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100. a significant portion think it's a good idea? prove that claim. i haven't heard anything like that
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  -The Boomers are being forced out of the labor market and stripped of Skidmore  Jan-24-11 11:08 AM   #0 
  - Have you also noticed the push to demonize boomers in editorials?  jtown1123   Jan-24-11 11:10 AM   #1 
  - Yes, and it is done on these forums too.  Skidmore   Jan-24-11 11:16 AM   #3 
  - I think many boomers are self serving navel gazers.  MedicalAdmin   Jan-25-11 09:27 AM   #136 
  - I'm waiting for them to riot. Getting close to that.  decidedlyso   Jan-25-11 10:57 AM   #160 
  - you bet it's done in these forums.  trud   Jan-25-11 10:22 AM   #145 
     - I went back to retrain at a local community college. When the  Skidmore   Jan-25-11 10:40 AM   #152 
     - I'm now retired but I long ago had deleted lots of work history on my resume.  CTyankee   Jan-25-11 11:19 AM   #167 
     - You DO know that age discrimination  TicketyBoo   Jan-25-11 11:39 AM   #173 
        - TicketyBoo  trud   Jan-26-11 05:30 PM   #200 
  - Rush Limbaugh has been trashing the boomers since about  demigoddess   Jan-24-11 12:09 PM   #10 
  - Somebody needs to point out...  CubicleGuy   Jan-24-11 10:54 PM   #85 
     - And.....Rush is in a Union nt  Mojeoux   Jan-25-11 01:23 AM   #95 
     - You mean the guy that flies to child-sex tourism sites like the Dom. Rep. with Viagra? nt  right2bfree   Jan-25-11 04:34 AM   #107 
        - Now, THAT HAS NEVER BEEN PROVEN!!!  CLANG   Jan-25-11 10:59 AM   #161 
  - We Boomers were the "Shock Troops," of the new millenial consciousness.  Mojeoux   Jan-25-11 01:27 AM   #96 
  - We are expendable  formercia   Jan-24-11 11:12 AM   #2 
  - It has already started w/ GenX.  xxqqqzme   Jan-24-11 11:20 AM   #4 
  - the only generation that has had  shanti   Jan-24-11 11:51 AM   #7 
  - Bingo!  SheilaT   Jan-24-11 12:35 PM   #18 
  - A friend did part of her PhD  robdogbucky   Jan-24-11 12:50 PM   #22 
  - A question  Bragi   Jan-24-11 03:32 PM   #45 
  - Trying to answer...  robdogbucky   Jan-24-11 04:44 PM   #50 
     - I wanted to read your answer before I wrote...  jtuck004   Jan-24-11 09:33 PM   #77 
     - Yes, I think you have hit on something with forming cooperatives!  snappyturtle   Jan-25-11 09:12 AM   #133 
     - I didn't say it or anything else was a solution  robdogbucky   Jan-25-11 11:49 AM   #176 
        - Sorry, I didn't mean to accuse you of having the answer.  jtuck004   Jan-25-11 11:16 PM   #194 
     - Boomers are the target of Big Pharma. nt  valerief   Jan-25-11 10:52 AM   #154 
        - Or maybe you didn't read what I wrote...  robdogbucky   Jan-25-11 11:28 AM   #170 
  - It may well be a good topic for an entire forum.  SheilaT   Jan-25-11 10:32 AM   #148 
     - No, she is not on these forums as far as I know  robdogbucky   Jan-25-11 11:37 AM   #172 
  - But do you live a 1940s lifestyle?  james0tucson   Jan-25-11 10:48 AM   #153 
  - No one can do that. The Earth is more polluted. We're more polluted.  valerief   Jan-25-11 10:53 AM   #155 
  - Just for kicks you should check out today's wages vs. those in the 40s-70s  Doremus   Jan-25-11 11:15 AM   #165 
  - You are not describing my parents  TicketyBoo   Jan-25-11 11:44 AM   #174 
  - That is true and not true. Actually, rather than divide by generation, it  tsuki   Jan-25-11 11:00 AM   #162 
  - Exactly, multible jobs, multible layouts -- and now NOT invested in any pension plan ....  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 07:51 PM   #57 
  - Yep, unemployed again myself since mid December...  cascadiance   Jan-24-11 11:29 AM   #5 
  - So sorry to hear about your family...  Dappleganger   Jan-24-11 01:03 PM   #32 
  - Sorry about your many issues.  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:21 AM   #111 
