40% of the youth are now living at home with their parents

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    This couldn't have anything to do with the difficulty first time homeowners have securing a mortgage, could it?
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    They should be living at home.

    Take a step back from the ledge. 20 years ago we were consuming all the worlds resources and now the third world is catching up. It is a world of finite resources. Remember in the other parts of the world (USSR?) everyone was living multigenerational, etc.

    We Americans take our lifestyle for granted, and by doing so have created this false minimum standard of living. It is why our country is in financial peril. Instead of putting people in need in dormitory style living we think privacy is the minimum and we try put people in middle class living arrangements through Section 8. We could help more people and we should, but we have to do it with realistic expectations and based on fiscal constraints.

    Yeah, kids live at home so you can help take care of your grandparents who live their cause Social Security is not enough to live on. Now home health care is affordable, and unemployment is not such a bad thing. :)
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    And for every job created...add two to the food stamp role.
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    My son, who lived with us for 2 years after college, was employed, making decent money. He moved out when he got a steady girlfriend and wanted privacy, since no hanky panky was allowed at our place. While he was living with us he saved a lot of money that he will use for his law school tuition. I don't see anything wrong with that.
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    He sounds like a slacker.

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    Now I feel like I am part of the 3%. Only 2 percent to go!!
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    It was a joke. I figured there were numbers out there but he just didn't post the link. Kind of obvious I would think from the laugh emoticon.
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    So let's see what the progressive agenda has done since 1980:

    1) Today's kids are staying home with their parents longer (parasitic quality)
    2) Are unmotivated; few really want to work
    3) Want to retire in a decade
    4) Are more likely to be atheist than the prior generation
    5) Are more tolerant

    See the big picture? These kids are tomorrow's parents. So, what do you think the next generation after the millennials will be like?

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