There’s so much nonsense in this piece I don’t know where to start:
Look, 20-somethings, it’s only partly your fault that the economy is still a mess — most of you voted for you know who — but it isn’t your fault that you lack the skills to deal with it.
Your generation has been coddled like no other generation before it — never has any generation been given so much for doing so little — and that is your parents’ fault.
It’s payback time.
Parade suggests your parents charge you at least a token rent. Mom and Dad will likely assume that you’ll offer a stipend of some kind. Don’t.
Your father will complain to your mother — eventually they’ll get into loud arguments over the matter — but if you hold steady, you’ll likely keep living at home for free.
To that end, it will help to gripe loudly about your college loan bills. Mom and Dad will feel guilty that they were unable to pay for all your college costs — further ensuring that Mom won’t let Dad ask you for rent.***
The Wall Street boys made risky decisions and the taxpayers bailed them out.
States that overspent during the good times want the federal government to bail them out during the bad times.
Our federal government is spending billions more than it is taking in and expects future taxpayers to bail it out.
Since few adults appear to be interested in carrying their own load, who can criticize 20-somethings who are moving home to mooch off Mom and Dad?
A great recession like ours comes along once in a lifetime. Don’t let it pass without free drinks from Dad’s liquor cabinet.
Because as everyone knows, what all 20-somethings want in life is to move back in with their parents.
Also love how he is blaming the 20-somethings for ruining the economy- because they voted for Barack. It’s almost like he wants to pretend the economy was not destroyed before we even held the 2008 election.
But cheer up, 20-somethings. As Tom Purcell proves, you can not know anything and still have a lucrative gig churning out nonsense columns.