothing about the economy.

King_Martha
King_Martha

It is undeniable that Boomers have lived through a different time-period. Economic growth was vastly stronger, and more intense compared to the millenial economy.

I agree that we millenials have more tools to our disposal to build ourselves into a success than ever before. But the competition is fiercer, and the cost for failing harsher.

This makes millennials blame boomers for "You had it easy" Which to some extent is true imo.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@King_Martha
Economic growth was vastly stronger

This is the key thing.

40 years ago, housing was dirt cheap. You could buy a good house for ~2 years average salary. This automatically becomes an amazing investment with housing booming over the next decades.

Also, the stock market had like a 30 year bull run. If you invested in pretty much anything, you'd be set for life.

Houses now cost about 12x average salary where i live (Australia), and economic growth is dead. Greedy elites have too much control, and the economy is unstable.

askme
askme

@happy_sad
I highly doubt Ill ever buy a house DESU, but then again it would be kind of pointless as it would just be me though wouldn't it? What the hell would I do with most of that space? Buy me some gundam action figures?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Environment is 2/3rds of everything, and will power 1/3 afterwards. After all, one can only make a choice from what is available. They both grew up in and spent the boom that the Traditionalists suffered to create but never had themselves. We were then raised in their image, but by the time we came of age that bubble began to disappear. It doesn't take a genius or a blamer to realize that overall they screwed us pretty bad, but to be fair we might have been as selfish if we were them. The gross part is the lack of humility afterwards, because they still have a me-me-me mentality overall. Yes, there are exceptions, and we cannot really blame them fully for believing a lie (middle class has never existed before in history and was created to forge a large desolate populace in order for a power move to be made eventually "for the betterment" of the people; i.e. give up on rights for free stuff). Anyways, there are more laws now, less freedoms, and less to go around. Even playing it smart often leads to bad results which leads a populace to further dive into distractions (not to mention political upheaval to keep them angry/fearful). Ruling 101 x a really great plan. The new generation to fear is the one after Millennials, because they've only grown up in the world that this plan is trying to create. They are the "new" populace, and we the last main work force ushering them in essentially. They are at the height of the social engineering, and will be the survivors as a base class.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@askme
I'm got really lucky, and my company is very successful.

I'm making about $1m per year now... and even still I'm hesitant to spend $1m on an average house... It's just so expensive. I feel really sorry for normal people... There's no way they'll ever be able to feel financially secure.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@eGremlin
I've yet to really have much of a real job at least you have something. Heh.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@AwesomeTucker
Oh, i have a lot. I'm not trying to complain or anything, more-so saying that i feel sorry for the youth of today, and i hate it when old people trivialize their problems.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@PurpleCharger
Yeah I'm almost 30 myself. I'm gonna be a really really late bloomer.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Stark_Naked
The crisis is coming SOON.

There are too many old people, and not enough young people to pay taxes to support the elderly baby boomers.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Techpill

/thread

no real reason to post after what this guy said.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Poker_Star
try r9k

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Stark_Naked

compared to every other generation ever

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@New_Cliche
This is already a problem in Japan isn't it?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@PurpleCharger
What's your business?

askme
askme

@Boy_vs_Girl
I don't think Japan has it worse than any other western country. Their demographics are as bad as the rest of us. All over the developed world, healthcare spending and pensions are a ticking time bomb that will require either killer taxes or choices with consequences no democratic government would be willing to accept. Not just talking lost votes, either

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@girlDog
This. My dad is an early gen Xer and I'm one of the first in gen z. I don't understand why some millennials and boomers keep generalizing and criticizing each other instead of focusing on themselves and their individual success.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@cum2soon
Boomers also bought into the "I got mine, jack" mentality and pretty much became loyal servants to the elite.

This. Boomers are scum.

takes2long
takes2long

@Harmless_Venom
try getting cancer

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Well boomers did screw up the economy, but I think it takes more effort to stop the motion set in place.

I personally just roll with it to make money, even though i want a diffferent world

eGremlin
eGremlin

Just a heads up, the stock market hit NEW fresh high this week. In June we added above 200,000 jobs and if you dont want to work at mcdonalds, look for a different job on indeed.com.

But, please, tell me how millenials have it worse off. Those boomers fucked us hard.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@eGremlin
Job reports are bullshit. They're just doing everything they can to keep the public thinking the economy is healthy.

