The rising generation is in the shadow of baby boomers

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  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    June 8, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    @Mr. Whim, it seems to have been getting better during the last year, but if you don't know anyone in poor circumstances, then you may need to 'de-insulate' your tight social circle a bit. Or maybe I'm feeding a bit of trolling, but ah well...

    I don't know that it's so much 'they have all the good jobs' as that the opportunities and capacities to create more work are being restricted in various ways. Outsourcing overseas rather than training and building at home hasn't always resulted in savings in the long term, and has hurt in reducing incentive to have people trained in manufacturing skills here.

    And related, a preference to hire and abuse someone like a green card resident rather than train and properly treat a local to do specific work has also hurt the U.S.' labor market.

  • JimInSLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 6, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    Baby Boomers were born after WWII. The first boomers were about 10 yrs. old during Korean Conflict. Boomers that we owe a debt of gratitude did serve in Vietnam.

    The 15 trillion dollar debt can not be directly attributed to Boomers, unless you're counting the 5 Trillion dollars of the debt that the US Govt. borrowed from the Soc. Security Fund. Money that Boomers had paid in but many will not see. The debt is primarily due to bloated government spending, too much spending on military industrial complex, and wars, wars, wars, and more wars all on credit.

    I guess Boomers can be faulted for voting weak people into govt. positions that so easily became corrupted with the sense of power.

    I feel that the generations coming behind the Boomers are getting a raw deal. Hopefully they won't hold a grudge, as many of them may get stuck in jobs changing bed pans of the old Boomers in rest homes.

  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    June 6, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    Just wait until all the generations that are following them; just up and cancel social security and Medicare.
    They may have a lot of votes, but not as many as everyone younger than them.
    And they were thinking they would just rely on younger workers to take care of them when they retire.

  • Mukkake Salt Lake City, UT
    June 6, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    [Baby boomers created the power of this country through WWI, WWII, Korea]


  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    June 6, 2012 6:29 a.m.

    It's time for the rising generation of chidlren and grandchildren to stop whining and complaining about what the baby boomer fought all their lives to achieve. Non of what the Baby Boomer has was handed to them, they earned every dollar of compensation and value they put on their rights as American's working for amreican business.

    Baby boomers created the power of this country through WWI, WWII, Korea, and peace time so these spoiled brats would have their parents home to run to because they are too dependent to demand the same pay and benefits of their parents. We fought for our lives, its time the brats took on business, foreign nationals, and government to make the same demands for the value of their skills, education, and services like we had to do.

    Baby boomers set a value on their services and pay so they could provide for family and making a company wealthy and rich. But we made the company's too rich and too powerful and they got slavery reestablished as a legal wage system by outsourcing this country.

    Want to complain, call your representatives like we did to get what you benefited from.

  • Mr. Whim Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 5, 2012 9:48 p.m.

    I do not know a single person in my generation who either has not been able to find work, or has lost a job in the past year, myself included.

  • Eric Greene Holladay, UT
    June 5, 2012 6:43 p.m.

    Unfortunately, those baby boomers have all the good jobs, the good income, and interestingly, incurred teh 15 trillion dollars of debt as well.

    The moral legacy may be better than what the new generation has, but the fiscal legacy of the baby-boomers will leave their children and grandchildren bankrupt.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    June 5, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    I have been posting this exact thing dozens of times and desnews always filters out my posts. Too late the damage is done.