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Overwhelmed By Debt, Nearly 1 In 5 Young Adults Live With Their Parents Or Grandparents

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Young Man - Public DomainIn America today, more than 60 million people live in multi-generational households.  That number is so large that it may seem difficult to believe, but the truth is that vast numbers of young adults have had to move back in with their parents and grandparents in recent years due to the deteriorating economy.  Millions of our young people cannot find decent jobs once they leave school, and millions of them are absolutely overwhelmed by debt.  Of course some of them are just lazy, but whatever the reason it is undeniable that multi-generational households are on the rise.  According to the Pew Research Center, 12 percent of the U.S. population was living in multi-generational households back in 1980.  Today, that number is up to 19 percent.  That means nearly one out of every five U.S. adults now live with their parents or their grandparents.

One of the big culprits, of course, is student loan debt.

According to CNN, approximately 70 percent of all college graduates will have student loan debt to pay off once they leave school, and the average loan balance for those graduates is about $28,950.

But there are many that run up $50,000 or $100,000 in debt at high end schools.  We encourage our young people to apply to the “best schools” that they possibly can, and we tell them that they shouldn’t worry about how much it will cost.  We assure them that they will be able to easily pay back any debts once they leave college because of the “good jobs” that they will get upon graduation.

Unfortunately, millions upon millions of our young people have discovered that the good jobs that they were promised simply do not exist.

We are also seeing other forms of debt rise to frightening levels in this nation.  The following comes from the New York Times

Over all, Americans’ use of credit cards has recently been creeping up again: Household debt in the United States increased by $35 billion, to $12.29 trillion, during the second quarter of 2016, a 0.3 percent rise from the previous quarter that was driven by credit cards and auto loans, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

We often criticize the federal government for being 19.4 trillion dollars in debt, and rightly so, but let us not forget that U.S. households are 12.2 trillion dollars in debt.

We are a society that feels entitled to everything, and we are not afraid to go into debt to get it.  And unfortunately we have passed on this “entitlement mentality” to the next generation.

In a recent blog post, Jenna Abrams did an amazing job of describing the crisis that we are facing with our young adults today.  Here is an excerpt…

Today I asked my followers how would they describe Millennials and this is what I got: “lazy”, “thin-skinned”, “spoiled”, “selfish”, “undisciplined”, “self-absorbed”, ”fragile”, “oblivious”, etc. and I can agree on this. This generation is really what you call it. But there was one description that is the most accurate.  “Raised by neglectful, over-compensating for inadequacy, self-serving parents.”

You’re in charge. You insisted your children and grandchildren have to get higher education instead of taking a blue-collar job or just entering the workforce after school like your generation did. Most of you pay for that (often unnecessary) higher education. You are overprotective and prevent your children from playing outside and making mistakes you had a chance to make to gain that thick skin. You don’t let your 12-year-old kid stay at home alone because they are too young. And who is wrong when your child has a conflict at school? I bet you always blame the other side, not your “special snowflake”. And how you get surprised that the whole generation gets offended by facing the truth: they are not special. It must hurt, right?

This generation of young adults is the most “educated” in our history, and yet they also appear to be one of the least competent.  Just check out these numbers from CBS News

Half of American Millennials score below the minimum standard of literacy proficiency. Only two countries scored worse by that measure: Italy (60 percent) and Spain (59 percent). The results were even worse for numeracy, with almost two-thirds of American Millennials failing to meet the minimum standard for understanding and working with numbers. That placed U.S. Millennials dead last for numeracy among the study’s 22 developed countries.

In the old days, our institutions of higher learning had exceedingly high standards and they demanded the best from students.  Today, our system of higher education is a joke, and many of our best colleges are more focused on political correctness and “safe spaces” than they are on preparing our young people for the harsh realities of the real world…

At Brown University – like Harvard, one of the eight elite Ivy League universities – the New York Times reported students set up a “safe space” that offered calming music, cookies, Play-Doh and a video of frolicking puppies to help students cope with a discussion on how colleges should handle sexual assault.

A Harvard student described in the university newspaper attending a “safe space” complete with “massage circles” that was designed to help students have open conversations.

We have raised a generation of overly-coddled, self-absorbed boys and girls that have never learned how to become men and women.  They don’t understand how things really work, and they are completely and utterly unprepared for the exceedingly difficult times that are coming.

And since our education system is completely and totally dominated by progressives, our young people have had decades of liberal propaganda pumped into their skulls, and the results are absolutely frightening.

For example, one survey discovered that 62 percent of Millennials say that they are “liberal”, and 42 percent of them say that they are “socialists”.

A different survey discovered that more than half of all U.S. adults under the age of 30 say that they reject capitalism.

If the coming election were to be determined by the Millennials, Hillary Clinton would win by one of the biggest landslides in U.S. history.  But of course she wouldn’t have even been the nominee for the Democrats, because Bernie Sanders would have crushed Clinton.

If something is not done, this is what the future of America is going to look like.

I don’t know about you, but to me that is a rather distressing thought.

 
  • Guest

    I’m amazed at how some people live. Today I cut down two small trees in my yard because they were diseased. Since I don’t have a truck, I placed an ad on Craigslist looking to hire someone with a truck or utility trailer to haul the trees away for a certain price. I got an email response within just a few minutes from a guy who left his phone number. So I called him, and he told me that he’s 27 and owes $180 to the power company. When he told me where he lives, I said I didn’t think it was worth the time and expense to come such a great distance for what I was willing to pay. I said he would probably spend $15 in gas getting to my home. He said every little bit helps, and that he needed to pay his bill soon or he would have his electricity cut off.

    I just wonder how people are going to survive when things get really bad. They probably won’t.

    • alan

      Run an extension cord to the neighbors house for some power. Pay them $50 for the power.

      • Guest

        That’s beside the point, not to mention absurd.

        • alan

          I meant they will pay you for the power. You will act as a power company with in your neighborhood. Any fires the insurance should cover it. Its works in the third world should work fine here.

        • BelieveInCod

          Some people do things like that

      • Richard O. Mann

        If you have a bit of knowledge and ability, you can get electricity from the lines going past your house. You don’t have to touch the live wires, but you do have to get your device close to them. It helps to have a good understanding of electricity before trying this.

        • sistersoldier

          And good insurance!

        • Billy Wolf

          And a Will

    • RageHard84

      People spend too much money.

    • guest

      These Craigslist people answer Disqus posts, below. They get the scholarship, get the tenure, and will try to employ you, the intelligent person.

      They don’t care about the distance, whether it covers expenses, or if you can do the math.

      • Guest

        Your comment doesn’t make sense. Can you rephrase that?

    • Billy Wolf

      Just having a roof over your head is a luxury now..You have to make 40k a year to afford a 2 bedroom apartment..The 1% Stole all our homes..We have 6 empty homes to every homeless person..And we are in a homelessness crisis…

      • truthcontest.com

        true. The Elite would rather have poor people living in homes they own, and pay them ‘allowance’ instead of middle and upper class buying what they want and doing what they want. Its a total form of control they are going for. When I say ‘they’ I am talking about the Elite. Its naive to me when people disgrace the fact that an Elite few (families) run this world – they do, you don’t know it because we don’t deal with them directly. They are ‘CEOs’ of the world and the governments are their management – we are the worker bees.

