March 10, 2018
Boomers are literally locusts. Now that North America has been sucked dry, they’ve decided to move to South America and plague the locals there instead.
As she sipped a cappuccino in a buzzing café on a tree-lined street in Medellin, Cindy Crawford Thomas said that escaping South Florida to retire in what was once the world’s most notorious city seemed like a no-brainer.
“Deciding to leave Florida was easy,” said the former Coral Springs high school teacher. “It was too hectic. … You seldom knew your neighbors. It was all these people but no community.”
In Medellin — once the home of Pablo Escobar and the world’s bloodiest drug cartel — Thomas and her husband, David, say they’ve found a friendly, cosmopolitan city where rent is cheap, the weather is fine and the healthcare puts the U.S. to shame.
And in many ways, they say, they feel safer here than back home in Florida.
WOW. JUST WOW.
This is peak Boomer right here. Not once does this dried-up bitch mention why America has become LITERALLY WORSE THAN A THIRD-WORLD NARCO DRUG CITY.
Fucking hell. And it gets worse.
The couple are part of a growing wave of adventurous expat retirees who are calling Colombia’s second city their new home.
In 2017, the U.S. Social Security Administration sent 6,704 retirement checks to Colombia — an 85 percent increase compared to 2010 and more checks than are sent to any other country in Latin America or the Caribbean except Mexico, according to preliminary data.
LITERALLY SUCKING AMERICA DRY.
While that figure doesn’t tell the whole story — it excludes those who are retired but too young to receive Social Security and those who have their checks deposited in U.S. bank accounts — it does provide a window into the country’s growing popularity.
And Medellin, in particular, has been getting glowing reviews in the retirement press and has been prominently featured in television shows like House Hunters International.
For decades the city was a no-go zone, rattled by car bombs and hit squads as Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel used it as their headquarters. During parts of the 1990s, the city had the highest murder rate in the world, peaking in 1995 at 225 homicides per 100,000 residents.
And while that bloody reputation persists, Medellin now has a homicide rate of about 20 per 100,000 residents — far below places like St. Louis, Baltimore, New Orleans and Detroit.
I want to comment more, but this article is just so full of clueless Boomer hubris and blase hedonism that it is shocking and quite simply speaks for itself.
The Thomases moved to Medellin six weeks ago from Boquete, a town of about 25,000 in northern Panama, where they lived for five years.
“I just got so bored,” Cindy Thomas recalled. “So I said ‘Why don’t we check out Medellin.’ ”
Here they found a three-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath apartment that they share with their three dogs and three cats for about $1,400 a month. They say their total monthly expenses — along with gym memberships and frequent dining out — are “well under $3,000.”
No mention of kids, or grandkids. Just cats and dogs. Fine dining. Gym memberships. Hedonism.
This is peak Boomerism folks. Fucking up the greatest country in the world and then leaving it behind to enjoy cheap healthcare, cheap brown nannies and fine dining…all while collecting a check from Uncle Sam.
All that money gone from the US economy – all of it siphoned off to pay for Boomers livin’ large.
Makes me sick to my stomach.