Thursday, February 12, 2015

Generation Screwed? No, Generation Squeeze

A group calling itself Generation Squeeze says the government should be spending more on young people. Their website calls for a family-orientated “New Deal.” Gross, right?

Generation Squeeze sounds like a rip off of Generation Screwed. The latter is an organization that actually looks out for young people's best interests. Even if young people don't know it. And it's likely a majority of them don't. I was once a god-less communist. Thankfully those days are past me now. But with groups like Generation Squeeze coming out with a study that says young Canadians “deserve” more government money, I fee like wiping my hands of the situation. “Thanks but no thanks,” I say as I pack up my few belongings, “I'm moving to Chile.”

This study says that governments are spending over $33,000 "per capita" on social services for old people and under $11,000 for people under 45. They call it “intergenerational unfairness” I call it common sense. Old people vote in record numbers. With the baby-boomers retiring, and expecting all kinds of goodies that this socialist government has promised them throughout their lives, governments need to deliver. Fuck young people. They don't even vote.

The study hurts my head. Not because it's hard to understand. It's pretty simple, actually. It hurts my head because of quotations like this:

"Much of the public discourse about aging presumes the primary question should be how to sustain spending on retirees as their proportion of the population grows.... A second question is equally important: are we spending enough on younger Canadians?"

No, no no. The second question is the most important and it is definitely, positively, absolutely, notare we spending enough...” Of course you are spending enough. The question is how can we spend less? On both old and young Canadians. On all Canadians. How can we spend and tax less. How can we show Canadians that prosperity doesn't come from the barrel of a gun? How can we take the lessons in Rothbard's Man, Economy & State or even Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged and implant them into the minds of every single living Canadian?

That's the most important question. How do we make public discourse about liberty the primary question?

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