Do some research on job reports. They're doing shit like;

- If someone has 5 jobs, that counts as 5 people with jobs.

- If someone is unemployed, but not looking for work, they are not counted.

Think whatever you want though.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@eGremlin
Also, just to add, the stock markets are hitting new highs because they are printing fucktons of money.

Hyperinflation has already begun, of course prices of things are going up.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Sir_Gallonhead
This is the dumbest fucking thing I have ever read.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@PackManBrainlure
not giving money to people who don't work and instead putting that money into the economy would cause the economy to collapse somehow

You aren't very bright.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Stark_Naked
They were the first generation forced to fend for themselves, at least in part,

Literally every single generation before the boomers had to fend for themselves. Boomers actually did a very poor job of saving for retirement. That is why so many are forced to retire before 65 and accept less from SS as a result.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Methnerd
Inflation is lower now than any point in history.

You do realize inflation has very little to do with the cost of goods right? We aren't on the gold standard anymore. Things are more expensive now because the demand has gone up while supply has flat lined.

RavySnake
RavySnake

Socialism is fucking the economy, Sending jobs overseas because "muh carbon footprint" taxes are fucking the industry. That accompanied by automation and corporate greed is why a lot of millenials(not all) wont get the life their parents had.

Jobs still do exist that pay decently well but they do require a skill set that the avg joe can't achieve. To survive you're going to have to be top shit in your field of work or be a peasant like the majority of the population. High paying blue collar labour jobs are a thing of the past.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Methnerd
Inflation is lower now than any point in history.
that's why when I go to the grocery store, the price of food has fucking more than doubled in the past 5 years

DeathDog
DeathDog

@RumChicken
Truth, I'd say unemployment is closer to 35%

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Spazyfool
Literally every single generation before the boomers had to fend for themselves.
The generations before the boomers had pensions. Until you go back far enough that there was no such thing as retirement.

@Crazy_Nice
You do realize inflation has very little to do with the cost of goods right?
You're a fucking idiot. Please tell me I'm being trolled.

@TurtleCat
that's why when I go to the grocery store, the price of food has fucking more than doubled in the past 5 years
No it hasn't, moron.

Jesus, this board. Thanks for proving all the bad shit ever said about Millennials.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@DeathDog
Na, no way it's at 35%.

The great depression was only 25%.

I'd say its around 12%, and slowly getting worse.

Unemployment isnt the biggest issue with the economy though.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

grandpas post arguments that millennials are irresponsible when comparing their late life gains with young adult starting currency
Same old "back in my day" routine
They've created a system that caters to their parasitic retirement fund that benefits them but is disastrous for our smaller workforce output than what they had at our age
They feel threatened that we're trying to rectify all of the shit swept under the rug

TL;DR Take your meds

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Poker_Star
you used to be able to buy a house-40k with a job ($5/hr)

now you have a job (20-30$/hr) and are paying off a house- 500,000-600,000

they fucked with inflation and housing bubbles by buying everything all at once and letting immigrants in that made houses 4x more the cost of what they are worth

the VERY CONCEPT of a 25yr mortgage was LAUGHABLE to them, but anything less than that nowadays is LAUGHABLE and you are asked if you inherited money

King_Martha
King_Martha

this thread

girlDog
girlDog

@Crazy_Nice
stopped reading that image at 'femenism'.

takes2long
takes2long

@girlDog
they did, back in the day divorce laws didnt quite FUCK men up as bad

you give them an inch they will take a mile

Methshot
Methshot

@BinaryMan
t. retard boomer

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Nude_Bikergirl
The great depression was only 25%.
maybe according to your retarded history professor

WebTool
WebTool

@King_Martha
This.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Stark_Naked
smart enough to save for their own retirements
gets monthly check from government because "i paid my dues"
and yet these are the same people who think immigrants can use social welfare programs kek

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@PackManBrainlure
Where else am i meant to get info on this other than official historical sources?

@takes2long
Yeah, they solely fucked women up! Life was so much better then, right boys?!

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Techpill
how exactly did they fuck the economy?

Techpill
Techpill

@Ignoramus
They sent jobs overseas, let small business get reamed by megacorps for short-term perks to everyone's detriment, let in billions of Mexicans to do any jobs which couldn't be offshored, affirmative action, and essentially voted to give themselves 50% of the government budget (pensions and social security, health etc. basically go solely to old cunts.)

