Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's the baby boomers' fault!

I just read an ad on Facebook that has the picture of a poutty little kid with a caption reading "Up yours Baby Boomers."

The caption went on to say, "The U.S. has 53 trillion worth of promises it can't pay for. With 78 million baby boomers retiring, who will be stuck with the IOU's?"

I think the ad makes a great point. Us baby boomers have screwed up our kids' economic future and left them holding the bag! But let's be fair. It wasn't all baby boomers. It was the ones who voted for all the Democratic entitlement programs!

So before you younger generation critics get too self-righteous, just look around you at how many of your own peers are voting for Barack Obama who will saddle your kids with so many entitlements it will make social security look cheap!


jazzycat said...

Very well said!

Robert said...

It's pretty clear to me that each generation has increasingly laid heavier and heavier burdens on the next. We ALL know social security will collapse under its own weight, but each year politicians just do what they have to to prop it up and keep it going so it doesn't fail under their watch.

Sadly, I guess politicians know that all you have to do to win votes is promise people some sort of entitlement.