Yes, but most of the regulatory changes happened during the '80s and early '90s. A period during which the young folks didn't have a say.
If folks your age were too stupid to realize that free trade agreements were a bad idea or that the government has to actually tax people in order to pay for services, that's not really our fault. You guys will get to retire with most of the Social Security you were promised. And chances are substantially better that you'll have some sort of pension to go with it.
These days, pensions are rare, I can't remember the last time I even saw a job posting that even promised something more than a 401k match.
The whole, I got mine, now to hell with you attitude of older voters has done an incredible amount of damage to the ability of the young folks to make a decent living. We work harder than you folks did for less. And we get less and less each year as inflation continually outpaces wage improvements. And folks on social security get COLA even when the inflation is negative.
Pensions were being attacked in the '70s. It doesn't matter whether myself coming from Generation X or yourself from the Millennium Generation or not, when I entered Silicon Valley with 2 degrees, M.E./C.S. no one gave a shit in upper management to listen to what I said about how to run a company they were attempting to take public in the first place.
Banks were fucking the public post 1982 when the S&L scandal [yea Republicans] fucked us and Reaganomics two fisted us into oblivion. Then came 2006 [yea Republicans: see a pattern?] drove a pipe up the American People's asses we are still trying to mend.
In reality, most people are self-centered, me first and fuck the world personalities. When those pricks [MBAs] get to run corporations they really take them down but not before they walk out with a life-time of being able to afford to do whatever the fuck they want.
Any asshole who thinks Corporate Taxes are too low needs a fist up their ass. 401K plans were then are continue to be a fucking con job. It was the Corporate solution to lying to Pension plan holders and the Boomers ate it up.
If Generation Y wants to do something, get off your asses, vote out Boomers who are pro-corporations first, fuck the people second and vote in anyone who isn't an OBGYN and/or Evangelical. Two wrongs most certainly don't make a right.