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45. Well when people use terms like "generation" I feel somewhat attacked.
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  -Daddy's Little Money Pits - adult children on family dole Liberal_in_LA  Jun-06-10 05:24 PM   #0 
  - Student loan debt causes a lot of this  bluestateguy   Jun-06-10 05:29 PM   #1 
  - as does the lack of any decent jobs.  Hempathy   Jun-06-10 05:48 PM   #7 
  - Mommy and Daddy spoiling their little kiddies does it too......  Darth_Kitten   Jun-06-10 06:20 PM   #18 
  - For most of them, yes.  closeupready   Jun-07-10 02:49 PM   #104 
  - Most parents throughout history have helped their children in the transition  karynnj   Jun-08-10 10:11 AM   #130 
  - fuck that noise. i have loan payments too but i don't mooch off of the folks.  dionysus   Jun-07-10 08:18 PM   #118 
  - you have a generation that has the idea they are entitled to everything, and they shouldn't have to  Donnachaidh   Jun-06-10 05:31 PM   #2 
  - There are plenty of adult children who genuinely need extra help, and then there  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 05:36 PM   #3 
  - Exactly.  ParkieDem   Jun-07-10 02:47 PM   #103 
  - My parents bought us the Hybrid we drive  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-07-10 08:21 PM   #121 
  - Excellent  jazzelle   Jun-08-10 07:09 PM   #138 
  - Best post I've seen in a month.  kayakjohnny   Jun-06-10 05:38 PM   #4 
  - Yeah, but soon the Boomers will all be in homes.  Chulanowa   Jun-06-10 05:47 PM   #6 
  - hah thanks a lot Im not going to a 'home'. Ill jump off a cliff first  Mari333   Jun-07-10 07:07 AM   #97 
  - I guess the plight of the middle class is unchanged except for the cost of a latte.  Wilms   Jun-06-10 05:52 PM   #9 
  - 100% correct  malaise   Jun-06-10 05:52 PM   #10 
  - Sounds just like my sister.  GoCubsGo   Jun-06-10 07:28 PM   #42 
  - I'll never understand it  malaise   Jun-06-10 09:37 PM   #56 
     - Different times  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-06-10 10:25 PM   #72 
  - As my daughter gets ready to become a senior in HS  Goblinmonger   Jun-07-10 08:16 PM   #116 
     - When I was in HS  TheCentepedeShoes   Jun-08-10 07:23 PM   #140 
  - Exactly..................  Darth_Kitten   Jun-06-10 06:23 PM   #21 
  - Nah  Juche   Jun-06-10 09:47 PM   #57 
     - Doesn't your username mean "spirit of self-reliance"?  JanMichael   Jun-06-10 10:27 PM   #73 
        - It also means megalomanical dictator  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:45 PM   #80 
           - True. But the self reliance part, while maybe badly attempted, is still a part.  JanMichael   Jun-06-10 10:54 PM   #85 
              - My name pick wasn't about korean natural resource independence  Juche   Jun-06-10 11:02 PM   #87 
  - Nice broadbrush there. I'm 19 (soon to be 20) and I am not like that.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:19 PM   #29 
  - Hmm, I don't think you're who we're referencing here.  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 07:33 PM   #44 
  - Well when people use terms like "generation" I feel somewhat attacked.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:37 PM   #45 
  - I'm sorry that you do...  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 07:43 PM   #48 
  - I don't think they're the exception  fishwax   Jun-06-10 11:22 PM   #92 
  - You are an exception. A good exception.  JanMichael   Jun-06-10 10:22 PM   #70 
  - So then you admit that there irresponsible ones in your generation?  Rabrrrrrr   Jun-08-10 10:26 AM   #132 
  - "kid's today" - - -pfaw  annabanana   Jun-06-10 07:45 PM   #49 
  - Don't forget the wisdom of Paul Lynde:  PassingFair   Jun-06-10 10:17 PM   #68 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-06-10 10:02 PM   #61 
  - +1  leftstreet   Jun-06-10 11:20 PM   #90 
     - Calvinist Christianity. "Wealth is a sign of being God's Elect".  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 11:23 PM   #93 
