Comment of the Day: The politics of envy

Ron wrote

I do get upset with generations younger than us Baby Boomers who consistently refer to owners of two houses as the greedies, and being responsible for them not being able getting their own houses.

It was never easy to get a first house.

Most of us had at least two jobs and no “OE’s” gallivanting around the globe, coming back with nothing, no holidays, not even a night at the pub, until we had mustered the deposit. It took us at least two years income saved to get a deposit.

We have spent our lives saving like crazy to firstly own our dwelling and then if successful, to acquire another house as a means of income in our retirement – when we stop work. Do they expect us to live on the poultry retirement benefit? This too they begrudge us receiving and want to put it off until we are past a living age.

Most of us so called “Greedies” are simply trying to get to a position that we are not liabilities on our children or the State. I suggest our accusers wake up because their clock is also ticking fast.

Greedy? It is the exact opposite.


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