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Boomers The Me Generation

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Well yes I agree, but that's the way it is, that is what we have to live with now, we can either sit and moan and play the blame game or make the most of the situation as it is, that's what our parents did, that's what we have to do as well.

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I wonder at which point the current young will decide it's not worth it and will start reacting en-masse to the fact their parents are ******ing them over.

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I wonder at which point the current young will decide it's not worth it and will start reacting en-masse to the fact their parents are ******ing them over.

At the point they start to properly realise that they've been shafted.

The problem is, all children are used to "mummy knows best", and more importantly, they're used to "mummy does / advises what's best for me". The fact that mummy doesn't know her **** from her elbow and is inadvertently ******ing her own kids over will not become apparent to them for a few years yet IMO.

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At the point they start to properly realise that they've been shafted.

The problem is, all children are used to "mummy knows best", and more importantly, they're used to "mummy does / advises what's best for me". The fact that mummy doesn't know her **** from her elbow and is inadvertently ******ing her own kids over will not become apparent to them for a few years yet IMO.

There is a mindest of ''mummy's'' assets being your assets when you are in your twenties....it takes a while to dawn that actually (unless you are born into a very wealthy family indeed) you will be locked out until it is too late for you to benefit.

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I went to church this Sunday, to have my bands read - I think we will start going to church more regularly as it is helping my partner get out and get out of C.F syndrome.

Anyway, I noticed a few young mums there, and mostly elderly people there. No young men, and no boomers ( I am in my 30s). Wow is all I can say. Then we went to the Range big box store to pick up some small pieces and it was filled with boomers!

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Boomers: I take it you mean those taken in hook line and sinker by the financialisation miracle, blissfully unaware of the exponential function of such financialisation.

Heard a Scottish MP talking about oil reserves for Scotland...Apparently, there is the same amount of oil available as has been pumped out through all of the time Scotland has been pumping it...I wonder what the doubling time is for Scottish Oil...that is the time that is left in this scenario.....not the 35 years the man claimed.

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There is a mindest of ''mummy's'' assets being your assets when you are in your twenties....it takes a while to dawn that actually (unless you are born into a very wealthy family indeed) you will be locked out until it is too late for you to benefit.

To be fair, that mindset is largely created by "mummy".

The fact that she's as clueless to reality as offspring she's raising is the reason it takes them a while to wise up.

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I do agree with some of the boomer comments under the article. Successive governments have continued policies that have favoured boomers over other generations, especially around HPI, so what were boomers supposed to do?

I must admit if I was in that position 30 years ago, I would have enjoyed the benefits and maximised them as much as possible. Why wouldn't I if everyone else was doing the same?

What annoys me now is the fact that boomers generally don't see that the landscape for the younger generations is nowhere near as favourable as it was for them. In fact, a lot of them seem to think that they actually had it harder!

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I do agree with some of the boomer comments under the article. Successive governments have continued policies that have favoured boomers over other generations, especially around HPI, so what were boomers supposed to do?

I must admit if I was in that position 30 years ago, I would have enjoyed the benefits and maximised them as much as possible. Why wouldn't I if everyone else was doing the same?

What annoys me now is the fact that boomers generally don't see that the landscape for the younger generations is nowhere near as favourable as it was for them. In fact, a lot of them seem to think that they actually had it harder!

The most disingenuous aspect of this lecture is that she really doesn't wish or propose any changes to the status quo as far as I can see. Basically I think there is quite a bit of satisfaction involved in milling over the dire prospects of younger generations and then withdrawing to enjoy your own personal wealth.

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Is it really the baby boomers 'fault' all they did was do the best they could with what they had, is it really their fault that successive governments for the last 40 years have either totally disregarded and at best mismanaged the supply and demand of housing.

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The most disingenuous aspect of this lecture is that she really doesn't wish or propose any changes to the status quo as far as I can see. Basically I think there is quite a bit of satisfaction involved in milling over the dire prospects of younger generations and then withdrawing to enjoy your own personal wealth.

Thats because Government is stupid...it makes mistakes time and time again, but then engages in reflective practice, but is incapable of changing its course..

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Is it really the baby boomers 'fault' all they did was do the best they could with what they had, is it really their fault that successive governments for the last 40 years have either totally disregarded and at best mismanaged the supply and demand of housing.

It is given they keep voting for these governments, and all the rot more than a few spout about "save money, don't blow it on iPads". There's even some muppet saying just that in the Torygraph comment thread. :rolleyes:

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It is given they keep voting for these governments, and all the rot more than a few spout about "save money, don't blow it on iPads". There's even some muppet saying just that in the Torygraph comment thread. :rolleyes:

I think you'll find that every government since WW2 has been elected by a minority of the electorate. Just WHO were people supposed to vote for? There was no choice outside of the duopoly. It's the same old, no matter who you vote for, the government wins.

I voted Liberal the last time, on the basis they were going to do something about student loan fees. What happened?

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It is given they keep voting for these governments, and all the rot more than a few spout about "save money, don't blow it on iPads". There's even some muppet saying just that in the Torygraph comment thread. :rolleyes:

Yes, I got a lecture about why I should vote Tory from an unreformable blue tie man. He went as far to say that he knows they are crap, but they are not Labour so that's ok.

And we wonder why we are screwed when people write blank cheques like that.

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