Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bad Economy? Blame the baby boomers

Alright I know this post may not win a lot of accolades from the seventy-six million or so Americans who were born between 1946 and 1964. But in my recent conversations I have come to a rather unscientific conclusion. My conclusion is that the current economic crisis is in fact completely and totally the fault of the idealistic baby boomer generation. Yup, you heard it here first, I'm blaming the hippy generation for our current economy.

It would seem to me, (a Generation X'er) that the "boomers" complete disregards for our economic system has created the current economic crisis.

There may have been a combination of factors which may or may not be limited to a few key "boomer" characteristics such as;
  • sexual freedom thanks in part to Viagra (Your screwing around helped screw the rest of us)
  • a complete lack of governmental oversight and regulations (Your communist hippy way of government doesn't work)
  • environmental movement (i.e. boomers fixed the ozone hole and created tonne of green house gases in the process, nice going.)
  • most importantly the boomers experimentation with various intoxicating recreational substances. (Do you even remember 1969?)
I should also probably note the boomers complete disregard for the "man". Which in case someone forgot to mention, you are now offically "the man" and by being "the man" you get to take all the blame.

Luckily for us Gen Xers, we're not on the verge of retiring, so ironically the baby boomers screwed themselves more then anyone else.

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