  • alan

    I went once and stayed over night at my wifes home in the Philippines. They has about 12 people living in one small house. Babies to great grand parents under one roof. Everything was fine until someone farted!

    • JC Teecher

      It seems there is a fartblossom in every crowd.

      • SnohtBlossom

        I fart in your general direction! 😀

    • anonymous

      How do the young couples get intimate? Must be awkward. Or maybe that’s why there are 12 people…..too much procreation going on.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      Filipino wife shopping is not as glamorous as it’s made out to be

      • RageHard84

        The race of the woman you marry doesn’t really matter.

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          that’s what OJ said

          • RageHard84

            Not funny man.

    • BelieveInCod

      Which magazine did you find her in? I gotta get me some of that

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        House and Coden

      • RageHard84

        Are you joking?

  • olympicilliterasy

    At least the USA still has the most olympic medals! (sarc)

    • alan

      Good thing they kept most of the Russians away so we could soak up more.

  • Robert

    Many young people have grown up in a single parent home usually a mother. They have not had the stability or guidance to know any better in many cases. It is a cascading effect as one incompetent group births a new incompetent group. I see nothing wrong with a multigenerational home but it needs to be like The Waltons and not like a collection of inept adults and bizarre children with everyone sporting their latest tattoo or telling about their latest rehab gig.

    I do not for a moment think we will have a social recovery but will sink further into grim times. There is nowhere to run to either. Liberals see the destruction of family and faith as achievements and not as problems.

    • Liberty First

      I think that there may be a place to run – the U.S.A. is becoming a hideous place to live culturally. Truly, it is vile. And I am no prude. I think that with proper financial planning, living in S. America, Alaska, some very rural plcaes in the U.S.A., Australia, etc., may well offer a more meaningful life. No kidding. Just explore. There are options.

      • AtomicMetroid

        Leave??? Hell no!! Why would you just walk away and give America to the parasites? and have you seen the crime stats from south America??? lol no thanks. and please, don’t come to rural places. We have enough trash who’ve moved here with their Marxist degeneracy.

        • mike

          This ALL happened in Russia then Germany and all of Eastern Europe first- there is a reason- Marxism is just the facade of the demonic Hollywood crowd who have polluted America and the world with their evil.

    • Truegrit

      We have an extremely weak and dying culture. The U.S.A. will always exist but not as the country we grew up in.

      • Richard O. Mann

        I disagree. I believe the US will cease to exist. Once the bond that holds the states together is gone, the country will break up into smaller countries and regions. It will be ugly to be a part of.

    • SnohtBlossom

      You’re spoiled. If you were forced to endure a single-parent home due to death or divorce, you would show more respect to single mothers.

    • BelieveInCod

      Robert is disrespectful of single moms.

    • BelieveInCod

      I was raised in a one-parent family due to death at 38.
      We all turned out college educated, tattooless, and fine.

      • RageHard84

        Wasn’t it more difficult for your surviving parent?

        • BelieveInCod

          of course it was

          • RageHard84

            I think that’s the issue there. There are some people who manage to come out fine from a single-parent home but it’s more difficult.

      • LIZ THE SHIZ

        We all turned out college educated, toothless, and fine

        • BelieveInCod

          got all my teeth hre

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            do you play a banjo on the river bank?

    • Quetzol-43

      Oh, the mother is not single, it is just that the father is in prison right now for aggravated assault and attempted murder…

      He is only there because the justice system and police beez raycsss an s****t, he dindunuffin!

      • pulltheweeds

        lol

  • JC Teecher

    To yours truly, it is “distressing”, and depressing. The thought, that if the Lord tarries, and somehow the looming nwo planned economic/financial crisis is dragged on for another decade, then it comes down to what kind of life and future will be like for my grandchildren, when they graduate from high school.

    College debt will most likely not be an issue, because their parents will hopefully, have seen the writing on the wall. Their parents, as of now, are smart, intelligent, and graduated with many honors. Hopefully that will translate into common sense and gained wisdom by the time the kids get to 18 or 19, and a different path will be swayed upon them. A path that does not include financial debt and ruin, but a smart simple business or trade skill that will make their lives easier, rather than burdensome from the start.

    Too many parents have gotten caught up in the conundrum of wanting the best for their kids, but still stuck on the brainwashed ideology that only a four year degree can offer that easy success of making 6 figures annually, with a definitive pension after 30 years.

    Sadly, much of that mindset is grounded in greed and prideful arrogance.

    • alan

      Until you apply for a job and anything slightly technical requires a 4 year degree.

    • anonymous

      It’s called the education bubble. With the closing of businesses and a growing number of jobs being shipped overseas, there is a generation of highly educated bums. Kids better learn Chinese.

  • goldminer

    I sent both of my kids to trade school. Screw College. Waste of time and my money. Both are working. Self employed. Making OK money. Keeping their heads above water. The only thing that is holding them down is overbearing government regulations like Obama Scare. But they deal with it. Just pay the fines and keep on truckin.
    The way things are rigged under this administration. To strip the Millennials of their wealth. I just cant see how many of them can ever afford to buy a house. Like I easily could at their age. No wonder the economy is so bad.
    The one thing I cant understand about younger generations. Is their support for Hillary. That is scary. Why would you vote for a Psychopath who is hell bent on getting us into a War/ Nuclear confrontation with Russia and or China? It is a war nobody will win.
    It seems Americans don’t love their children anymore. Sit down in front of the boob tube or mobile device and.. Let them play pokey man.

    • JC Teecher

      It really is scary, about the number of crazy, non thinking people that will vote for such a vile person.
      I get it, a lot of people don’t like the billionaire trump, but that is not a reason to just go vote for the continued ruination of a nation.

      I heard today, that under the Un-afforadable scare act, a married couple making less than $100k annually, will be paying 22% of their income out for the cost of medical insurance next year, and the average annual deductible for them will be $12,000.00

      • anonymous

        Wow, more like 50% of income is health-care. If you have a family it’s even higher. Then 30% goes to taxes. That leaves 20% for groceries and rent. Hmmmm…..

      • SnohtBlossom

        It’s stupid to vote for Trump.
        How much prior political experience does Trump have?
        NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!
        He talks the talk, but never walked the walk.
        But hey.. it’s only THE PRESIDENCY!
        Maybe next we’ll grab people off the street w/no medical training to do surgery!

        Neither did Ulysses Grant or Dwight Eisenhower have a prior politcal position, though both had a strong military background. Dwight being ” The Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in World War II”
        and Grant “Commanding General of the United States Army”
        How much military background does Trump have? NADA!!! ZIP!!!! ZILCH!!! ZERO!!!

        “no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump’s casino empire in the last 30 years.”

        He has filed four business bankruptcies. Maybe he thinks it’s just as easy to file bankruptcy w/the entire government and walk away.

        • jakartaman

          They are here and coming for you
          Keep posting your anti-GOD sodimite crap

          • Gay Veteran

            awwwww, JakartaApe getting excited again typing “sodomite”

          • BelieveInCod

            I don’t believe in god, but I believe in Cod.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            I don’t believe in god, but I believe in Cod Piece

          • RageHard84

            God created the universe.

        • Mr Cipher

          You’re with her right?
          You mean the woman running for President who with Bill Clinton uses a so-called non-profit charitable foundation in Canada that serves as a front to skirt around U.S. laws that forbid foreign governments from financially influencing U.S. elections?