  - Is it these members of this generation that are constantly blaming the baby boomers for  DeschutesRiver   Jun-07-10 11:52 AM   #100 
  - That's exactly right. Look at Williamsburg in Brooklyn. There you go.  closeupready   Jun-07-10 02:49 PM   #105 
  - i'll agree with you for once.  dionysus   Jun-07-10 08:18 PM   #119 
  - Well the 'lifestyle' choice for my son  xxqqqzme   Jun-09-10 09:46 AM   #144 
  - When one generation grows old it attacks the younger one.  Tutankhamun   Jun-09-10 11:27 AM   #149 
  - With attitudes like that I can see why 50+ workers no longer get hired.  tranche   Jun-09-10 11:33 AM   #150 
  - Self Delete  lolly   Jun-09-10 04:52 PM   #156 
  - Texas Christian University is notorious for underperforming leisure class kids.  TexasObserver   Jun-06-10 05:45 PM   #5 
  - not exactly a lot of jobs out there.  dembotoz   Jun-06-10 05:50 PM   #8 
  - I think about how I was financially independent starting at 18, in the 70's  Skittles   Jun-06-10 06:04 PM   #13 
     - I landed a good paying union job at a grocery store when I was 19.  CrispyQ   Jun-06-10 06:22 PM   #20 
        - heck, I made it without even union protection  Skittles   Jun-06-10 06:51 PM   #25 
        - Sounds like my fiance's son.  blueamy66   Jun-07-10 02:56 PM   #107 
  - this is one area where "poor" families actually have an edge  SoCalDem   Jun-06-10 05:56 PM   #11 
  - Time for mommy and daddy to cut the cord already.  Maru Kitteh   Jun-06-10 06:03 PM   #12 
  - I hate threads where people blame individuals for structural problems.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 06:08 PM   #14 
  - Bingo, Mom.  Wilms   Jun-06-10 06:15 PM   #17 
  - Word  XemaSab   Jun-06-10 06:28 PM   #22 
  - Thank you! NT  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #32 
  - Thank you! That's the most sensible reply that I've read. n/t  proudohioan   Jun-06-10 08:01 PM   #51 
  - It's typical "why don't they have a job?" BS that comes out every recession.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:06 PM   #62 
  - Another +1  leftstreet   Jun-06-10 11:20 PM   #91 
  - .  fishwax   Jun-06-10 11:25 PM   #94 
  - I suspect too many have Republicans for parents  opihimoimoi   Jun-06-10 06:08 PM   #15 
  - Pooling resources is good. Shared responsibility is good. Exploitation is not.  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-06-10 06:10 PM   #16 
  - So if there are no jobs for them to take  treestar   Jun-06-10 06:21 PM   #19 
  - SSSHHHH!! We need to blame the young people for shit that has nothing to w/ them.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:22 PM   #34 
     - Yes, the lazy young people  Juche   Jun-06-10 09:53 PM   #58 
     - It shows how much we have been brainwashed with Hate-The-Poor propaganda.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:07 PM   #64 
  - Surely there was a class in Bootstrap Management at Texas Christian University  arcadian   Jun-06-10 06:33 PM   #23 
  - It's funny, all the outrage over how *other people* conduct their family relationships.  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 06:39 PM   #24 
  - Wall Street Journal  malletgirl02   Jun-06-10 07:24 PM   #35 
  - And therein lies the irony...  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 07:25 PM   #38 
  - +100. and if said jet-set kids *do* want to work, they always can, always for a respectable wage -  Hannah Bell   Jun-06-10 08:22 PM   #53 
  - My thoughts exactly.  JNelson6563   Jun-08-10 09:35 AM   #128 
  - We have a society trying to have it both ways  The2ndWheel   Jun-06-10 06:55 PM   #26 
  - Agreed. But you have to include the "Get off my lawn!" factor as well.  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #31 
     - Well if you aren't paying rent for that lawn you're on, pay up or get off.  closeupready   Jun-07-10 03:03 PM   #108 
  - Neither of our kids are financially secure (daughter is 47, son 44)  tularetom   Jun-06-10 07:15 PM   #27 
