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comment by ArtemusBlank

My God. These people need lives and jobs probably.

francopoli  ·  171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They need their social security and Medicare taken away.

kleinbl00  ·  170 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Might already have been.

    The average monthly Social Security payment this year is $1,404. That figure accounts for the 2% cost-of-living increase that recipients were given for 2018. Now when we multiply that number over 12 months, we arrive at an annual income of just $16,848.

    Let's stop for a minute and process that. It's estimated that the average healthy 65-year-old today will spend an estimated $200,000 on healthcare over the course of retirement. If we assume a 25-year retirement, that's $8,000 a year, which means that anyone aiming to exist on Social Security alone would essentially be left with a mere $737 a month to cover his or her remaining bills. And frankly, that's just not going to happen.

francopoli  ·  170 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My parents have a military pension, a union pension and two SSI checks. The union pays for their supplemental Medicare insurance so they pay nothing, no deductible, nothing, for health care (while railing about these damn kids that want shit for free). When you add it all up, they are taking in more a year than I am.

They are the exception. I know old people out here that are one minor inconvenience from homelessness.

This is the generation that fucked over the unions, created the gig economy and is trying their damnedest to pave over the planet before they do us all a favor and fucking die already. I may have a few anger issues related to the Boomers.

PTR  ·  170 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My dad tried talking to me recently about how the gig economy is a positive. That millennials actually prefer a transitive lifestyle with work style/hours dictated on our terms. Couldn't convince him that we would also like job security, healthcare, and regular paychecks let alone retirement benefits, stock options, and flexwork at a 9-5. Like yeah, Pop, you want me driving for Uber and freelance web development while raising your grandkids? Cool.

Boomers are dicks, even the ones who should know better.

kleinbl00  ·  170 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Bought this one yesterday:

I think the real issue is that the 'boomers in power care about as much about the 'boomers out of power as they care about everything else.

tacocat  ·  168 days ago  ·  link  ·  

OK, I screenshotted that. Let the wider hubski audience know how that book is please. I don't get enough opportunity to bitch about the baby boomers IRL because there's usually one in earshot to bitch right back about how ungrateful I am or whatever. So venting here about how awful they are is pretty awesome and I think a lot of other people agree and would like to know if that book is good.

kleinbl00  ·  168 days ago  ·  link  ·  

'k. I'll give it a review.

I've been burning through my Audible backlog (18 books out of 272 titles) which has included the first three books of the Barrayar series, which I read as a teenager and downloaded for my wife, but which I've forgotten how much I enjoy. But those take me about 2 days each. I'll move it to the front of the list.

ButterflyEffect  ·  171 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, their decisions are certainly speeding that process up for them.