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@TurtleCat
No, you see, when flour becomes too expensive, you can substitute sawdust...

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Poker_Star

I think the herd mentality likes to claim their own successes but point fingers when it comes to failures when in reality the both reality both exist in everyone

What I'd like to know is if this is manufactured at all or if our behavior is genetically inclined to act like this. The media seems to promote divided sides because controversy sells but it's also human nature to act for one's self interest

JunkTop
JunkTop

@King_Martha
this country

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@eGremlin
I was listening to a boomer talking to a young man and the young man was mentioning normal young people problems like student loans and not being able to find a job. Well the boomer went off about entitlement and shit, and talked about how the young generation is lazy but how his generation went to the moon but we haven't accomplished anything. Right, because YOU built the space shuttle. Oh wait....

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@ZeroReborn
or cardboard

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Techpill

Meh, boomers blame their parents for their failure too.

I think the past three generations have been complete utter shit tier.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@PurpleCharger
monthly check from government
Anyone who expects social security to be their only source of income in retirement is going to have a pretty shitty quality of life. That applies to boomers, X's, and Millennials. Social security is a safety net, not a retirement plan.

You'd better figure this shit out, and fast. Time is ticking, faggot.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@RumChicken
2008 financial Crisis: "The economy is falling apart!"
2016 nice jobs report: "The reports are lies!"

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@TurtleCat
Have you ever heard of the $$ store?

girlDog
girlDog

@JunkTop

The reports aren't lies, they just don't reflect the actual labor participation among working age people. That's what should matter. What is more, only jobs in the private sector should be counted, since public sector is just another group of wefare recipients.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@JunkTop
because they are lies you delusional faggot

takes2long
takes2long

@Fuzzy_Logic
oh yeah, the dollar store where everything is more than a dollar? Idk why they even call it a dollar store when shit is 3-4 dollars in there. Plus its literally garbage from china.

Inmate
Inmate

@Poker_Star

Reminder that boomers did Brexit

girlDog
girlDog

@girlDog
What is more, only jobs in the private sector should be counted, since public sector is just another group of wefare recipients.
Shut up faggot. Police, fire fighters and teachers are not "welfare recipients." Hell, even something like garbage collector is honest hard work for someone.

Just because you're a jobless NEET, don't project your insecurities onto others. The reported labor rates are correct; you just suck.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Inmate
Reminder that boomers did Brexit
No, Brexit was much more about education than age.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@girlDog
Truth
@girlDog
Idk man, here in ontario I'd say his statement is quite true. I can't speak for the US

Snarelure
Snarelure

@cum2soon
that's because the more education someone has, the more brain washed they are by socialism

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Sir_Gallonhead
this.Ageism is literally a cancer

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Snarelure

And people with degrees dont have to live next to the cultural enrichment the EU kept importing.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

To be fair the jobs being added into the economy are part time jobs with no benefits. This is why the job reports look great and the market is doing well. People are working two jobs and making less than someone in 1985. The reason inflation is low in the US is the constant QE the feds performs every quarter. Printing money prevents further devaultion of the dollar.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Sharpcharm
@Snarelure
I'm glad you're Canadian. Stay right where you are, kay?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@TurtleCat
The reason inflation is low in the US is the constant QE the feds performs every quarter.
Um, QE stopped in 2014. Are you LITERALLY retarded?

JunkTop
JunkTop

@ZeroReborn
But it was the reason why inflation was kept down. Even though it stopped two years ago the effects are still lingering. It only now we're seeing some crack in the structure and inflation has been creeping up a bit. At the moment it feels like deflation. But the job reports are facade. It does help the economy and markets but the jobs added are part time jobs. Under Obama he added over 6 million part time jobs replacing most of the full time jobs lost during 2008 crisis. About 3 million jobs haven't been recovered.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Techpill
implying none of the other generations, including millennials, did that too

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@JunkTop
Jesus man, show some intellectual honesty. Not ten minutes ago you were claiming the Fed engaged in active qualitative easing every quarter. Now that I disproved your argument, you instantly shift to more nonsense and conspiracy theory?

