desperate young, on 08 February 2010 - 09:22 PM, said:
FYI, I can't speak for the OP or Phoney Greg, but I am married. Not that it is any of your business. It is precisely because I am married and want to start a family that I will not partake in this ponzi economy. Personally, I could 'afford' a house. However, if/when the interest rates rise my life would revolve solely around paying a mortgage. This would seem irresponsible to me.
It really irritates me people who say things like 'you have no right to a house'. Why the hell not? If you work hard are professionally (or not!) qualified refuse to take stupid risks, like many around you, then it is precisely you who do deserve a house.
Take my uncle, nice guy, not too bright, luckily for him he is 12 years older than me so has a nice house yet earns half my salary. Yes I do feel 'entitled' to have at least a house as nice as his. Frankly through a much better work ethic I have out performed him in this rat race of a life.
The difference is not how hard we work, but when we were born. You are goddam right we are angry.
IMO one of the main reasons society has broken down in some areas is because both parents have to work to feed this ponzi corrupt scum scheme.
Greg maybe I have read too much into your seemingly patronising, ill contrived, unsubstantiated statement. Would you care to explain your point further?
When my generation finds its voice things might get interesting. However, the cleverest thing that has been done, and the real reason we appear to have no voice, is to divide us, some of us have bought in to the ponzi. Therefore we are at present difficult to mobilise, as things slowly change so the division will become closer. We paid for your houses, for now, we may not want to pay for your pensions.
You do seem a little confused "You have performed better" well obviously not compared to your uncle, if you read my posts I am a technologist and we like things well clear it's a computer thing. He has a nice house on half your salary and you desire one but are whining about it (and he is not too bright how rude about your own flesh and blood) so you obviously haven't performed better....
So your uncle got a break, took a risk or was in the right place at the right time. Welcome to the human race the rules haven't changed for thousands of years. Most of the planet doesn't own a house your choice - no skin of my nose. Your choice you can always rent one from all the BTLer's on here.
Your sense of entitlement smacks of the bleedng heart socialism that has strangled this country for 12 years or more. Now listen up soft lad - no one owes you anything apart from giving you the freedom to earn (which thankfully this country still does) so when you choose to whine and not earn money to satisfy your needs and desires don't blame anyone else.
By the way you wont be funding my pension or millions of self employed people like me if you think we could live on the state pension you are sadly deluded. A final thought you seem very typical of a certain demographic say the 25 -40 age group I might be wrong.
If I was you I would watch out, the generation below you are coming through and if we were Thatcher's b***** children they are the B***** grand children but with a twist, working class guile with private education, some capital and all those connections. Just another little thought for your depressive cocktail coming to a board room near you soon.
You are right you are probably F***** but houses could be the least of your worries.........
This post has been edited by Greg Bowman: 08 February 2010 - 09:52 PM