We hear incessantly about how members of today’s screwed generation face the prospect of less prosperous lives than those lived by their parents. But the maiden generation to stare down that gloomy prognosis was Generation X, the tiny slice of America born between about 1965 and 1980.
We were the first generation to be told we would never get Social Security or Medicare even though we would be forced to pay into these programs.
No amount of coddling by their well-provided-for Boomer parents can save Generation Y and the Millennials from the dire economic conditions they face, including criminal levels of educational debt. Pensions have gone the way of the horse and buggy.
Generation X chronicler Jeff Gordinier, has written that Gen-Xers suffer from “athazagoraphobia”—“an abnormal and persistent fear of being forgotten or ignored.”Except it’s not really a phobia; it’s been reality for a long time.
Maybe that is about to change because of Paul Ryan….
Read more at The Daily Beast.com…