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originally posted by: o0oTOPCATo0o
a reply to: Xcalibur254
I'm not saying the boomers were successful from planning.
I am arguing millennials are struggling from lack of planning.
I'm also not denying that is harder for them, either. It is.
Nor am I denying attitudes of boomers were selfish.
They were pretty money hungry, and worked hard to earn it.
Seems to be the opposite approach from millennials.
A good chunk feel like they are owed something.
Times change, you either change with them, or get left behind.
originally posted by: Metallicus
If whining paid money Millenials would all be rich. Seriously, I have never seen people so willing to roll over and die because life is tough like this generation.
Life is ACTUALLY tough in other countries around the world where they don’t have clean water or food. In the U.S. Millenials think life is tough if they don’t have the latest Xbox or Play Station.
Maybe stop paying $5 bucks for your fancy coffee and grow a pair.
originally posted by: Willtell
We were progressing until Reagan got in office and started the lies of trickle down and union busting and cutting taxes for the rich
Now were doing it again as the GOP cuts taxes for the rich again and things will get worse again.
originally posted by: LogicalGraphitti
Reading this thread leads me to ask why is college so expensive these days? An education shouldn't cost as much as a house. What's being done with the money? Perhaps professors are over paid, I don't know. Maybe someone can enlighten me about where the money ends up.
Maybe that's what needs to happen... a reset of some sort or leadership in education that can make trade skills as desirable as degrees. Not everyone is cut out to earn a college degree. It's more about a desire to work and succeed at what you do.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
a reply to: LogicalGraphitti
It is the same question as Healthcare, is education a right, or a privilege?
After high school it is obviously a privilege and you are going to pay for it. They started raising the cost slowly in the 1990's, then after 2000 something really changed and it started going up exponentially. It reminds me a lot of the housing boom, except the price of college never crashed.
Life is ACTUALLY tough in other countries around the world where they don’t have clean water or food.
In the U.S. Millenials think life is tough if they don’t have the latest Xbox or Play Station.
, I have never seen people so willing to roll over and die because life is tough like this generation
originally posted by: o0oTOPCATo0o
a reply to: toysforadults
I am a young person.
A millennial, in fact.
While gutting the American middle-class, conservatives also launched a well-funded propaganda campaign, using right-wing "think tanks" and talk radio to convince workers that their growing economic woes were the fault of minorities ("affirmative action") and the poor ("welfare queens").
At the same time, they began stacking federal benches with conservative judges, and passing thousands of federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations that further weakened the powers of organized labor and their ability to unionize.
It's just fine, they said, for capital to organize in the form of a corporation. It's great when corporations organize into trade associations, chambers of commerce, industry groups, and lobbying consortiums. But to have workers organize to level the playing field? Inconceivable.
The result has been an explosion in CEO and executive pay, a rush of wealth to the conservative elite (the top 10 percent of Americans now own 75 percent of the nation’s wealth), and preferential capital gains taxes continue to consolidate wealth for those who "earn their living" by sitting around the pool waiting for their dividend checks to arrive.
Last term, the conservatives on the Supreme Court sent a warning shot that they are prepared to deal another massive blow to unions in their Harris v. Quinn ruling, authored by Associate Justice Samuel Alito.