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Old February 14th, 2017, 10:53 AM   #41
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Actually, the worst thing the boomers did is raising a generation of kids who think the world owes them something.
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Old February 14th, 2017, 11:04 AM   #43
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Sounds like "WAH, WAH, WAH I don't want to pay for anything, I just want everything I want to be free"

But then again, that's the Libertarian Party Platform isn't it?
It's targeted hatred, Sabcat. A generation has been judged "Guilty as charged," only, when was the trial? Where was it? Oh, you mean the Court of Everybody Knows? That court?

These allegations are part of a larger, overall effort to persuade Americans to doubt and distrust everything American.
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Sounds like "WAH, WAH, WAH I don't want to pay for anything, I just want everything I want to be free"

But then again, that's the Libertarian Party Platform isn't it?
Vote for Neal Boortz if he ever runs for office. Libertarian to the core.
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Baby Boomers: Five Reasons They Are Our Worst Generation

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IMO this is the #1 reason to get rid of socialized medicine. The baby boomers have fucked up the economy, environment, education, government basiclly they were given. They have left a wake of debt and destruction behind them that will take generations to repair, if it is even reparable.
Let me see...how do you spell scapegoating again?

The first problem with this screed is applying collective blame for improved benefits created when boomers were still children, that were offered years ago during a time of economic expansion/ and have subsequently been deliberately defunded or underfunded as boomers age and become more likely to get sick and need medical services.


When it comes to Social Security and the Canada Pension Plan up here...created to provide a minimal amount of money to retirees, it has to be noted that the first generation of beneficiaries (depression and world war II era) barely paid anything in to the plans when they started retiring in the 60's thru the 80's! WE had to pick up the tab for them...and now that it's our turn, we're told 'it's going to run out of money...better get a job at Walmart or McDonalds after you retire...since the privately managed plan offered at your workplace is going to blow up too next time we hear the word "market meltdown!"

I'm not too concerned, cause so far...at 60, I'm in better shape than most 30 year olds....although that doesn't say much for the way younger people are looking after themselves these days! Nevertheless, I'll be able to keep working indefinitely if I have to. As for health insurance, it should be universal...like we have in Canada...and we spend half as much as the US to cover the entire population, so it should be a no-brainer...if it wasn't for all the rightwing idiots who are so afraid someone living on the margins might be able to get a doctor, or go to the hospital, and avoid dying in the gutter!
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Now that that they are living well past their shelf life in spite of their selfish lifestyles they want everyone else to pay to keep them alive. I say NO!!! You should have planned ahead.
But, even though I think opponents of universal healthcare are idiots, this rant touches on the real source of the problem: the way modern medicine functions. It's primarily a business...designed to treat illnesses, injuries, diseases...including lifestyle diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes/rather than prevent illness and disease. Injuries are not preventable....although the time and degree of recovery depend greatly on your overall health! But it's estimated that 75 to 80% of sickness would likely be prevented with proper health and nutrition...including cancer and heart disease. So, we have a medical system and a health insurance system that spends little time teaching people how to prevent sickness, tries to fix problems after they've started, and makes good health unaffordable for people living in the lower economic classes, because healthy food costs more than cheap crap loaded with carbs and sugar and salt, and even opportunities for exercise are more limited than they are for people in higher income brackets. In most cities across North America, there's an average 20 year gap in life expectancy between the wealthiest neighborhoods and the poorest....there's reasons for this!

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But you guys neglected family and ran through marriages like the shake of the month
This conservative crappola implies that post-WWII generations started getting divorced because of sin...never considering that marriage is as much an economic institution as a social institution, and when times are good/ many people tend to leave bad marriages. And do we need another reminder that in "the good old days" stay-at-home moms had no choice other than stay in an abusive marriage because they didn't have the means to support themselves and their children if they left an abusive husband!
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You created the single mother plague that we have today and the prison culture.
My generation still remembers lots of messed up kids who were born "out of wedlock" and yanked from the mother...usually the day after she gave birth, and adopted out to a 'nice' family. Some were better than others, but even the best adopted homes didn't really feel like home to the kids...especially if the family had children of their own. Like an old girlfriend of mine, they would spend years trying to find their mothers, why they were given up for adoptiion, do they have any real brothers and/or sisters out there.

And leave it to conservatives to target the groups in society with the least amount of power and ability to fight back...in this case - young, single mothers. Blame them for violence and crime! It started with the discredited Moynihan Report half a century ago, and it keeps getting re-packaged and sent back out there time and time again!
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Now there is not the traditional saftey net the the elderly that people in other cultures and the past had. Family.
What horseshit! Crack open a book and read why FDR and progressives in other countries wanted to create old age pension systems in the first place! It seems that "family" couldn't stop the majority of old people from dying in abject poverty back in the good old days!
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You fucked up the education system so much that your grandchildren are living w/ your kids, tens of thousands of dollars in debt for worthless degrees.
Was it the boomers who did that? Or was it the governors...like Ronnie Reagan, who ended free tuition at state colleges and universities in California back in the 60's cause he said 'he wasn't going to provide free education to a bunch of hippies out protesting the War and avoiding the draft'.
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You destroyed the economy and inflated property so dramaticly that your grandchildren cannot afford to buy a home.
The only thing average people are guilty of here is playing along with the system that inflates property values because the enemy of the banking class - Inflation is kept at ridiculously low levels.
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You decided that an estate tax was a good thing so when you die your kids will have to sell the house that you leave them (unless the bank takes it) to pay the taxes instead of just keeping it in the family.
I don't want to bother having to look this up, but how large does an estate have to be again to be penalized by that estate tax?
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Now that that they are living well past their shelf life in spite of their selfish lifestyles they want everyone else to pay to keep them alive. I say NO!!! You should have planned ahead.
From what I'm hearing lately, life expectancy is not increasing, and worse: disease-free life expectancy is actually declining...likely mostly due to what we're eating, how we're living today, along with the slow poisoning of our environment. Worth noting that the health prognosis for gen-x and millenials etc. is worse because these problems are growing...so by this rhetoric, everyone is going to be a medical problem in the future!

About a year ago, I heard a leading health expert make what some regard as a shocking statement...basically that as he was approaching age 75, that would be his cutoff for allowing any invasive surgeries or other expensive and debilitating medical procedures for his remaining years, even though he could financially afford to do so. His reasoning was that the benefits of keeping people alive through extraordinary and expensive means late in life, not only is costly for the health system, but does little or nothing to provide a quality of live worth living!

I'm 15 years away from 75, but I've spent the past 60 years living in optimal health and being able to physically do whatever I set my mind to; and I'm not so sure if I would want to undergo operations, treatments, drugs with lots of side effects, if it meant existing/rather than living! Until very modern times, the technology just wasn't available to extend lives beyond the point where they become meaningless, and a hard look is going to have to be taken at all of the modern medicine crap to keep providing a universal health care system where it's needed most/ and not wasted by a materialistic, hedonistic culture that can't come to terms with death and dying.
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Don't write Neal a letter and call him Neil for that pisses him off. He calls women' breasts balloons and detests people who can't speak and write proper English.
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Actually, the worst thing the boomers did is raising a generation of kids who think the world owes them something.
Mass media and academia taught them that, not their parents.
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Mass media and academia taught them that, not their parents.
Absolute bullshit!
Blame everything and everyone except the people most directly responsible.
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