          The one who destroyed 30,000 Government documents and lied about it.

          The one with uncontrollably seizures and can’t climb a short flight of stairs?

          Great pick!

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          COPY PASTE ,try to come up with something new

          • 常に明日

            LIZ THE SHIZ, people with learning difficulties often benefit from hearing the same thing over and over again.

            It looks like SnohtBlossom has her work cut out for here with this audience.

          • BelieveInCod

            Trump will never win.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            believe in cod piece

        • RageHard84

          Of course, we can’t vote for compulsive liar Hillary Clinton just because she’s not Trump.

          Vote third party.

          • Quetzol-43

            Lolbitarians and green party? Nope, nope, nope!

            Trump is the only one willing to end the statue quo and he is the only one who has the guttes to do it.
            None of the people who criticize him knows better than he does and could not have achieved what he did.

          • RageHard84

            Trump keeps changing his position. How can we trust that?

      • Gay Veteran

        “…It really is scary, about the number of crazy, non thinking people that will vote for such a vile person….”

        why not, look at Bush

    • alan

      My grandson caught 5 Pokemon in front of our house.

      • Dee

        ROTFLMAO! How old is your grandson?!

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          39

    • anonymous

      Best post, I wish you were my dad. I was raised by a single mom. I went to trade school after joining the Army. Best thing I did, changed my major three times. Now I know how to repair computers, repair cars and build homes. Comes in handy. Saves me a lot of money. I didn’t even get a degree, but I make more money than some who’ve graduated college.

    • Mark

      I have a friend, spent 6 years getting a Masters in Social Work. Took her 22 months to find a job in her field. She makes $14.50 an hour and is glad to make that. $80,000 in student loans.
      Another friend graduated with a degree in Accounting. She’s working as a bookkeeper for a trucking company for $15 an hour and happy she found that job. She told me companies want a minimum of 5 years accounting experience before they hire an accountant. Her student loans eat up 48% of her monthly net pay.
      Another friend graduated his high school’s welding program. No college, no trade school. He made $55,000 his first year and will make almost $70,000 this year doing welding.

      • Jerry C

        Sounds familiar. I went to college to get my B.S. in Accounting and was told I had no accounting experience, so I started out as a clerk. Eventually, I moved up to Supervisor/Manager and was told I didn’t have my degree. Then, once I had my degree, I was told other accountants had Masters Degress and/or C.P.A. certification. Once I passed the C.P.A., now they look at me and think I’m too old. Pft. The carrot is always in front but never in reach. The system is rigged.

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          a BS in accounting is hilarious wordsmithing

        • James

          Morons who don’t intern in college need someone to blame

          • Jerry C

            I had honors classes with interviews of the top accounting firms, but wasn’t selected because of the color of my socks & stripes in my suit. Putting myself through college, I didn’t have a lot of money so it was what I could afford. It worked out for me since one of the firms was involved with the fraud at Enron and is no longer in business. But calling me a moron? Ouch. To each his own.

          • James

            So you didn’t intern. Boo hoo

      • James

        Social work is a low paying field.
        Your friend should have interned in college…or did well enough to get swooped up by the big 4.

        Hopefully your welding friend doesn’t get lung cancer by 50. His salary is also highly likely to stagnate

    • Mr Cipher

      Illery is promising free college. What the Millenials don’t understand is they will be paying for it down the road. Nothing is free . Illery is bribing them with their own money.

    • James

      Why not send you kids to a good college to learn a skill.
      Ex
      Berkeley, CalTech, Stanford, Carnegie, MIT for Comp. Sci
      NYU, Columbia, Chicago, Northwestern for Economics
      Anywhere for statistics
      Anywhere for engineering.

      You have better career prospects, better working environments and enough money to get ahead.

    • Quetzol-43

      Colleges are Indoctrination Centers. Do you know what “Social Justice” is?

    • Jules Vallez

      I have to agree – I’m part of the M-Generation and its amazing how many of them are liberals to the core. Worse still, they are big-government/big regulation supporters and, honestly, it pisses me off like nothing else. How the hell can we ever own anything if government is too busy taxing our labor, imposing restrictions and protecting the double-spotted piss-ant!?

  • George W Bush

    Yeah, Yeah, I am one of those young people struggling to get ahead in this world . I went to a state college with good credentials, and I majored in a STEM degree. You right wingers are attacking my generation when in reality your lord Saint Reagan started the destruction of the United States with tricked down economics.

    Always blaming the government is blah blah. If the government is,so evil why run for office? Your favorite candidates run as conservative and then gives the government to their cronies just like the democraps.

    Bottom line ,baby boomers and Generation X screwed everything for us by electing cronies and war criminals.

    • JC Teecher

      I think you just proved their point.

    • anonymous

      Can you blame them? They can’t retire because of inflation and rising health care costs. Many people in the Baby Boomer and X generation didn’t think about a retirement plan, just living paycheck to paycheck. You think Social Security is going to be around when it’s time for younger people to retire? Ha, I don’t think so. We’re all screwed, it happened when the Federal Reserve was allowed control of money printing. Nothing to back up our paper money. Printing into oblivion.

      • Gay Veteran

        a lot them had to live paycheck to paycheck

  • progressive utopia

    another 4 years of “recovery”,and the window of opportunity to escape from your parents basement and your dead end job closes (forever),and for parents another 4 years of “recovery summer’ the window closes and your adult children are here to stay (permanently)

  • Paul Patriot

    Many young people are itching to move out and be on their own, to avoid all the rules of living with parents. They do this to be cool, and have the freedom to engage in all kinds of unrestricted, un accountable behavior. They find that they are always broke, and then many finally return home.

    Decades ago, kids lived with their parents till they got married, seems to me society was a little better 50+ years ago.

    Now, granted, due to the globalist agenda, jobs have fled America, so, it is very difficult to get a good job, but, if parents don’t mind you staying at home, then stay, and pay mom and dad some rent.

    Of course, several decades of parents are to blame also, you know the ones that selfishly comment on the fact that they are obligated to take care of there kids for only 18 years, and then it’s “out you go” my job is done, the burden is over and now we can do what we have been wanting to do for many years now that the kids are gone.

    Combine this selfish attitude with a terrible economy, and its a bad mix. Thankfully, there are parents that welcome their children back. The independent spirit often causes bad financial decisions to be made.

    I know many immigrants and Christians who lack that American spirit to be totally independent and live with their parents for many years, which allows them more Freedom for studies and/or to save money.

    This should be one sign of the times that the economy is no where near as good as the pied piper of propaganda says it is.

    • anonymous

      True. Funny story. My single mom did that to me. She said, “Once a bird leaves the nest they never return. The mommy bird pushes the baby bird out of the nest when she thinks it’s time for the bird to fly. If the bird isn’t ready, it falls to the ground and dies.” That was why I joined the Army. I didn’t want to die. Ironic huh?

    • Bristecom

      My mom separated from my dad when I was younger and took control of everything. And so when I turned 18, she kicked me out. I struggled severely for many years to survive on my own (since I didn’t have any friends to help me either). I am doing a little better since I’ve moved up with my jobs over the years but that was NOT an effective way to teach a child how to live on their own. Later on I realized how much of a narcissist she is (as many Americans are).

