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Brickapede2 306 points ago +355 / -49

Maybe a Masters in gender studies will help.

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BunnyPicnic 325 points ago +329 / -4

Well, in 1968, American companies weren't hiring diversity hires to top positions either. The times aren't changing, they changed. This will sound racist, but the heads if tech and science are no longer white men. And you can see the correlation between the fall of the USA, and diversity hires and using slave labor.

Y'all give millennials so much shit, and a lot of it isn't completely their fault. Jennifer didn't give herself the participation trophy, the boomer parents did. Little Kyle didn't ban dodgeball, boomer parents did.

And I'm a millennial and my parents are boomers. Rural boomers, so at least they weren't hippies, but they never paid much attention to what was really going on.

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IncredibleMrE1 276 points ago +291 / -15

Millennials aren't the ones who voted to send all the jobs overseas to China or across the border to Mexico and Central America. They also didn't just magically grow up to be entitled snowflakes; they were raised that way by their boomer parents. (Boomers and their simps are going to screech bloody murder over this comment, just watch)

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BunnyPicnic 128 points ago +130 / -2

Absolutely. They'll probably tell us Sean hannity told them millennials are the problem.

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YouKnowWhatItIs87 41 points ago +42 / -1

And Years back, as a millennial I would’ve agreed, but like the point that’s been made above, it’s more the result of the problem.

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K-Harbour 61 points ago +62 / -1

Lack of wealth. This is exactly how a free country turns into a communist regime overnight.

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BigIronBigIron 41 points ago +42 / -1

When the people you rely on most don't have any skin in the game...

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peterbeater 17 points ago +17 / -0

*1776 enters the chat*

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Fine_Kentucky_Jenkum 24 points ago +25 / -1

because we will own nothing, and love it. the less we own, the happier we are, according to big daddy schwab....

schwab me harder, daddy....

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Aoikaze2000 4 points ago +4 / -0

There is a certain amount of truth to that, though. However, we should still own all our personal stuff and our homes.

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QualityOverQuantity 6 points ago +12 / -6

Most cuck- I mean, conservatives, even those considered to be hawks, are too scared to speak on the root of the problem even though, I suspect, a number of them are aware. And good call on SQQQ, especially YTD.

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jslenterprises 46 points ago +47 / -1

my mother (forgotten gen - late 30's early 40's) thinks my inlaws (boomers) are the dumbest fucking people on the planet.

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skatestraight 16 points ago +17 / -1

My grandpa born early 30s says all his kids are idiots and ruined so much. Pretty sad how the world has changed and not for the better

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Inquisitor_Corvus 25 points ago +50 / -25

No one voted for that. No one voted for the unprecedented spending by congress these past few years. I mean, if you are looking for someone to blame, might want to try a mirror first. We need to stop dividing our side and attacking each other. That’s what the left does. Grow a pair and accept some responsibility for how things are and get your head oilutvof your ass. We have to fight. Together. Get involved, locally at the very least. Quit whining.

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Swagnon 49 points ago +58 / -9

No one voted for that. Really? Congress has a 90% reelection rate.

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EDM4Trump 46 points ago +48 / -2

The uniparty cheats..

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jerrycan111 25 points ago +32 / -7

So, again, the boomers pass the buck

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Based_EMT 35 points ago +40 / -5

For real. I fuckin love the “I didn’t do a damn thing but fuck you over. But what did YOU do to fix my fuck ups? Check mate millennial.” Attitude these old bastards have.

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EDM4Trump 18 points ago +19 / -1

Not a boomer, just pointing out that the uniparty cheats and therefore it is an invalid criticism. We are ALL under occupation, every generation.

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EDM4Trump 6 points ago +7 / -1

I know, it is very concerning and one of the reasons I cite why we are losing … badly.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 21 points ago +27 / -6

Have you seen how they steal elections, friend? The game is rigged. The fix is in. This is no more your fault than it is any one of us. We write to our congresscritters, call them, even visit them to express our displeasure. Do they listen? Sometimes, when it explicitly helps them. Nothing for us, though.

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almond_activator 2 points ago +3 / -1

Have you seen how they steal elections, friend?

They weren't doing it with computers forty or fifty years ago. Much easier to catch them in the act.

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iamherefortheluls 2 points ago +2 / -0

fifty years ago it didn't matter if you caught them in the act. Unless the establishment wanted it known, no one would know it.

MSM was always completely controlled by US government.

People think today is an age of lies and cheating - no, today is the age when the lies and cheating became visible to the majority.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +3 / -3

It hasn't been so much as stealing elections as it has been running corrupt globalist stooge vs corrupt globalist stooge.

The problem is....how did it take 30+ years for Americans to finally realize it?

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SenorButtplugs 2 points ago +3 / -1

Millennial here. I know how.

They made people, and hypocrites their God. And when anyone who told them they were wrong: they shamed, shunned, ostracized, mocked, ignored, jailed, executed, or removed them from society in some way. It was no different from "cancel culture" today. My boomer parents were / are fucking retarded, just like most of their generation too. The TV is their GOD, and if it was on TV, it's beyond question. Literally, even after these past 2 years, my mom will do a "fact check" on Goolag, and accept the first answer she sees from some shitty Wordpress website without question...

EVERYTIME I gave them solid proof of their hypocrisy, it was met with "HoW dArE yOu!!!!!", no matter how tastefully, and non confrontational I gave it to them. They have 0 self awareness, just like the Communists today.

Obvious examples

  • Think you own that house you paid that mortgage on? Stop paying property taxes then let's talk about who really owns it.
  • Think you're free? Ever heard of the draft? How about the 14th amendment, particularly the part about INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, or more important before that, the Declaration of Independence where it talks about the things King George did... I swear 99% of these fucking idiots haven't even read those. And Joe Biden is the perfect representation of them, including the pro Trump boomers. They say BuT mUh CoNsTiTuTiOn!!! when they haven't even fucking read it, and always want to shift the blame or pass the ball to someone else when it's inconvenient, then take credit like they were the big swinging dick that made the goal when their team scores.
  • Ever heard of civil asset forfeiture? That's a real beauty. So is the drug war, and it's funny how it always gets worse.
  • How about the income tax? Or the public debt? You know the government says the average taxpayer owes that money right?
  • Think we have the best healthcare? Why do you idiots always get your rotten teeth drilled and filled by the dentist? If you were so smart, why can't you fix basic fucking problems like this?? Instead, it's always some goddamn shit sandwich presented like a solid bar of gold that they charge you an arm and a leg for.
  • If we're so smart in America, why do we have over 30 trillion in debt? Did Sean Hannity and Trump tell you that the best and brightest trained at Yale are running the show?? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
  • Why does every generation get dumber and dumber, and less and less moral?

After this, then they'd do the same shit the Communists do today

  • Ignore everything I said, and go straight to ad hominem attacks
  • Say dumb shit like "yOu'Re nEgAtIvE!", as if that's a game winning phrase that absolves them of all criticism.
  • And gaslighting

That is their only "defense". When I realized this, I got bitter because no one wanted to be saved from their stupidity, and came to realize that people love their problems, and do everything they can to get more, and try to get me to drink their diarrhea. So fuck em! I will never drink their shit!

The truth is, the original maskholes of 2001 are the people who still believe the official government story of 9/11. They're the idiots who ignore building 7, and all the same gaps in logic like there being no plane shrapnel at the pentagon crash site, or the FBI agent getting the magic passport that fell from the plane. You're dealing with grade A solid retards who still don't want to admit they've been lied to, because it's too hard. And a lot of these people are on this site too.

Many of these people fucking deserve these past 2 years so hard. I've enjoyed watching it to some degree. But I'm like this because I've been fucked over real hard by boomers. Although whenever I'm in the position of watching an idiot about to stick a fork in a socket, I warn them once, but never again if they ignore me.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 1 point ago +1 / -0

No internet back then. And when it rolled out, it took time to learn and develop. Smartphones didn’t come out until the early 2000’s.

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SnowflakeJuice 5 points ago +5 / -0

Do you have any data that that rate is any lower for millennials? Incumbets are re-elected because they control the money and media coverage, and you can't win elections in this country without massive amounts of money

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MrTexan -16 points ago +6 / -22

How long have you whiney bastards been of voting age?

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Swagnon 31 points ago +40 / -9

A lot less than the time boomers took sitting on their ass letting the country be stolen. I'm sure that 50+years of grift tasted pretty good though.

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MrTexan -5 points ago +16 / -21

And your sole contribution to setting things right will be finger-pointing?

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IncredibleMrE1 30 points ago +36 / -6

I mean, if you are looking for someone to blame, might want to try a mirror first.

Millennials aren't perfect, and there is plenty to blame on them. I'm just saying that the older generations are to blame for at least as much, but they pass blame off to everyone else and yell "quit whining" and "stop dividing people" at anyone who dares point this out.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 12 points ago +17 / -5

I get it. Problem is, the game is rigged. The fix is in. Do you think we don’t call/phone/visit these congresscritters? Election integrity has been exposed as a fraud. Justice ripped the blindfold off and tries to legislate from the bench. Brother, we, the people, are not to blame. They are.

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MAGA1775 [S] 10 points ago +15 / -5

I agree, but I think Baby Boomers didn't realize the grift until recently. Keep in mind, they were the first generation to grow up with 24/7 TV programming.

I just wish many would acknowledge the mistakes that were made though, instead of claiming the reason for the economic struggles of the younger generation are solely "they are lazy and whiny!"

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Spivak 12 points ago +12 / -0

the first generation to grow up with 24/7 TV programming.

The boomers grew up with 3 TV Channels and sometimes, one more Public Service Station.

And late at night stations signed off and all you could see was a test Pattern on the screen until the next morning.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don’t think the people are to blame. That falls on those corrupt uniparty politicians.

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Tpac 5 points ago +5 / -0

They could of voted for ross perrot

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AnPrim 10 points ago +10 / -0

Have

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FuckingWiseCracker 3 points ago +3 / -0

Did.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 1 point ago +1 / -0

The GOP screwed his chances.

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arebee 2 points ago +4 / -2

Blame the (((correct))) people folks!

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covok48 -2 points ago +1 / -3

Shut your boomer ass up.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Haaaaaa! Good luck with that, lol.

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BeefyBelisarius 15 points ago +17 / -2

They also didn't just magically grow up to be entitled snowflakes; they were raised that way by their boomer parents.

Who themselves were raised poorly and spoiled by their greatest generation parents who should have said 'no' more often.

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KekistanPM 5 points ago +10 / -5

I heard Millennials embraced diversity but Gen Z is more based. Do you know if there's any truth to that?

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LatitudeofMind 41 points ago +42 / -1

I am exposed to a lot of Gen Z on a regular basis. It is a mixed bag, but suffice it to say there are more 8th grade trannies that you can shake a stick at. Communism is real, the teachers ARE grooming, and the scariest thing is that these kids don't know their own country. Many of these kids probably can't name a founding father. They have largely embraced nihilism and need to be shown to care for their country and themselves

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business_narwhall 13 points ago +13 / -0

Nihilism is all "fun and games" (for those who don't know better) until people get hungry. All the sudden, they'll suddenly care about things again.

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Blackrider 20 points ago +20 / -0

Pretty easy to see immigrants as a “problem” when you have no prospects and non-citizens are taking a cut of that American dream. Immigration only makes sense in an abundance economy. We are in a shortage economy now. Even though it will be called “racist” I expect to see more calls for ending immigration/visas/green cards.

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Americansupremacist0 17 points ago +17 / -0

The US used to have standards for immigration, during the times we were “created” by immigrants and all that noise there were qualifications to be met when you entered seeking citizenship. Nowadays you get state sponsored welfare and healthcare while not even registering as a citizen and forgoing most taxes.

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Cacciali_Via 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you are talking about the period from ~1840 to 1910, the only requirements I'm aware of were that you were not sick, and had a sponsor, a person in America willing to take responsibility for you.

There was no welfare or free anything given out so you had to make it or starve.

At that time, the immigration was virtually all from Europe so assimilation was very quick.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 9 points ago +9 / -0

Illegals are always a problem. Even legal immigration is a shitshole when unrestrained and assimiliation is not made a high priority. But America is full now and we need mass migration OUT of America - aka, all illegals and all commies.

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MAGA1775 [S] 2 points ago +4 / -2

Legal immigration was fine back in the late 1800s and early 1900s because it was people coming here who assimilated and worked hard.....it was also almost all white Europeans. I traced my family who came from Germany during that time.

Now virtually all immigration (legal and illegal) is from third world countries who have no desire to work hard, no desire to assimilate, have no understanding of the founding of America and the Constitution and just want to milk the system and vote themselves freebies.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 6 points ago +6 / -0

"GenZ is based" is a joke. It got spread around by some hopium-addled cuckservatives many years ago without a shred of meaningful evidence.

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Idontevenknow 5 points ago +5 / -0

It seems just the extremes are more exaggerated with the zoomers. More tranny commies, as a balance though, some more vocal very based for age zoomers.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

It was actually Boomers who embraced diversity and instilled those values on the younger generation (mostly Millennials).

Gen Z is a mixed bag, a huge segment of that generation identifies as LGBTQ+ (supposedly around 20-40%). Its a very nihilistic generation, which isn't surprising since they were raised in clown world. Some of Gen Z is based though.

The only good thing about Millennial and Gen Z conservatives is they tend to be much more based than the Boomer counterparts, who tend to support neocons....whereas younger conservatives are more in-tune against globalism and the cultural destruction of America.

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personoftheyear 38 points ago +39 / -1

Fuckin affirmative action guaranteeing we reward mediocrity at the expense of the Asians and Whites who had cultivated a culture of hardwork, nose to the grindstone.

We got what we deserve by ensuring we trained up our replacements only for them to usurp our positions by agreeing to be wage slaves for the sweet sweet H1b visa.

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NateBedfordForrest 18 points ago +21 / -3

Now you can see my disdain for the civil rights movement? Take away women's right to vote, as well.

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bg4u 22 points ago +23 / -1

This is 100% it.

"b-but muh hard-working just as American as you and me". We don't need shit tons of lawn-mowers and ditch-diggers, no matter how hard-working they might be. We need competent, honest people. If I need heart surgery, I don't give a shit how hard-working my surgeon is. I want to know that they know what they're doing, and they're going to do it sober and to the best of their ability.

