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The Return of the Nuclear Family March 16, 2012

Posted by digitalbrownshirt in Economics, Family.
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I’m sure the media would be happy to spin this for Obama. They can say his economic policies has helped bring back the family values of the 1950’s.

Surprisingly, most “boomerang kids” don’t mind living with mom and dad. If ever there were a stigma about living with parents through one’s late twenties and thirties, the recession and, along with it, a practical dollars-and-cents outlook on life have all but erased that perception.

Of those living at home, some 78 percent say they’re upbeat about their living arrangements, according to the Pew study, and 24 percent say it’s been good for their relationships with their parents (48 percent say it hasn’t changed their relationship).

See, it’s actually a good thing to not be able to support yourselves and sponge off of your parents for a few more decades. I love my children, but I raised them to be independent creatures. It wouldn’t be good for them to move back in for an extended period. It’s kind of like welfare in that way. We want to help people who are less fortunate, but we don’t want to make them dependent on that help to survive indefinitely.

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1. Retired Geezer - March 16, 2012

It’s kind of like welfare in that way. We want to help people who are less fortunate, but we don’t want to make them dependent on that help to survive indefinitely.

Word.

2. geoff - March 16, 2012

See, it’s actually a good thing to not be able to support yourselves and sponge off of your parents for a few more decades.

Like the “staycation” and the “funemployment” spins, they’ll stop at nothing to try to make the President look good.

3. TGSG - March 17, 2012

There is no place in this universe where my family DOESN’T come first, last, and always. If I have to spend my last dime on his or her food I will. If I have to go without so that they will have, what’s mine is theirs.

There are certain friends who are almost as important to me. No member of my family will ever sleep on the street while I have a penny left to help them, especially in this abortion of an economy.

4. Michael - March 17, 2012

DBS — there’s a blockquote button above the WordPress post window. Look at your post now and see if you like it better than italics.

5. digitalbrownshirt - March 17, 2012

Yes, it looks better. I’m still getting used to wordpress. I’m out of practice and my last blog was on blogger.

6. OBF - March 17, 2012

Totally unrelated question alert!!!!!
A few posts back there was some discussion regarding bass players. I ran across one of the best bass solos I have ever heard but I have now idea how you smart people bring up the you tube clips on this sight. If someone is interested the song can be found on you tube. It’s called “Don’t burn down that bridge”. The artist is Joe Bonamassa. The clip was made when Joe was playing with some folks who he doesn’t play with now. The dude who uploaded the clip is Bandapn. The song is like 9+ minutes long and the sooe comes in around the 6 minute mark. Worth watching.

7. OBF - March 17, 2012

Typo alert!!!!
It should read “solo” not “sooe” on the second to last line.

Regarding this post…I love my babies even if they now have their own babies. They’re always welcome home, for whatever reason and for however long. I’ll make dinner.

8. digitalbrownshirt - March 17, 2012

Loving your kids wasn’t my point. I expect people to want to care for family when they are in need.

My point was that the media tries to paint a collapsing economy as a positive, much like being unemployed allows people more free time and being broke means they can enjoy their hometowns for “staycations”. They hypocrites would be screaming for an assassination if Bush were in office with similar numbers.

9. digitalbrownshirt - March 17, 2012

I just copied and pasted. Seemed to work.

10. Sobek - March 17, 2012

You just paste the URL into the comment box, and it turns into the video screen.

11. Sobek - March 17, 2012

Nuts.

12. OBF - March 17, 2012

URL sounds like some type of contraception.

Sobek – call home every now and then. Slacker.

13. Retired Geezer - March 17, 2012

Joe Bonamassa Rocks!

Nice Bass solo also.

14. BrewFan - March 18, 2012

I WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR MY URL!!

15. lauraw - March 18, 2012

Sobek – call home every now and then.

AWWWWW.

*pinches Sobek*


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