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Well - the Baby Boomers are more likely to be very concerned about their retirement and their health care - which of course is in danger of being adjusted. The funny thing about being a Republican is they like to pull the 'I worked for this' card - but then expect tax benefits which only compromise these benefits.... double edge sword. That's why the party also targets religious groups and the working poor.


When I checked on the link, this is what the NY Times said:

"The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45."

I find that interesting, because the oldest Gen Xers are turning 45. Harvard Business Review columnist Tammy Erickson (a Boomer) writes (

"Will these new roles suit the times? I think perhaps they will. Bill Strauss and Neil Howe, coauthors of Generations, posit that each generation makes a unique bequest to those that follow -- and generally seeks to correct the excesses of the previous generation. They argue that the Boomer excess is ideology -- and that the Generation X reaction to that excess involves an emphasis on pragmatism and effectiveness.

This generational priority will give X'ers a strong advantage in remaking organizations to reflect twenty-first-century realities: the need for transparency, accountability, real-time performance, lack of ideology, top-of-market effectiveness, and cash value."

So it makes sense that the Tea Party supporters would be Boomers and not Xers or Millennials. You really don't get more ideological than the Tea Party.

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