"Well that is more or less your exact fault."
Whoa. Hold on there. I am not of the generation you are blaming but you need to step back and get a little perspective. At least I think I'm not... because "your generation" is rather ambiguous. I am probably older than you, but a lot of these things were actually done by a full generation before me. (If you define "generation", as the time it takes for someone to grow up and have children, which these days averages almost 30 years.)
Yes, the early boomers did rape Social Security "for their own benefit", and now they want later society to make up the difference. That *IS* their fault. If you know history, it's not reasonable to try to deny this. But let's look at the following sentences, one point at a time:
"Then you voted to privatize prisons, stratify wealth, defund social outreach to try and lift people out of poverty and get them into being tax payers."
Privatize prisons: yes. That was an experiment that has pretty much failed. Society needs to own up to the fact that prisons are a legitimate societal cost, and pay for them directly out of tax money.
Stratify wealth: No. Just no. There is a huge assumption in this assertion that must not go unchallenged. In fact, the freer markets have been, the LESS income inequality there has been. Government programs to "help the poor" have invariably led to greater income inequality. It's history. Just look around you today. More government intervention in the economy and more entitlement spending than ever before... and the highest income inequality just about ever. You need to re-examine your assumptions here. Don't assume that just because the intent is to lower inequality, that you will get that result with a Government program. It doesn't work that way, and never has. You need to evaluate government programs by their results, not by their intentions.
Defund social outreach "to try to lift people out of poverty": since when? The early boomers didn't do this. There is more "social outreach" than when I was a child. That means my parents increased it, not decreased it. But again: it hasn't let to fewer poor people. "Try to" is the operative phrase here. That is the intent. The result, on average, has been the opposite.
"Voted to defund schools, give yourselves a tax break..."
Schools are another area that is better "funded" than when I was a child. So this assertion is false. As for tax breaks, people pay more in taxes than they did then, too, when you adjust for inflation. So these assertions are nonsense. By the way: studies have clearly and consistently shown that beyond a certain point, throwing more money at schools does not make them any better. In my area, 80% of the money spent on education goes to administration. Clearly that is a badly lopsided bureaucracy. More money won't cure it. Less government would help.
"... reform capital gains tax to actually collect income or properly fund the IRS so it can catch tax cheats (did you know it has a 7 to 1 payback at the moment?"
Capital gains taxes WERE reformed... to end the government stealing of savings that was taking place. In an inflationary market, a homeowner who buys a house, lives in it 10 years, then sells it (at a higher value, of course, because of inflating prices), hasn't earned any real capital gains. For the simple reason that buying another, similar house would cost them just as much as the sale price of their existing house. Inflation has eaten all the "capital gains". It used to be that government was taxing this money, so that homeowners actually LOST money when they sold their homes. That's one of the many insidious ways that inflation steals from productive people. Capital gains taxes were amended to prevent this government theft. But the exemption isn't supposed to apply to people who "flip" homes for a profit, or otherwise buy investment homes they don't live in.
As for the IRS... don't get me started. Recent "leaked" documents have shown that they have been hopelessly corrupted by the President and his cronies. Time for them to go away. And by the way: where did you get that "7 to 1" figure? I bet it came from government.
" You wound back banking regulation"
You can place blame for that solidly on the 70s generation. It was less than 20 years ago that it was done. Not the milennials, they weren't old enough. But it wasn't the boomers who did this either. Yes, it was a mistake. But that doesn't go far enough. The entire concept of fractional-reserve banking needs to be re-examined.
"... cut funding to basic science programs..."
Again, a very recent development. Can't blame the baby boomers for this one. You CAN blame the Bush and Obama administrations.
"... and you might think the tech boom is the future but let's face it there's only so many social networking apps anyone needs..."
Hahaha. If you think the "tech boom" is all about social networking apps, you don't know much about it. Like your laptop or cell phone much? Tech boom. Like your newfangled 1080p or 4k TV? Tech boom. Like your energy-efficient freezer, GPS in your car, or energy-efficient lighting? Tech boom. Tech boom. Tesla Motors, Spaceship One, rover on mars? Tech boom. "Social networking" apps serve a purpose but their recent explosion only shows that they were originally a good idea that was actually ridiculously easy to do. Now that it's obvious, lots more are trying to jump in, too late. Only a few will make it. By the way: lower gasoline and natural gas prices? Tech boom.
You make WAY too many assumptions. Stop blaming people (especially the wrong people) and get your own ass to work if you want things to change.