I have worked in the Australian economy for 56 years. I have twice been retrenched.
Free money from being retrenched.
I have then sought other jobs and succeeded. The state of the economy was something in which I had to live. I went through two recessions.
Absolutely nothing like the jobs market is now, I'm sure. Did you get a mortgage on that house that cost you four times your annual income? What was the cost of your house - I bet it wasn't 8-10 times your annual income like it is now. Another HUGE free kick to the Baby Boomers - the real estate boom that every home-owner loves, especially those in inner Melbourne like you.
Free education? Secondary at a State High School, and Tertiary education by scholarship if you'd like to know, otherwise we could not have afforded it.
More free stuff from other people and the government.
Stable jobs? Already answered.
IN other words "I've had mine, too bad the younger generation are screwed".
You might be ageing and costing the health and welfare systems a lot, but I'm not costing them anything. I have paid my way and I still do. So no; I do not see myself as part of any problem.
If you get Medicare then you're STILL getting free stuff paid for by others. If you get private health insurance then that's STILL free stuff that's subsidised by the taxpayer by one third.
You and your generation just can't help but put your hand out for more free stuff, you people love your free things gifted by providence, gifted by the Lucky Country. But who cares about the younger generations being saddled with enormous debts, university debts, half a million dollar mortgages... they should have been born when YOU were born. Too bad that neo-liberalism is going to crush their living standards... too bad, so sad.
You have an active brain and a fertile imagination, and you misuse both to an alarming degree.
Calling out hypocrites like you?