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  •  Bravo (none)
    Yet again calling them out.

    I would like to believe that increased consumer spending will help increase job growth, ut I know better.  All This minor increase in consumer confidence is doing is increasing the bottom line of these companies.

    I hoped it might get better, but with baby boomers comming into their retirement age without any will to retire ( or abililty to ).  They will be staying IN the workforce longer continuing to drive out jobs to other classes of workers.

    •  It's ability, not will (4.00)
      The people I know who can retire are retired or soon to. No one who has really had a job wants to NOT retire. (Maybe people like Cheney, or other rich CEO types--but I'm not so sure they are people, and I'm sure they never really had a job.) It's people like me who can't retire.

      Well, technically I suppose I am retired. I have a pension. $1300 a month. As if I could live on that. Some 401K, but not enough to last more than 10 years--and I'm 57. The women in my family tend to live to 90.

      I am lucky, really. I was a single mother, and managed to raise both my children, get them through college and gainfully employed.

      In a sense, I've taken myself out of the job market by being a student. But sooner or later, I'll have to look for a job again.

      I'm sorry. I'd like to get out of the way, and live a life of ease. But I really don't want to die to do it.

      Resistance to tyranny is man's highest ideal. --Emma Goldman

      by Siusaidh on Sun Dec 18, 2005 at 10:12:24 AM PST

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    •  exactly (none)
      I do not see enough written about this subject.  Boomers (with longer life spans and being much healthier than previous generations) may have to will to retire from the jobs they have so they can continue to consume as they please.  This could be one of the biggest problems that faces our economy, as most of these boomers have become extremely efficient at their jobs and could conceivably stay in the workforce until their mid 70's or later.  And don't give me this crap about those that can retire will, many see retirement as boring and love the interactions of the workplace, plus there is a difference between being technically able to retire and being able to travel the world, buy nice cars, or consume other goods while in retirement.
      •  oh sure- those selfish baby boomers, (none)
        who raised their children and are now trying to retire on everyone elses children's backs-who have no health care as they age,who paid into pensions that will never be honored,who lost their savings in the S&Ldebacle ,or were screwed by Ahnold and Enron- ya THEM - the ones who are workong still to provide for them selves- sure- it's their fault that their kids can't get jobs.
        Look up in the sky! It's the hapless and greedy Ceo's and their minions who brought this show to you- not your loser baby boomer parents. That is fine thing to say about people who were the most idealistic geration ever in human history.
         OK- you are on your own,since you owe nuthin to nobody-Good luck with that.
        •  It's not our fault there are so many of us. (none)
          Don't complain to us. Complain to our parents--"The Greatest Generation". Ask them what the hell they were thinking pumping out so many kids all at once.

          And they got a name like "Greatest Generation" and we got called "Boomers". Dumb name.

          We marched against Vietnam. We went out and worked for Gene McCarthy and Bobby Kennedy and fought against Reaganism. Then marched against the Gulf War and Iraq.

          Some of us did. I assume you don't like the ones who didn't. I don't either.

          And we got a stupid name like "Boomers".

          Resistance to tyranny is man's highest ideal. --Emma Goldman

          by Siusaidh on Sun Dec 18, 2005 at 05:15:54 PM PST

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