Some clown was desperately trying to call this pov materialistic the other day. Yes, wanting to live in a high-trust civilization instead of a third-world shithole is materialistic.

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Atlas_Honked 7 points ago +7 / -0

I just can't understand how on Earth anyone on this site can disagree with any of what you said. It's just the fuckin truth

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onetruecliff 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'd say it's also harder because (1) technology allows for other countries to offer their cheaper labor to fulfill our job needs without even sending workers locally, and (2) thanks to the West's influence numerous countries which were poor and third world around the 1950s are now very advanced and competing in the job market because of point #1.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

The majority of children in America (under 18 years old) are now non-white.

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Wearyman 61 points ago +69 / -8

As a GenX, I can relate. Before the Boomers fucked up the Millenials, they TRIED to fuck up Gen X. That chart absolutely shows what we always knew: That the Baby Boomers gobbled up all the good jobs and opportunities and left next to nothing for the following generations.

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AOCDickPics 53 points ago +54 / -1

Boomers are the first generation to leave nothing to their kids.

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BigIronBigIron 38 points ago +38 / -0

That's not true, they're leaving an enormous tab

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dukeofdoorcounty 9 points ago +10 / -1

I knew a boomer that sold a business 15 years ago. He lived like a king on the interest alone. He had people working on his house all the time.

After a few years of ZIRP, he was no longer employing people to fix his house, and was slowly burning through his grandkids inheritence bacuase of 0.25% interest.

So don't blame grandpa for burning through his savings. If the market determined interest rates there would be something to inherit.

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oakley 8 points ago +9 / -1

He has the right to do whatever he wants with HIS money.

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irdc 5 points ago +5 / -0

We all do. We all prioritize our spending. We can spend on ourselves, or invest in familial wealth and success.

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MAGA1775 [S] 1 point ago +3 / -2

Correct, people have a right to do whatever they want with their money. However, its surveyed that most Baby Boomers have no desire to pass down a nest egg or generational wealth to their children, which has been a long-standing tradition in America. Most say they want to "live it up" before they croak. So technically they are the first generation to not care about investing in the future of their family.

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oakley 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think that people who don't give their $$$ to their kids are doing it to make a comment about some issue they had with their child. I.E. : The child doesn't work, the child drinks, the child disrespects them. I wonder what happened with you?

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oakley 0 points ago +1 / -1

Make your OWN money. Donate to causes YOU support. Don't expect your parents to give you anything. Do I hear whine whine whine? Do your own work. Take care of yourself. You will feel self- sufficient instead of blaming others.

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PraiseBeToScience 7 points ago +9 / -2

They literally invented the Reverse Mortgage only a few short years ago specifically because they were angry that their children might profit from the homes they bought in San Diego for $300K that are now going for $980K.

So they invented a way to sell the houses to the banks while still being allowed to live in them, and get all that equity for themselves, so that they can spend it as fast and as furiously as possible in their last shitty miserable years.

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SenorButtplugs 1 point ago +1 / -0

How does a reverse mortgage work? To be honest, I don't even know what equity is in a real estate sense. How do they many money from this scheme?

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PraiseBeToScience 1 point ago +3 / -2

First, reverse mortgages are literally restricted to age 62 or 65 and over. I wasn't joking when I said they specifically invented this to fuck their children before they die.

Basically you are selling your home to the bank. The bank owns the house. Full stop. The terms of the reverse mortgage is that the original RM holder has to be alive, and living in the home as their primary residence. Essentially when you take one out, you're selling the house to the bank, and they are graciously allowing you to live in the home until you die.

That's it. That's the entire scheme. I was 100% serious when I said it was a way for bitter old fucks to take all the last pennies out of the home before the die.

The bank doesn't need to "make money" on this. If the house drops in value below the loan amount, well, that's what mortgage insurance is for (and this almost never happens). If the home increases in value, the bank still gets it, and they get to have the house.

When the shithead with the RM dies, the bank shows up with lawyers and says "pay the $250K right now, or you have to sell the house in 7 days and give us that $250K your mother took out". That's it. Unless you have that much money in cash, the house is gone. In fact, the bank will probably be the one BUYING the house. They'll cut you a check for the difference.

Now the bank has a hard appreciating asset that they traded for worthless depreciation cash.

The bank wins. Your shitty faggot old piece of shit Boomer mother got to die clinging to her fucking little camper trailer, and her old home you helped fix up and spent many years in and wanted to turn into a vacation house or give to your children, is now a rental property being trashed by some Mexican family, and you'll never see it again. You are left with a few bucks from the sale.


EDIT: I forgot about one other aspect of the RM.

Most Boomers are using this for their extravagantly expensive retirement vacations. Nobody used to retire like this, but the reason Boomers magically have all this money to go to Hawaii, Disney World, Europe, and Alaska all in one year is because they're pissing through these gobs of cash like you wouldn't believe.

What they are NOT doing is planning for post-retirement.

Basically if your elderly parent got bad enough that you had to put them in home, you used to sell their house to cover the costs. Now you can't do that, because the bank already owns the equity in the home. The house is worth nothing. You sell the house, the bank takes half or more, leaving you with substantially less.

Now you have nothing to care for them with. You have to pay it out of pocket, because they wanted to have their end-life crisis and blow all their cash on stupid shit.

I literally already told my mother (who called me a terrorist at one point) I'm not paying for her to go to a home and I'm going to leave her out in the desert. If she wants to avoid that fate, she better come up with cash in the next few years because I'm not spending a dime. She can die in a medicaid facility.

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Brobold 2 points ago +2 / -0

What the actual fuck. This is the biggest F.U. someone could give to their children.

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SenorButtplugs 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wait, let me get this straight...

Let's say a 70 year old parent who is the only one alive now, paid off 55k of the mortgage on his 100k home. And he has a kid.

What's paid off = 55k Mortgage value to be paid = 45k

So the guy changes his old mortgage into a reverse mortgage. Now he can spend 55k however he wants. He spends 50k, then dies. Then the bank takes it all, even though there should be 5k going to the kid?

Do I have this right?

EDIT

Just did some research. And it looks like the 5k would be going to the kid, except for any interest and other fees the banks would charge (which they do). So now I see how it's designed to leave nothing for the kid, and the parent gets to live irresponsibly and out of their means, the bill racks up to the total price of the house, something bad happens, they need a hospital or a nursing home, so the parent dumps all their weight on the kid. Yeah that sucks. I wouldn't help them. I'd say fuck you to them too.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Absolutely disgusting.

Just another way they are going to fuck over younger generations. That way BlackRock, the banks, and corporations will own even more homes after they croak, on top of all the homes they are rapidly buying up to rent them out like apartments to destroy the dream of home ownership.

"You'll own nothing and be happy."

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irdc 2 points ago +2 / -0

My family had stock in our family farm, established after the Civil War. My parents sold this stock because "it wouldn't be worth much if we split it in inheritance anyway."

Yeah, thanks, enjoy your boat.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

The majority are going to milk the country dry before they croak.

But they'll make sure to leave us the tab ($40+ trillion in debt) as a final "fuck you."

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TommyJarvis 45 points ago +46 / -1

GenX had two serious things happen - first was abortion. That's why we're the smallest generation. About halfway through the boomers started killing us in the womb en masse. There wouldn't BE a millennials generation if the boomers didn't get abortion. They would have kept on having US and then the next generation would have been OUR kids.

Then second was no-fault divorce. Our generation was the first to get rear ended by that so most of us grew up in broken homes.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 16 points ago +16 / -0

The GenZ numbers for broken homes and never-married moms is huge.

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HeavenlyTrumpets 2 points ago +2 / -0

it's disgusting

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Meddlesom 14 points ago +14 / -0

It also had NAFTA, work visas for third worlders, the shifting of all manufacturing from the US to China, Taiwan, Mexico, and India, the shifting of jobs from the US to India, and mass illegal immigration.

The country was sold to foreign powers right before Gen X was entering the work force.

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anotherthing 14 points ago +14 / -0

This is 100% true with he divorce thing. Before the label "Gen X" stuck, we were refered to as "The Latchkey Generation" because most of us were kids of parents who either both worked or were divorced so we never had parents at home.

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oakley 6 points ago +6 / -0

You bet. I made my living teaching latch key kids after school. It was a huge market.

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oakley 2 points ago +3 / -1

Listen dear - NOT ALL of the boomers "had abortions". Some of them used birth control. Read my reply above.

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GBA4ever 2 points ago +2 / -0

Was just going to say- have more kids and you’ll have the numbers. Otherwise the illegals flooding over the border will.

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business_narwhall 5 points ago +6 / -1

Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy (immigration bill), Chuck and Nancy and Hillary Clinton are all white...

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BigIronBigIron 3 points ago +4 / -1

Most of those ideas are corporate right but ok

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Voteordie 1 point ago +7 / -6

White people have been in charge the entire time… lol 95% of CEOs are still white men. The problem goes well beyond “who is in charge” it falls more on how everyone bitches instead of working.

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Voteordie -2 points ago +1 / -3

That’s it, always the Jews. What’s more American then blaming a minority, right? What a bunch of pussies. Get a fucking job, do it well, and stop bitching.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +2 / -3

The problem is much more complex than "everyone bitching instead of working."

The vast majority of jobs/opportunities now are slave-wage service level jobs.

End globalism, bring back America's lucrative manufacturing economy (where we actually produced commodities), end the mass migration, and deport every illegal.

Then the average working man will be able to support an entire family on a single income including owning a home and even be able to take 2 vacations per year all while saving a nest egg.....just like it was prior to the 1990s.

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Voteordie -3 points ago +1 / -4

Welcome to the real world, competition is a bitch. You want the “good ole days” where one salary could pay for a family? go live in a communist country because capitalism is brutal but it makes industry and products better and more efficient. Manufacturing will never return to the US, you all ask for too much money and don’t work nearly hard enough.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Lol....we don't have true free markets or capitalism anymore.

We do have crony capitalism though.

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PraiseBeToScience -1 points ago +1 / -2

White

Mmhmm.

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PraiseBeToScience 1 point ago +4 / -3

deport every illegal

Correction - interpret the 14th Amendment correctly, deport all birthright citizenship recipients, retroactive at least 18 years.

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Brobold 2 points ago +2 / -0

And no dual-citizenship. It's America or Israel, not both.

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borntacticool 32 points ago +33 / -1

I don't care whether they left anything behind or not or not, what I care about is they pushed so many entitlement programs and regulations they absolutely crippled and enslaved every generation after them to the point where a child can't even run a lemonade stand without some Karen calling the police because they don't have a business loicense.

People may not be entitled to being gifted by their predecessors, but boomers left them with crippling debt and so many economic controls they can't easily build their own way out. I mean look at the richest millennials today - they're almost all in tech; the one area Boomers barely touched. This tells you that younger generations are willing to succeed but not if you cripple them with overregulation.

That's not freedom.

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DaayTerkErJerbs 15 points ago +15 / -0

Like all selfish assholes pull the ladder up after you climb to the top.

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R-A-T-S- 1 point ago +1 / -0

like the comedians out there that relied on shock humor such as sarah silverman and jimmy kibble

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business_narwhall 10 points ago +12 / -2

I'm a boomer. This country is run by people old enough to be my parents. The country has absolutely been pillaged and plundered, but blaming ordinary people (who were as powerless then as you are today) is simply incorrect.

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borntacticool 13 points ago +14 / -1

The government didn't expand social security, medicare and business regulations for their own benefit. They did it on behalf of someone. The government didn't abort 60 million children, leaving a population vacuum to be filled by the world's most violent welfare tardfarms. You could totally ignore what the government did and still see that boomers were fuckups - the drug usage, the child murder, their support of communism, free love and faggotry, the corruption of public schools and universities with hippy bullshit, the coddling of negroes, the blurring of gender norms by encouraging women to enter the workforce, the deadbeat dads, the broken homes, the increasing divorce rates, the single mother. Boomers did all of this.

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irdc 5 points ago +5 / -0

The Boomer generation is between the ages of 58 - 76.

The average age of senators in this Congress is 63.9, and the average age of a House member is 58.3.

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business_narwhall 1 point ago +1 / -0

Is it really reasonable to use an average value when we both know decisions are made in a top-down manner and then rank-and-file congressman/senators are told how to vote?

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Correct. Boomers have controlled the vast majority of political, institutional, and corporate leadership since the 1990s and still hold onto the majority today.

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TheMemeSpiceMustFlow 11 points ago +11 / -0

It's not about jobs, it's inflation. US Dollar has lost ~90% of its value since 1960. That, combined with mass immigration, has skyrocket property value. Average home price is up ~2000% since 1960. It's been crazy bad since COVID. Luckily I bought a house right before COVID and paid $235K. Now nearby similar sized houses that are less nice than mine are listed for $400K. Anyone who doesn't own any real estate right now is pretty screwed. Inflation benefits people who have a lot of wealth already, which is why young people have so little wealth and why the DC swamp doesn't care about inflation.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Its certainly hard to build wealth when anything you save gets devalued by 30%+ per year now and the price of homes skyrocket by $100k+ per year.

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MAGAsJustBegun 24 points ago +26 / -2

That and the whole world changed.

With the internet and stiffer regulations on all forms of business, it benefits tbe big guys who made it a century ago, and is much tougher for a little guy to enter the marketplace.

Put it this way. Before the internet, there could be local vacuum stores, and stores for tons of odds and ends that you'd buy online nowadays.

At one point in time, there wasn't a nationwide chain for lumber, home supplies, etc.

It was sold locally by mom n pops.

Those mom n pops grew to mega proportions, making it mostly unfeasible for the little guys to do what they used to be able to do.

With this said, the internet also gives little guys vast opportunity to make money, and idk if I'd say its easier or harder than it used to be...

It's tough to say. Opportunity is still vast, but back in time lower level skills had more purchasing power.

I ran across some 1960s newspapers that had car and homes for sale.

Comparing similar cars to today, and similar homes, and minimum wage, you'd have to work aboit triple as much as you had to back then to obtain something of similar worth.

But, that's the way of the world. Also, my generation spends a lot of money on things previous generations didn't.

Well, most do now. But things like cell phones, internet, computers, etc.

Monthly bills that didn't used to exist, then with internet for most comes a gaming subscription or a subscription to some form of paid entertainment.

All these things add up, that's why i don't buy into them really.

But it's just a different time, and being that America has been on the up and up since it's inception, the mega corps only grow bigger.

