Millennials Blame Baby Boomers For Making Things Worse For Their Generation, Poll Shows

Turns out the Gen Xer’s and Millennials can agree on one thing, the poor state of the country is all the Baby Boomers fault. While we may argue about avocado toast and who gets to claim Smells Like Teen Spirit as their generations anthem, when it comes to the economy and quality of life for future generations, those Boomers have been pretty selfish. 

Some of the things the Boomers are being blamed for include massive college loans, ignoring climate change, the creation of low-wage jobs while dismantling unions, and sky-rising housing costs.  In other words, they keep voting for Republicans.

Anyone remember this guy?

But the best part is, even Boomers are blaming Boomers. In a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll, 30% of Boomers say their own generation created policies that made things worse. Also throwing in their opinion, is the Silent Generation, (Who knew there even was a Silent Generation? Maybe they should speak up!) those born between the 1920’s – 1940’s, agreed Boomers were to blame with 32% saying the Boomers made it worse.

There is some good news to come out of all this finger pointing, Millennials have surpassed Boomers as the largest voting block and they are not happy with the current administration. With 77% registered to vote, the shift of power is in the hand of the younger generation. 

Some folks took exception to this finger pointing. 

But people came with receipts. 

Meanwhile, relieved not to be battling Millennials for a change, Gen Xers were like —

The question now, what do we do about it? Vote!

H/T: FastCompany