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Tribune editorial: The baby boomers have some clout now

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The baby-boomer generation is fast becoming the new majority in America.

For the first time in history, Americans 45 and older as a group now make up the majority of the voting-age population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This, in turn, will give this 45-plus group more political power in the United States.

The numbers tell the story. America's 78 million baby boomers -- that are now between 45 and 65 -- are now starting to look forward to retirement.

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