  - The American work force doesn't vote as a united block  Johonny   Jan-24-11 11:55 AM   #8 
  - That is it in a nutshell...  ljm2002   Jan-24-11 12:31 PM   #16 
  - All part of the necon wet dream  robdogbucky   Jan-24-11 12:53 PM   #23 
  - One Repug last week wanted to change child labor laws -- !!  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 07:48 PM   #56 
  - And as if they know what they would be creating,  Patchuli   Jan-24-11 08:10 PM   #66 
  - They want to get rid of excess population. Those that aren't productive.  haele   Jan-26-11 02:53 PM   #198 
  - "plantation mentality"  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:26 AM   #112 
     - Nothing wrong with plantations when you live in a banana republic!  CLANG   Jan-25-11 11:05 AM   #163 
  - We need our own party, "The Old Democratic Party!" n/t  RKP5637   Jan-25-11 01:10 AM   #92 
  - You've hit upon another important thing.  SheilaT   Jan-24-11 12:37 PM   #19 
  - We need to get buttons out there -- "We are all labor" -- maybe Dems would do it?  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 07:52 PM   #58 
  - Impoverished people don't give a fig about Democracy or the Republic.  Octafish   Jan-24-11 08:13 PM   #68 
  - Proctor & Bergman  robdogbucky   Jan-25-11 12:26 PM   #178 
  - +100  rko_24550   Jan-24-11 11:58 PM   #88 
  - My 62 year-old husband recently took a job cleaning offices.....  1776Forever   Jan-24-11 11:39 AM   #6 
  - 15 years ago I met a man who was 73 years old who worked at Walmart for 2 years!  Major Hogwash   Jan-24-11 12:04 PM   #9 
  - My husband worked with a man who was 75 and could work rings around the younger guys! Age doesn't  1776Forever   Jan-24-11 12:29 PM   #15 
     - Indeed, but the point is that they should not have to be working  Dappleganger   Jan-24-11 12:54 PM   #24 
     - Oh, but this country  BonnieJW   Jan-25-11 09:29 AM   #137 
     - Not the point, if it is the elders' decision and not out of real need.  WinkyDink   Jan-24-11 12:58 PM   #26 
     - True but that 75 year-old I refered to wanted to work and did it well. n/t  1776Forever   Jan-24-11 01:40 PM   #41 
     - I can only hope I'm as spry!  WinkyDink   Jan-24-11 04:14 PM   #48 
     - Most elderely are only working BECAUSE there is real need .... !!  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 07:55 PM   #60 
     - That's simply untrue for most people  Bragi   Jan-24-11 02:22 PM   #42 
        - Bragi  trud   Jan-25-11 10:29 AM   #147 
        - Thank you! It is a personal choice! Everyone is different. n/t  1776Forever   Jan-25-11 01:16 PM   #183 
        - I didn't say that - I said THIS man choose to do that! Jesh! n/t  1776Forever   Jan-25-11 01:15 PM   #182 
  - The unions certainly knew what was happening to them ...  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 07:54 PM   #59 
  - I'm mystified, too. E.g., DOES the teachers' union know?  snot   Jan-24-11 10:07 PM   #81 
  - At this stage, so many of them are losing their jobs, that it's probably more about  defendandprotect   Jan-25-11 10:34 AM   #149 
  - I wondered the same thing. They told my husband since they just got in they wanted to hold off until  1776Forever   Jan-25-11 01:33 PM   #185 
  - Thanks for contributing your story.  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:32 AM   #114 
     - Thanks - When you read about our "founding Fathers" true beliefs it is truly wonderful! n/t  1776Forever   Jan-25-11 01:21 PM   #184 
  - Not quite  jeff47   Jan-24-11 12:12 PM   #11 
  - The reason baby boomers have been exempted in these plans...  ljm2002   Jan-24-11 12:33 PM   #17 
  - and it's not even ALL boomers  shanti   Jan-24-11 08:00 PM   #63 
  - a significant portion think it's a good idea? prove that claim. i haven't heard anything like that  Hannah Bell   Jan-25-11 02:11 AM   #100 