As they grow bigger, the competitors get bought out and replaced.

You see it happen all the time.

I'm not complaining though. There is still ample opportunity.

I think abyone with average intelligence and ambition can be a millionaire if they choose to be.

That's if you're willing to learn what skills are in high demand that pay $150k + annually.

I'm not in that boar. I never wanted to go to college. I don't want to work in an office.

I like getting my hands dirty as a property owner and handyman do it yourselfer.

But yeah, ample opportunity, it's our choice to chase it or not.

Sorry for the long rant, but one reason housing is so damn expensive is because since the 1950s, America's population has literally doubled.

Imagine how much less city homes would cost of America's population was cut in half?

Or how much cheaper land would be?

There's so many factors in why things are becoming unaffordable nowadays.

My grandpa bought his home in the early 60s for $15k.

Imagine that. Beautiful home too. And a large expansion of 600sq ft cost him around $5k!

The materials alone would he $20k for what he had done nowadays.

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BunnyPicnic 7 points ago +13 / -6

There should be ZERO governmenttal regations imposed on business. ZERO.

Regulations are designed to penalize small business.

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Forty_Five 14 points ago +15 / -1

Well we need some common sense regulations.​ ​ We can't have businesses just dumping their toxic waste into the river. ​ There still needs to be basic safety and sanitation requirements​ ​ Of course regulations are always co-opted and abused by the big guys. Every single time.

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PraiseBeToScience -2 points ago +1 / -3

Fucking an-caps are retarded beyond belief. They literally believe that if a company poured radioactive mine waste into a river, that the 'free market' would solve the problem because 'everybody would stop buying their coal'. Oh wait. No they won't. Because everybody still needs fucking power and there's nowhere to get that except the power company and they're gonna buy the fucking coal.

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R-A-T-S- 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not to mention when a business gets so big it has the ability to impose its own laws or laws from other countries.

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MAGAsJustBegun 10 points ago +10 / -0

They definitely are.

Sane way the FDA and other regulatory branches were created by the big corporations under the guise of keeping them in check.

It was a way to further monopolize the market. Make it unfeasible for the little guy, a burden to the big guy, but giving them less competition.

It's all a sham. Just like big pharma wanted tbe FDA as well.

It's all trickery to empower the big guys and shit on the little guy.

I'm not against rich people and building successful corporations. I think thats a fantastic thing.

But whatever happened to breaking up monopolies?

That and, all these companies going public screwed the average workers, as they must focus on their investors pockets.

If I was a billionaire who ran large privately owned companies, even my lowest earning workers would love to work for me. They'd all make upper middle class livings, and enjoy full benefits.

I think the government (perhaps under Trump in the future) should strike some form of a deal where corporations no longer pay certain taxes on employees, but the deal is that 55% of what they used to pay must go directly to the workers, evenly dispersed amongst all of the workers.

This puts the money in the workers pockets, and saves the company millions .

The government "loses", but in reality, when workers have more money, the economy thrives, companies expand, and people do more with their money.

We saw this as a result of the major tax cuts from Trump in 2018. An economic boom that was amazing.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

But whatever happened to breaking up monopolies?

Funny how you NEVER hear about that anymore. The monopolies have become so huge that only a few major entities control hundreds major entities and brands below them. They are so massive that they basically own our government now too. BlackRock is one example, which has amassed $10 trillion in assets.

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PraiseBeToScience -1 points ago +2 / -3

lol no fuck off an-cap. I don't want to go fishing only to find the river is full of radioactive mine tailings and for the next 300 years everybody that ate food grown anywhere near that river dies of cancer by the age of 35.

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BunnyPicnic 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah, that definitely happens.

All these regulations and permits are ways to get more money from us.

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R-A-T-S- 1 point ago +1 / -0

Radio active may be a hyperbole but dumping shit wherever they want isn't.

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business_narwhall 5 points ago +6 / -1

What you missed is that prices pre-covid (for anything other than real estate and cars) were at an all time historic low. Adjusting for inflation, my riding mower (purchased new by my father in the early 70's) would have cost $10,000 today. Cars then were of much lower quality and wouldn't last anywhere near as long. Trust me, the cars are better now.

Back then you couldn't finance purchases like you can today - you'd have to actually save up that money if you wanted to buy, unlike today where you can put almost nothing down and pay no interest for years.

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MAGAsJustBegun 3 points ago +3 / -0

Not sure why someone down voted you, you're mostly right.

Though I would argue I prefer older cars myself. Not the same sensor crap that makes it very hard to pass inspections in NYS, Cali, and other places.

Old cars are great for those mechanically inclined, and new age cars have everything running with computers.

Just cost my brother $900 to replace two sensors that wouldn't be an issue for a pre 2000s vehicle.

Those old cars run forever too. Just gotta be willing to tinker with em. Sure. They didn't have nearly the same amenities of modern vehicles. But I'd say they have a lot less to fail on them, much more basic.

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business_narwhall 2 points ago +2 / -0

I drive a diesel Isuzu Pup (engine has no electrical dependencies), and personally have no idea (nor inclination to learn) how to service a modern vehicle. It's really slow, smelly, and loud, but an extreme of reliability, simplicity, and economy.

Honestly, I'd say the high-water mark for cars was late 80's, early 90's. Fuel injection was a huge step forward for durability, economy, reliability, and power.

There's a certain amount of nostalgia for older cars that in some ways they don't deserve. Most cars of the 70's-mid 80's have simply been "forgotten" because of how absolutely horrible they were. It's like when parents nostalgically remember every cute thing their children did when they were young, but forget about the projectile vomiting and temper tantrums.

My first car was a Chevy Citation - It was an absolute irredeemable piece of garbage that turned me off to "new" cars forever. Honestly, the shittiest econobox on the market today is 100x better even if it will be a bitch to fix in 10 years.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

You could keep older cars running much longer than today (and much cheaper), because they didn't have all the computerized crap they do now. Now you have to worry about all kinds of sensors and gadgets breaking.

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business_narwhall 1 point ago +1 / -0

I drive a diesel Isuzu Pup every day and will never sell it - I am a fan of mechanical simplicity. That being said, I've lived through the time when many of the older vehicles people are praising today were new. They don't deserve the nostalgia they get.

Older vehicles lasted much less (both time and miles) than new ones do today. Especially at the lower end of the market, there were often shortcuts and engineering defects present at production that American consumers simply wouldn't tolerate today.

When I was growing up, my father drove a saab for a while. In the colder months, soot would build up on the inside of the exhaust pipe to the point where it wouldn't run right and would start stranding my mother places. He'd have to take the entire exhaust system apart and bang it on the driveway a bunch of times to get the soot out. He'd have to do this every month or so during the winter.

He had some British car too for a while, one day he noticed the wheel on one side was sticking out further than it should. I don't remember the details because I was a boy at the time, but the entire integrity of the rear suspension depended on 1 bolt which had since fatigued and broke.

He started buying Beetles after that, but those have almost no rear seating space and the motor only lasts 100k miles (if you're kind to it!).

My first car was a Chevy Citation. Adjusting for inflation, it cost about $20k in today's money. It was a hateful piece of garbage.

People today are complaining that a car will be difficult to repair after a decade of requiring no service other than regular oil changes. Nostalgia is one hell of a drug.

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Aambrick 2 points ago +2 / -0

Okay. Do you know that just to sell agriculture that the total amount for a license is around $8000 a year just where I am at. That is not anything else just getting the license.

Getting materials, land, licenses again, equipment, power, more licenses, and then hiring people, insurance, lawyers, accountant, pop density, etc essentially adds at least several million dollars today which over 30 years ago would be several hundred thousands instead. At least a fourth of those costs involves licenses, lawyers, and accountants.

Trust me it is nothing like back then. You have to have large money to even start a business that will at least last 10 years because if not then there is a extremely high chance they will go bankrupt.

That is not even taking into account that bigger businesses can run smear campaigns with having the local politicians in their pocket as well. Not all are like this, but nearly all career politicians are.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Great assessment. But as far as opportunities on the internet, those are becoming less and less. The monopolization of the internet in the past several years has been a major detriment, and I say this as someone who used to make a living online.

The internet has been monopolized by giant corporations, thanks to the aid of government and regulations, where a few major entities control 95% of internet traffic such as Google, Amazon, etc.

Its EXTREMELY hard to make a living anymore when these monopolies are stomping out any form of competition. It was so bad for me that I had to get regular employment.

Same thing is happening to brick-and-mortar. Notice how every small town in America looks the same now? The same strip mall with Dick's, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Kohls, Michael's, CVS, Walgreens, etc. You no longer see all those unique, small "mom and pop" places.

Everything is being corporatized into the hands of a few major entities. Most of America's jobs are now slave-wage retail service jobs for such corporate global brands.

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Bigblue725 8 points ago +9 / -1

It’s a pendulum of culture being shoved toward complete degenerate society, and complete weakness.

Blaming our boomer elders is easy, and they could just as easily say it’s us millennials who just covered our childrens faces with masks and filled their heads with critical race theory bullshit, teaching them to hate themselves and one another.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Blaming our boomer elders is easy, and they could just as easily say it’s us millennials who just covered our childrens faces with masks and filled their heads with critical race theory bullshit, teaching them to hate themselves and one another.

All of that was an extension of the values instilled by Boomers, who were the first generation to embrace diversity and "love is love".....all the "we are the world" stuff and introduced things like Climate Change and globalism.

It snowballed from there, to Millennials with the critical race stuff, to Gen Z who can't even decide what gender they are.

Just blaming Boomers isn't the solution though, but we need to acknowledge and understand the mistakes that Boomers made or fell for. And even some things prior to the Boomer generation.

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BoughtByBloomberg2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sure, boomers are the problem. It was the worst generation imaginable growing up detached from worldly troubles. They didn't care. They thought they could outsource everything.

Question is. Why do millennials still not make a course correction.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Fortunately, many millennials (who lean conservative) are much more based than their conservative Boomer counterparts who embraced neoconservatism and globalism for decades.

The problem is, most millennials have been fully brainwashed from both society and their upbringing that we simply don't have the numbers. Like Boomers, Millennials are also a failed generation when accounting the average.

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Lurker404 42 points ago +43 / -1

Neither does spending all your remaining money on a handful of monopolistic corporations that benefit from destroying small businesses and the middle class.

But "muh convenience" of only buying from quasi monopolists and paying two dozen middle men per transaction.

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AOCDickPics 23 points ago +23 / -0

I know millenials that spend all their money on dumb shit. Literally knew someone that drank 10 dollars of coffee a day and also spent 1/3 of their income on Uber.

That said, anyone I know that's been fiscally responsible is nearly just as fucked. People in their 30s and 40s that have been frugal all their life and still can't get ahead because inflation and everything else is so crushing.

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BlackPillBot 9 points ago +9 / -0

Yup, and the first part of your post is far from being only a millennial problem in my first hand experience, and I’m far from a fan of millennials. On average, I find the most out of touch, and insufferable people are usually from the first half of the BB gen, and the second half of the millennial gen. That’s just been my experience. Both always seem to be deeper in the matrix than anyone else. Having meaningful discussions, and conversations with them is usually an effort in futility, and they often argue in bad faith anyway.

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BunnyPicnic 15 points ago +16 / -1

I'll never get my boomer parents away from Walmart or Sam's. It's very hard for humans to go backwards in lifestyle. And it's just so much cheaper shopping at big stores. $100 in a small town grocery store, like 1,500 people small, will not get you a weeks worth of food. You can get some grocery items there, but it's simply too expensive, especially when bulk stores like Sam's offers cheap bulk options.

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TommyJarvis 15 points ago +15 / -0

The walmart syndrome isn't a question of "breaking a habit". It's what happens when a market is flooded with cheap goods from a single outlet, it chokes out everything, whether you like it or not. Before long, it becomes impossible to survive without relying on the cheap goods and the entire economy adjusts to it, as we have generally with China.

Now it's just impossible for us to just "switch back". Not enough people can afford to pay more for groceries.

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Forbidden_outcast 13 points ago +13 / -0

I remember our hometown town protesting in 1989, 1990- whatever year it was that Walmart first opened its doors there.

The people knew exactly what would happen… and my boomer parents absolutely did fight it.

But like everything else- it doesn’t matter what you do. They are going to do whatever they want to do.

By the time you think about protesting it- the city has already crossed all their t’s and dotted all their i’s on the legal work.

It’s not like it just started being that way. It’s always been that way. And we had some pretty heated protests, too.

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MrTexan 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thank you for including "and my boomer parents absolutely did fight it."

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BlackPillBot 4 points ago +4 / -0

But like everything else- it doesn’t matter what you do. They are going to do whatever they want to do.

This is one the harsh unapologetic realities that many here still refuse to accept. Just like many here still believe most of history isn’t filled with Bolshevik lies, and half truths which is sad considering we watched them lie about, and even rewrite history in real time over the last few years.

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GA_Logic 3 points ago +4 / -1

That is correct that such convenience is hard to break away from with those used to that lifestyle.

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TheSniffingMenace 9 points ago +9 / -0

A lot of both

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BallsackPaneer 4 points ago +4 / -0

Maybe Millennials can ask their Boomer parents for their inheritance now.

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AOCDickPics 12 points ago +12 / -0

Boomers aren't leaving anything to their kids, so... lol.

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Massive_Reaction 5 points ago +7 / -2

Step 1) Alienate your own children so their is no way that they would ever want to take care of you in your old age.

Step 2) Spend all your money on consumer bullshit.

Step 3) Reverse mortgage home.

Step 4) Spend the money on an assisted living facility.

Step 5) Be poisoned to death by a Haitian hospice nurse for requesting better conditions.

Step 6) Leave family with your old recliner and you collection at salt shakers!

Step 7) Receive a very small tombstone.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Hope Boomers reflect back on all their choices on their death bed and think it was all worth it.

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TheSniffingMenace 7 points ago +7 / -0

Some who planned very wisely are doing distributing some now. Using gift to avoid taxation schemes gropy joe is too steal even more

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BlackPillBot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hopefully they do it before they end up in a facility and the state takes it that way. It sucks, but the harsh reality is that some folks didn’t take very good care of themselves and will inevitably end up there unless they are at least multi millionaires who have their affairs in order. Even some that did take care of themselves can have health issues that may cause them to end up there also.

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PraiseBeToScience 0 points ago +2 / -2

They're going to inherit the bill for the $350,000 in equity that their parents spent with their reverse mortgage.

