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Thread: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    No, its a class war, not a generational war as I see it.
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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    No. The old generation will die off to be replaced by the new, as is the cycle of life. The new generation will bring their values when they come to power.

    It's the way of things. A war between generations would be like the right hand of the body fighting with the left. It would make no sense.

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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Well, quite honestly, we need to go back to the ideal of the elderly living with their adult children and helping to raise their grandchildren. Let the twenty-somethings and the thirty-somethings go out and work two jobs to support their families while their parents are ensuring that their children will enjoy some continuity of cultural values.
    All that can be done without living with them....
    I mean, I love my kids and grandkids, but LIVING WITH THEM?
    No thanks....
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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I don't do well with generalizations, so me being a tail-end baby boomer who is as cheap as the day is long can't really go with your take on the boomers.
    So, you are a cheap date? My wife jokes about that, our idea of a cheap date is going to Sam's Club for the hot dog combo....
    The preferred word is frugal....for the wise among us....I have always assumed that things can fall apart at the worst possible time, and lived accordingly. Some things did fall apart, but we had multiple baskets, and more than one egg in each basket.
    We have plenty of friends who were less insecure about their future, and didn't save as well, even tho they had more income than us.
    A little paranoia is good, in the future/retirement income department.
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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    You two may just be cheaper than me, as my idea of a good time was "Honey, can you swing through Taco Bell, and we can watch a movie when you get home?"

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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    No, its a class war, not a generational war as I see it.
    There isn't any need for a class war. There's nothing to fight about in this country in that regard.
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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Smart man, because people over 30 pretty much own everything.
    Know more, and are quite a bit wiser too.
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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    There isn't any need for a class war. There's nothing to fight about in this country in that regard.
    1 in 7 people live in poverty in this country. The Middle class now pay higher effective tax rates (22%) than the uber rich (16.6%). Yet further cuts are planned for services to lower classes, and more tax cuts are planned for the rich.

    As Warren Buffett noted, “There’s class warfare, all right, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    the boomers are not about to go quietly. and we are not about to let them destroy the nation.

    yup, it's gonna be a fight.

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    Re: Are We Headed Toward a Generational War?

    1 in 7 people live in poverty in this country.
    I have an idea. Let's use someone else's standards, like Kenya's. Then we could wipe out poverty in the US over-night.



    "don't trust anyone over 30"
    In Kenya, right now, it's "don't trust anyone over 55".
    Last edited by ecofarm; 05-30-11 at 03:43 AM.

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