  - Not all boomers are liberals  jeff47   Jan-25-11 07:29 AM   #125 
  - Really?  Le Taz Hot   Jan-25-11 10:38 AM   #150 
  - K&R- It was policy several decades ago when I was working in a large  old mark   Jan-24-11 12:14 PM   #12 
  - My engineer husband was let go a year ago at 59. Took him  LibDemAlways   Jan-24-11 12:37 PM   #20 
  - They certainly are.  Dappleganger   Jan-24-11 12:56 PM   #25 
  - Nothing - you've got it. The company that laid my husband off is huge -  LibDemAlways   Jan-24-11 01:10 PM   #34 
  - Throwaway workforce, indeed.  Dappleganger   Jan-24-11 01:14 PM   #36 
  - It certainly doesn't do much to  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:42 AM   #116 
     - You've got that right. My daughter, who is a senior in high school,  LibDemAlways   Jan-25-11 09:16 AM   #135 
  - Plus one.  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:39 AM   #115 
  - It began happening immediately after 11/22/63 --  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 07:57 PM   #61 
  - Even fierce advocate trashes Boomers  robdogbucky   Jan-24-11 12:23 PM   #13 
  - I read that article (and printed it) at the time. Still have it on my desk.  DURHAM D   Jan-24-11 01:38 PM   #40 
  - by most accounts, Pres. Obama IS a boomer, whether he likes it or not  spooky3   Jan-24-11 06:19 PM   #52 
  - He must have forgotten that if it weren't for the 60s he probably wouldn't be in the WH.  Beacool   Jan-24-11 09:56 PM   #79 
  - You are so right  Art_from_Ark   Jan-25-11 12:51 AM   #90 
  - I'm with you.  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:52 AM   #119 
  - Good post. nt  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 06:47 AM   #118 
  - I remember that very well  PatSeg   Jan-25-11 09:35 AM   #138 
  - What in the world do they expect us to do?  EFerrari   Jan-24-11 12:26 PM   #14 
  - "No, Mr. Bond; I expect you to DIE!"  WinkyDink   Jan-24-11 12:58 PM   #28 
     - LOL  EFerrari   Jan-24-11 01:00 PM   #30 
  - I am not disputing your op but when it comes to boomers I have  jwirr   Jan-24-11 12:47 PM   #21 
  - Well, we've always been the vanguard! ;-)  WinkyDink   Jan-24-11 12:59 PM   #29 
  - "so most can now stay in their own homes. " HA HA HA. No.  bettyellen   Jan-24-11 07:40 PM   #54 
     - Nursing homes are for intensive care now. The government will not  jwirr   Jan-24-11 11:39 PM   #86 
        - The red tape is a nightmare....  delightfulstar   Jan-25-11 04:55 AM   #108 
        - She does sound like she needs more help than in home care. Take the  jwirr   Jan-25-11 02:45 PM   #188 
        - d if you have a house or any assets for them, they will try and fast track you in  bettyellen   Jan-25-11 07:55 AM   #127 
           - AZ seems to be a poor example of government run programs. We  jwirr   Jan-25-11 02:49 PM   #189 
  - Your OP is now the view of many DUers. "We have brought it on ourselves", and "deserve what we get"  bobbolink   Jan-24-11 12:58 PM   #27 
  - Boomers should unite in a HUGE pressure group. We can put pressure  theophilus   Jan-24-11 01:02 PM   #31 
  - See #13 above herein  robdogbucky   Jan-24-11 01:11 PM   #35 
  - I don't think thrid party is the answer. Boomers need to act outside the  theophilus   Jan-24-11 02:31 PM   #43 
     - Corporations are holding us all hostage with the two party monopoly .....  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 08:11 PM   #67 
        - +1  snot   Jan-24-11 10:12 PM   #82 
        - NOTHING is going to move the democratic party....  tomp   Jan-25-11 05:56 AM   #110 
           - We have 20% unemployed -- counting the long term unemployed ...  defendandprotect   Jan-25-11 10:20 AM   #144 
           - If you are suggesting a third party, I still say that that will only result in  theophilus   Jan-25-11 10:39 AM   #151 
  - Unemployed and employed have to unite -- and act together ...  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 08:01 PM   #64 
