Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I read it somewhere else on here, paraphrasing but: The Baby Boomers get the houses, careers, Social Security and pensions. Meanwhile, they leave the
30 and under crowd with a huge deficit and a broken economy.
I guess the, "As long as I get mine" conservative/Republican mindset really worked in the long term. Thanks 55+ folks for believing in "trickle
down economics" -- you've left a wonderful legacy.
Edit to add: I probably won't ever have children because this country is so screwed up. I can't in good conscious bring a life into this mess,
considering I could never give it the quality of life I had growing up.
edit on 6-8-2013 by MystikMushroom because: (no reason
YEAH, Thanks a lot 55+ crowd for screwing the rest of the younger people!!
You should be ashamed of yourselves for having the foresight to get a decent education and working hard to make something of yourselves instead of
expecting everything to be handed to you....what were you thinking?!?!
You should be also ashamed for believing in keeping a family together and sticking it out in a crappy job for 30 years just to get a pension so you
could support yourself in the later years. Don't you know we have welfare for that you silly people!
I guess I am one of the "have's" preaching to the "have not's".
Nobody came to me when I was younger and gave me a big box of luck or success and said "here ya go kid!"
I got decent grades (not good) go some higher education and MOST importantly I acquired lots, and lots of skills that have gotten me good jobs AND
most importantly KEPT good jobs.
I didn't always have a good job when I started I worked at Burger King and I rode my bike 15 miles to work and home each night which REALLY SUCKED
but I had to if I wanted to keep a job.
I worked myself from running the fryers & Broiler up to cashier to asst. manager then Manager which didn't pay bad and I got a car along the way so I
didn't have to ride the dang bike everyday to work so far.
While working there I learned how to do construction, weld, auto repair, roofing and many other skills on the side.
I picked up certifications along the way for skills I learned and added to that a class A CDL.
There were MANY up's and down's over the years........now, 25 years later.....
I have a job now where I get paid pretty well, the job security is as good as it can be, I get excellent benefits and I am the only one there that
has the skills to care for $800,000 - 1,000,000 worth of sod and landscaping.
There were times when I rode 30 miles a day on a bike to work, ate Ramen noodles WAY too much, didn't own a cell phone or car and was homeless for a
While homeless I used to stop on the way to my minimum wage job and wash my hair and body from a hose on the back of a gas station before work and
many times got to work with frozen hair (Michigan winters)
Yeah, I bitched, moaned and complained but I still did it.
I really, honestly believe you get outta life what you put into it.
Of course back then there wasn't an internet forum to complain on you either did whatever you had to to eat or you didn't eat. And believe me, I have
slept behind a few dumpsters and buildings while learning that.
edit on 6-8-2013 by mwood because: (no reason given)