      Contrast this to a friend of mine who is my age who has never left his home. His grandparents bought him a new car, and his parents pay for/make all his food and everything else he needs. They even paid for his college. So now he finally got a decent job and is saving 100% of his income so that he can afford to provide for a family soon. His family is even planning to buy the house he wants for him so that he doesn’t have to pay anyone interest.

      So I admit, I’m a bit jealous of his situation but hopefully I will have a little more character having struggled all these years. Although I still can’t see myself easily buying a house and providing for a family anytime soon unless I find a much better opportunity somewhere.

      • JC Teecher

        I wish you much success and luck. Remember, with Christ, all things are possible.

        A bit of advice from someone that was pushed out of their home, at 16, (now 60), with an old hand-me-down suitcase, and a ”64 vw, I had just financed.

        Keep digging until you can breathe a little easier, don’t ever bite off more than you can chew, financially and socially. Never…I mean absolutely NEVER, compare your situation to anyone’s that is presumably better than yours. Always look at those less fortunate and say…”That could be me”.

        • Bristecom

          Very good point. Thank you. I am still extremely blessed. But even if I had nothing, I will always have the Lord (or He will always have me) and that is far more valuable than anything in this world.

        • sistersoldier

          Amen JC, we can go from abundance to lack at the turn of a dime.

          • JC Teecher

            Yea sister, good to see your voice again.
            I have missed you, and wondered if everything was OK with you and yours.

            Abundance to lack, is usually brought on by stupid decisions. There are those that I have witnessed in my life, that were decimated to poverty by a debilitating disease or accident that left them disabled. Those are the ones that need Christ the most, and it seems, that they are the ones that didn’t have Him when they were “not”, in those dire situations.

            Thank God for Godly grandparents, but life could have been much easier and more peaceful with Godly parents, as well.

            Sometimes life is just not fair. Sometimes we put too much emphasis on life in the flesh/worldly, and should be focusing on the eternal life. Have a good afternoon, and good, once again, to see you are still up and taking nourishment.

          • sistersoldier

            Good afternoon to you good sir! I am glad to report that I am blessed on this rainy afternoon. Thank you for the kind words of grace.

            I was reading the comment above and I was reflecting on how their situation can be translated all across the parenting pages of America. Your story included at the young age of 16. When it comes to parenting I can relate because of my own personal experiences. Truthfully as parents we do not have all of the answers. It is a trial and error experience filled with patience, anger, frustration, reward and joy at different intervals.

            Spiritually translated I suppose those who have experienced a painful and premature departure from the only home they’ve ever known can produce negative/destructive memories. When the time came for my sons to leave home it wasn’t that I didn’t want them there I wanted more for them which was not available there so I used “tough love” to stir up the nest by giving them a better vision; that they were born to soar. Amen? If they didn’t try their wings they would never learn to fly. Sometimes the Lord will stir His children up the same way if we attempt to remain under the shadow of our earthly parents we will never grow spiritually for our spiritual Father so He allows unpleasant experiences for our benefit.

            I would like to say in regards to Bristecom’s situation that the experience when viewed through the lens of faith was by design to make them better not bitter. It was not a punishment but a promotion. They were not leaving but leveling themselves to receive more of God and when we honor our parents we are able to see past the narcissism and realize that they were being novaturient (desiring change in one’s life) either for themselves or for their children.

            We all have a geographic assignment for the kingdom of God. Sometimes we need a push in the right direction.

          • Bristecom

            Sister, I do not hate my parents and still love them but the fact is that they did very little to raise me (despite being wealthy). I don’t want to get into some of the abusive things they did to me but my mother in particular was not following anything close to the role of a Godly woman/mother. She never worked, cooked, or cleaned and always brought drama and strife in the home.

            So, sure, I was happy to get away from that but I wasn’t ready. I came home from work one day and the police were there saying that since I was 18, she was legally allowed to kick me out. There was no reason and even the police felt bad about it. So I worked two jobs for many years and basically lived off of 50 cent burritos. Even so, when I needed car repairs or got laid off or whatever, I had to break out the credit card, which put me into debt for many years (it sickens me to realize how much interest I paid on those too). I just wish I could have gotten a little bit of a buffer built up and a little more wisdom taught to me before I was thrown out there.

            Never the less, it certainly could have been worse. I have never been homeless and always managed to find something to eat. And now I make more than a lot of guys who have good college degrees (sadly). But as stated earlier, it’s still not enough to provide for others or to pay off a house in a reasonable time-frame. I will continue to work hard to hopefully make that possible but I just see a lot of people my age who have long since been married with children and homes and everything while I’m still here slowly crawling along.

            But as you say, I don’t know God’s plan for me (or even if there is a reason why I’m in the location I am right now). I have certainly gained tremendous Biblical knowledge over the years, which I would have likely otherwise never obtained. So for that I am extremely grateful! I just hope and pray that I finally gain a clearer and more stable path from here on out. I wish to put my days of financial struggle forever behind me if the Lord wills it. But that’s not to say I desire to be rich either.

            “Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.” – Proverbs 30:9

            Thank you for sharing your words of wisdom.

          • sistersoldier

            Thank you for your powerful testimony! You are richer than you know and full of good character, strength, endurance and faith. That is how we will win this race. God bless.

      • sistersoldier

        [Under the anointing, those who are in need, gain supernatural power to do the impossible. Those who have no strength are given wings of eagles to RISE above problems that others can’t walk through.] ~matthew hagee

        It takes strength to endure a trial, skills to pass a test both of which build godly character.

        If God can’t test you. He shouldn’t trust you.

        You will be just fine as long as you know that on Christ the solid rock we stand all other ground is sinking sand and sometimes its our ancestral grounds that are the most like dangerous pits of quicksand. God has more in store for you.

        “And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do infinitely more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.…” and amen again.

      • anonymous

        I used to look at my mom that way too. I’m just grateful she took care of me and my brother for the time she did. Although my mom is narcissistic and abusive. I forgive and try to see the good in it, more for my benefit than hers. At least she kept me alive, which is more than what some mothers can do. Best of luck to you.

  • tsssss

    We were told and sold a lie. The only way to a better life/job was school. They set it up. It’s a business/money making machine. It will crash. Most of those student loans will not be paid back. It was a scheme and the only ones getting rich are professors, book companies, and whatever else the students buy with their loan money. It’s a false economy and when you get out of screwell, you’re screwed!

    • anonymous

      True, true, true. It is a huge education bubble. When it pops, it will trump the housing bubble. Learn a trade. Grow food.

      • James

        My econ degree from Northwestern is killing me right now. I mean I could work with my hands and get dirty and wreck my health for 50k but I am working in an office for 500k

        • sistersoldier

          If you are making that kind of money then why are you wasting your time here? If I were paying you $500K I would definitely want to see you orchestrating major networking to return my organizations profits which are lost by your gain and obvious dereliction of “employment” duty.

          • James

            Meh. It’s mostly equity research with stock options. Very little of my com p is in
            cash

          • Richard O. Mann

            You mean digital money.

          • James

            yes

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          nobody “works in an office” for 500K , they either run the entire organization or living in their fantasy world in their parents basement

          • James

            True. Sometimes i work on a plane

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            cleaning it or baggage handling ?

          • James

            on the seats when I am in the air.
            I have a laptop, Microsoft Word, and a couple of corporate financial filings and start writing boring ER reports.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            so your “cooking the books” here’s a tip you’ll make more real money working for Goldman Sachs or selling meth

          • James

            No, I wrote endless endless reports about random comapnies financial health.