  - Those are entirely different circumstances.  Dappleganger   Jun-06-10 07:40 PM   #47 
  - I have seen this plenty  NNN0LHI   Jun-06-10 07:18 PM   #28 
  - It would help if there were jobs for them to go to  AllentownJake   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #30 
  - I could understand this youth punching bag session if there were plenty of jobs out there.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 07:24 PM   #36 
     - The media searches for the most ridiculous story  AllentownJake   Jun-06-10 07:26 PM   #39 
     - Or affordable housing that wasn't fit to be condemned.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 07:28 PM   #41 
  - Excellent comments here  VermeerLives   Jun-06-10 07:21 PM   #33 
  - Pay as you go doesn't work too well  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:07 PM   #63 
  - "Personally, if I had children I would not pay for their college education."  depakid   Jun-06-10 11:19 PM   #89 
  - Not sure I understand the problem. Why are multigenerational families a bad thing?  retread   Jun-06-10 07:24 PM   #37 
  - I think it's partly the uber-capitalist mentality we have in this country.  nomorenomore08   Jun-06-10 07:30 PM   #43 
  - because it goes against Consumerist-Capitalist hyperindividualist social atomism.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:11 PM   #66 
  - what you said.  Warren Stupidity   Jun-07-10 07:02 AM   #96 
  - That's exactly it  treestar   Jun-07-10 07:24 PM   #111 
  - Day I turned 18 I was told if you move out, it's YOYO time.  hobbit709   Jun-06-10 07:26 PM   #40 
  - Our culture has lost the concept of family  Matariki   Jun-06-10 07:38 PM   #46 
  - Never underestimate the power of saturation media,  Trillo   Jun-06-10 08:27 PM   #54 
  - There's not a lot of options out there  JonLP24   Jun-06-10 08:01 PM   #50 
  - My how times have changed.  Trillo   Jun-06-10 08:20 PM   #52 
  - It is sad  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:17 PM   #69 
  - Good post. nt  raccoon   Jun-08-10 09:16 AM   #124 
  - But some kids ARE Daddy's Money Pits.  blueamy66   Jun-07-10 11:53 AM   #101 
  - I left home at 18 with $300 from my parents for college.  donco6   Jun-06-10 08:29 PM   #55 
  - How old are you? Because that wouldn't cover one semester's used community college texts now.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 09:59 PM   #59 
     - It didn't then either. But that's all they had to give.  donco6   Jun-06-10 10:24 PM   #71 
        - Well here is your cookie.  SocialistLez   Jun-06-10 10:28 PM   #75 
        - I understand that. But nobody's going to get two shitty fast food jobs right now.  LeftyMom   Jun-06-10 10:31 PM   #76 
           - You know, I thought it over.  donco6   Jun-06-10 10:47 PM   #82 
              - That was my experience in college--I cleaned up after these "just cannot find a job!" types  Romulox   Jun-08-10 09:23 AM   #125 
  - THERE ARE NO JOBS! What do expect them to do? Live on the street?  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:00 PM   #60 
  - As the living standard of the USA declines, more kids...  roamer65   Jun-06-10 10:07 PM   #65 
  - Yup.  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 10:16 PM   #67 
     - Went that route myself  Alcibiades   Jun-06-10 10:49 PM   #83 
  - My daughter just graduated from college  Horse with no Name   Jun-09-10 04:29 PM   # 
  - My daughter just graduated from college  Horse with no Name   Jun-09-10 04:29 PM   #155 
  - Gotta love the sexism in the article's title.  noamnety   Jun-06-10 10:28 PM   #74 
  - Ten to one the writer of the article has step-children.  Matariki   Jun-07-10 11:40 AM   #99 
  - bookmark for later as I need to read this  Liberation Angel   Jun-06-10 10:36 PM   #77 
  - What's wrong with parents helping their kids ?  JI7   Jun-06-10 10:36 PM   #78 
  - Image is all that counts sometimes  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:47 PM   #81 
  - IME, they are typically the pot-smoking, drunken louts populating bars at 2 and 3 a.m.,  closeupready   Jun-07-10 02:52 PM   #106 