I don't think most millennials know this or how it works, but yes, that's what happens at the estate or will or whatever you call it. Bank lawyers show up and say that they pulled $200K in equity out of the house or however much, you have until the end of day to write them a check or they're selling the house.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

They're going to inherit the bill for the $350,000 in equity that their parents spent with their reverse mortgage.

Tons of Boomers are taking out reverse mortgages to live it up in their golden years. When they croak, their children are not going to have the $200,000-$350,000 to pay off the equity their parents took out, and that's how the banks will take ownership of millions of homes

Then they'll be snatched up by BlackRock or some corporation, just like they are doing with millions of homes right now, and will rent them out. The goal of the "Great Reset" and the corporations behind it, is they realized they'll have a lot more power, and can make a lot more money renting stuff out rather than selling it outright. Hence everything becoming "subscription based" recently.

Soon the dream of home ownership will be only a dream and the vast majority of Americans will "rent" their home. I'm seeing it in developments by me, where corporations are buying up hundreds of homes within the community and rent them out like an apartment complex.

And you'll own nothing, and be happy.

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BlackPillBot 2 points ago +2 / -0

CON SOOM

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SeawolfEmeralds 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bingo Man this place is great it sucks social media doesn't have this you have to come here to get reality and common sense. Give them some small UBI 200 bucks a month but don't let them fucking touch it, no. it goes straight to their debt. Maybe they'll realize the money they spent on Amazon could have been held within their community if they were smarter. Nothing like watching uncle sam hand it straight to tp amazon visa n mastercard for a few years.

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BlackPillBot 6 points ago +6 / -0

It almost always comes back to “diversity” being our strength.

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BurtMcGirt 6 points ago +6 / -0

You are correct.

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TheRealJaredHolt 31 points ago +33 / -2

Of all the millenials I know that own homes and are not eyes deep in debt, almost none have degrees, they all work in trades and they dont spend money on a million subscriptions and they dont spend money on gaming shit anywhere near what most millenials and zoomers do. Its fucking eye popping to see what my nephew spends on gaming alone. No wonder he can barely afford rent.

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Farage_massage 26 points ago +27 / -1

That and the fact that boomers could afford a primary residence, summer vacation home and 2 cars with 1.5 jobs in the household.

Nowadays, you’d be pressed to find anyone not a multimillionaire able to do so.

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AOCDickPics 24 points ago +24 / -0

When my parents built their first house the average house cost 30k and the average household income was 20k.

The average household wage is now around 80k, but the average house is 500k.

We've gone from making 66% the value of the house in a year, to about 15%. But "muh bootstraps".

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PROCIsAsshoe 5 points ago +5 / -0

I hit on this all of the time and want to offer you some additional ammo for the information magazine: St. Louis Fed is responsible for running an economic statistics portal known as 'FRED'. Median household income/median sales price of single family home and median rental cost/median sales price of single family home. Two metrics that really highlight the insane affordability crisis in our country. Home ownership is currently on a path for extinction, eventually, if the trend doesn't reverse. Both metrics are ~30% higher than their previous ATH, which occurred in 2007.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

And back then, the average household income consisted of a single income.

Now the "average household income of $80k" is from a dual-income household.

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yurimodin 8 points ago +8 / -0

38yo here.....quit Jr college, kept my head down and bought my house for $35K in 2005. Paid it off in 2020. Been at the same private sector job since 2003. I have had some help from family here & there. But I am alot better off than many of my non-gubmint job peers. No degree, no debt, and a little bit of $ in the bank (for now).

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GA_Logic 6 points ago +6 / -0

Similar situation with me as I bought my home low and planning on paying off my home in five years.

Staying out of bad debt is an important step a lot of millennials miss because making money and saving will come with increased opportunities come your way sooner or later.

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MrTexan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Holy Cow! That's nOT PoSsiBle! I thought we boomers saw to it. Dag-nabbit foiled again.

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TurdeauStinks 3 points ago +3 / -0

$35k in 2005? Where do you live? My parents paid $120k for a townhouse in 1990 and the town wasn’t very large at that point. My similar home was purchased for $365k in 2015. Now it goes for $950k. Lol.

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GA_Logic 6 points ago +6 / -0

There is truth to this that good old fashion saving actually has merit. But at some point you have to be able to generate more money than save money here and there.

In other words saving and staying away from debt gives you a great degree of freedom to become a home owner. But to retire early before traditional retirement age you need to generate money from work. Hard to do that with just saving IMO. I mean to fuel investments you need to work a lot.

Whether it is working a 2nd job, flipping houses by doing the work yourself or becoming self employed, etc.

I try to teach young millennials, and gen z that good old fashioned work can yield results. And I have a STEM degree, certs and experience from university and even I can see you need to work non conventional jobs to push ahead IMO.

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BlackPillBot 6 points ago +6 / -0

I agree with you 100%, but we also have to keep in mind that no matter how much money we generate, it will never go nearly as far as it did in prior generations, or even prior days for that matter. We are all being raw dogged with no lube by the Bolshevik bankers and “our” government who they control. Most of it is not any of our fault per se other than maybe some laziness, and apathy. I say this with sadness, but, as a whole, we definitely deserve some of what we’re experiencing.

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stormybanks 6 points ago +6 / -0

Same here. I got an IT degree and couldn't get a job in the industry. I have a friend who went to lineman school. He owns a house and a lot of land. My brother dropped out of college and went to trade school. He also has bought a house and makes more than most fresh college graduates. I wish that I had known how good of an option trade schools are back when I graduated from high school.

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BlackPillBot 4 points ago +4 / -0

I bet they are ones born on or before 1990. That has been my experience. The second half is usually super deep in the matrix just like the first half of the BBs.

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Need4Pede 10 points ago +10 / -0

... Them dig a deeper hole

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MikeObamasVeineyCock 7 points ago +7 / -0

Helps the noose work better.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is it considered bad etiquette to have the head pop off? I see it as a feature.

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nds19 145 points ago +151 / -6

The divorce-loving, immigration/invasion-supporting boomers did a great job at pissing away generational wealth and replacing their descendants in the workplace.

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yurimodin 73 points ago +77 / -4

hey now they had to get that 401K bump for selling their grandchildren's jobs to Chyna

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Wolf_22 47 points ago +47 / -0

Discussions like this always remind me of that old recorded footage of Biden sitting at some table with Obama and others talking about how a never-ending stream of migrants coming into the country will be wonderful and how amazing it will be to see white people become a minority.

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bangbus 26 points ago +26 / -0

They remind me of the time the real MAGAGOAT, Ross freaking Perot, ran for POTUS and got shit on by the deep state. That was the inflection point.

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I_Used_to_be_me 20 points ago +20 / -0

Ross Perot, the "giant sucking sound."

Love him now, but damn, they had the propaganda on him going all the way to 5 year olds watching nickelodeon (I remember them shitting on him on the kids' show "All That" all the time as a kid)

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bangbus 10 points ago +10 / -0

Yeah and according to Ross he dropped out because shady characters threatened his family if he didn’t withdraw and then when he reentered they painted him like a kook. Now I’m 99.999% sure the guy wasn’t lying.

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PraiseBeToScience 3 points ago +6 / -3

And that's how humanity joins the Great Filter.

It'll get to the point where technology is "self-sustaining" enough to keep billions of people alive, but nobody will have the IQ to innovate or the tenacity to push boundaries. It'll just be a bunch of brownish nappy-headed dark-haired dark-eyed barbarians speaking some revolting gutter language, killing each other by the millions. Without any 'new worlds' to go to to build glittering citadels of greatness in isolation like the White Man did so many times over, since everywhere is full of mongoloid and negroid races and Muslims and Mexicans and Somalians, there will never be a chance. Schooling will have "graduates" with fifth grade educations, at best.

Aliens will wander through and wonder who built all these great works and put all these satellites in orbit and this stuff on the moon, and just see a planet overflowing with barely-literate apes bordering on starvation, shitting in the street and murdering each other. They'll learn about some mythical 'yt ppl' that existed in the Before Time, in the Long Long Ago.

And then they'll sigh, and sterilize the planet.

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almond_activator 2 points ago +2 / -0

Now that's a Star Trek episode I would watch.

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Rs1250xl 1 point ago +2 / -1

Dey wuz kangz n shyte!

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M67frag 0 points ago +1 / -1

It's Cain and Abel.

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MAGA-Fett 15 points ago +16 / -1

^^ Bingo

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ADAM_SCHITT 10 points ago +10 / -0

Immigration act of 1965 was pre boomer. The oldest boomers were barely voting age.

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SlapUp4 1 point ago +5 / -4

Without the internet, you would be doing the same thing.

The had no information back then.

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magapatriot_pa 101 points ago +125 / -24

Boomers took out home loans when they were in their 20s, millennials took out college loans instead... and STILL ended up working in low wage retail jobs despite this. Not exactly a mystery

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 168 points ago +170 / -2

For a lot of them though, they were just doing what they were told their whole fucking lives was the right thing to be successful, what they had to do if they wanted to have a house, car, family.

Now, I'm not excusing the underwater basket weaving degrees and gender studies majors, anyone with two braincells to rub together should have known how retarded that was.

But I'm talking about how they were all coached their whole lives, by their parents, their schools, college recruiters, even industry recruiters, that if they wanted to do anything other than flip burgers, they needed a college degree - and then they had representatives waiting for them before they even gradutated high school, for htem to just sign on the dotted line.

It got as bad if not worse than military recruiters, imho, worse actually. But I digress.

They were told their whole lives, "You'll have to have a bachelors degree plus five years experience to work anywhere meaningful so sign here, and go take these loans". And that's what they did.

Most of them were given ZERO real or meaningful guidance on what programs to even take, other than "here are the programs available". There were no discussions to be had about average income after school, saturation of job market. It was just "you like computers? Cool we have a compsci program" or "you like history? That's cool, we have a rad history major".

Or even if you wanted to look at the more functional degrees, it was the same thing, they just had a better chance of getting a good paying job after the fact.

But the issue is, many of these kids would have taken a loan for a house if they could have, instead. But they couldn't.

Because the jobs that allowed the boomers to just go straight into the workforce no longer existed. Industry adjusted to say "you have to have a 4 year degree and 5 years experience to even apply for this job pushing a broom". Degrees became more or less worthless, the only REAL thing a degree proved, was whether you could take orders like a corporate drone and do what you were told to do and follow instructions.

That's all a degree is good for now.

So all these companies started requiring them. Thus, millennials couldn't even get a fucking job doing dick, other than maybe standing on a road crew holding a sign, or flipping burgers, unless they went and got that damned paper.

Oh, but then there's the trades. Don't get me started there. There's such a HUGE shortage of skilled tradesman right now, because society more or less just decided trades were beneath us, to the point, it wasn't even sold as a fucking OPTION to these kids.

If they mentioned wanting to be an electrician or a plumber, you know, something that made REAL money, their parents, their school councilors, these industry and college recruiters, ALL of them start clutching their pearls and were like, "Honey, no, you aren't going to do that, those jobs are where the drug addicted felons go to work, you aren't going there".

Just completely brainwashing them to believe that the trades are a post-prison pipeline or something, so they can't even fucking consider it as a damned option, never mind the fact that a pipeline welder will easily make $200k/year compared to their $35k/year bachelors degree government job.

Anyway.

I've ranted enough, most of the people who went and got those loans were doing what they were told they had to do their whole lives if they wanted to live the American dream.

I find it funny how we assign blame to the ones that took the loans, but never give any blame to the ones that pushed them into it their whole lives.

Like, in any other situation we'd be shitting on that. We got pissed when employers coerced people into getting vaccines, we didn't hold the employees responsible. I don't see how it's any different in a lot of cases, outside of the gender studies degrees and such.

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BlackJack1776 25 points ago +41 / -16

Gen X here.

Told countless millennials not to trust the Democrat life advice, for years.

Got laughed at. Called a "Boomer".

Not so funny now. Is it?

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Trumpwon306 49 points ago +49 / -0

It wasn't "democrat" life advice. It was EVERYONE life advice. I'm speaking from experience, but if all it takes for you to dismiss the looting of a generation is for a young man or woman who doesn't even have a fully developed brain to call you a 6 letter word, then I don't know what to tell you.

The ignorance of youth is a real thing. You went through it too, but you had good life advice or at the very least not fucking terrible life advice and managed to avoid the literal pitfalls and traps that awaited my generation.

And I dunk on the avocado toast thing too, but only because it's funny and not because I'm a mongoloid that really thinks that the reason Millennials aren't succeeding is because they waste too much money on food.

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I_lost_my_password 17 points ago +20 / -3

They do though. Starbucks, eating out all the time, video games, cell phones (and other high end electronics), tattoos and the like instead of sacrificing like MANY did/do to get ahead in life. I gave up many, many things when I was younger knowing it would help me improve my life in the long run. I was lucky though as growing up, I was taught the basics of money management. 95% of the younger generations are clueless.

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Colonel_Chestbridge 5 points ago +5 / -0

Jobs don’t even pay enough to give millennials much money to blow.

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Aoikaze2000 5 points ago +5 / -0

The financial education many receive in the public education is... basically non-existent.

Public education itself is a thing that we need to torch because I'm about convinced it has done more harm than good at this point.

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Nicotine 2 points ago +2 / -0

All public schools need to have financial literacy courses required for graduation. I worked at a bank near my college campus for a few years. The amount of students that came in that couldn’t even draft a check was incredible. Being a Millennial myself, it baffled me why so many in my generation were in such bad shape (other than the obvious useless degree crowd). Eventually, it occurred to me that my generation was a perfect storm of a lifetime of coddling. Not only were many financially illiterate, but they also lacked very basic skills that cost them a fortune - simple things like general auto mechanics/maintenance, plumbing, carpentry, wiring, etc. You don’t need to be a tradesman to change brake pads, replace a light fixture, or sweat copper pipe, but I know many people that pay big money because they were never equipped with these skills.

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HahahahaThree 0 points ago +3 / -3

This is the truth they want to ignore and pretend their parents were telling them to blow their money trivial toys instead of saving and investing. I can only imagine most of these posts are made by people raised by liberals and learned that personal responsibility is a scary far right ideology. Millennials had more opportunities than any other generation leading op to their lives, but unfortunately they believe they can sit back getting high playing video games and someone was going to air drop them riches.

