Friday, October 14, 2011

OWS's message should be "Fuck the Boomers"

No, seriously. Read this and tell me you don't feel the same:

"Never in the history of intergenerational transfers has one generation left such a mountain of IOUs to another as the baby boomers are leaving to their grandchildren.

When you do the math, there is only one logical political home for today’s teens and 20-somethings ... and that is the Tea Party. For who else is promising to slash Medicare and Social Security and keep the tax burden at its historical average?


As Laurence Kotlikoff and Scott Burns pointed out in The Coming Generational Storm, by 2030 there will be twice as many retirees as there are today but only 18 percent more workers. Unless there is really radical reform of entitlement programs—especially Medicare—the next generation of American workers will be paying roughly double the taxes their parents and grandparents paid. This is what Kotlikoff and Burns mean by “fiscal child abuse.”

(Via Niall Ferguson on a Clash of Generations in Wall Street Protests - The Daily Beast.)

IMHO, the problem with #OWS and the rest of the #Occupied movement is one of message: The Tea Party's message was basically 'fuck these Baby Boomer kids and their spending'.

So I'll raise the question: Who started these wars? WhiteBush & BlackBush, chickenhawk Boomers. Who paid off the Bankers? Same answer. What are the DHS and TSA *really for?* Keeping your non-Boomer ass in line, in a police state, run by... wait for it... Baby Boomer NeoCon and NeoLibs.

Finally, who were the brilliant pebbles who offshored MOST of the good jobs to India and China? TAKE A WILD GUESS.

The message of the youngs who will be paying off the debts of these chickenhawk losers should be much the same: FUCK THE BOOMERS.