Boomers are people who were born during the period of increased birth rates when economic prosperity arose in many countries following World War II. In the United States, the term is iconic and more properly capitalized as Baby Boomers and commonly applied to people with birth years from the span 1945 to 1964, which may comprise more than one generation. The Baby Boom is the iconic term widely used to refer to the American population and culture in particular, as post WW II demographics abroad did not mirror the sustained growth in American families over the same interval.
Boomers in "Elder Skelter"
The Boomers managed to retain control of the reins of government as increasing longevity worked to their benefit. However, when the Twenty-Eighth Amendment was passed to force a balanced budget, it included provisions for the elimination of entitlement programs.