  - Like AARP? nt  valerief   Jan-25-11 10:54 AM   #157 
  - More from that Obama article....  robdogbucky   Jan-24-11 01:08 PM   #33 
  - "the largest generation in American history,  PatSeg   Jan-25-11 09:51 AM   #143 
  - In a little over seven years, I should be about ready to bail out of it voluntarily  slackmaster   Jan-24-11 01:15 PM   #37 
  - 2 years for me, slackmaster. I honestly can barely wait that long. Working  Nay   Jan-24-11 04:15 PM   #49 
  - As go the poor, so go the baby boomers, so go the rest of the younger population.  ipaint   Jan-24-11 01:19 PM   #38 
  - This is chilling. Though the writing has been on the wall for decades. nt  earth mom   Jan-24-11 01:24 PM   #39 
  - Just heard today my B-I-L, Systems analyst is stocking at Target. n/t  kickysnana   Jan-24-11 03:05 PM   #44 
  - I have noticed that RW Gen-Xers LOVE to bash Boomers, and call us LW Millennials...  Odin2005   Jan-24-11 04:09 PM   #46 
  - They're just mad because their hippie parents abandoned them to tv  eilen   Jan-24-11 07:31 PM   #53 
  - shock and awe, baby  grasswire   Jan-24-11 04:13 PM   #47 
  - they want an entire generation to hop on the ice floe 20-40 years early  spooky3   Jan-24-11 06:17 PM   #51 
  - I believe you have something there....nt  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 07:05 AM   #120 
  - Many Boomers are being punished because they stopped the Viet nam war!  RedCloud   Jan-24-11 07:42 PM   #55 
  - Think you're right there -- right wing hates youth, anyway ...!!  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 08:04 PM   #65 
  - Well we certainly know they love war now don't we.  lonestarnot   Jan-24-11 08:19 PM   #70 
  - They love war, the profits, the chaos and the violence ....  defendandprotect   Jan-24-11 08:41 PM   #72 
  - Mae!  dreamnightwind   Jan-25-11 02:04 AM   #99 
     - Interesting ....  defendandprotect   Jan-25-11 10:28 AM   #146 
        - I always hoped she was just crazy  dreamnightwind   Jan-25-11 12:44 PM   #180 
           - Well, certainly Mae Brussel was as sane as you can be ....  defendandprotect   Jan-25-11 12:54 PM   #181 
              - Her death was indeed very questionable  dreamnightwind   Jan-25-11 06:44 PM   #191 
                 - Interesting and I'd never heard any of that -- thank you!  defendandprotect   Jan-25-11 11:01 PM   #193 
  - LOL  liberation   Jan-24-11 10:04 PM   #80 
  - It stopped because hundreds  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 07:08 AM   #122 
  - The thought has crossed my mind. nt  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 07:06 AM   #121 
  - Sums things up.  Octafish   Jan-24-11 07:59 PM   #62 
  - K&R  amborin   Jan-24-11 08:14 PM   #69 
  - What percentage of the population are boomers?  lonestarnot   Jan-24-11 08:20 PM   #71 
  - I've read 80 million boomers, 40 million gen-x and 84 million millenials  Hestia   Jan-24-11 09:56 PM   #78 
  - My 50+ friends are losing their jobs evryday  Bennyboy   Jan-24-11 09:05 PM   #73 
  - And one reason people over 50 lose their jobs is because our  dflprincess   Jan-24-11 09:17 PM   #75 
     - only part of the reason...  Bennyboy   Jan-24-11 09:29 PM   #76 
     - When a company needs an experienced worker these days, it can  LibDemAlways   Jan-25-11 12:08 AM   #89 
     - Exactly  Enthusiast   Jan-25-11 07:15 AM   #123 
  - You too, huh? Me too since 2002.  Gman   Jan-24-11 09:06 PM   #74 
  - This always was the plan  quaker bill   Jan-24-11 10:21 PM   #83 
  - Exactly--their goal is a return to the feudal system  vssmith   Jan-25-11 03:50 AM   #103 
     - I would not know about feudal  quaker bill   Jan-25-11 05:14 AM   #109 
        - I was being somewhat facaetious and inaccurate about feudal comment but...  vssmith   Jan-25-11 06:29 AM   #113 