Just fuck off. Your coffee-table politics might impress in high school, but in the adult world it pretty easy to spot an ignorant tryhard like you.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@StrangeWizard
Silent generation sending jobs overseas
You do understand this was teh ultranationalist generation? It was the early boomers in teh 80s who were in the their early 40s at the time who sent jobs overseas. The greed is good mentality took off with the boomers than with their parents. Also silent generation and before were quasi-religious and took the Sunday as a religious holiday. This change with teh boomers were became education to an extent and saw Sunday as a working day and a huge profit making day.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Ignoramus
hurr durrr in da real wozrld u need be adult
Dude quit flinging your shit at people and expect you take you seriously as an adult. Your sperg out is the reason why you're on Veeky Forums. Also you didn't disprove anything. You're just have a sperg out moment. Your whole post is ironic given that you became the exact person you're trying to be superior too. Also this wasn't politics its economics. Next time you want to be a smart ass choose your tone of argument and words better than some 5 years old in finger painting class.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@ZeroReborn
stopped

Sure thing buddy.

MPmaster
MPmaster

BOOMERS NEED TO RETIRE

GET OUT OF THE JOBS

WE SHOULD HAVE THOSE JOBS

STOP HAVING JOBS GO AND FUCKING RETIRE ON YOUR BLOATED, HEAVY 401Ks SO WE CAN HAVE SOME DECENT FUCKING JOBS AAAGH

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Firespawn
Is your comment backwards? The chart showed higher educated people voted to remain.

farquit
farquit

@StonedTime
Stay retarded. All your posts show how stupid you really are. Screen shot this for the incoming financial collapse in the next couple years. I might not be around to say I told you so.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

This board is a fucking shit show.

Here; I googled this for you. It's an easy intro into something which is not controversial in the slightest. Millennials have it much more economically than Boomers did.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/07/revealed-30-year-economic-betrayal-dragging-down-generation-y-income

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Poker_Star
i thought blaming boomers for every failure was a universal thing.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Snarelure
LOL

Or maybe it's because they have the intelligence to understand common human decency and why it's worth giving up some of your own money to support others in times of need.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@CodeBuns
What does supporting people have to do with brexit? They left because the EU was fucking them financially and the pro socialism retards couldn't understand that.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Ignoramus

farm jobs overseas
exploit cheap immigrant labor
abandon customer service
build up the university money vacuum
propagate military-industrial complex
The home loan and mortgage backed security debacle
Started the lobbying process with government "donations" from groups & companies
Drove down lower class incomes, maintained middle class incomes, and skyrocketed upper class incomes.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Ignoramus
maintained middle class incomes
wot?

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Spazyfool
maintained middle class incomes
what do you mean? What do you consider middle class?

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Ignoramus
@Emberfire
replied to wrong post

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@takes2long
I don't think you've said one right thing this whole thread

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@BinaryMan
How have I been wrong?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Spazyfool

Well assuming inflation then they have declined.

But what I mean is that middle class incomes have hardly increased in 20 years.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@cum2soon
t. no idea how or what currency is

@Stark_Naked
t. retard that doesnt know about 15% of US population even owns financial assets

@DeathDog
dumbass look at the data that ended years ago

@TurtleCat
t. retard

fucking christ why do i even bother coming on this board.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Nude_Bikergirl
about 15% of US population even owns financial assets
I was going to say that someone as stupid as you makes the board worse. But in reality, you're so braindead retarded, you should probably just anhero.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@viagrandad
hurr durr first google result

i misstated, NOT INCLUDING RETIREMENT

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@VisualMaster
You fucking mongoloid -- my entire post that you quoted was about retirement. Fucking kill yourself. You don't deserve the same oxygen as me.

FastChef
FastChef

@ZeroReborn
yea you are a fucking retard if you think boomers on the whole have saved for their retirement. read a fucking book or some news.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@ZeroReborn
http://time.com/money/4258451/retirement-savings-survey/

no wonder your mom has to resort to prostitution

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@ZeroReborn
@FastChef
Boomers have definitely not properly prepared themselves for retirement. Most are hoping they can sell their house as a retirement fund.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@FastChef
moving the goalposts
Jesus you're a fuckwit. It's not worth my time to educate you. But the benefit of all the others enjoying watching you make an ass of yourself ...

This thread isn't about whether Americans as a whole save enough. They don't. It's about why Millennials are the worst generation in a 100 years. And part of that reason is because they're the worst savers in a hundred years. Boomers, and Gen X'ers for that matter, should have saved more. But Millennials are already so far behind it won't even matter.

