Ballooning Entitlements... No Problem!
Newsweek has an important piece on how Baby Boomers are robbing their children and grandchildren by refusing to deal with the looming crisis associated with their huge cohort's retirements, which will be financed by the tiny generations that have followed:
No surprise that the "Me" generation, so famous for its self-obsession and indulgence, is mortgaging our future. But I have a tidy solution for the problem -- one that will require no benefit cuts, no age or income threshold increases, and best of all, no new taxes.
I say we borrow the idea that inspired the 70s sci-fi movie "Logan's Run." That is, we send Baby Boomers to a real-life "carousel." Or, to dispense with the theatrics, just line them up and shoot them. Mow 'em down. Eliminate the problem at the source.
Look, political consensus building is hard. Convincing such a huge constituency to make concessions to such small (and non-voting) ones as Gen Xers and so on is hopeless. So we can either accept that proceeding generations will be locked into slavery paying for Boomers' comfy early retirements, or we can kill the bastards. Admit it. You're not really that crazy about your parents anyway, right?
OK, I admit I'm going for shock value. But our parents don't have to know this. If we at least start to make some noise about how much easier it would be to kill them than to support them, maybe that will stir them to action. God knows nothing else has worked.