  - Had an UI Administrative law judge ask me why I didnt have any rejection letters.....  right2bfree   Jan-24-11 10:37 PM   #84 
  - Didn't you have any electronic trail?  prolesunited   Jan-25-11 01:17 AM   #93 
  - MSM is pitting the Boomers  femrap   Jan-24-11 11:55 PM   #87 
  - Damn straight !!!  right2bfree   Jan-25-11 04:33 AM   #105 
  - This is a class issue . . . the American myth of equality covers it up  janet118   Jan-25-11 08:26 AM   #129 
     - I grew up lower-middle,  femrap   Jan-25-11 12:22 PM   #177 
        - I've started the conversation . . .  janet118   Jan-25-11 01:41 PM   #186 
           - I tried to message you  femrap   Jan-26-11 09:36 AM   #195 
              - Weird . . . I'll try to change the message option  janet118   Jan-26-11 01:34 PM   #196 
                 - Just checked my options . . .  janet118   Jan-26-11 01:37 PM   #197 
                 - Maybe TPTB  femrap   Jan-26-11 04:40 PM   #199 
  - K & R and bookmarked by another old Boomer,  Raksha   Jan-25-11 01:09 AM   #91 
  - The documentary "Shmatta," about the NY clothing industry said  Mojeoux   Jan-25-11 01:22 AM   #94 
     - I think I'd like to see that documentary.  Raksha   Jan-25-11 02:26 AM   #102 
  - This won't bring me any new popularity, but  dimbear   Jan-25-11 01:30 AM   #97 
  - Not that I don't care about your situation. But maybe the boomers now know how....  HEyHEY   Jan-25-11 01:53 AM   #98 
  - wtf? that kind of attitude is why we're in trouble.  Hannah Bell   Jan-25-11 02:12 AM   #101 
  - I j ust get pissed when I hear boomers  HEyHEY   Jan-25-11 09:58 PM   #192 
  - "working twice as hard for half as much"  ornotna   Jan-25-11 11:28 AM   #171 
  - Too bad that all of this will eventually end in a violent revolt that will make 1775 look tame. nt  right2bfree   Jan-25-11 04:08 AM   #104 
  - And the bad part is...  Hubert Flottz   Jan-25-11 04:33 AM   #106 
  - Hold it! I've got $2000  Uben   Jan-25-11 06:42 AM   #117 
  - The modern Mr. Potter  Ochsfan   Jan-25-11 11:47 AM   #175 
  - When You've Maxed Out The Card...  KharmaTrain   Jan-25-11 07:18 AM   #124 
  - Corporations rather have cheap labor from India and China than any American of any age  Larkspur   Jan-25-11 07:52 AM   #126 
  - Thank Ronald Reagan.  dendrobium   Jan-25-11 08:24 AM   #128 
  - The "Employer's View" is . . .  TomClash   Jan-25-11 08:52 AM   #130 
  - If you all haven't noticed, every generation is screwed.  KillCapitalism   Jan-25-11 09:00 AM   #131 
  - IMO, there is a third possibility that may occur when anyone retires.  raccoon   Jan-25-11 09:36 AM   #139 
  - But  Action   Jan-25-11 09:42 AM   #142 
  - 58 and out of work for over 2 years  LiberalEsto   Jan-25-11 09:09 AM   #132 
  - Wanted to add a note this morning and the editing period is past for the OP.  Skidmore   Jan-25-11 09:15 AM   #134 
  - Mystery  Action   Jan-25-11 09:40 AM   #140 
  - Yeah, this was a big mistake, but I understand it. There are two  decidedlyso   Jan-25-11 10:53 AM   #156 
  - Imprinting. They've been imprinted with jingoistic jargon and hypnotically respond to it.  valerief   Jan-25-11 10:55 AM   #158 
  - KnR  KansDem   Jan-25-11 09:40 AM   #141 
  - Kicked and recommended strongly. nt  woo me with science   Jan-25-11 10:55 AM   #159 
  - How could the largest group be so victimized?  treestar   Jan-25-11 11:06 AM   #164 
  - I agree!!!  bvar22   Jan-25-11 11:21 AM   #168 
     - Do you have proof it was the boomers?  treestar   Jan-25-11 11:25 AM   #169 
  - I blame "Boomers" for most of the major problems  BrightSideOfLife   Jan-25-11 11:18 AM   #166 
     - Ronald Reagan was not a boomer  riverbendviewgal   Jan-25-11 12:42 PM   #179 
     - Well, then you came to that opinion how?  CLANG   Jan-25-11 01:53 PM   #187 
     - Yup. They wanted more candy. Then ate it all.  cottonseed   Jan-25-11 02:50 PM   #190 
 

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