Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dear Losties: thanks for going broke on our behalf

By Donald Sensing

An important advisory to the members of the "Lost Generation" - you know, you 18-34 year olds who voted for Obama by 60 percent or more:

Dear Losties,
Don't look now but there's some herd culling coming down the road at you. You asked for it in November and you are about to get it. Good and hard. All the best. 
P.S. Write if you find work.
Also, start looking hard at all the money taken from what low-income jobs you can get that is funneled into the bottomless maw of the rapidly-going-broke Social Security and FICA systems. Appreciate it, really, I do. Just understand that you will never benefit from one dime you pay in.

It is we Boomers who will benefit from your "contributions." And we now feel no compunction at all about draining you dry to pay for our retirement and health care because that's what you voted for on Nov. 6.

Instead of trying to change course, you raised more sail! 
Bon voyage!
And now we have, thanks to the miracle of Facebook, a list of 10 things to tell you, O young Obama voter, when you get laid off because Obamacare is too expensive to keep you on the payroll:

1. “Hey, at least that successful Mormon businessman didn't win.”
2. “Didn’t your lady parts warn you this would happen?”
3. “Look at the bright side. Gay marriage passed in four states.”
4. “Hey, Big Bird still has a job. Isn’t that the important thing?”
5. “I am sure Obama cares deeply about your situation. Maybe he’ll send you a postcard from Hawaii.”
6. “Well, look at the bright side. Rush Limbaugh is getting a massive tax increase.”
7. “Hey! Now you’ll have more time to play with your unicorn.”
8. “Isn’t it worth losing your job to know that religious organizations now have to pay for abortions and contraceptives?”
9. “Well, now you and Keith Olbermann have something else in common.”
10. “Forward!”
And a bonus: 11. "Well, you can always move to Seattle and get stoned in the local park without fear of arrest."

I freely admit that we Boomers royally screwed the pooch from the 1960s on (although, actually, the 1960s was the Greatest Generation's fault). We have truly made a mess of things, economically, socially, spiritually. There's no dodging it. We bequeath to you a massive disaster of our deliberate making.

But remember this. I mean remember this: Since Nov. 6, you own it. There is no misfortune that will befall you in the next several years, minimum, that you did not specifically vote in favor of happening on Nov. 6.

Oh, that fiscal cliff you keep hearing so much about? The one that many Dems say would be good for their party if we all just went right on over? The one that Barack Obama evinces no interest at all in avoiding? The fiscal cliff falls into a bottomless pit. According to your favorite newspaper:
If the two parties fail to come to a deal by Jan. 1, taxes on the average middle-income family would rise about $2,000 over the next year. That would follow a 12-year period in which median inflation-adjusted income dropped 8.9 percent, from $54,932 in 1999 to $50,054 in 2011.
What's that you said? "My taxes can't possibly go up! Obama said he was going to raise taxes only on 'the rich'!"

Well, Losties, in Democrat pols' view, if you have a job, you're rich. Welcome to Screwedville, Obama voters. Here's the second-term message from your leader:

This is what you voted for. Enjoy it!
So I say to my fellow Boomers: In the immortal words of one of our favorite rock bands, Pink Floyd, "Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash." Don't worry a moment about impoverishing your grandkids. They literally asked for it. Good and hard.

But ponder this, Boomers. The worst sin of our sins was raising a generation that thinks just like we do. May God have mercy on our souls.