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Forum Post: they left the game and stole the ball

Posted 4 years ago on Aug. 21, 2014, 11 a.m. EST by elf3 (4062)
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As baby boomers begin to approach retirement years we can see that they sold out every generation beneath them...

-They killed our unions then they went home -They outsourced our jobs then they went home

  • They turned housing into a business and inflated the rental market then they went home
  • They turned education into a business and then they went home -They paid themselves exhorbitantly in state and federal jobs then killed the public sector and then they went home -They avoided and found loopholes so they wouldn't have to pay so much in taxes and then they went home -They poisoned our food and environment and then they went home
  • They profited on corporate war either directly or through their retirement funds and then they went home...

I could keep going but I'm sure others who feel the same way have things they can contribute ...



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[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

They voted in Bill Clinton,who introduced NAFTA,with all of the many terrible "trade" agreements that followed,and will follow.Clinton also cleared the decks for the Banksters by neoliberal deregulation of banking and other industries.The Boomers also voted in W,who proceeded to set up immediate out of control disasters,while planting time bombs which have continued to explode ever since,and will continue to explode for at least 50 years.Soon the Boomers will vote in The Closer-Hillary Clinton.Thanks for so much less than nothing,Boomers.

[-] 2 points by elf3 (4062) 4 years ago

Little shit millenial scabs too willing to work for free

After almost 20 years as a secretary as I sit here scrolling through the want ads I've come to realize that increasingly being a secretary is no longer a paying position it is instead a "great opportunity for a student or recent high school grad looking to get their feet wet......for free".!!!!

Well ladies in case you're wondering why your employer seems to be pushing you out the door treating you like used toilet paper more and more each day...it is because he can hire a prettier little younger thing who will work for free. Wow wages are lower now out there than when I first began working it is apparent that without a degree I can qualify for a nice position at the food court part time for around 8 dollars an hour. Sorry hun she says to her partner...looks like I'll be relying on my man now especially since I can't get unemployment and will get fined by law for having no insurance... So if you garner up the balls to quit like I did...may I suggest instead reporting all those sexist remarks you endured for years smiling pretty and giggling in response...trying not to make waves or seem like a prissy stuck up bitch. Trust me you will only have regret and hate yourself later...put them in place fast ...then let them fire you. Then go collect unemployment and contact a lawyer. He always had fantasies you were going to f@#k him...now you can !...the way you want to.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 4 years ago

Everything that came before you were conceived was necessary for you to exist. So you have a choice, to stay locked in the past and make your existence known through things you had no control over, or to move forward and make things better.

The biggest problem I have with unions is that it is ownership versus the workers with no third party consumer representation.

[-] 1 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 4 years ago

stay locked in the past

US weapon distribution and war in the middle east is locked in the past

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 4 years ago

I agree. When George Bush first went to war in Afghanistan, I had suggested that it was time that for every dollar we spend on wars, we must spend an equivalent dollar on renewable energy research and development to prevent future wars that cover the same issue, non renewable energy addiction.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (4062) 4 years ago

That could apply only if they weren't still in charge and we didn't have to fight against them.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 4 years ago

I'm not saying forget the past, I'm suggesting it is not enough to rail against past wrongs and make a name for oneself doing it because it is a dead end road. It's a mix, be aware of went wrong in the past, but then try and come up with solutions based on the present.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 4 years ago

There was no internet back then to connect people more quickly. You should watch TV shows from the 50's & 60's, most of them promoted excellent ideals and morals even as the country was engaged in war around the world. That was the conundrum that was created by lack of an internet. Just dialing someone by rotary dial took longer than many cell phone conversations.

[-] 2 points by elf3 (4062) 4 years ago

I think I'm going to disagree ...I think they knew what they were doing they just didn't care ...they still don't ...unions are breaking because older members vote to have different contracts for new members they get 7 weeks of vacation and have higher pensions...incomers can't even hit union wages for 4 years now and will only ever get 2 weeks...it wasn't that way for them...they are stealing the ball stuffing it in their pensions and going home...they refuse to even see the unfairness of it even when people try to point it out ...they have no concept of pay it forward though they road home the coattails of the finest generation.

[-] 1 points by DebtNEUTRALITYpetition (647) 4 years ago

That's definitely an issue that is going on right now all over the country.