What will become of the aging boomers?
The President’s 71st birthday a few weeks ago made him one of the oldest surviving boomers, those of us born between 1946 and 1964 – a generation that is notoriously selfish and also physically fit (though the president’s recent photos on the golf course raise questions about the latter). In the president’s case, the typical baby boom self-centeredness has blossomed into a raging form of megalomania.
In 2020, the president may be running for re-election and I will be one of the many boomers who have officially become senior citizens. More importantly, it will also be the year that the number of those over 65 will be larger than those under 5. That’s unhealthy for many reasons, not least of which is the pressure it will put on Medicare and Social Security.
Jill Abramson, NYT 7.4.17