National Debt

‘Baby Boomers Are the Worst’

Baby boomers are the "most selfish generation in American history," Dennis Byrne writes in the Chicago Tribune Tuesday. With our true national debt skyrocketing past $60 trillion, Byrne says, boomers are thanking past generations by saddling the future with a mountain of unpaid bills: "Our gift to future generations is the shaft.” According to Byrne, the boomers' consequences-be-damned approach to debt should not be blamed on Obama but on the president's "own version of Karl Rove," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who "unveils the essence of this administration: its...lust for power."