Most of us here on the forum are probably from the baby boomer generation. If you dont know what that is, its the children of the post war 50s and 60s, when there were drive-ins, not drive-bys,,smack was something you got under the ear for back chatting your parents, and IT was a simple two letter word.
We may have also heard of generation Y. Savvy ruthless IT minded persons,to whom "now" is never soon enough, and twelve months in any one job is way too long a commitment.
Its out of my way, lm climbing to the top, and all you bald headed grey rinsed baby boomers are obstructing MY goals.
l now have a theory about the next generation. They wont be 'Z' nor even "millenium", but simply generation "wont".
As some of you may have read, long term dependance to the social security system is a real issue in todays society . Reports have stated that we are now witnessing '3rd generation' welfare dependent people who simply wont work.
For some youngsters there fathers has never had a steady job, nor have there grandfathers,,so, to not work, is not unusual. Like father and sons,welfare is an expectation,, a supplement to support their lifestyle, sometimes one of petty and major crime.
In Australia the Government grants "baby bonuses" of up to $4000 for women to have a child. Subsequently, the more children you have, the more welfare support you are given via the welfare system through child support and single mother pensions.
Meanwhile, at the big end of town, generation X, often too focused with climbing over the top of aging baby boomers, are seldom climbing over each other for the purpose of procreating their genes back into the pool of the next generation. Children, even one child,, are often looked upon as an obstacle to their hectic career and lifestle.
Are we witnessing the erosion of intelligence from society?
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I'm part of your generation "won't", that I imagine probably pay more taxes than you, and raise and support two young kids..My wife is another of generation "won't" that I'm guessing probably pays more taxes than you as well. So guess what, the people you just generalized and slammed publicly will be the ones supporting your "elite" age group when you're sitting in the rocking chair.
I think your post is one of the more unintelligent posts I've seen here in awhile...and that's a hard goal to achieve here as of late.
and William is Brad. What'd ya think?
"Are we witnessing the erosion of intelligence from society?"
If any one is reading this site I think the answer would be yes!
but I think you would be supporting yourself if that wonderful system worked as it should .I think we have all paid into it for most of our lives wheather we wanted to or not.Gee; I hope they pay me more since you guys make so much.(nope I forgot its got to go to the new immigrants.)
As for the differences in the generations, they will only act as we teach or allow them to be taught.
wasn't meant to be the only retirement income one should have when that time comes. It was meant to supplement the amount of other monies saved or investments earned by that time in one's life. That's why the government made it so easy to open tax annuities and tax free IRAs, although many of the lower-middle income class rarely prepares the way we should.
Welfare is the epidomy of social programs and I agree with the original post. Third generation welfare recipients are responsible for illegal immigration if what I've been reading is true. Socialism at work. Make the people dependent on government handouts and they are easier to control. Take away welfare and you would only increase crime as they would still refuse to enter the work force because they no nothing different. Many supplement their monthly checks with criminal activity. These folks are inner city life-style dependents, hence all the liberalism, or should I say socialism in these areas. Just look at the political maps and see where all the blue is. That's where most all the other political BS comes from also. Strictly my opinion.
I saw a woman dump $120 on lotto tickets one day after cashing her government welfare check. The government must be paying the rest of her bills through some other social program, lol. After she left, the store owner said she does this every week as do many more that get this handout.
Old dudes ripping on the generations younger than them. My dad slamming my generation, his dad slamming his, the story goes on and on. Not all people of this generation are lazy welfare bums. If I'm dumb enough to have kids, I hope I won't ridicule them for being less of a productive U.S. citizen than I was. Then again, I doubt I will, as history tends to repeat itself. It would be refreshing though to just give it a rest.
No "generation" is any better than another one. All young people do goofy stuff. We did and our parents did. The best parents are the ones who raise their kids to be responsible and independent. Kids who are brought up right could be left parentless at 16 years old and would exist on their own, completing High school and college. Be a good example. dont expect your kids to hustle if you are a slacker yourself. The strong will always find a way to survive and the weak will always be parasites.