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"The Forgotten Collective Generation" Gets the Shaft

lshort Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 10:54 AM
Yep. We know perfectly well there will be no Social Security for us, in spite of the fact that it takes a regular bite out of our paychecks. We dutifully contribute to our 401ks, but we watched those get gutted too by people with a lot more money than we'll ever see playing funny games with the market to the point where we seriously consider putting our savings in our mattresses instead. And don't get us started about the Patriot Act, or our disbelief that our national leaders would actually be willing to screw us all in the name of partisanship--threaten, sure, but REALLY do it..? Yep, 'parently so. We're also all still in shock over "too big to fail." We came of age in the late 80s -mid 90s, when everything good seemed possible.meh

Regardless of how the so-called "fiscal cliff" ends, one thing is clear: The combined group of Americans whose age comprises either the last few years of the "baby boom," which is said to have ended in 1963, and most of the so-called "Generation X," which followed and ended in 1984, will collectively get the worst end of a deal that, as a whole, they do not want -- when and if ever Congress and the president quit playing their games of alternative threats and capitulation.

That particular "Forgotten Collective Generation" should be mad as hell -- particularly those between...