Warning, there are some swears in here. My optimism is flagging today and I'm pissed.
I know, #notallboomers. My mom's not to bad. My dad either, though he's terribly apathetic.
So here's what I have to say to the rest of you. Now that you boomers have elected the Biggest Asshole you could find you're going straight for screwing over the generations behind you. Seriously? As if you haven't done enough.
You didn't want to pay taxes in the 2000's, so you eviscerated funding for education, research, and functional government. When it turns out those things are *important* and that we younger people can't pay for all of it all on our own you go off, blame us for being too lazy, and then elect another guy who promises a big tax cut for you will miraculously solve all the problems your children and grandchildren face.
Guess what assholes: IT. WON'T.
See, there's this massive intergenerational transfer of wealth that happened for you guys when your parents paid for you to go to school, and paid for a bunch of cool research that made your lives better and cleaned up the environment and crap, and gave you a reasonably well-functioning government for when your children (us) were growing up. Yes, I know this is a vast oversimplification and was really only true for white people, but bear with me.
Then you got old. We grew up and were no longer living with you. It was time to live large! As newly-fledged empty-nesters your first instinct was to ... quit paying taxes. Not find a nice cause to dedicate a few years to (you child of the '60's), not read a few good books and see some good movies. Nope. Stop paying taxes. No reason for you to keep paying into the system, since hey, you weren't going to get anything more out of it. At least, not until you retired, but then your (many fewer, thanks to birth control) children will be paying for you. 'Cause hey, you worked hard. You earned your retirement.
Oh, and then on the way to retirement, you hired a bunch of your boomer CEO friends into university president positions where they could extract as much money from the education system as possible, replicating their massive exploitative success from the private sector on the public sector. Yet another young to old intergenerational transfer of wealth that benefits you boomers.
Somewhere along the line scientists realized global warming was A Thing, but since it made you feel like we might be calling you a bad person for using fossil fuels you stuck your fingers in your ears and started yelling, "La, la la." Just to make sure we know you really mean the "la la la" part now that you've got The Asshole as president and More Assholes in congress you're going to knock down our technology that might let us enjoy the same standard of living as you without fossil fuels/sand castle of hope and piss all over it.
'Cause you're mature like that.
Fuck you boomers.