  - those are usually the kids of wealthy families , but this article gave an example of  JI7   Jun-07-10 09:52 PM   #123 
  - And why are they calling it a "dole?"  treestar   Jun-07-10 07:26 PM   #112 
  - Isn't the Wall Street Journal supported by some sugar daddy?  hunter   Jun-06-10 10:40 PM   #79 
  - Why are they criticizing cell phone sharing plans?  Juche   Jun-06-10 10:53 PM   #84 
  - That's exactly what I mean by "Corporate Consumerist Hyperindividualistic Social Atomism".  Odin2005   Jun-06-10 11:02 PM   #86 
  - So supporting your family members is called 'the dole' now??  Zoeisright   Jun-06-10 11:14 PM   #88 
  - Worst economy in 70 years: blame the kids.  Warren Stupidity   Jun-07-10 07:00 AM   #95 
  - This article had solid stats to back up its assertions, but how many examples did it use?  Berry Cool   Jun-07-10 10:07 AM   #98 
  - This is what comes when a real virtue, the seeking of knowledge, is commoditized and  Greyhound   Jun-07-10 02:39 PM   #102 
  - I have said it in a million different threads  Ramulux   Jun-07-10 05:11 PM   #109 
  - Right on homeslice n/t  rockymountaindem   Jun-07-10 08:20 PM   #120 
  - I cannot believe the crap I'm reading here!  in_cog_ni_to   Jun-07-10 06:01 PM   #110 
  - Very good points. Wages are way below even a modest cost of living.  stanwyck   Jun-07-10 08:09 PM   #113 
  - Very good points. Wages are way below even a modest cost of living.  stanwyck   Jun-07-10 08:09 PM   #114 
  - Young workers are the most exploited segment of the working class today.  readmoreoften   Jun-07-10 08:17 PM   #117 
  - You're not taking into account inflation in your figures:  kiva   Jun-08-10 09:48 AM   #129 
  - Another WSJ article blaming YOUNG WORKERS, and DUers pissing all over themselves to agree.  readmoreoften   Jun-07-10 08:16 PM   #115 
  - Back in the 80's, my brother lived at home while going to college and working-  haele   Jun-07-10 08:27 PM   #122 
  - At least with HCR someone like her can get affordable healthcare  LynneSin   Jun-08-10 09:24 AM   #126 
  - Calling BS on the "but there are no jobs!" thing.  Romulox   Jun-08-10 09:27 AM   #127 
  - A person focused on their academics is "grade-grubbing" and " a little snowflake"?  Matariki   Jun-08-10 06:44 PM   #134 
  - Methinks the lady doth protest too much.  Romulox   Jun-09-10 09:37 AM   #143 
  - This is such heartless, uninformed nonsense. So effing sick of it.  Prism   Jun-08-10 06:48 PM   #135 
  - Thank you for this  JonLP24   Jun-08-10 07:27 PM   #142 
  - From 2009  JonLP24   Jun-08-10 06:50 PM   #136 
  - I think people are talking about real jobs. Not part time high school and college work.  tranche   Jun-09-10 11:36 AM   #151 
     - It's part of the same trend. If kids aren't "allowed" to work in HS and college, they have no skills  Romulox   Jun-09-10 04:02 PM   #152 
  - The fault lies with the parents. Cut the goddamn umbilical cord already, you ass clowns.  Rabrrrrrr   Jun-08-10 10:25 AM   #131 
  - so the 'adults' fuck up the country...and the youth get blamed? A message from Limp Bizkit...  happy_liberal   Jun-08-10 06:34 PM   #133 
  - It's all a scam, all of it  chillspike   Jun-08-10 06:50 PM   #137 
  - They paved paradise and put up a parking lot  happy_liberal   Jun-08-10 07:21 PM   #139 
  - TCU  yella_dawg   Jun-08-10 07:24 PM   #141 
  - Interesting. . .just last semester, I asked one class how many of them  kevinbgoode   Jun-09-10 10:03 AM   #145 
  - I was more fortunate  NNN0LHI   Jun-09-10 10:22 AM   #147 
  - How many of these parents (and their children) complaining about "no jobs" drive American?  Romulox   Jun-09-10 04:07 PM   #153 
  - Best post of the thread.  Romulox   Jun-09-10 04:08 PM   #154 
  - I'm soft hearted that way. I don't think I can push my kids out.  TwilightGardener   Jun-09-10 10:09 AM   #146 
  - I have very simple rule for my kids.  Xithras   Jun-09-10 10:24 AM   #148 
 

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