          • LIZ THE SHIZ

            nice to hear your doing well in prison Mr. Madoff

          • James

            ???

          • sistersoldier

            I agree.

        • BATTLE LOG

          Lmao!

        • pulltheweeds

          Horse balls

        • L. A. McDonough

          Hubby would get dirty installing AC commercial units, repair, and I washed the uniforms using ammonia added to cut the grime.. Glad we are retired.

    • Dan Bartley

      It’s the schools paying huge wages and pensions. So they suck everyone dry!

    • Quetzol-43

      The only “education” they are keen about now is “social justice” indoctrination, hence why your average PC m****s insists that he/she/it “have an education”.

      Of course it was already ongoing back in the 1950s and 1960s, finding a big audience among baby boomers, but never has political correctness been so extreme.

      The special interests and “social justice” hold on the education system must be deliberately, systematically and ruthlessely removed.
      The election of Trump, assuming the polls are not rigged enough, is only the beginning. Taking the country back is your duty.

    • Jules Vallez

      What are you talking about!? You mean this $150,000 law degree is essentially worthless? Oh wait, it is… ACTUALLY worthless. Fantastic. What a jip.

    • L. A. McDonough

      Most my family members (brothers, father in law, husband) worked in trades (welding, HVAC, aircraft parts mfg, plumber, electrician) College is fine for engineering, other top fields but for most useless. Yong men need to check out merchant marine careers, aircraft and marine mech, hvac, etc.

  • Tatiana Covington

    But one must live somewhere, so why not stay at home? Saves money, makes things compact.

    • anonymous

      True. Fault is on the parents. If your kids are too comfortable they’ll never leave. If you want them to leave, give them some incentive to finish college, or charge them rent. That’s what my mom did.

      • Tatiana Covington

        I lived at home till I was almost 39: and I kicked in some every month, called it rent.

        • Mr Cipher

          No Prince Charming? Shocker!

  • Tom

    Is your portrayal of youth just as hateful, ignorant and sweeping as racism? Learn to love each other is one of your statements, can you spare a kind word for the next generation?

    • buffalo lips

      When they earn it.

      • BATTLE LOG

        By cleaning up your mess? I don’t see any millennials in politics.

        • anonymous

          Hey, that can has been kicked down the road a couple generations now. It is finally coming to rest. It barely resembles a can anymore. Just a lump of metal.

  • BATTLE LOG

    The work force has changed. There was a time when work ethic got you somewhere. These days, it’s all about shmoozing. It’s friggin high school politics. If you’re a go-getter with a strong work ethic, you’re treated like a fool. A sucker. The lazy “cool kids” who suck off the boss are the ones that move up the corporate ladder. It’s a shame but it is what it is!
    The best thing a young person could do in today’s economy is start their own business. Put that work ethic into something that’s theirs. Of course, small business is under assault as well but it’s still the lesser of two evils. But that’s just my opinion!

    • anonymous

      True. Learn a trade. Do cash jobs. Collect welfare. Buy a safe. Buy a gun. I learned watching illegal immigrants in my city. If you can’t beat them. Join them.

  • none

    At Harvard, the massage circle was called a lesbian triangle(!).
    At one time.
    The reason why the millenias will not vote? They cannot read a ballot.

    • anonymous

      Maybe, but some just realize the candidates are selected. And, that voting is a scam perpetuated to keep the masses satiated.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      a message circle started at Harvard , sounds like the beginning of Facebook and Zuckerberg blamed the Winklevoss twins when maybe it was 3 lesbians

  • Bob332

    Their WAKE the F up call is coming very, very soon. Unfortunately, the majority of the spineless sheeple will NOT be able to handle it. It’s going to be ugly.

    • anonymous

      Agreed. If you haven’t already, start growing some food! Please don’t depend on the Magic Supermarket or you will die.

    • df NJ

      I’ve heard the coming soon part since the early 90s when a prepper friend of mine was stocking freeze drive food in his basement. You will all be long dead and gone before the “WAKE the F up call” ever comes.

  • Fleming_007

    Maybe I had good parents. When I mean parents I just mean my mom. She taught me early on that if you can’t afford something, you can’t buy it. Seems like common sense but with the miracle of credit cards, that’s easily possible to do and abuse.

    • anonymous

      So you don’t own a house? Or you paid with cash? Come on, the whole system is based on debt. How are you living debt free? Do you rent?

      • Fleming_007

        Of course I rent. I may not be living in luxury but I am 100% debt free.

        • sistersoldier

          If you are paying rent, enjoying electricity, heat, eating, taking advantage of hot water for bathing, paying your internet/cable/phone bill, traveling to pay your bills, buy groceries/cleaning/hygiene products and need to do so on a daily basis then you are not 100% debt free.

          • Fleming_007

            Tell me of a way to live in 2016 without having to pay for any of those things you mentioned. Not only are most impossible but some have even been made illegal because government wants you dependant on them. Sure when the system all crashes down I guess we’ll all be debt free then, at least the ones who know how to survive.

          • sistersoldier

            Then we agree that no one is debt free.

  • tacoma

    Things are not as bad as Michael wrote. Consider the following happy events:

    1. House builders are scrambling to build townhouses where the basement is configured for those adults who must live with their parents. Yes, basement apartments but built in such as way they will not be considered as rentals. These long-term dependent adults should feel quite at home. And when their parents pass away, they’d just take over. Life is good.

    2. The $12.2 trillion of household debt carries very low interests. And, as proven by the foreclosure crisis of 2008, if the debt cannot be repaid, people can just walk away. The banks will have huge amount of unpaid debt but of course they are Too Big To Fail and will be bailed out by the government. Life is good.

    3. The U.S. government of course carries $20 trillion in direct debt, about twice that much in unfunded and unfinanceable obligations. No matter because the Pentagon still get its $1 trillion annual budget approved. There is a very good reason for this. See, any country who demands repayment, or refuses to buy more U.S. debt, or who does not accept the U.S. petrodollar, will be invaded and conquered. And that include China, as the Pentagon is ramping up carrier battle groups in the South China Sea for a big war. This to teach China a lesson – if you loan Uncle Sam too much money, it is you who will be in trouble. America always win. Even in a nuclear missile exchange. Life is good.

    • anonymous

      1. Dang, what are you smoking.

      2. Can I have some?

      • guest

        He was being facetious Einstein.

    • sistersoldier

      Nice spin on our domestic and global quagmires.

      My thoughts:

      1. Someone who is considered to be a viable adult offspring shouldn’t have to wait for their parents/grandparents to die before taking accountability and responsibility for one’s own self. If an Encroacher can’t pay the bills and become self sufficient while their caretakers are alive then in all likelihood they won’t pay them after the bills are addressed to the “basement dweller”.

      2. Banks bail ins/bail outs: According to the Financial Stability Board, (FSB) “further systemic bull”, their preamble portrays that they have our best interest in mind but I highly “debit” the ethics of their constitution. IMHO it is probably why we cannot find our way out of this economic cesspool that is holding nations hostage by pure unadulterated greed: [ FSB: The objective of an effective resolution regime is to make feasible the resolution of financial institutions without severe systemic disruption and without exposing taxpayers to loss, while protecting vital economic functions through mechanisms which make it possible for shareholders and unsecured and uninsured creditors to absorb losses in a manner that respects the hierarchy of claims in liquidation.] Blah, blah, blah…….

