We have always heard about our Goldilocks world. Goldilicks was the little girl in the story of The Three Bears. There were always three levels of things, and the middle one was “just right”. Our earth is positioned in the solar system at a point that is not too close to the sun, nor too far away from the sun. The earth’s position is “just right” for life. We live on a Goldilocks planet.
The baby boom generation is easily a Goldilocks generation. We were born right after a great World War in an America destined to become the world’s richest country, and a nation that whose populace were the most free in the history of man of any major nation.
Our parents doted on us, and encouraged us to learn a trade, get an education, worship our Lord and Savior, and show compassion to those who were not as gifted as the rest of us. We were taught to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Some of us were luckier than others in that some parents could afford first class private schools and universities for their kids. The rest of us had to go to public schools and universities. Some of us were lucky enough to work our way through school in spite of our parents not being able to afford us that education.
Things are different, now. Thanks to the current administration our nation is declining in international standing, and we have a moribund economy because of government taxes, regulations, and social programs. Even though our generation has spent trillions of dollars to educate our children, it is all going for naught.
Our government is destroying the middle class with disincentives to entrepreneurs. High taxes and state, local, and federal laws work against someone who wants to start a business, or who already has a business. The government’s anti-business policies are anti-people policies. The most obvious of which is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
Obamacare is a real drag on the economy, and a big disincentive for people to start businesses. There are other ways to improve access to healthcare, but Obamacare makes sure that everybody pays more, gets less, and the resulting healthcare is of lower quality. More people are hurt than are helped.
So, baby boomers have lived their lives in relative freedom and prosperity compared to what our children are facing. Our kids have less, have lower paying jobs, and have to pay higher taxes with the cost of living rising everyday due to the actions of the federal government.
Yes, indeed! Us baby boomers had it lucky. We were the Goldilocks generation. It was all just right.