politics The Worst Things About Baby Boomers  

Katherine Ripley
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Baby boomers love to label millennials the worst generation: they're rude, lazy, entitled, buried in their smart phones, and incapable of human interaction. But baby boomers need to take a good look at themselves in the mirror, because they have some serious flaws of their own, including the ways they've shaped the millennial generation. 

It's time for baby boomers to own up to their mistakes. This list is full of the worst things about baby boomers. Statistically, if you're reading this, you're probably a millennial. But when you're done reading, send it to all the baby boomers you know. Maybe they'll start changing their tune.
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They Don't Seem To Care that They're Bankrupting Social Security

They Don't Seem To Care th... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things About Baby Boomers
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It's not the baby boomers's fault that they're the most populous generation, taking a disproportional amount of money out of Social Security. It is disturbing, though, that they don't seem to care that there will be nothing left for their children. No one denies that the system needs to be fixed, but the boomers don't seem interested in coming up with the solution. As long as they get their checks, they can live and die happily.
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They Ruined The Economy

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Businesses and government run by baby boomers created the 2008 financial crisis. Because of their "more more more" attitude, they thought it was a good idea to take risks like investing in housing properties, which created the housing bubble. They ran the banks that traded derivatives, and ran the government that failed to regulate them. They forced their children to enter a miserable job market.
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They're Fiscally Irresponsible

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Because they grew up in a time of such prosperity, baby boomers just kept on wanting more and more and more. They took out government-secured mortgages on overvalued properties. They applied for an eighth credit card when seven weren't enough. They don't seem to realize that there's always a limit to the amount of money you can borrow. They're probably counting on dying before they pay it off.
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They Refuse to Acknowledge How Lucky They Were

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Baby boomers received relatively cheap education and entered a rapidly expanding job market. They want their children to believe that they were successful because of their hard work, but the reality is they were just lucky. If baby boomers had to deal with what millennials currently have to deal with - massive student debt and a ruthless job market - they wouldn't be nearly as successful.