      3. There are no winners in a nuclear war. The one who resorts to such cowardice in crimes against humanity is already morally bankrupt, corrupt and lost. In all cases where humans resort to such annihilation by way of degradation the victims pay the ultimate price. [“Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.”]

      But, with God life is still good!

  • billtheguy

    Couple questions. Why doesn’t the medical field offer deals or be competitive on pricing? Need an xray? only $20.00 each! Come on down! we’re giving them away!! (malpractice insurance that’s why) And College? Why is it not more competitive? Schools are beautiful and monsterous in size. The should hire Walmart’s architect.

    • anonymous

      Because people in the medical field are swamped with debt from college tuition and pay a premium for insurance. Why don’t you work for free?

    • Gay Veteran

      “… Why doesn’t the medical field offer deals or be competitive on pricing?….”

      where’s the massive profits in that?

  • Mark

    Miami University in Oxford Ohio is pushing to be known as “The Ivy League School of the Midwest”. They are renovating all of the dorms with common areas with big-screen TVs, workout rooms in each dorm, and teak furniture in outdoor areas. The renovated school buildings feature marble floors and crystal chandeliers. It’s all fabulous, but comes at a high price. The tuition has become outrageous for a public university.

  • guest

    “Frolicking puppies”…???. WTF…Don’t those insensitive bigots at Brown know that dogs are offensive to Muslims? How can any Muslim feel safe when he’s threatened with puppy videos? This is clearly a micro aggression!

    • df NJ

      A Muslim student I knew in college referred to Christians as “blood drinking cannibals” because of the Eucharist ritual. I thought at time, wow, drinking blood is a little weird but then I thought it’s not real blood.

  • df NJ

    The monopolies and cartels cannot continue depressing wages forever. At some point labor will organize and demand more than just poverty living conditions.

    • guest

      And then their jobs will be shipped to some other TPP country for 50 cents/hour or they will be replaced with machines. At the Davos conference in Switzerland in 2015 one speaker noted that offshoring is just one step on the road to automation. A recent study estimates that 50,000,000 Chinese will be replaced with robots by 2025. The Chinese company that assembles Apple products has over one million employees. That will be cut by 90% in less than a decade.

    • Bill G Wilminton NC

      We need factories, factories, factories with machine shops on every corner so that there is a “help wanted” sign on every building. Pay scales will then go up automatically.

      We will then get a steady stream of entrepreneurs which is the real driver of a capitalist system…..government is a drag on the system,

  • horse777res

    The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget GOD. Psalm 9:17

    • Understanding 18

      Amen!

  • David

    Losers. You wouldn’t put my statement up.

  • Award

    I have to say that I am a millennial, but don’t fit into that category. I do have some student loan debt, but I worked my way through college so it is less than many but still too much. I don’t know if it is because my parents didn’t cushion me, but I have kids and the love to play outside and I realize that my kids aren’t perfect and can sometimes be the cause of a conflict. I want my kids outside learning, falling off their bikes and horses; I want them to explore and with that comes falls–just like life. It teaches them to get back up, I feel my parents did a great job of preparing me for life and I want to pass that on. I makes me so sad that most of my generation can’t even sew on a button. They are really going to struggle when things get worse.

  • Preacher62

    100% of the problems put forth and discussed on this blog are not true problems; they are just symptoms of a much bigger problem. One cannot cure a cancer by treating the symptoms; the cancer must be removed. What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul in the process, or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? What does it profit a parent to give their children the whole world and then watch them be cast into Hell? This never ending focus on money and material things while neglecting the spiritual things is the reason that this country and the world is in the shape it is in. No amount of Government reform, or legislative initiatives, or economic change can cure what is wrong with mankind. The only cure for mankind is a change of heart, and the only one who can change the heart is Christ. Repent and believe the Gospel and you can be saved. Continue to play in the world and you will be lost. God Bless <

    • NorthernBud

      Joh 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

      • Preacher62

        Amen my friend

    • sistersoldier

      Amen Preacher62. It is a sin all by itself to reject the God of this nation but another sin entirely to trust in something other than God such as “money” or one’s “nation/kings” for deliverance. Neither the nation or its’ economy are true and everlasting substances but rather they are shadows of God’s own resources and good will towards mankind.

      If the currency is not “spiritual” money as in the treasures we place in heaven then its simply wasted money as it does not transcend into the next kingdom neither does it add to your eternal value or internal worth. If riches are gained in an evil way and subsequently not stewarded according to the word of God then it is still useless and it cannot bring sustainable joy, help or advantage as it is temporal and transient.

      What a person can adhere to instead of the stock market:
      A) Return to God and repent which simply means to (change your mind).
      B) Rest in His abiding presence.
      C) Be still and know that He is God.
      D) Have confidence in all the promises of God and that they are yes and amen.

      The greater sin or greater evil is not the oppression of the poor but the envy of the rich. The rich who obtain wealth unlawfully live with a certain looking for of judgment and fear of loss continuously. Those who have died in Christ have boldness and joy always because we have been perfected in love and these are the precious gifts from God that money cannot buy or replace.

      • Preacher62

        Amen

      • Bristecom

        Can you imagine a society that largely followed God/Christ? We wouldn’t have all this corruption and people would always be willing to help each other out. But these days, even if people have lots of money, they just want more – storing up their treasures on earth instead of in heaven. And many parents don’t even teach their children how to survive in the real world or the importance of learning God’s word/way. They just trust in the liberal education system and throw them to the wolves. No wonder it’s all falling apart!

    • BelieveInCod

      I don’t believe in god, but I believe in Cod

      • Mr Cipher

        Cod dam you!

        • BATTLE LOG

          That made me laugh, thank you!

        • LIZ THE SHIZ

          Codent said it better myself

      • Preacher62

        Thus the reason you will “Flounder” for eternity.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    but it works when you are addicted to Pokémon GO

  • Shawn Mosqueda

    WOW! As I read through the comments, it is amazing. There is a lot of talk about the above article and many comments about getting “job”. I see an underlying trend. People have forgotten, when things get tough, start a business. Don’t rely on getting a job. Create it.

    My grandfather, who has been gone for 25 years, always used to tell me to that you must have 10 trades under your belt. You will always find a way to make money or barter. Since graduating high school, I originally went to a vocational school to learn watch, clock and jewelry repair. It was our family business. However, since many people no longer have mechanical watches or clocks, had to move on. I have learned and operated a business of some sort utilizing website design, programming, graphic design, and video editing/production. I built my own house from the ground up, except for the footings and insulation. Had help. Came out of that and started a smart home wiring, home theater, computer network wired and wireless, whole home audio and automation business. Then I discovered I was claustrophobic to some degree (attics, crawlspaces…yeah not).

    Then I learned locksmithing. I am now a certified locksmith. I spent a couple summers learning to BBQ/cater to large groups (2,500+ sizes), while I decided to go back to school to get a degree in accounting. While going to school, I needed a part-time work. So, I took on being an independent contract position as a college athletic scout which ties into my sportswriting I did for fun and my love for sports.