Drive an older car until it dies, fix it yourself Never buy coffee from a store Never eat out Never waste your time playing video games Buy a piece of shit house in the shitty part of town, then rent out the rooms and sleep on the couch Do this over and over again until you and.your spouse can have a nice middle class existence Raise children and teach them this so someday they can go online and cry about how much easier you had it than them.

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NotMyPresident2021 3 points ago +3 / -0

I agree with everything you said except for the spouse. A single guy will be better off than an equivalent married with 2 kids.

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Boomers statistically eat out MUCH MORE than Millennials and have during their life. These days, more and more Millennials eat at home because its too expensive now.

Also not every Millennial wastes money on stupid shit. I have a regular "middle class" income job and don't buy any luxuries for myself and its getting harder and harder to scrape by.

Jobs don't pay much these days, especially in relation to the rapid inflation. Everyone took a 30% pay cut the past year and how many were given 30%+ raises other than Congress? I had to fight like hell and scream bloody murder just to get a 10% raise, and I'm still making less money than I was a few years ago.

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MrTexan 0 points ago +1 / -1

Until you provide a source for that “statistic” I’m going to say you pulled it out of your ass.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Whatever makes you feel better.

How come Boomers are so sensitive?

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 12 points ago +12 / -0

Also GenX. I've also been called a Boomer more times than I can count, including here. The Left always seeks to sow division and they have really made hay with the whole "Boomer" hate. No surprise that this article was written by a Trump-hating leftist millennial.

Divide and conquer: foment hatred and anger along racial lines, ethnic lines, gender lines, religious lines, political lines, economic lines, generational lines, medical lines and every other potential source of division.

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Butternut 10 points ago +10 / -0

Gen Z and I've been called a boomer by people older than me. Seen plenty of millennials willfully act out then try to demand you forgive their outburst because always some variant of "my parents raised me wrong". So if you're fully aware that YOU have a problem, that has ceased to be your parents' problem and it's on you to improve yourself.

Suggesting accountability to a brat is a good way to be called a boomer.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 7 points ago +7 / -0

Exactly. Anyone advocating personal responsibility and accountability is automatically labeled a "Boomer" by leftists.

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HahahahaThree 2 points ago +2 / -0

Holy shit, do I have an alias? Great post and spot on, divide and conquer is the only thing they have. Unfortunately between the shill .posts are a few Patriots who are drinking the sweetest of all nectars, blaming others for their self inflicted problems.

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 9 points ago +9 / -0

Same here buddy. When I was finishing up my degrees, I was doing it for professional career development. I did a lot of research on what was worth the time/money, and I also didn't have to go into debt.

I was watching some of the millennials come in to their first year of their first degree, going into straight up absurd debt for a degree that was completely and totally useless. I taught a little bit when I was doing my masters, and I tried my best to tell them, you're making a mistake.

I tried to be professional about it, and be like, "look- an education isn't a bad thing, you just need to realize what you're investing in and make sure that you aren't getting a bad deal here, which most of you are". But like you said, it was mostly just ignored.

So I shrugged and moved on with my life.

I could still tell, though, that 95% of the ones walking down that path were so sure of themselves, because everyone in their life had told them it was right. So of course, they weren't going to listen to the one random dude that told them not to do it.

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TommyJarvis 5 points ago +5 / -0

As a young man, I didn't give a fuck what anybody tried to tell me. I was so stubborn. I studied something stupid and people would always ask me "What are you gonna DO with that?" I didn't listen. I had grown up with some bullshit in my life and was an angry, argumentative young man with a chip on my shoulder.

So I too would have blown off what you said. I know now that was stupid, but things worked out fine.

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TheSniffingMenace 5 points ago +5 / -0

One key difference between you and a lot of people is your admit mistake and being hard headed and drove on. Many choose to whine

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 4 points ago +4 / -0

I guess at the end of the day I was pretty similar. I also had lived through some bullshit, by the time I went off to the military I was pretty angry in general and ready to just go live for awhile, away from it all.

In that particular instance, I was doing the opposite of what everybody was telling me "go to college, get a degree" because I didn't want to listen. I guess everybody has their own story to tell, they've all got their reasons -right, wrong, indifferent.

I think what makes the difference, is how we react to that as we mature and start to grow up. Do we still keep blaming everyone else and everything for our problems? Or do we take some sort of responsibility and move on?

I don't have college debt. I know plenty of people who do. My college was a very technical, professional degree, while those friends majored in retarded things.

I would have some pretty mixed feelings about their debt being forgiven, when I worked my ass off to be able to live the life I'm living now.

But at the same time, the system IS fucking busted. Govt handing out guaranteed loans for useless degrees making costs for the overall thing go through the damned roof, to the point if you're a kid from the ghetto like I was, with nobody there to support you and nobody there to catch you if you fall - your options are a little limited if you want to try and do something that DOES require professional degrees. You have to either get lucky with scholarships and grants, go into debt, or go into the military, and right now I wouldn't suggest anybody do that last one.

It's just one of those "no-win" scenarios, of which our stupid ass government has created many lately. That's about the only thing they've been good at, is creating situations where there ISNT a good solution.

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TommyJarvis 3 points ago +3 / -0

I did take on debt to get my stupid degree, which I eventually paid off. In retrospect I feel like a complete horse's ass for taking on debt for that. B-U-T, every wrong move put me where I am at this moment and even though I think maybe if I'd made smarter choices as a young man I could be better off today, I couldn't imagine life without my family exactly as it is.

If one variable were different, I listened to my dad and studied something useful, I turned left instead of right, I decided to leave my house 15 minutes earlier one day, I let a fart go in the elevator instead of holding it in, if one tiny detail were different, I might not have my son exactly as he is right now and that would be a tragedy. I'd have something else, maybe no family, maybe I'd be dead, maybe I'd be married to a different woman or maybe I'd be a millionaire, I dunno, but the idea that what I have could be different makes me sad, so I'm glad I fucked up as a young man.

That all presupposes FATE doesn't exist, of course.

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CAPTAIN_TENDY_PLATE2 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've never been a big believer in fate, honestly. But maybe I've just got a warped view of it, and what it means.

I always thought, if we are fated to certain existences, I've broken that predetermination and crashed the system several times in my life, somehow. I should have been a crackhead living in a ditch, or dead, and when that didn't work, I should have been at rock bottom, and when that didn't work, more than once I shouldn't have even been alive, and when that didn't work, somehow I've cut out some success for myself in life. And every time my life had taken a fork in the road, it has been my own conscious decision making that said, "Actually, no, I'm not going to accept this outcome" and I did something about it.

I do think we would all be in better shape if we knew then, what we know now, but that's a saying as old as humanity. Hindsight is 20/20.

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MasklessMarvel 3 points ago +6 / -3

I have a nephew who graduated high school

the whole family pushed him toward college while I encouraged him to join the military and gain some real skills and a paid for education

nope- college

now he is selling phones in an AT&T store

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ChickenInspector 16 points ago +20 / -4

What pipeline? Biden got rid of that too

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sixfingerdildo 10 points ago +10 / -0

same thing happened in the 80's-90's. between jobs getting off-shored and college loans getting subsidized, it was the only way to go.

but like everything else, the pendulum swings.

i tell kids, get a math degree. don't specialize, don't commit to a huge education commitment in terms of engineering or medicine or law or business. a math degree covers all bases in short time.

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ItsANoGoJoe 5 points ago +5 / -0

I got a math degree. It's useless. It can get you into teaching and accounting. And those are not fun jobs for people who like abstract math. But without a minor to accompany a math degree, it gets you nowhere.

I had enough other experience where I could have gotten some pretty entry level lab jobs but life circumstances prevented that from happening. I don't think I'd be much more ahead now if I had those jobs, though.

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sixfingerdildo 4 points ago +4 / -0

A math degree will get you into an entry professional job, bus admin, banking, project management, etc. as well, you should have learned some programming, get an internship and learn to code on the job.

anything else, you'll get a masters and go forward.

it doesn't sound like the degree is the problem here tho.

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ItsANoGoJoe 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have learned coding. I did not, however, make computer science my minor. People don't care if you've just taken some classes. They want a fancy little certificate to go with it. And most internships are a joke. I probably could have easily gotten into banking as well.

Math by itself though is not enough for much. Though, you are right that a masters in math makes a difference. That was another route I tried that did not fall in my favor.

If anyone goes the math route,though, definitely take a minor. It will make a big difference.

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irdc 4 points ago +4 / -0

In most cases it doesn't really matter what degree you have, it's just a box to check off because some HR asshole decided it was important.

My degree isn't related to my field of work, but I doubt I would have the job I do now if highschool was my highest level of education.

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FitOfficial 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yep.

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DarkDrai 3 points ago +3 / -0

100%

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D-Dub 26 points ago +27 / -1

They work low wage jobs because you boomers fags sold out industrial sector to China.

You can pass the blame all you want but boomers are failures. Lazy and entitled they are the ones that allowed communists to take over almost all sectors of our country public and private. They are the ones that allowed our country to be wold to China.

They were supposed to plant trees for future generations and have done the exact opposite.

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I_Used_to_be_me 19 points ago +19 / -0

Yes. They even managed to convince many millennials, like myself, to shit on the millennial generation and accept all the blame themselves. Took me a while to wake up. We inherited a world of shit, and while I used to rag on my own generation, I realize now there's a very good reason we are where we are, and it is not of our own making. Perhaps we didn't resolve the shit we were handed in the best way, but the fact remains we were handed a world of shit from a generation that inherited mountains of gold. I'm sick of the "I worked hard" mantra from them, because their 40 hours of hard work got them a home, a family, career with a pension, etc., by 25, while my 60 hours of work got me... sustaining paycheck to paycheck, and finally being able to pull out of that by mid 30s largely by lucking out w/ some investments (and still being pretty stuck in the rut anyway)

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America1stAndOnly 6 points ago +6 / -0

I hear ya man. I'm currently doing typically 50 hours a week in a mill. There are no breaks. NONE. Something that I've found most people can't even comprehend. On top of that, it's loud, it gets both extremely hot and extremely cold, and it is dangerous. Still, it's also the highest paying job I've ever had in my life and I'm pretty satisfied with that.

That would be the happy ending if it weren't for the entire economy being fucked, again. I'm finally making more, but now everything costs way more and I'm not really getting ahead. Saving money feels like I'm falling behind and the idea of ever getting to own my home is nothing more than a sweet dream I have at night which makes waking up so early all the harder. I'm closer to 40 than 30 at this point in my life, yet still being talked to as if I'm a teenager and being blamed for all the woes in the world, just like my generation has been getting blamed for them ever since we were teenagers. Then to top it all off, I get called fiscally irresponsible because I had the audacity to buy Doom when it went on sale for $20 and that is somehow the reason I don't have a house. No, not because the housing market is now fucked beyond all belief, but because I bought a video game for less money than a boomer spends eating out in a single night.

Meanwhile, what's the thing my boomer parents think I should do next? Well son, now that you've saved up some money with your new job, you need to get a new car, and don't forget to take out a loan to build up that precious credit. My car is an 06 with 120,000 miles on it. I've had it for going on 12 years now, I paid for it fully in cash back then, and I intend to run it into the ground before getting a new one. I can't afford to get a new car every 3 years like they do just because they get bored of it. THAT'S bad finance handling, not buying a video game when it went on sale. But they're boomers, so they can get away with making such bad decisions. I can't.

Guess I should wrap it up here for tonight. Afterall, I've been home for 4 whole hours tonight and have to go to bed so I can do another 10 hour shift tomorrow. Ah, the life of a lazy millennial.

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I_Used_to_be_me 4 points ago +4 / -0

Forgot if I responded to this, but I hear ya man. And let me also just say: owning a house was also something only in my wildest dreams, but I promise you can make it happen. I just closed on my first home this week! It's tough, but if you can manage to start saving little by little you can get there (albeit, it did take a 2nd income/my wife for us to be able to afford it. I came up with all the upfront costs/downpayment, etc., but need her to help w/ monthly payments).

Keep at it. I know it's frustrating at hell. For me, I was really only able to because I just kept throwing money each week into my stocks and crypto portfolio and it eventually got where it needed to be. Right now, believe it or not, may actually be a good time to start throwing some extra cash into both. This past week they just crashed harder than... in a long while. And there's almost definitely more hurt coming, BUT these tend to be the best times to start buying. Discounts, as they say. Just expect to see it go down for a bit too, and don't panic and sell - just keep buying and lowering your average costs, and eventually things will turn around. Might be 6 months, might be a year or 2, might be 4-5 years, but it will happen and before you know it you won't even believe you were able to accumulate all that you did.

And the car vs video game story lmao, that's great. You (obviously) did the right thing. Cars are one of the worst things you can spend money on, as long as you have one that drives and isn't a money-pit. Your video game won't kill you, and for the cost of a night out at... well, McDonalds nowadays, you bought yourself hours and hours of entertainment/relaxation. No worries! And you don't need that car loan to build up credit. I ruined mine in my early years. Was around 450, and I managed to get it up to over 700 in less than a year, no joke. Just take care of any delinquent accounts if you have any, and get a card that you use only for paying bills or something regular where you also pay it off in full in each month. Basically, use it like a debit card - buy stuff, but pay it all off at the end of the month. You'll have good credit in no time as long as you don't miss any payments. I also used creditkarma to dispute a few things and they actually got the negative marks removed. I'm at a 750 or so now - unbelievable!

The true test comes now, as Biden destroys everything. I had 4 great years w/ Trump. The ONLY good years in my entire adult life, as far as finances go. It felt like a dream.

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America1stAndOnly 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, guess I can and should clarify some things. Owning a home completely is not even my big gripe about it. Being able to live in one would be a great start. At least then money would be going towards eventually owning something instead of my current monthly rent just vanishing into the void. I really, really, am just sick of sharing walls with people, hearing their music when I just want to sleep, or even loud creaking floorboards when they're just walking around normally.

I don't have any stocks, but I do have some crypto. I also have it setup to auto buy $50 of Bitcoin every week. Not much, but I'm not going all in on it. I also try to keep well stocked on food provisions, ammo, and silver in case of complete societal collapse, which does seem to be ever more likely.

The videogame story was not one I feel bad about. I know it's fine to make purchases like that. I'm not a complete monk, at least not yet. I mainly told that tale to show the disconnect between what I so often hear as a reason for me not owning a house and the reality of such things.

