A short letter from the Boomers to the Millennials…

Dear Millennials,

Well, time for an end-of-year update…

We’ve nearly doubled the national debt over the last five years, and it looks like we are now officially leaving you with the $17 trillion tab.

We will have exhausted Social Security and Medicare by the time you’re eligible.

We know you are deeply in debt from college expenses, but college (like a lot of other things) is expensive because we have flooded the economy with money.

You can’t find jobs because the economy has stagnated under the weight of regulation and social experiments.

Even if you have a job, chances are it’s part-time so the pay doesn’t allow you to support a family.

Taxes are up and it’s even harder now to put any money away.

If immigration “reform” passes, millions of new workers will depress the pay at entry-level positions.

The defined-benefit plans are all gone; looks like we saw to that, too.

But based on the last two presidential elections, it looks like you voted overwhelmingly for all this. At least the liberal education establishment still works.

So here’s where we are right at present: Now that you’re just about finished fighting our wars for us, if it’s not too much trouble, would you all please sign up for Obamacare so you could subsidize us going forward from here?

Thanks much,


[from a letter to the editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press daily newspaper]


As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by

NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis


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