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  •  It's important to remember (3+ / 0-)
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    rosarugosa, Dirtandiron, jamess

    that baby boomers (and I'm one of them) are the children of the children of the depression.  Stories of how bad life was in the depression weren't specifically shared, but what was shared was a clear understanding of who caused it (greedy bankers, Wall Street speculators, and a lack of regulation) and who fixed it (FDR).   Today, those children of the depression who are still with us are their 90s.

    As those who lived through the depression aged and died off, people forgot and the messages of the monied interests to get rid of the the laws and programs that prevented future crashes got repeated by a corporate friendly media and passed to the ears of all who forgot the lessons of history.  

    What's worse this time, however, is that nothing is fixed.  The banks got bailed out, but the people didn't.  That's the big difference today.  There aren't regulations back in place to prevent it from happening again and Wall Street is back in business doing the same stuff all over again so a crash will happen again (and sooner).

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 06:21:44 AM PDT

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    •  You're right. I am a boomer,and my parents grew (3+ / 0-)
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      up during the depression. I don't think boomers are the problem. A lot of us didn't think all this stuff would get turned back. A lot of people that I see working on the recalls are boomers. My guess is boomers are like any other group, pretty diverse.  There is even a pretty big age spread, like from 50- 70 for boomers. So, maybe it is best not to write off them as the group that is ultra conservative.

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