Victor D. Infante and Marcia Elder, The Christian Science Monitor
Gen-Xers and the Government's Money
As a so-called "Gen-Xer," (as well as a writer who has covered "Gen-X issues") I take exception to one aspect of "Selling Skeptical Gen-Xers on Social Security" (Feb. 12): I must confess that your depiction of my generation is disconcerting.
Yes, Gen-X does not believe in Social Security. Years ago we saw that it would be depleted by the baby boomers. But unfortunately, you seem to have attributed to us certain other odd ideas: No, we don't think we can work forever. Rather, we're scared to death we're going to have to work forever, as the cost of living grows, and safety nets become increasingly unreliable. And we don't think …
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Publication information: Article title: Letters. Contributors: Victor D. Infante and Marcia Elder - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 2, 1998. Page number: 16. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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