Teens and baby boomers: Powerful voting blocs

The young people of this country are developing into a powerful voting bloc in their efforts to promote gun control, and as such are a group that may influence the upcoming midterm elections.

Another voting bloc which must be considered are the retiring baby boomers. Starting in the 1980s, we boomers lost much of the pension protections which were once the mainstream of corporate America. These pensions were replaced by 401(k) accounts, which are what most of us now rely upon for secure retirement.

Due to the current economic chaos created by President Donald Trump’s tariff activity, plus his verbal assaults on the tech industry, our financial security is fluctuating wildly on a daily basis. If this volatility continues, the boomers will have a lot to say in the elections, just as the young people will.

Rick Krause, Shoreline

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