    I am still going to school to get my accounting degree, but have since developed my business as an independent college athletic scout and have started a sports management agency. We now have 9 scouts and a CFL/WNBA/NBA/FIBA scout, throughout the United States and Canada helping high school athletes get scholarships, go to college and then go professional. My accounting degree I am working towards will help in the business, plus it will satisfy the NFL PA requirement to become a NFL agent.

    My goal is to hire 300 scouts throughout the United States and Canada.

    My point, people have lost the desire to create work. Reinvent themselves and always grow. By the way, all the skills I have learned over the years, prepared me for what I am doing today as a scout/agent and CEO of a sports management agency.

    If and when the economy turns to complete crap, I will do something new or utilize one of my other skills to provide for my family and I. Until then, we are on the path to be the most sought after and Elite Sports Management agency in the recruiting/agency industries.

    God is good.

    • sistersoldier

      God is good all the time!

    • James

      Just curious.
      What languages did you program in?

      • Shawn Mosqueda

        PHP, MySQL, JAVA, CSS and then the basic HTML’s.

        • James

          System.out.println(“Thank you”);

    • MaticJ

      Realistically speaking the world isn’t the same as it was even a decade or two ago. I’m 25, and whilst it’s true that I don’t live in the States, but in this abhorrent European Union, situation here has been the same regarding youth staying at their parent’s. The only two generations in the history of Slovenia, EU (even prior to independence) that had the possibility of moving out and creating a home for themselves are my parents and my grandparents generation, so those born between 1930’s and 1970’s. Everyone after has struggled. Those born between 1970’s and 1985 have had some luck in acquiring a relatively stable job and a big chunk have kept it, but everyone else, meaning those of us born after 1990s are out of luck.

      And I don’t just mean a job. Honestly, I’ve had a few jobs. I don’t want one anymore. I would like to provide for myself out of my own creativity. But entrepreneurship is not as easy as it used to be. I heard that some time ago even kids at 16 could open up a company in some countries. Those had an early start; we don’t have a luxury of anymore. One didn’t need an accountant to be self employed just a decade ago here in Slovenia, now one does and taxes, all-together (including all the benefits – I don’t even want any of those) make up around 70%… If I worked as the State wants me to, they would steal around two thirds. And then there’s regulations, more and more of them each month, and you’re in violation of some of them by merely existing. It’s impossible to play this game if you are honest.

      Sure, at 25 I’m a college graduate and have no debt whatsoever (no, inspite of being european, I didn’t take the “free” route regarding college, I have paid my college fairly… 8000 EUR for 4 years, a private college that is). Actually here I have studied so that I can freelance and work, and avoid the system which is feasible if you’re still a student with a valid student status…. I have learned a ton working, trying to be an entrepreneur, etc. Nothing at college though.

      Now here’s the thing. Through various arrangements I was able to employ a friend who needed work and we were both better off because of it. Today I can’t do that anymore because of the (previously absent) new minimum hourly wage for students. If one wants to hire and one is starting out himself, one cannot afford to pay another a lot and 2 €/H was a lot for a functionally not very capable person, now with the minimum 4,80 nett (5,80 gross, buta with actuall gross gross around 6,10) I can’t pay her even that little and she’s back at her parent’s house living out of their fridge, which she didn’t have to before. Not that she wasn’t living there before, but if I paid her, she got experience, I got like 0,20 €/h off of her in profit and I didn’t have to do what I delegated her to do; and then she could actually support every need, except getting out of her parents.

      The only reason one has to go to college anymore (that’s why I’m gonna do masters as well) is to leave the country and go somewhere where they don’t have as screwed up system and get a residency or citizenship faster than if you were a highschool degree kid. Honestly Asia and Africa look most promising right now. Screw America and Europe. These two ships are going down. And it’s not because of incapable Millenials, but because of morons of a previous generation or two that screwed us all up. We, Millenials are a result of entitled parents, and grandparents, who lived their working lives so that they would stop working asap and get their gov’t secured pension, and then imprison every next generation in this abhorrent entitlement mentality. We’re not entitled. We’re, when we figure it out, more conservative and more libertarian than any generation before.

      I just hope and pray, that when SHTF millenials don’t stay in the States and EU but leave for good. Nothing good is going to happen in the West when SHTF.

  • RageHard84

    “You insisted your children and grandchildren have to get higher education instead of taking a blue-collar job or just entering the workforce after school like your generation did. Most of you pay for that (often unnecessary) higher education.”
    The sad thing is that there aren’t very many good-paying jobs for high school diplomas anymore. That being said, I think more people should consider trade school. Either way, it means that going straight to work after high school doesn’t make you enough money to support a family. Especially since the prices of things have gone up.

    “Half of American Millennials score below the minimum standard of literacy proficiency. Only two countries scored worse by that measure: Italy (60 percent) and Spain (59 percent). The results were even worse for numeracy, with almost two-thirds of American Millennials failing to meet the minimum standard for understanding and working with numbers.” That goes to show how poorly our education system is doing at actually educating students.

  • corvinus

    For example, one survey discovered that 62 percent of Millennials say that they are “liberal”, and 42 percent of them say that they are “socialists”.

    Remember that 40-45% of Millennials are nonwhite.

  • rentslave

    I’m jealous.I was the one who had to pay lodging for my mother 36 years.

  • Priszilla

    Learn to save to buy your dreams.

    And try to get a loan from an apple tree – eat an apple before it has grown. Fry a steak on loan – before the cow’s mother has been born.

  • rentslave

    Don’t blame the school system.They have nothing with which to work:

    The Pill+Roe v Wade+AFDC=Idiocracy

  • Richard O. Mann

    The last generation before the fall of a country usually fits the description given above. From what we have from days of the Roman empire, they were pretty much at the same point. Self absorbed, more interested in pleasure than keeping the empire going. I’m sure that if Rome had had cell phones with cameras, and the internet, it would have been full of selfies from the circuses and other popular events of the time. Hail Caesar.

    • carson

      we got rome beat…we even paint the ground before the big gladiator tournament with brightly colored logo’s…
      go team!

  • William Lutz

    I’m one of those young people living with my parents. Although I never graduated college with a mountain of debt, I cannot afford to buy or even rent a home of my own. In the past couple of years after I dropped out of college, looking for a stable job has been an unsuccessful objective. The only employment I have managed to land recently is a job as a pool attendant at my condo. However, I will reapply at some stores close by. I truly don’t blame these so called “entitled” millennials; the job market is cruel and the previous generation should have done more to provide them with financial security and stability.

  • ЦШЭБ1963

    In old days in the 70s, even in the 80s, this was a very wild seldom case. It was tradition trough generations in the US, that children left their parental homes as they turned their age of majority. Most people wished to built their independent lives from 0. It reminds me adult children + parents lives in the old USSR .

    • sistersoldier

      It could also be co-dependency as well. I have seen cases where parents guilt the children into believing that it is their responsibility to take care of them during a time that they are able to sustain themselves. The situation then becomes the child enabling the parent to remain dependent upon them and depriving them of becoming productive citizens.

      Proverb teaches that a lazy person will say, “there is a lion outside I will be killed in the streets!” Even if the lion is securely caged in the nearest zoo.

  • LIZ THE SHIZ

    the cover picture for this article looks like Scott Disick from the Kardashians and he’s been leaching of his mother in law Chris for years

  • sharonsj

    I grew up in New York City at a time when the city universities were virtually free. That was possible because back then corporations actually paid high taxes. Despite what they howl about today, large corporations pay very little. I read an investigative report that said the top 65 American companies pay between 8 and 10% income tax–if they pay anything at all! When corporations do not pay, you, the stupid taxpayer, foots the bill.

