An American who was born between 1941 and 1955. This generation is collectively known as "the baby boomers" or "the boomers" and was given everything it ever wanted through the hard work of its parents. Many of these boomers grew up to be self-righteous individuals who today are attempting to destroy every well-meaning public service program in existence.
In response to the 1970's oil crisis, the boomers passed legislation to expand the fuel efficiency of motorized vehicles. After the crisis subsided however, the boomers decided to forgo their efforts instead of learning from the experience, causing America to pay dearly today as a result. Their ridiculous spending in the housing market only combined with this folly to produce the economic meltdown that the country knows all-too-well today.
Favorite pass-times include bullying 20-somethings over perceived irresponsibility, overeating, not exercising, spending large sums of money, and introducing corrupt maladaptive political legislation. Unfortunately specific examples would not serve to prove these concepts well, as no set of examples could sufficiently express the sheer stupidity and foolishness that the boomers have exhibited time and time again in The United States of America.
Overall, their generation will go down in the history books as being the most selfish and maladaptive the world has ever known.
College Student: "Wait, so you're telling me that just because I'm not over the age of 24 the federal government refuses to acknowledge the fact that I am financially independent and thus will not give me any more financial aid than I can already acquire?"
Financial Aid Adviser: "That's right. I'm sorry to say it, but the Baby Boomers just don't care about your generation that much... I'm sorry."