My credit score is also something I'm not concerned about. I've bought pretty much everything in my life with cash up front. Loans have always been minimal. As a result, I didn't even have a credit score for the longest time. Then, last year, I suddenly had a number. 751. Since then I have got a credit card which I use when buying groceries and gas. I pay it off in full at the end of each month. Haven't paid a single cent of interest on it. When I filed my taxes last month, I got a free credit report at the end of it. I guess TurboTax does that now. They also assured that their check doesn't hurt the credit score. So I got it. I'm apparently at 726 now. Like wtf!? What happened over the past year that made my score go down by 25 points? It seems like all the credit building advice I get doesn't actually help. Maybe it's just I've said too many nasty things about biden and china. Wouldn't be surprised if credit score got transitioned to social credit score china style, lol.

Anyway, off to bed now. Got to get up for work in 7 hours again. Stayed up to the late, late time of 9:30 just to browse some patriots.win. Oh well, I don't regret it, and I'll do it again.

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Early and just woke up, but I’ll at least respond to your random credit score drop:

This also happened to my wife and I, during the exact same week. We were told that, apparently, the way credit is calculated was changed. We both dropped about the same amount too, from around 750 to like 730 or something for absolutely no reason at all. Wish I could remember exactly what it was

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MAGA1775 [S] 1 point ago +3 / -2

Narcissist behavior, they like to blame the victim. Its why most Boomers, even on here, will ignore everything they ushered in such as globalism, NAFTA, mass migration, cultural destruction, all the regulations that harm small businesses, etc. And will instead blame it all on Millennials for "being lazy" and "buying Starbucks." Which is interesting, considering Boomers are the biggest lifelong spenders when it comes to luxuries and eating out. When they were in their 30s and 40s they were eating out all the time.

And as a final "fuck you" before their croak, they will make sure to milk EVERYTHING dry including social security (that we are currently paying for and never will see) and leave Millennials saddled with $40+ trillion in debt and nothing to show for it.

As someone who works non-stop, all the time, and has barely anything to show for it its getting tiring being told "I'm just not working hard enough." The Boomers inherited so much that even the laziest Boomer could have a comfy life, but they blew it all. Now they are all doing Reverse Mortgages so they can keep partying it up before they croak, but will further fuck over their kids.

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I_Used_to_be_me 2 points ago +2 / -0

Absolutely; you hit multiple nails on the head, so to speak, in your comment/couldn't have said it better myself. Only thing I can really add, is to touch on the cultural influence you mentioned that they had, beyond just their consumerism, general approach to finances, policies they instituted, and just the general life and country they inherited:

They love to rag on the shitty culture of millennials, and I don't disagree. It's gotten particularly bad, stale, and woke, in the past decade, too, but this is another thing that all started with them. What we're seeing now, is the end-result of a "counter culture" (that they started) being mainstream. The sexual revolution, the "sex, drugs and rock 'n roll" culture (which only ended insofar as the "rock 'n roll," but it never actually died, just morphed into various things, whether it be rap culture, raves, whatever), the feminism movement that ultimately led to mother's working (or not even becoming mothers) and the requirement that families have dual incomes (and far more than just that, if speaking just on feminism, but that's a whole separate comment/post), and the general embrace of a post-modern society, ditching religion (at best, most boomers clung to their religion and traditions they grew up with, but were hardly adherents. Christian/Jewish "in name only"/secular, and this naturally rubbed off and exacerbated on future generations)... and so much more that if I were to continue this would be the longest run-on sentence in history

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

So true about the current state of the country being an end-stage of their "counter culture" movement that started when Boomers were young.

Virtually everything we see today was shaped by that....from the need for dual-income households, widespread degeneracy, rampant consumerism, all the wokeness from corporations, etc.

This was all a creation of the Boomer generation. Even the Millennials (which I agree, on average, have shitty values and aren't necessary a good generation) that they love to rag on, are a direct creation of their parenting styles and rampant divorce rates.

I don't expect Boomers to fix it or even attempt to want to fix it, they won't even acknowledge the failures of their "Idealism, free love" and counter-culture." But the mistakes and failures need to be pointed out.

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RyanT282 10 points ago +10 / -0

I live surrounded by The Villages, the largest retirement mega-community in the nation. Made up exclusively of over 140,000 Boomers from the North and growing daily. They are are the most entitled, selfish, most miserable people you could ever meet. They drive huge RVs with bumper stickers on them saying "spending our children's inheritance." They are on the Nextdoor app continuously whining like spoiled babies over things like somebody else getting a parking spot at Walmart before they could, or enraged that a landscaper showed up 10 minutes late due to the awful traffic caused by The Villages.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Florida? I lived around a similar area with tons of retirement communities with lots of Boomers from the north at one point. I can confirm what you described is 100% accurate. These people truly are some of the most entitled and selfish people you will ever see.

Non-stop complaining, demands for regulations on everything, rampant consumerism, all about "ME ME ME." A generation of narcissists and sociopaths.

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RyanT282 2 points ago +2 / -0

Exactly! Yes, Florida. I'm a Florida native, so we've been swamped with these awful people. Ask anybody, ANYBODY, around here who isn't a Villager, and the #1 word used to describe them is "entitled."

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AmericaFirstMAGA88 25 points ago +25 / -0

Yup. Boomers could afford a home loan AND college tuition on a remedial part time job. The expenses and cost of living then vs now isn't comparable. Homes/tuition/cost of living were much lower back then

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AOCDickPics 22 points ago +22 / -0

60 years ago someone would work during their summer to afford college, lmao.

You could afford maybe a semester of community college now.

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AmericaFirstMAGA88 13 points ago +13 / -0

Yeah my Dad often tells me how he paid $120 a semester for the same business degree I got from the same school. That included books, housing, food, everything. He worked odd part time jobs during school and bought the house I grew up in for less than 40k. Recently appraised that same house at over 350k (9.5x increase in 35 years). It's completely fucked up

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Yeah my Dad often tells me how he paid $120 a semester for the same business degree I got from the same school. That included books, housing, food, everything. He worked odd part time jobs during school and bought the house I grew up in for less than 40k. Recently appraised that same house at over 350k (9.5x increase in 35 years). It's completely fucked up

But muh bootstraps.

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I_Used_to_be_me 4 points ago +4 / -0

I worked ~60 hours a week (the entire 4 years) to put myself through public university, and also had to retain straight A's to get enough financial aid where those 60 hours could cover enough. Would not do again lol

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Aoikaze2000 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's been the big thing I've been working through trying to figure out how to do a career pivot (now that I'm a bit older) aside from running into the problem of "you're not as young as you used to be, so you can't pull the insane sleep schedule you did the first time around". Federal assistance works for the first degree... but you've got to figure out how to finance the second one yourself... and if you're already debt free... does it make sense to go back into debt again for what's basically an expensive gamble?

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freespecter 20 points ago +21 / -1

They kinda fucked the whole world. They were handed the wealthiest and most free society that ever existed and pissed on the torch or freedom instead of passing it on :/

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Brendancs0 9 points ago +9 / -0

nah i’m mad as hell and i’m not gonna take it anymore

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Need4Pede 6 points ago +6 / -0

Only one of these ended up being an asset.

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TheScream 5 points ago +5 / -0

Obama.

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MythArcana 68 points ago +69 / -1

Gen X checking in. We had METAL and hot chicks. Top that.

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SwedishChainsaw2 30 points ago +30 / -0

Had better cars, too. Had a 1968 GTO at 20 years old in '94.

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MythArcana 28 points ago +28 / -0

I remember actually going outside and doing stuff to see friends back then. Cars were a huge part of that process. Some had some really big ones that allowed us to camp under the stars, too!

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cjcivicx 25 points ago +27 / -2

I've said it before and I'll say it again, goth/punk/metal chick's in the 80s fucked like rabid wolverines on angel dust, the same chick's today are 600lbs and cry about guys not wanting to fuck them.

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stratocaster_patriot 3 points ago +6 / -3

The 80's was when birth control and abortion both got pushed hard too. That was the decades that really defined those things and then the white kids wised up and stopped doing that as much. Now it's ages 25 - 44 who get the majority benefit from free legal abortions.

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cjcivicx 9 points ago +10 / -1

Birth control was a must in the 80s. Spent thousands on rubbers back then. Abortions were still very much looked down upon (at least where I'm from) in the 80s up til the mid 90s.

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covok48 2 points ago +3 / -1

Gen Z telling Gen X how it was. LoL

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MobileDev4Trump 7 points ago +7 / -0

Gen who?

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MythArcana 8 points ago +8 / -0

The Master Class. XD

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Jibideen -3 points ago +16 / -19

Grunge sucked outside of one Nirvana album

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GravityBounce1976 11 points ago +11 / -0

I beg to differ.

  • Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (such an underrated album)
  • Nirvava - In Utero
  • Alice In Chains - Facelift, Dirt, Alice in Chains
  • Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
  • Pearl Jam - Ten, Vs., Vitalogy, No Code
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Core, Purple
  • The Smashing Pumpkins - Like, everything they ever did.
  • Blind Melon

As far as metal (around the same time as Grunge hit it's stride), gotta love

  • Megadeth's "Countdown to Extinction" and "Youthanasia"
  • Slayer's "Seasons in the Abyss"
  • Pantera's "Cowboys from Hell" and "Vulgar Display of Power"
  • Skid Row's "Slave to the Grind" (another highly underrated album)
  • Helmet - I forget the album I liked
  • Ministry - Psalm69
  • Green Jelly (formerly Green Jello)
  • White Zombie - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Volume One, Astro-Creep: 2000
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BadManOrange 3 points ago +4 / -1

There was a decent amount of good grunge, but it got played out fast. Post-grunge rock in the 90s was more broad and interesting. Lots of different genres mixing together. I'll sadly admit to liking nu-metal a lot in those days, stuff aged terribly.

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stratocaster_patriot 0 points ago +3 / -3

I hated it too. I dove into Classic Rock and Reggae while my friends all consumed that trash. Got them all hooked on Zeppelin at least.

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MasklessMarvel -3 points ago +6 / -9

are you kidding?

Pearl Jam is much better

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AtheistTrumper 6 points ago +8 / -2

Nope, Sound Garden

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I_Used_to_be_me 8 points ago +10 / -2

Them and Alice in Chains were by far the best. Layne Staley's voice, my god (and Chris Cornell)

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Wild___Bill 6 points ago +7 / -1

Alice in Chains is the best

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fat50 2 points ago +3 / -1

Don't forget Tool.

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nomoreprinkles 67 points ago +68 / -1

"Its because they're so lazy!" - boomers from their reverse mortgaged houseboat

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stratocaster_patriot 12 points ago +15 / -3

To be fair, that generation woke up every morning and went to work and had no indication that life would ever amount to anything more than endless days of that. Millennials have always believed their wildest fantasies should and will come true and it's the only thing they've worked toward. The average lazy boomer has a reverse mortgaged houseboat. The average boomer came out of retirement due to the last financial crises and they didn't bitch and try to get everyone to solve their issue for them. They went to work.

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potbelliedgoblino 5 points ago +6 / -1

And that’s why there are tons of manufacturing and blue collar work available that the younger generations refuse to do.

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ImportantPerson 4 points ago +5 / -1

Well, I mean... he ain't wrong.

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BringTheCat789 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's because they took out loans for something with no value (degrees)

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heeeeeemeyer 1 point ago +1 / -0

"They're lazy" is objectively true no matter who says it. Sandy Cortez could say it, and I'd high five her.

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DeploraBen 63 points ago +63 / -0

Congrats on being born into a time when the US had the only industrial infrastructure in the world left intact, I guess.

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bangbus 29 points ago +29 / -0

Leftists do not comprehend the importance of the global industrial monopoly the US had. Those dipshits think that unions and 90% tax rates led to prosperity and don’t understand that our economy was resilient in the face of those asinine policies strictly due to the industrial monopoly.

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AsaNisiMAGA 5 points ago +5 / -0

And it's easy to have an industrial monopoly when nearly every other major manufacturing center was BTFO by WWII. People forget that part too.

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bangbus 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes, yes they do. The Army Air Force and the Royal Air Force gave America our industrial hegemony. And we didn’t keep up the capital base and got passed.

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AsaNisiMAGA 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes. The myth that was all just American can-do gung ho spirit ignores the death and destruction and misery that was the real foundation of that hegemony. And it makes it even more disgusting that it was sold out so cheaply.

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zippy2 54 points ago +58 / -4

Stats guy here

This is the wrong way to measure this.

You want income per capita per age group.

otherwise you're just comparing larger groups and penalizing smaller groups, or in the case of the silent generation, almost non existing groups.

Boomers were also poor at 25, etc.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 22 points ago +24 / -2

Exactly. The article was written by a leftist millennial living in NYC, so no surprise there.

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JuanEpstein 2 points ago +6 / -4

You would think the millennials would have more wealth considering they all live in their parents basements. But then again they make piss poor decisions with their money.

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Shamb3 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah it's also just how exponential investment gains work.

My investments will be worth 4-5x as much when I am ready to retire and will put me on the same part of the graph as the boomers are in now.

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zippy2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Great point.

One specific problem I noticed they teach in college textbooks, microeconomics, they literally teach students that for every gain there's a loss, so you can't have mutual benefits in economics according to these textbooks. It's asinine

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Coprolite 40 points ago +40 / -0

I mean it wasn't helpful to us millennials to have a extremely poor jobs market as we graduated high school and then 8 years of stagflation. At least boomers had factory jobs that weren't under constant attack an the cost of living to wage ratio was much better, going off the gold standard was really bad for working people.

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Krat 5 points ago +5 / -0

They are the ones who wanted Obama so you get what you asked for

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Coprolite 5 points ago +5 / -0

In my case I was a few days too young to vote, however I'm not sure McCain/Palin would have been better. Romney was an still is a turd.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

The majority of Boomers also voted for Obama.

Same with Biden.

Same with Clinton (who was responsible for NAFTA).

You can rag on and blame Millennials all you want, but they are an extension of Boomers, which supported the same things. Remember, it was Boomers who started the "counter-culture" movement which shaped our post-modern society today.

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try4gain 2 points ago +6 / -4

extremely poor jobs market

people were still making money during bad times. but you had to go find it, work for it. wasnt going to jump in your lap.

in the middle of the Obama economy my gf went out one day to go find a 2nd job. she came back in under 1 hr because the first place she stopped was hiring because someone didnt show up for their shift.

the work and money is always out there.

