Disappointed in my generation

I have to admit, it never occurred to me for a second that Millennials might dislike the Baby Boomers more than Generation X does.

Beset by big college loans, inheriting two wars, and facing an uncertain future of work, a majority of millennials say baby boomers have made things worse for them — and a lot of boomers agree, according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

Why it matters: If it persists, the generational divide could turn into political rivalry as the generations compete for limited tax dollars — millennials seeking government help as automation takes hold, and boomers insisting on promised levels of Social Security and Medicare.

The poll found that 51{c2bf88dee429485d3b0f61325a10c26cb2e215274027e21905ef5aec05bbd0e7} of millennials (18- to 34-year-olds) blame boomers (54- to 69-year-olds) for making things worse for their generation. Just 13{c2bf88dee429485d3b0f61325a10c26cb2e215274027e21905ef5aec05bbd0e7} said boomers had improved things. Generation X wasn’t pleased with the boomers, either.

Only 42 percent? If I’d heard 51 percent for Millennials, I’d have guessed over 80 percent for GenX. Well, I expect Generation Zyklon should be there. The white component of it, anyhow. And yes, before any Boomers leap in, I am aware that it is the Silents and the Greatests who were responsible for the American Extinction Event known as the 1965 Naturalization Act.