It’s pretty difficult to find objective news on the go- especially with iPhone apps. Unfortunately, I am often times reduced to reading the Huffington Post. As painful as it is, I power through and remind myself of the source. (I also just tell myself that it’s a nice way to stay up-to-date with what liberals are learning.)
That being said, I recently came across an article the other day that was truly disturbing. “AARP For Under 30 Set Aims to Get Fair Share for Millennial Generation”. Here is the general gist:
-The article complains of an average $24,000 in debt from student loans
-1/10 of people under 30 are “forced” to move back in with their parents
-1/6 of people under 30 are unemployed
The proposed solution is an organization called “Our Time”. This organization “seeks to change corporate practice, create exclusive deals and spark a national conversation”. It also seeks bargaining deals on health insurance and credit cards. The president of this organization is 25. He claims that it’s a “civil rights issue for our generation” and that we are simply “pawns” for lawmakers to leverage their legislation but nothing is actually happening. Our Time uses humor in their advertising claiming “Living at Home Sucks!” as one of their many slogans. The organization also claims that they were not able to vote in the 2010 election because they were too busy looking for a job.
Let me start by asking a few questions:
1) Why are you waiting for that big break? You don’t want to live at home, you want to be independent, wouldn’t you take the opportunity to do by taking any job you were offered, whether it be a grocery clerk or a Chick-fil-a janitor? There actually is a term for that…it’s called being underemployed. You may have a college degree, a truck load of experience and an impressive resume, but you are forced to take a job that you are more than qualified for. Thousands of American’s are doing just this simply to make ends meet. Why are you above this?
2) Where does this sense of entitlement come from? Oh yes, the track record of our government allocating funds and incentives to certain demographics because they are in some way unequal or disadvantaged. The organization claims that they are NOT looking for a handout, but the direct mission statement says otherwise. At a minimum, they are looking for special treatment with their request for breaks in health insurance and credit cards.
3) What happend to starting at the bottom and working your way to the top? Sure budgeting isn’t always fun and I’m certainly guilty of overextending myself every now and again, but who’s fault is that? Mine. I know how much money I make and what my monthly expenses are. It’s MY responsibility to make that work.
With a society that is obsessed with image, cars, the size of your home and the amount of money in your bank account, we’re not in a position to offer hand outs. We are teaching society that they DESERVE things, and then we give it to them. There is no motivation, no drive, no accountability. People want a certain sandard of living but they are not willing to work for it, at least not without a little help.
The most frightening part of it all is that the government continues to grant different handouts to different demographics. Before you know it, everyone will be entitled to something…But at what cost? Aside from taking from those who actually work for their money, we are teaching this generation, my generation, to be lazy and dependent upon the government. What good can come from this??
I love how liberals are the first ones to stand in defense of Darwinism, survival of the fittest, but when it comes to the fittest actually surviving the cry “unfair”! Many people are unemployed for legitimate reasons, but a vast majority, especially under the age of 30, may want to consult Darwin as to why they are living in a basement next to a box of their grade-school honors awards and trophies…unionizing the unemployed youth of American…how could anything bad come of that?
Wow, love it. I can’t believe they said they couldn’t vote in the election because they were too busy looking for a job. Sounds like the guy running this is a big whiner… But then again, we do live in the blameless society (as in no one needs to take responsibility for their own actions). For example, oh kids are morbidly obese these days! Let’s blame Kraft and other food companies for it!! What about the parents who teach their children to sit on their ass and watch tv for 6 hours a day…? COME ON
America has produced a society of lazy bums, who feel the world and everyone in it owes them a living. This new organization is another illustration of how the U.S. “government schools” have skewed the thinking of young people. Take, take, take, from the government, those that actually work and pay taxes and even from their parents. “The “love everyone, help everyone, give to all,” mentality is destroying this country. When these young, inexperienced ,lazy-butted people have sucked the government and the peoploe who acturally work dryand have no resources from which to collect their “freebies”, who are they going to blame? Let me guess…..and it ain’t going to be Bill.
To Brad, you can still believe in survival of the fittest and believe that it’s wrong for humans. Unlike animals, humans have capacity for reason, and in some rare cases, empathy. You may hate unions, but if it weren’t for them you would not have the minimum wage, the 8 hour workday, or the prohibition of child labor.
To Steve, I totally agree with you that some people are unfit to be parents.Although it may sound a little authoritarian for your taste, I think they should be banned from reproducing, or there should at least be a limit on the number of children they can produce.
To Hillary, as much as you may hate to admit, the “love everyone, help everyone, give to all” was the call to arms of Jesus Christ..
” If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”—Matthew 5:38-42,
” Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”