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wethepepe 2 points ago +2 / -0

Interesting fact: Some countries tax you through the nose if you have a second job.

Presumably it’s some bureaucratic attempt to improve employment numbers by punishing those who are willing to work hard to get ahead

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covok48 0 points ago +1 / -1

Cope.

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MAGA1775 [S] 46 points ago +54 / -8

That and the globalism they ushered in which offshored America's lucrative manufacturing jobs overseas along with the mass migration.

But they'll say its just because Millennials are lazy and didn't work as hard as them.

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n4freedom 20 points ago +20 / -0

I don't really care so much about boomers or anyone for that matter having wealth, the problem is 40 years of voting for unconstitutional promises of free stuff that gave us a completely wrecked medical, educational and economic systems and an unreasonable cost of living.

But the real death to America started in 1913, every generation since has just added to it.

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FuckRedditMAGAMAGA 8 points ago +8 / -0

The New Deal was one of the worst programs passed in the history of civilization

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 2 points ago +6 / -4

Hey, dude, you're messing with the Boomer hate vibe here by stating facts.

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stormybanks 10 points ago +10 / -0

This. Manufacturing is one of the keys to national wealth. That's how America prospered after WWII. That's how the Asian tigers went from dirt poor agrarian countries to global economic powerhouses. It's how China has become as big as it is.

Turns out, creating things of value is what creates value.

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MAGA1775 [S] 2 points ago +4 / -2

Yep, its commodities that create value. Its why the west is now in decline....because it doesn't produce anything anymore.

Look at America.....what does it even make anymore? Our entire economy is service and consumer based and our financial system is composed of a fiat currency backed by absolutely nothing.

When America was booming, the middle class was thriving, the nuclear family was at its strongest, and the average working man could own a home and support an entire family was back when America was a manufacturing economy and its currency was backed by gold.

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stratocaster_patriot -1 points ago +4 / -5

I can usher you into a movie theater but you still bought the ticket and still chose the movie and the seat. Millennials were the largest generation in history and could have refused to buy Chinese and had an impact but instead you thought only of today and of yourself. Stop blaming everyone else and tell me which globalist cell phone you use and how often you upgrade.

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wethepepe 5 points ago +5 / -0

They did what they were taught.

Consume products. Sell out to China.

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irdc 1 point ago +1 / -0

which globalist cell phone you use and how often you upgrade.

You first.

It's incredibly difficult to buy American-made products. I've tried. Companies may say they're based in America, but get all their shit shipped from Indonesia. We don't have the infrastructure anymore to manufacture all of our goods end-to-end.

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Abovethefray -1 points ago +1 / -2

Its because they are lazy and entitled... and rhey don't work hard.

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Tombstone2W 16 points ago +17 / -1

They just did what they were told, cosume products and get excited for the next product. They were just lucky to be on the front end of the fiat monetary system, we're the unlucky ones on the back end.

You want to know who actually stole it? Anyone tied to the Federal Reserve.

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ottomanboyscout 27 points ago +29 / -2

It's called inflation and it was caused by a bunch of whiney liberal boomers and Gen Xers voting for minimum wage increases and socialist programs. You caused this. You voted for Citizens United. We just inherited the mess you allowed to happen. Don't just blame us and think you can walk away.

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heeeeeemeyer -5 points ago +3 / -8

This is America. Go out and make more money.

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ottomanboyscout 12 points ago +12 / -0

I love how your generation screwed up everything with your hippy bs and neocon warmongering and now that productivity is at record highs and inflation is even higher (meaning we're working harder for less money) you're like "oh you people aren't working hard enough! Back in my day we stood around talking about banging girls, smoking and drinking right at work, barely did any actual work and made enough money to feed a family of four!"

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heeeeeemeyer 3 points ago +3 / -0

My generation? I'm 36.

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ottomanboyscout 5 points ago +7 / -2

Then you're a dumbass

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heeeeeemeyer 1 point ago +4 / -3

Don't blame others for your failures

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ottomanboyscout 6 points ago +7 / -1

So Biden's Economy is great? Was Obama doing a great job with the economy? The recession under Bush (do you remember the gas prices back then) was fine? I was doing great with a Trump economy. So no I'm holding people toes to the fire for their own bullshit. I won't let some jackass push economic collapse due to epic mismanagment as a fucking millennial problem caused by laziness.

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zippy2 0 points ago +1 / -1

You are in control of YOUR economy. Face it, whatever talking head is occupying the white house has no bearing on your personal success. Do you imagine the more wealthy people are letting Biden interfere with their success?

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +3 / -3

Its amazing how these people like to pretend everything is just peachy and the sole issue in America is "people just aren't working hard enough."

With this kind of ignorance, its easy to see how Boomers created and shaped the situation we are in today.

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PraiseBeToScience -3 points ago +1 / -4

Cool let me go put money in the stock market aaaaaaaand it's gone.

You retards could've put $10 into any fucking tech stock you wanted and retired ten years later.

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CommunismIsForFags 21 points ago +24 / -3

It's never their fault. Least responsible generation in history

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ObamasLooseButthole 9 points ago +12 / -3

I always love this line because it describes boomers, gen x and millennials all so perfectly. Everyone in these discussions hate taking responsibility and just pass off blame to the other side.

Boomers are responsible for immigration, abortion etc. Gen X are responsible for the absolute cringe that was the 80's, Gen X and Millennials are both responsible for all this fag and tranny shit we're dealing with now.

We all fucked up, now lets try to fix it together.

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flashersenpai 11 points ago +12 / -1

You compared mass immigration and abortion to cringe. Sober up.

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ObamasLooseButthole 0 points ago +6 / -6

The 80s thing was obviously a joke. The rest is not. Gen X and millennials are responsible for still expanding mass immigration and abortion, along with fags and trannies.

Sober up and stop blaming other generations for what our generations continue to do.

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cherryred 1 point ago +1 / -0

Gen X and millennials are responsible for still expanding mass immigration

I'd say the responsibility falls on the ancient and decrepit in congress. What generation are they? Surely they're older than the boomers and the silent gen. B.C. motherfuckers.

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CommunismIsForFags 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah because we are talking about the products, not the ingredients.

Millenials are inductively young. They've been handed this by boomers. The nihilism of the millenials are because of the dooming boomers have created. Why wouldn't they act like faggots and trannies if they think there is no future.

Millenials will be responsible for the next shit generation that are raised by faggots and trannies. Boomers will forever be known as the worst generation in the history of the United States, who were handed the keys to greatest kingdom ever created, and used it to sell out the future of ever generation to come.

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BillionsAndBillions 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm Gen X, but it's not my generation's fault. It's all my fault, personally. You can blame me.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Actually, much of the "wokeness" we see is an end-stage of the "counter-culture" movement that started with Boomers.

Remember the hippy movement, sexual revolution, sex drugs and rock and roll, feminism, idealism, "we are the world," etc.

Boomers shaped our current post-modern world. While Millennials are also a shitty generation (an extension of Boomers), they are still too young to shape the country....the oldest Millennials are barely 40.

Boomers still make up the majority of political, institutional, and corporate leadership today. Those are things that shape our society.

Millennials will take over leadership within the next 10 years, but I don't expect it to be much better.

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heeeeeemeyer 1 point ago +1 / -0

You get status for being a victim. You get high status for being a loud victim.

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45ForEver2024 5 points ago +5 / -0

They never left... because they are retired.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 4 points ago +6 / -2

President Trump is a Boomer. You may have noticed his photo at the top of the page.

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flashersenpai 10 points ago +11 / -1

Yeah, and he's addicted to dinosaur media like all the boomers I know too. It's pathetic.

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Froynlavenfroynlaven 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think we're all smart enough to know not every individual is responsible for the crimes of a generation.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 1 point ago +1 / -0

Hopefully everyone is also smart enough to know that the decline of our society and republic didn't begin with Boomers and it isn't going to end with them either.

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stratocaster_patriot 2 points ago +3 / -1

Why are they defenders? Why can't they just be people like me (non-Boomers) who think it's retarded to blame your parents for all your problems just like when your were 16?

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67Vert -6 points ago +6 / -12

REEEEEE!!!! I fail cause Boomers. Lol. Failing faggot!

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MobileDev4Trump 22 points ago +22 / -0

My parents think I am rich because I have a high paying job but I own so much less then they did at my age. Saving and not having debts is a good way to own nothing and be happy. Can't invest because everything is crashing or bubble.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader -7 points ago +4 / -11

Your parents weren't able to carry around a supercomputer phone in their pocket either. An IBM 286 retailed for almost $4,000. A lot of things people take for granted now were either ridiculously expensive or completely unobtainable for previous generations.

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flashersenpai 9 points ago +9 / -0

Supercomputer phones stopped being innovative once browsers worked on them. 95% of the tech in phones is empty sugar and it shows in the behavior of people who consume it.

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El-Duderino 3 points ago +3 / -0

What does this have to do with the discussion?

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 2 points ago +2 / -0

It has to do with the statement that "...I own so much less than they did at my age."

It has to do with perspective.

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America1stAndOnly 3 points ago +3 / -0

Cool. I'll trade you my phone for a house. That's fair, right?

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 1 point ago +1 / -0

Why would you assume that everyone in prior generations owned a house? It's not true. I know several "Boomers" who have never owned a home.

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MobileDev4Trump 2 points ago +2 / -0

Materialistic bugman thinking. I rather have a healthy life with family and community.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 1 point ago +1 / -0

Says the guy who wrote: "My parents think I'm rich because I have a high paying job but I own so much less than they did at my age".

I agree with you regarding healthy life and family, and about saving and being debt free, but my response was in reference to your own words about your parents owning more than you. People today own shit that we couldn't even dream of years ago.

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MobileDev4Trump 1 point ago +1 / -0

You think they don't own phones too? Wealth is relative to those around you and that income gap has widened significantly.

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’m sure they own smartphones now, and they hopefully have some wealth now having spent a lifetime building it. They didn’t have all that when they were your age.

This entire thread is full of people who are bitter, angry, and envious of their parents and older generations. I give up on you. Enjoy communism.

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MobileDev4Trump 1 point ago +1 / -0

Okay enjoy the bugs. Guess I should be happy my 401k is losing money.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

I'd gladly trade smartphones (which are a cancer today) for the life that my parents had.

Smartphones have become just an extension for more vapid, empty, consumerist bullshit.

"Everything is shit today, and once prosperous economy and society that Boomer's inherited has been plundered away....but at least you got smartphones!"

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, none of us can make such a trade and there’s no going back in time.

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ckover9000 20 points ago +20 / -0

Well, Shkreli is a millennial. Personal opinions aside, as soon as he started beating them at their own game they threw him in prison.

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AceFight 9 points ago +9 / -0

Yeah, Martin Shkreli was definitely a wild-card, but he showed it was a rigged system against millennials all along. Start getting rich and famous and mouthing off against the establishment? You're gone overnight, financially and by other means.

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conservativeyuppie 23 points ago +23 / -0

Who raised them?

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TD_Covfefe_Crusader 4 points ago +5 / -1

I have friends who are millennials who are doing great, arguably as good or better than I did as a GenXer. I also know plenty of Boomers who are lazy, unproductive fucks collecting welfare.

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Philhelm 1 point ago +1 / -0

Mickey Mouse?

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MasklessMarvel -3 points ago +1 / -4

academia

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FreeOrDieNH 5 points ago +5 / -0

They feel gipped, is why. Communism will be worse, but they don't study history anymore

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FreddyThePatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because they're immoral thieves that deserve everything coming to them

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123breadman 16 points ago +17 / -1

Am millennial, make 6 figures. Rent is 2000. Have Bachelors degree and more.

Still can't own home.

I would like to see everyone here claiming how easy it is, to get rid of all their wealth (including house) and just trying to live. Let me know how long it takes you to get your house.

I dont intend to live in poverty in the boonies.

It's like if boomers had to remove all their experience from their resume and they tried to apply in today's market with their ineptitude of lack computers skills. They wouldn't get a job. Ever.

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BoberFett 1 point ago +1 / -0

100k gross less taxes less retirement/savings less rent, how do you not have $20k/yr to put towards a down payment? Which blue shithole city are you trying to buy a house in?

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123breadman 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have $200K, on down payment, but that's because I don't have a car right now and rent control. Want to leave but want decent house not in the boonies. Don't want to buy now. Would be extremely risky right now.

Basically almost there on my way to buy house in cash.

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dionysus2 1 point ago +1 / -0

“Still can’t own home” and then humble brags about almost being able to buy a house in cash. STFU.

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123breadman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sorry man, I just don't want to take on any debt. Too scared based on what happened in 2008 when I was a little kid and entire family got fucked over, and we didn't even own a house.

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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Even the dumbest Boomer could make an easy living back between 1950 and 1990s. But many are incapable of understanding how difficult it is today to own a home, support a family, and make a living.

There's numerous factors that changed and caused this. Things like NAFTA, globalism, mass migration, crony capitalism, the corporatized monopolization of industries (i.e. notice how every town now looks the same with the same global chain brand stores)....there's far less opportunity. Even the internet has been corporatized with a few large entities controlling 95% of the traffic.

And now we have 30%+ inflation per year.

But just work harder and pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

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FitOfficial 16 points ago +19 / -3

Something something bootstraps.

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123breadman 5 points ago +10 / -5

Once old people die off. Promotions will be everywhere. They refuse to quit their high paying jobs.

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Newuser99 2 points ago +4 / -2

Let's hope the vax gets things rolling

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ObamasLooseButthole 0 points ago +4 / -4

They refuse to quit their high paying jobs.

lmao the fucking entitlement

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123breadman 4 points ago +6 / -2

What's the entitlement?

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ObamasLooseButthole 3 points ago +6 / -3

You're joking, right?

Saying that someone who has a high paying job should quit that job just so you can have that high paying job now. That's leftist levels of entitlement.

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123breadman 6 points ago +6 / -0

Isn't that what boomers do now with their social security, and they still have a high paying job?

Honest question

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ObamasLooseButthole 3 points ago +3 / -0

Where did I say boomers weren't entitled? I just said that saying someone should quit a high paying job so you can have that job is stupidly entitled. Which it is.

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Spivak -1 points ago +2 / -3

I can't fucking wait for the olds to die off.

