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As baby boomers age, major issues associated with a growing older population are gaining more attention, e.g., Social Security, Medicare and financing an extended retirement. Retirees confront these issues on a daily basis. Professor Reich will share his knowledgeable perspectives on these and other issues, suggesting how they can be addressed in an informed and responsible manner. In addition, he will discuss the older population's formidable political leverage - how as individuals and as a collective entity, their "clout" can be used wisely and in a manner benefitting future generations.
originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
I remember once upon a time somebody made a thread suggesting that all the boomers commit suicide, because many didn't want to retire, so a certain someone could get one of their jobs. Ugh.
Remember that fiasco of a thread?
If you studied diligently enough, you would know sociologists and economists began studying it and trying to project the results as early as 1970, if not before.
And you know what? People came home from WWII and they had families. They deserved families after everything they had been through. And now you blame the children of those veterans because you can't get the job you want? And because your personal history is not exactly stellar?
Go back to school and learn a profession and stop whining. People have difficulties and problems. We all do, and we find a way to rise above and solve them without constantly trying to find someone else to blame. It's what "grown-ups" do. Be one.
originally posted by: MOMof3
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: toysforadults
Let the boomers fix it, they f'ed it up
Except war. We improved the fatality odds. We lost 56,000 Americans in nam in 10 years. Since 2001 only 6 or 7000 American troops have been killed in ME.
originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: DBCowboy
The real problem is your age group won't take ownership for the way they handled our economy, the education system, politics and the environment.
Don't worry well fix it for you. The lazy whiners.
Not only did your parents win WW2 for you they and protect the world from Hitler, Stalin and Mao they create the world's most thriving economy ever in the history of modern civilization and you destroyed it in 3 decades.