    We have politicians who are privatizing everything the government used to do–that also costs you tons of money. For every soldier we have in the Middle East, there are four or five private contractors who are earning three and four times what a soldier is paid. And we all know war is a racket. The billions spent on these failed wars would pay for a lot of schooling.

    If you want real change, you better vote out nearly every corrupt politician not only in Congress but in your state legislatures as well.

    • GSOB

      If you want real change, the country needs to drop public schooling or put God back into it.

  • Gay Veteran

    Israel Firsters should send more of YOUR money to Israel, keep OUR tax dollars here at home

  • Aug 17, 2016 WALL STREET Message to The FED. PUT UP OR SHUT UP! By Gregory Mannarino

    https://youtu.be/lfTxOTMw_pU

  • BelieveInCod

    I had your kind of Betty Crocker mother.
    Boy was she upset when Dad died at 38 w/3 kids to raise.

  • BelieveInCod

    Sounds like a personal problem.
    Take a blue pill and get over it.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      but the blue pill will just make it “harder” for Chef

  • Quetzol-43

    We don´t care about no politics!

    … and the results are in, the corrupt have had no opposition when seeking power and pushing their agenda.

    The situation will continue to worsen until they are systematically stopped and pushed back.

    “women need to be working to pay bills and help with living expenses.”

    Why, should they be stay-at-home mothers? Look how that worked out for the baby boomers, many of them still haven´t grown up.
    There is a simple solution, that friends and relatives help out couples with young children, that other prospective parents that might need help when they have their children does so.

    Accept the fact that a single man and woman o their own is not enough in this era and that consumerism, buying lots of stuff you don´t need, owning your own homes and cars etc, have become a privilege of the few.

    • L. A. McDonough

      Q-43: Relatives today are scattered and have their own lives to live, not babysitting for free. Men get raw deal in divorce (high div. rates) incl child custody fairness. No one in their right mind would start a family if they knew America is trashed w/ zero future. Women (most) have to work, I know younger widows, and women must plan retirements encase spouse dies, etc. Women with rich hubby’s may opt to breed, people have a right to make choices. We choose to be child free knowing kids could wind up being cannon fodder in no win wars, I have known about globalist agenda forty yrs. (retiree) I know couples past child bearing age who are childfree because kids are expensive and no guarantees how they will turn out. I say: volunteer w/ kids or foster older child, etc. Voting is a joke, our votes are useless, electoral votes mean one vote is a fraction of a fraction of a “real person” counted. Do the math- div state pop. into electoral # in your state. Liberated men want wives to help with income, not be loser housewives..

  • AtomicMetroid

    This is what the greedy zio world has done to America. Everyone is in debt and those who aren’t in debt cannot afford to be in debt.

  • DaveHolden

    The debt is itself not the issue so much as the lack of high-paying jobs. And for that there is no larger cause than immigration and the crooked H1b and other “temporary” visa programs specifically created to destroy the American middle class. No article that attempts to explain this situation while ignoring this blatant issue should be considered honest and should be deemed disinformation.

  • Kevin Bear D C

    I used to think the junky economy and crazy stressful work and long hours were going to be the death of me (they probably almost were!). I was hopeless with 500k of debt (student loans, house, cars) just LAST YEAR. This year my wife and I decided to get out of the rat race and make some changes. We’ve been able to pay off 400k of that debt already so we are on our way to never having debt again! Woop! I truly hope that each of you find the same solution the we were able to come to! God Bless!

  • pulltheweeds

    UCLA is offering graduate studies in advanced leaf blowing .

  • mike

    Fireman statistically have more of a chance of dying in a bathtub slip than a fire, the biggest myth in America is the worship of wieghtlifting, shopping, brass polishing water squirter worship and the worst part is they believe the hero worship. They are grossly overpaid and over retired on the the sucker slave taxpayer homeowners.

    • L. A. McDonough

      High rise window washers and high rise construction risky work, deep sea commercial fishing.

  • AtomicMetroid

    108(((Morris)))108 is a jew. In one of his video’s he double-talks and admits that he is a jew and denies he is a jew in the same video. Sorry…but it is odd that it’s always a jew at the gate of information and I disregard it as half-truth nonsense.

  • Very sad.

    A young man with only an 8th grade education in 1970 could get a good paying job in a steel factory which allowed him to live a middle class lifestyle and raise a family comfortably.

    Those days are long gone…

  • chucky beston

    If one in 5 go back to live with the elder members of their family than that means there are 2 in 5 that simply don’t have that option. Not everybody’s dad or everyone’s grand dad owns a home. The poor have to sign lease agreements that list the names of the inhabitants upon moving in. If junior pops in out of the blue to crash on the floor then the landlords will evict the tenants. Let’s all shed a tear for the trust fund babies that moved back in with their mom and dad though.

  • So who started all this “coddlng” to begin with? The left of course. They twarted the entire concept of what child abuse is, making a child clean up their room, doing yard work are considered “hardships” for a child and DSS can then be called. Treating children like they are princes and princesses due to idiot Liberal shows like Oprah also started this. I think people spoil their kids though because of fear of abusive and overreacting social workers and it got out of control. Add to that an economy that is out of control and we have young adults used to being over protected who honesty can’t afford to live on their own. All of this is the Liberal left’s fault. They started the social worker scare, the bogus definitions of what is child abuse, the horrible increases in daily living and basic needs and the tools to make kids techno zombies as well. And of course the cherry on top for them is blaming US for it.

  • Flow

    I am 50 years old. I live in my grandparents basement. I like it here.

    • LIZ THE SHIZ

      you go Bernie Bro !!!!

  • abinico

    There are many nations, especially socialist ones, that extend public education thru college and beyond. Why can’t the almighty USA do the same?

  • CharlesH

    I’m retired – 66 years of age. I was born in 1949 so I remember well, the 50’s, 60s, 70s on up to the current day. Believe me when I say I remember the “good ole days” – I lived them and I lived them well. It’s SADDENS me to think today of the young child – say 5-6-7 years old and in the few years ahead – for them, these will be there “good ole days”. THIS is as good as it gets for them. How horrible a thought that is. I literally pray for them because I just can’t imagine what their futures will be like.

  • danteardenz

    Not until the consumer age was “” living with your parents ” ,or any other extended family considered not necessarily the norm .

    Large homes ,and collective care of life’s burdens ,ambitions ,success under one roof as the ultimate of gracious existence .

    Later ,society saw ” moving out ” quickly as possible for you into debt ,and fragmented families ” hel! with you “, the norm .

    Young people’s living more at home ,should be seen for they and their family as opportunity to succeed as a unit of success .

  • Billy Wolf

    So what happens when they automate all the jobs away? It will happen..How do you put food on the table when there really are NO jobs?
    We need a Universal Basic Income for every American Citizen..We are the richest Poor people on the Planet..80% of us , live on 7% of the wealth..And that is shrinking everyday..Capitalism has NO place for a middle class…It does not want one..It’s the Rich and the working Poor..The middle class is created through Heavy taxation on the rich..Ronnie’s Tax cuts ruined the country..If you want a strong middle class you need to have a Marginal tax rate of 90% or the rich will suck ALL the money out of the system….

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