When the olds die off then a younger generation will kick your ass too and you will spend your time whining about how they had advantages that you never had.

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RyanT282 3 points ago +3 / -0

I was born in 1980, right on the cusp of Gen X and Millennials. I've heard some sociologists call us "Xennials." I kind of like that term.

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America1stAndOnly 3 points ago +3 / -0

I look forward to them dying... ...they will no longer be voting

Well, if our last election taught us anything, it's that that's not true. In fact, they'll all be voting Democrat once they're dead.

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El-Duderino 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is the right approach. You acknowledge the damage boomers did while also acknowledging that millennials have huge flaws.

I have a problem when people blame absolutely everything on the boomers and refuse to acknowledge the serious issues with younger generations, who in many ways are even more narcissistic than boomers, don't take responsibility, are horrible employees at most workplaces, and really don't do themselves any favors. Yes they've been dealt a bad hand, but they have also massively contributed to their own lack of success.

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LastconservativeNY2 12 points ago +13 / -1

Gen X didn't do well either but apparently we're still the forgotten gen

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Philhelm 6 points ago +6 / -0

Gen X always gets forgotten. I was born in 1980 and some definitions place me as a Millennial but that seems off to me.

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RyanT282 4 points ago +4 / -0

I was also born in 1980, and they're starting to call us "Xennials." We're sort of in the middle.

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America1stAndOnly 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's because they kept changing the definition of what a Millennial is to encompass a larger and larger group for them to scapegoat. When I was a kid, I remember being a part of Gen X. Somewhere along the line though, I started to be considered a millennial. Then, it happened to my older brother and now he's finally a millennial too. Looks like the title has caught up to you guys now. Welcome to the club, at this point I think it encompasses all those born between 1980 and 2006.

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TheScream 12 points ago +13 / -1

I noticed the boomer pedes and red hats fought hard for Trump because of concern for the millennials.

They have theirs. The turnout wasn't for themselves.

Lots of gray haired red hats at those rallies. They were there because they love their country and want the same for the next generation.

Xer here.

I blame Obama and his creepy marxist minions.

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bigjoe1313 12 points ago +13 / -1

When the boomers hit their 20's, it was late 60's to 70's. Nixon just closed the gold window when we backed out of Bretton Woods. Boomers were already ahead of the curve obtaining asset wealth.

Millennials? 100% pure floating fiat currency.

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Gregorina 11 points ago +11 / -0

Millennial here. My parents didn’t divorce and weren’t criminals. My dad was an aerospace engineer and I am too. I have a small house with a big yard. Have a wife who stays home with our 3 kids. Thanks mom and dad for not getting divorced!

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tiamat 11 points ago +11 / -0

Doesn't help that we're in a wealth transfer stranglehold with globalism

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tonkabodhi 2 points ago +2 / -0

Totally.

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resoluteAction 9 points ago +9 / -0

There are really 3 causes to this.

  1. Debt Slavery ( college scam/inflated real estate)
  2. globalism/immigration crushing wages
  3. Longer life expectancy. This is the one element a lot of people are missing. The boomer generation inherited assets at a much higher and earlier rate in their lives.
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MAGA1775 [S] 0 points ago +2 / -2

Nailed it.

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throwawayStudent 9 points ago +9 / -0

Globalization was the biggest problem. Once people got super rich, they cared about themselves over their fellow man. They imported the third world in seeking profits over their posterity. "What does it matter; let's party and live it up ! Let's abort our children and have sex !!!"

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MAGA1775 [S] 8 points ago +10 / -2

Correct. During the Boomer's working years, the US had a strong manufacturing economy with tons of lucrative and secure jobs. The average home price was only 2 times the average salary (now its over 9 times the average salary).

Then toward the early 2000's we started seeing a strong push toward globalization......we offshored our entire manufacturing economy to China, Mexico and other countries and also had unfettered mass migration.

The US now has a near 100% service economy. This killed off most of the good/secure jobs, killed off small businesses, etc.

We also racked up $30 trillion rapidly on the country's credit card so they could live it up.

Globalization is the primary reason why Millennials are struggling and are so far behind previous generations....its not as simple as "Millennials are lazy."

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cook_does 8 points ago +8 / -0

Assuming you graduate school and get a job that pays $120,000/annually ...

Your education costs 2 years of wages

Your 480,000k home costs 4 years of wages and costs 40k/year eating 1/3 of your annual wages

Annual groceries ring in at 40k which eats 1/3 of your annual wages

Your new vehicle costs 60k which eats up 12k a year, and you need 2 because your princess wife can't be showing up to mom's yoga in the old Toyota camry.

Everything has gone up, namely real estate. Its not magical or unexpected. Boomers own more single resident houses, and the value on those have quintupled since they purchased them. Mellenials were still trying to figure out the easiest bachelors program while their boomer parents where buying up beach real estate in 2006 for 75k.

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NoCountryForPepe -1 points ago +1 / -2

yeah good point the government should do absolutely nothing to help real people after it did everything in its power to help the 1%

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honkskillet 7 points ago +7 / -0

Run a large national debt is basically borrowing from future generations. If I was a millennial I'd be pissed at Boomer too.

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Swarlos8888 7 points ago +7 / -0

No training programs to get into cushy pension jobs and an economy based on the service sector will do that.

Boomers were left the strongest economy in history so obviously selling that to China and friends was the right move.

Motherfuckers had stated income to apply for a mortgage or loan as well. As well before the internet you could just find someone selling land and buy it on the spot.

Boomers seriously are fucked up people. No idea how easy they had it and how fuckin terrible theyve made it.

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HeavenlyTrumpets 1 point ago +1 / -0

preach

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MAGA1775 [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

All about pulling up the ladder behind you, then insulting those under the ladder as "lazy" and complaining about how they are not as hard working and successful as you.

Narcissist behavior. Most of that generation was programmed to be narcissists.

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mobgrazer 7 points ago +7 / -0

don't worry millennials. After stocks drop by another 80%, bonds go to zero, and rising interest rates crater house prices the boomers and Gen X will be just as poor as you and if you have real skills you will find houses much more affordable.

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Dirtyman 7 points ago +7 / -0

Millennials dont how to save money and boomers think they need a dozen rental properties so they can maintain 100k a year income into their 80s.

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Hypernatremius 7 points ago +7 / -0

As a millennial what truly pisses me off is that after the boomers ruined America, they now expect me to pay for their healthcare for the next 30 years. Can we defund Medicare so they know what it's like to have the rug pulled on them for once?

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HighVoltage 2 points ago +2 / -0

No shit. They have wealth because they got the fucking government to pay for all their shit.

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MAGA1775 [S] 1 point ago +3 / -2

And for the favor, they'll call you "lazy" and "entitled" while they milk the country completely dry until they croak.

And us Millennials will be left with $40+ trillion in national debt (mostly from all the programs Boomers are on) and nearly a lifetime of social security that we paid for that we'll never see a dime of with virtually no hope of any retirement for the average working man.

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Abovethefray 0 points ago +1 / -1

No, the darn boomers were sneaky and paid for Medicare while they worked... some paid into it for 35 years and now they have the audacity to actually use the program they were forced to fund? Damn you boomers...

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Hypernatremius 1 point ago +1 / -0

You know if there's one thing I learned from the covid years and 2008 and the skyrocketing home prices today, nobody's too great to have the rug pulled out from under them, definitely not the millennials so why should the boomers feel so special

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Hillarys_Ballsack 7 points ago +7 / -0

This can be a huge win for MAGA if we solve this problem. When people have something to conserve (a family, a house etc), they become conservative. It's the single biggest "conversion" issue within the political spectrum. These blue-haired lunatics have nothing to lose. We need to give them a reason to want to conserve.

Property prices keep going up as the market does its thing, and nobody has figured out for 150 years how you tether down skyrocketing prices when a property's value is coupled to its age. Without the bank of mum and dad, how is anyone supposed to raise a deposit of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a 30 year mortgage, all the time knowing they've continued the problem for the next buyer of that property?

In the 80s, the UK attempted to deal with this and had some success through the "Right to Buy" scheme. Council tenants of housing association projects were allowed to use their rental contributions as deposit equity on a purchase. It was HUGELY popular and got a tonne of people on the housing ladder. Sadly, it required government intervention (yuck), but it got people off socialist dependence and into private property ownership. We need to find something similar that works within the markets. The UK is obviously different because of its smaller size and heavy density, but the problem is the same: property becomes more valuable as it ages, and after 100 years, it's at prices which no-one can possibly afford when they've only had 5-10 years to build capital.

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MAGA1775 [S] 8 points ago +10 / -2

When people have something to conserve (a family, a house etc), they become conservative.

This is EXACTLY why they don't want young people to own homes anymore. Its why BlackRock and other corporations are buying up millions of single-family homes and renting them out.

They want people to be dependent and never own anything.....nothing to conserve.

Same with the destruction of the nuclear family and everything else. If you take away everything that people can "conserve" it will in turn make people into useful idiot wage slave NPCs....which is what we are seeing.

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NotAHandshake 2 points ago +2 / -0

Look fat, just take your Soma™ like a good Gamma. We did away with things like owning property and possessions so you could be happy.

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julianleroux 6 points ago +6 / -0

All the more reason to invest in a parallel economy. The current economic-financial system is corrupt, inefficient, unhealthy and most importantly, FAKE.

What you're witnessing is the end-game of a eight-decade involuntary pyramid scheme. The best move is not to play.

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Slice 6 points ago +10 / -4

This is a stupid chart. It only goes back to 1990. And of course boomers have most the wealth.. It was a baby boom so there were alot of them and alot of those who weren't their parents died in the war.

Stupid graph is stupid and person writing the article is stupid. If you wanted to show something factual start the graph in 1946. So you can show boomers at age zero like these millenials. I'm sure there were alot of 1 year old boomers with huge wealth totals. .

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ADAM_SCHITT 1 point ago +1 / -0

What's surprising to me is the silent generation were at 80% at one point?? Boomers don't seem so bad after seeing that lol. Especially since they're probably beginning to start dying off now so they are probably around their peak. Also the graph needs to be normalized for population.

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zippy2 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thats all that existed was the silent generation. Of course it was 80%.

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ADAM_SCHITT 3 points ago +3 / -0

Then it's a terrible inaccurate graph if the greatest generation was down to 0 by 1990. Three of my grandparents lived past 2010 and they were all greatest generation.

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zippy2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Doesn't go with the authors narrative that everyone is a victim

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TrumpChampBelt 6 points ago +6 / -0

Can't say I can blame them. After all that's come out these past few years. The system really is a fucking atrocious rigged piece of garbage. And to top it off their votes don't even count so even if they wanted a change, and actually woke up, they could never vote for it anyway.

The pilots of the plane have been intentionally nose diving for 40+ years.

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Petiteputnam1 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's not cause millennials are poorer it's cause shit is more expensive and wages haven't gone up in correlation with the cost of goods

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based_trekkie 3 points ago +3 / -0

The boomer politicians who used inflation to fund the government...

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MAGA-Fett 5 points ago +6 / -1

Well they don’t make anything of value. They have college degrees and work in fast food or retail. Thanks to life long establishment assholes like the Bushes, Clintons, and Bidens, all of our manufacturing is over in China now. They’ve successfully made the next generation into a generation of serfs. The few high paying professional jobs we have they can’t even fill because they have no skills, so we have to import Indians, Pakistanis, and Chinese to fill those jobs.

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stormybanks 6 points ago +6 / -0

Not entirely true. I got an IT degree from one of the best universities in my state. I couldn't get a job in my field. Indians, Pakistanis, and Chinese are getting imported because they will do the job cheaper. An American will want a job that can pay for a house and provide for a family. A fresh Indian graduate will be happy with a job that pays for a quarter of an apartment. The diversity hires get everything else like at DuckDuckGo.

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ForsakenForeskin 5 points ago +6 / -1

Bet they hold a lot of debt though

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CrispyQuesoSalami 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wow, they're almost at their goal of finally reaching the 1% like they always wanted.

#squadgoals

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tonkabodhi 4 points ago +4 / -0

🍭🏓🥑🦩

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CrispyQuesoSalami 5 points ago +5 / -0

You're damn right Lolipopingpong Avacadomingo!!!

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RyanT282 2 points ago +2 / -0

He hit the 💅 right on the 🦱.

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based_trekkie 2 points ago +2 / -0

You are the "Straight Laced Square Boomer" - ( Not a bad thing, good in fact) .

We wouldn't have issues if all boomers were a lot more like you.

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ARfreedom 4 points ago +4 / -0

Too many millennials are fucking retarded communists.

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USAisgone 4 points ago +4 / -0

They have been disenfranchised so they won't be invested in the system, that way they won't feel bad if it all crumbles down.

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crash7863 1 point ago +1 / -0

lol, you're going to get banned. I spit my beer out on that one.

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plutocedar 3 points ago +3 / -0

They also don't save their money. They also don't work.

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The_Don_Wonton 3 points ago +4 / -1

Most Boomers are brainwashed and still trust Fox news. I think the internet had a lot to do with waking people up. Before the internet there was pretty much a complete monopoly on information so I don't give them 100% of the blame.

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TheGamerToTheRight 3 points ago +4 / -1

While I have no problem paying my student loans off, and I do NOT think they should be forgiven for anyone- I also don't really have much sympathy for the fact that if it does get forgiven, it'll mostly be paid for by the Boomers that lied to us about them being "the cheapest money we ever get" and telling us that we have to go to college to get real jobs, all while raping my generation financially over and over from before we even were born (not to mention the millions of us they slaughtered in the womb). If Boomers lose their retirement funds, I'm going to have a hard time shedding any tears for them. I had to fight tooth and nail to earn what the Boomers just had handed to them.

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based_trekkie 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm a borderline X / millennial

But I also had parents who grew up during the depression and also were poor but hard working.

I am currently worth more than some of my boomer siblings because I learned from their terrible life decisions...

Lived a clean life, didn't go partying, bought used shit all the time, save save and scrimp.

But I am the exception.

This trend in the graph seems to indicate that a lot of boomers are cashing in on their 70-90 year old parents kicking the bucket.

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crash7863 1 point ago +1 / -0

That's a real thing. 90 year old grandma dies, now we're going on a vacation to Tahiti.

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sentient-potato 3 points ago +3 / -0

many baby boomers are still working. they didn't get out of the way of gen X or gen Z. just look at the average age of our congress people.