@FastChef
@Fuzzy_Logic
@Stupidasole
And people wonder why Millennials have such a bad reputation as financial dimwits. Jesus, you should both just disappear.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Spazyfool
But Millennials are already so far behind it won't even matter.
I don't really buy that there are huge differences between one generation and the next, but I will say that millenials all being told to go to college and take on $30k of debt for a scrap of paper might have something to do with the being behind. Not to mention unpaid internships and whatnot once said scrap of paper has been attained. Boomers could just go shovel rocks for (in today's terms) $20 an hour 60hrs a week.

likme
likme

@Stupidasole
In countries where social security covers up most of their retirement funds (Europe - pay as you go systems) the young generation is being squeezed and drained with social contributions so the boomers can have pensions which they did not payed for. In the U.S (where I assume social security works slightly differently) it seems they are hoping to liquidate assets instead of leaving them to their children because these old farts would not invest for their elderly years despite having far better conditions than any other generation to do so. Fucking disgusting entitled pieces of worthless shit.

@Spazyfool
t. retarded baby boomer

I know you idiot can't grasp the concept of inflation fucking things up (as evidenced by one of your first posts) when you say things like Gen X and Baby Boomers were best prepared for inflation because they went through it - but it's obviously impossible for a generation to save anything when they get ZERO returns on their capital and the cost of living has gone through the roof while the medium worker hasn't seen a substantial raise in wages for decades.

Baby Boomers idea is pretty simple. Rig the market for excessive consumption and flood the monetary system with debt so the present generation can afford benefits that do not match their productivity by mortgaging the future generations. Someone else will pay the bill.

Methnerd
Methnerd

I need to talk to my parents about how things were when they were my age. We're two generations apart, I'm a 22 year old millenial and they're 61 year old boomers.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Why are so many people born in the eighties on foodstamps/welfare? I've never seen such a large number of failures compared to other age groups at work.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Methnerd
They had you when they were in their late 30s. No wonder you're retarded.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Sir_Gallonhead
Social Security is paid into and built up. It's not for debt at all.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@TurtleCat

Because you haven't experienced how hard life is as a gen y.

Just look at black nd white movies from the boomer gen and compare them to today. Things really went to shit

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@New_Cliche
The cost if college is the only valid complaint I've ever heard come out of the Millennial camp. On the other hand, that "piece of paper" you disparage has been shown to worth about a million dollars in extra lifetime earnings in the right hands.

@likme
t. retarded baby boomer
Fuck, are you that stupid? There's no baby boomers on Veeky Forums moron. I'm Gen X.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Raving_Cute
The cost if college is the only valid complaint I've ever heard come out of the Millennial camp.
Is undercutting our earning potential by handing jobs to foreigners not a valid complaint? How would boomers like it if we fucked them by sending their SS to Japan's elders instead of them?

askme
askme

@Sir_Gallonhead
That money was spent a long time ago son.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@TurtleCat
The jobs shipped overseas are low-paying, low-skill factory shifts that you, with your fancy expensive college degree, would never be willing to perform anyway.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Spazyfool
Hell I would consider it, to get me started. Better than only having available jobs in places I totally couldn't handle it like walmart and mcdonalds. I have real bad anxiety and warehouse/factory stuff is less personal interaction.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Who /gen z/ here?

Why do you millennials care about the woes of your whole generation instead of focusing on yourself? Our gen x parents don't understand you and neither do we

Techpill
Techpill

@Poker_Star
Because boomers were shitty parents

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

It's obvious that millennials have their own faults for a lot of things, but to say that they were given the same opportunities as Boomers or Gen Xers did was retarded. A lot of millennials grew up around the Bush/early Obama administration. In which the economy still fucking blew. Baby Boomers still vote in Republicans hoping that they would become another Ronald Reagan and not take their Social Security away. Gen Xers benefiting from college degrees when University wasn't a business and reaping all the rewards of the computer booms in the 90s, and then there's Millennials where they can't go into industry because muh free trade and they rather pay chinese/mexican workers, and college is retardedly expensive. Millennials fucked up A LOT but they don't have anywhere NEAR the same opportunities that the Baby Boomers/Gen Xers did. Globalization was an utter joke for this country.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@StrangeWizard

I have no idea what you guys are complaining about. From all these posts I gather you still have the mindset of spoiled children. You were given everything by your parents but all of a sudden when you're out in the world working for yourself it comes as a shock to you.

