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[–] robabo 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I worked for 20 years in a union and retired. Now they say that the fund has lost value for 9 years and they are going to reduce my benefit by 2/3s, my Social Security is under threat. I am 73 years old and can't sit or stand to have a job, at my age who will hire me? My income is collapsing.

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[–] lazyusername 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I wonder what it would be like to only have to work 20 years. Count your blessings because we won't have what you had.

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[–] midnight_rider 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Boomers didn't get to choose when to leave companies like GE, IBM, GM, Ford and others as the "greatest generation did". In my company if you were hired in during the forties or fifties you had a gig for life unless you were a fuckup. When my generation faced multiple layoffs we didn't cry about how the WW2 generation had a better deal.

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[–] KoKansei 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

No offense, but if you outsource the management of your finances, particularly something as important as retirement, you're gonna have a bad time.

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[–] kevdude 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks for sleeping at the switch while the government took over healthcare, sent all the jobs overseas, and basically did everything possible to merge with Canada and Mexico. Your entire generation makes me sick. Go back to watching TV and sleeping. It's what you all were best at.

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[–] PotatoFarm 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

While his generation can receive a lot of the blame for what is going on. Remember, they didn't have internet and were at the mercy of the media.

Try to put yourself in that position and you'll understand that, perhaps, they are also victims of a system that started to crumble in the last 2 decades.

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[–] Caesarkid1 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

If it is physically impossible for you to work you should qualify for disability.

If it is this hard for you imagine how hard it will be for the younger generation who will not have social security and who have no retirement benefits coming from their job.

The option pushed on them is 401k's which have proven time and time again to be mediocre at best. Most of them will never know what retirement feels like.

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Most of them will never know what retirement feels like

A bottle of Jack and a .45?

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[–] Mefic_vest 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Interesting how France has seen a bit of a dip but no effective difference.

Yay socialism!

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[–] pray_the_gay_away 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Or rich people are leaving the country and taking their money with them. Yay capital flight!

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[–] PatriotUSA 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good thing we elected a president who wants to lower taxes on billionaires and raise taxes on middle income single parents. That will really help

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[–] performance 3 points 1 points (+4|-3) ago  (edited ago)

How is the bottom 50% supposed to earn a living when they're out protesting in their vagina hats or virtue signaling on Facebook? That shit takes a lot of time. Jeez guys

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[–] TheKobold 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Those cunt faces don't make up the bottom 50%. Or even represent a minor sampling of them.

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[–] ShitsInPringlesCans 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well then they can just be a good source for those of us in the top 50%. And when that lower 50% is all gone, things will be much better.

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[–] littul_kitton 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is one of the many reasons I am calling this the second great depression.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Sequels are hardly ever as good as the original, it'll end up being the mediocre depression.

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[–] lissencarak 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Hah, no. Just most of them are no longer "Americans". Instead, they are low-tier xenos.

Economic equality requires a homogeneous society, and even then it will follow a curve, based on what society values at a given time.

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[–] BillMarshall 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

The rich are not taking your money. In order for the rich to get your money they have to give something in return. In the case of walmart the government takes your money and gives food stamps to people who buy shit at wal mart and wal mart keeps 3% net profit which adds up to a whole lot because the government has 47 million fucks on food stamps. So w are you mad at walmart ? They figured out a way to sell food cheaper which should keep prices down . otherwise the food stamp benefits would go up and cost you more because you are the one subsidizing them (along with the tens of millions wal mart owners pay each year) Over half of Americans have a negative net worth. (if they cashed in everything and paid off their debts they would still own money.) So if you could cash out and pay everything off and have at least one dollar left over you are RICHER than over half of america COMBINED. The rich are not fucking you. The government is fucking you by building parks and fancy schools and allowing fancy hospitals that then overcharge because they have a giant mortgage.. as long as there is money to lend to you. (assuming you can prove you will pay it back) then who cares if one person or one million people own the debt? They cannot call it except under the terms of the contract. We are in a crisis because the government is worse than a crack whore. They put solar roofs on schools that are 18 years into a 25 year roof meaning they will have to pay millions in a few years to take the solar panels off to replace the roof. The government is too stupid for its own good. They do study after study after study to accomplish nothing. We pay taxes and the government gives grants to universities to find cures and then if they come up with something the University keeps the patent and licenses it to a drug company to fuck the government with drug pricing.and we pay AGAIN. rise up ad learn how bad it is. Trump is going to break this kind of bullshit wide open even if by accident. don't let hem stop him.