Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thank you to the baby boomer. Thanks a lot.

Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page says taxes are eventually going to have to go up, coupled with cuts because them baby boomers are a retirin' and gonna be fewer folks workin' too, so someone needs ta pay fer it.  Well thank ya very much.

I'd like to officially thank the baby boomers for screwing over my generation (X) by leaving us with a massive government that we cannot possibly pay for in the future.  Way to create a pension plan that probably won't exist when I retire because they'll be no money left, despite me paying into it all these years.  Meanwhile, the important things will probably continue to hang by a thread. I'm talking about infrastructure, parks, and the military.

While bank CEOs and economists are calling for tax increases, the little guy and the middle class continually gets ignored.  Tax increases are the absolute LAST thing we need.  With the average household debt being just under $100,000, yeah, let's TAX them some more.  That'll really spur economic growth.  Leave it to a bureaucrat to come up with the brilliant idea that a new tax or tax increase will solve problems.  Friggin' geniuses they are!  Let's give 'em big raises and pensions for their smarts.

Hey, dipstick bureaucrat, instead of asking regular Canadians to tighten their belts, why aren't you and these "experts" calling for gov't to do the same?  (Wait, don't answer. It's too obvious.) 

As far as spending cuts, I don't mean just little cuts here and there, but to go through the entire bureaucracy, beyond what the Auditor General does, sell off crap the feds don't need, oh I dunno, like entire empty buildings and unused equipment, cut useless programs, departments, employees, and grants (oh there's plenty), and GET BACK TO BASICS.

I mean, how far do we take it the other way?  Does gov't just keep growing and expect the taxpayer to continually fund it?  It's really got to stop. It should have stopped a long time ago actually.  Oh but those boomers sure got a hold of government and made it grow, leaving a legacy of waste and mismanagement, didn't they?

I hope Harper, Flaherty, and Day stick to their conservative roots and find those areas I mentioned, get rid of them, while modestly and carefully cutting taxes at the same time.

Allow Canadians to pay off their debts, invest, and spend. That's how an economy grows and jobs are created.  Taxing them will diminish that from happening.

Now, you might be asking, "Hey, where's the Iggy jab, Hatrock?"  Well, if he were in power, we all know what he'd do.  And he's a boomer who didn't even live here for 35 years.

Yeah, thanks. Thanks a lot.


Unknown said...

You Illustrate well why you aren't just Gen X but also the Me Now! Me First! generation. The Boomers MADE the comfortable world you live in. Grow up!

Unknown said...

I suppose I should also point out that the Boomers also MADE you. Ingrate.

Anonymous said...

Bubba. It proves that even us baby boomers made mistakes as in this " asshat advertisement for retroactive birth control.

Rob C

Anonymous said...

Actually we are not retiring since we lost our nest egg in the stock market. Also no compulsory retirement age in places like universities.

Sorry about that.

Blame Crash said...

Bubba's got it right.

The fact is we live in an era that is completely superior to the past, in every way possible.

Now, if total perfection is the standard you're accustomed to, then you might just have a point.

Anonymous said...

O Lord is there anything more pathetic than a Gen X crybaby. Wake up whiner this is just another partisan swipe by Page at the conservatives. He is trying to find a way for Iggy to make his tax increase election platform palatable to voters. Good Luck with that.

L said...

Only stupid investors lost money in the recession: they sold. My investments are above what they were.

As well, the boomers are the wealthy 10% who pay for your social services and stupid green initiatives. I will never get an old age pension as it will be clawed back. Quit whining and pay your taxes if you want "free" health care. I would rather the government just looked after, roads, and let everyone keep their money. I do not need your money in retirement - I have made my own!

Bec said...

Sorry but I'm going to agree with the majority of posters here.

Your generation are an instant gratification group and will not settle for anything less than their parent's lifestyle.
TV,'s computers, the latest games, exotic vacations, seasons tickets, night out at the bar, dinner...the list goes on and all before the age of 35.
As a baby boomer, I had none of that. If the TV broke, we played games, if we wanted a new car, we saved. WE ALSO SAVED FOR OUR RETIREMENT by doing without material goods.
So in your rant, you are not talking about me either.

Good Luck!

hetyd4580 said...

Interesting blog, but it’s missing an important part of the equation: Generation Jones (between the Boomers and Generation X). Numerous top pundits and pollsters have underlined the pivotal electoral importance of GenJones voters, who were almost a full third of the '08 election, and who have shown fluidity and persuadability re. fellow GenJoneser Obama.

Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten a ton of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. In fact, the Associated Press' annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009. Here's a page with a good overview of recent media interest in GenJones:

It is important to distinguish between the post-WWII demographic boom in births vs. the cultural generations born during that era. Generations are a function of the common formative experiences of its members, not the fertility rates of its parents. And most analysts now see generations as getting shorter (usually 10-15 years now), partly because of the acceleration of culture. Many experts now believe it breaks down more or less this way:

DEMOGRAPHIC boom in babies: 1946-1964
Baby Boom GENERATION: 1942-1953
Generation Jones: 1954-1965
Generation X: 1966-1978
Generation Y/Millennials: 1979-1993