Let me tell you something about my generation. When the economy collapsed a lot of people lost their homes. Generation X especially. My parents went from living in a 5 bedroom house to moving into a 2 bedroom apartment. I grew up with nothing and still respected my parents, because while they could have easily given up and blamed the boomers/bankers/etc on their problems, they didn't. They kept working at their goals no matter the cost.

When Millennials talk about how they miss the 90's and early 2000's I have no idea why. I don't feel nostalgic for a healthy, prosperous economy because as far as I know, I've never experienced one. Instead of trying your best to be successful, which is still very possible, you sit around blaming the bankers, the patriarchy, the privileged whites, the libertarians, or your parents on your failures. You people have no shame.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@AwesomeTucker
to say that they were given the same opportunities as Boomers or Gen Xers did was retarded. A lot of millennials grew up around the Bush/early Obama administration. In which the economy still fucking blew
Boomers experienced 5 recessions from 1945-1960, the years that they were trying to get themselves established

Gen X also experienced 5 recessions from 1975-1990, the years that they started looking for jobs.

Millennials experienced 1 recession from 2000-now. One.

Millennials suck.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@likme
In the U.S (where I assume social security works slightly differently)
We all pay 5% to 6% of our salary into social security, and at 65 we can get back an annual payment based on what we put in.

Techpill
Techpill

@Lord_Tryzalot
1 recession from 2000-now
What is dot com bubble
What is housing bubble

There were 2 recessions and they still haven't ended. It took us 13 years to break even between 2000 and 2013 and we're only propped up because of QE printing money.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Techpill
What is dot com bubble
Millennials were watching cartoons and eating their own boogers back in 1999. Also, they were still children.

The dotcom bust had zero effect on Millennials.

they still haven't ended
Recessions aren't a made up concept. It had a definition. There's been one since 2000, and it ended in about 3 fiscal quarters. You can't claim that a recession is continuing just because you yourself are a NEET poorfag.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Firespawn
Recession or not, millennials will always instinctually try to shift the blame onto others before accepting responsibility for themselves.

Methshot
Methshot

@lostmypassword
If only that money is going to exist for us when we retire lel
In Canada they are already running out of social security money and the boomers have barely even died off and some haven't even fully retired yet.

Techpill
Techpill

@Spazyfool
The jobs shipped overseas are low-paying, low-skill factory shifts that you, with your fancy expensive college degree, would never be willing to perform anyway.
They were mostly union jobs which you could support a family on. Also gave you the opportunity to get to know factory managers and work your way up if you weren't brain-dead.

Evilember
Evilember

@Techpill
Globalization was going to kill those jobs no matter what. You can no more blame Boomers for that than you can blame Millennials for the death of Blockbuster. Some things just don't last.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Techpill
They were mostly union jobs which you could support a family on. Also gave you the opportunity to get to know factory managers and work your way up if you weren't brain-dead.
Which is much better than today's perpetual unpaid internship or continuing to work as a burger flipper or shelf stacker + having 30k debt you took on to get a worthless degree.

@Evilember
No it wasn't, see Japan. We easily could have shielded local industry from global competition -if we wanted- but 'we' (boomers) didn't, and here we are.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Flameblow
We easily could have shielded local industry from global competition -if we wanted
No Donald, you can't close the borders and build a wall to protect America from the passage of time.

Jesus, this country.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@SniperWish
Shielding local industry from global competition was a mainstay of american policy from like 1880 to 1970. To say its suddenly a bad idea or unfeasible requires some serious citations.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@SniperWish
Building the wall is just a symbolic first step.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@LuckyDusty
And economists used to think that you had to back a currency with physical gold or it wouldn't hold value.

Then we got smarter.

Stop living in the past. It's not coming back.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@AwesomeTucker
Fiat currencies do not have a great track record.

TechHater
TechHater

@AwesomeTucker
Then we got smarter.
Mostly fiat was brought on by the need to finance wars despite a lack of money but okay

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@AwesomeTucker
used to think

The Lizard King speaks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec9i_iGCj80&t=18m31s

"Why do central banks own gold now?"

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