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Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:24

Census: More Americans Now Live With Parents Than With Spouse

Written by  Tiffany Gabbay

Nearly 23 million Americans ages 18-to-34 are living at home with their parents rather than being married and living on their own. Most telling is that, with the exception of Mississippi and Florida, the top ten states with the highest percentage of young Americans living at home with their parents are dyed-in-the-wool Blue:

With the exceptions of California and Mississippi, the Top Ten states with the highest percentages of 18-to-34 year olds living with their parents were concentrated along the Atlantic coast. (See chart below). They included: New Jersey (46.9%), Connecticut (41.6%), New York (40.6%) Maryland (38.5%), Florida (38.3%), California (38.1%), Rhode Island (37.1%), Pennsylvania (37.1%), Massachusetts (37.0%) and Mississippi (36.8%).

According to the Census, the states with the lowest percentages of 18-to-34 year olds living at home are situated in the Midwest and Mountain states:

These included North Dakota (14.1%), South Dakota (19.9%), Wyoming (20.9%), Nebraska (22.7%), Iowa (22.8%), Montana (24.1%), Colorado (24.6%), Kansas (26.0%), Washington (26.6%) and Oklahoma (26.7%), which tied with Oregon (26.7%).

CNSNews summarizes the rest of study:

Four decades ago, in the mid-1970s, young American adults--in the 18-to-34 age bracket--were far more likely to be married and living with a spouse than living in their parents’ home.

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I believe it's due to the education system and not preparing kids K-12 to face the world when they get out. They don't teach them anything nowadays. No more Social Studies, American History or Industrial Arts. They teach them the Liberal Socialist agenda and that is everything is FREE and you don't have to work for it. They believe that socialism is being social and not aware what it really is because they aren't being taught that in school.

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Makes you ponder why is this a predominately Liberal issue? Could it be perhaps that being taught to take responsibility for yourself and that you must deal with the consequences of your actions helps a child in being able to go out on their own? Could it be that "crying rooms" and "safe places" do WAY more harm than good? Could it be that when you grow up watching your parents work hard every day that you too will work hard every day? Could it be that when you watch your parents taking handouts from the government that you grow up thinking they owe you? These are just a few things that should considered 'food for thought'!

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What is truly unfortunate is the parents these 18-34-year-olds live with are mostly at fault for this problem. They enabled them by giving them most everything they wanted instead of teaching them to earn privileges and coveted items while growing up. Parents were OK with youth staying home and bonding with technology for endless hours. Did they correct their kids properly for bad behavior? Many parents are 8-5 employees who have limited time for their offspring. Is this why most parents stopped being closely involved in their kid's education? K-12 school educators are not supposed to act as parents, being liberals and forced into this role they found an "equal reward" system was what worked to keep youth in check and force them through the system. "No Child Left Behind" was the worst idea ever! This action put educators in a nearly impossible position, so what did we expect when they had to do something to make it happen? Wrong. All wrong. These scenarios are not how youth learn to excel or even to be realistically independent. It's natural to feel entitled when that is all you know. It's no big deal to be living at home with mom and/or dad and you don't have to work for low wages. Why would you want to subject yourself to hardships of any kind if your parents will still take care of you? It's not the millennials fault this happened. They only know the examples of life they were subjected to, their imagination was left to gaming and electronic interaction instead of real-life problem-solving. Most millennials were simply not encouraged to strive to be the best with their natural talents. The need to become leaders and gain prosperity was not part of their home and formative education. We now have a whole generation produced without gainful direction, with no ingrained desire for outstanding accomplishment or wildly satisfying success. Sad.

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Look at the big grin on mommy's face while dad is more non-committal. Mommy is nearly always the problem. Kick the little pimply faced pencil neck geek out to fend for himself.

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I graduated high school in 1974, my first job paid me $2.85 per hour. 85 cents above the minimum wage of $2. It had the buying power of $14.85 today. My first apartment rent in South Gate, CA was $130 per month and I shared it with 2 roommates, so $65 each covered rent and utilities. Yet, today many people are told that $15 per hour is good pay, or we cannot pay fast food workers $15 per hour. Price inflation has robbed the lower middle class of the ability to start a household right out of high school and I do not see it getting any better for years to come, if ever.

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Almost every "Blue" state you look at is a disaster. California is over 1/2 a trillion dollars in debt. Yet California wants to offer "sanctuary" to all illegals - they just haven't figured out who's money they will use yet. Chicago offers "sanctuary" to illegal aliens yet their own legal citizens live in constant fear - why not try getting them some "sanctuary"? The list goes on and if you notice the schools these kids living at home come from. They graduate with a meaningless degree and "whine" because no one is offering them $100,000 + a year to start. They would rather take welfare and live with mom and dad than earn a living "below their pay (imagined) grade".

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How 8 years of Obama and democrat rule has changed America. Change you could count on. Time to make America great again.

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William Kananen Written by William Kananen
April 20, 2017
The American education system, the most expensive in the world, is so poor that American companies have to import foreign talent. Companies can't find educated, talented, and skilled workers coming out of our education system.

I’m not surprised. With the feckless ineptitude of the past Administration, the US has lost more jobs, wages have fallen, and the economy has become stagnant. Hell, the GDP was teetered around 1%. How can anything improve with growth like that?! In addition to struggling to find jobs after graduation most in this age group also fall into the entitled “snowflake” category. They are unable to handle the difficulties of real life and they have a problem with the word “NO” so they run back to mommy and daddy to take care of them. Sadly, most parents do allow them back into their house where mommy does all their laundry, cooks for them, and cleans after them. And daddy provides all the other luxuries such as a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in, and probably gives them money to make them happy.

If you notice the states where this is happening most is in predominately Blue states. Most Red states have stronger economies, a better tax structure, and jobs.

Obviously the snowflake generation is the new legal aliens who mooch off mom and dad and not the government like illegal aliens do.

Thank goodness for President Trump! He has definitely started making America Great Again!!! Maybe now parents will be able to kick their mooching kids out and reclaim their homes and their lives!!!!

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Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
April 20, 2017
Great first post, Jayne. Welcome aboard.
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Jayne Nielsen Written by Jayne Nielsen
April 20, 2017
Thank you, Larry, for your compliment and for the nice welcome.

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