At this rate, the United States is going to need immigrants of all kinds to continue growth.??A new Census Bureau study has just reported a sobering commentary on the current generation of young people. “There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement…What is more, almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living there today, making it the most stable living arrangement.”
When I left home in 1980 we had suffered through the Carter economy and jobs were hard to find. Careers even harder. We got a brief break during Reagan, but my kids´ generation has been living in a 3rd world country. Single parent families are the norm, drug abuse is worse than its ever been, despite widespread availability of birth control girls are popping out babies at an alarming rate, and because it is so expensive to hire employees, jobs are even harder to come by than when I left home. That adage about this being the first generation to be worse off than their parents is true. So who to thank? Start with massive taxation of those who earn enough to hire people. Then go to a perpetual state of warfare, which is expensive. Then the security state. When we pay for our own enslavement, we shouldnt be surprised when people live like slaves.
#2 I´d hazard to say not only that but the educators/school districts/parents who pushed our kids through a touchy feely agenda driven curriculum, rather than learning critical thinking and actual skills. We have a generation of kids now who havent a clue as to Western civilization or even other civilizations but they think they know everything about diversity and "cultural appropriation." Learning real skills has been phased out over decades.
I have friends with a college-graduate adult son living at home. The son, now pushing 40, has seldom worked. The parents made excuses for him up into his 30s, but the mother now tells me she wants him out of the house. That ship has sailed, however, because the son has the emotional maturity of a 15 year old.
The Republican Party in Congress could be on the verge of losing the 2018 midterm elections 16 months before they happen. Since 2010, the GOP has been vowing and planning and stunting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, that transformative legislative Frankenstein that Democrats crammed through Congress in 2010 without a single Republican vote. [Snip] The GOP crowd now looks like that little circus car disgorging clown after clown after clown, each one honking his horn and offering a personal version of Obamacare repeal. Now comes time to repeal and replace it for real and, well, golly gee, it’s kinda
No one ever accused Americans of being consistent when it comes to views on morality and marriage. So, it probably shouldn’t be surprising that a new Gallup Survey of adults finds that a record proportion of Americans now finds divorce “morally acceptable.” While the nation’s divorce rate actually drops. Since 2001, Gallup has found a 14% jump among Americans who find divorce morally acceptable. Increasing acceptance was especially prominent among older Americans, traditionally the most opposed. It wasn’t always this way. Some
After a wobbly couple of months, the nation’s new job creation appeared to get going again in June with some 222,000 new workers employed, more than expected. The new report also adjusted upward estimates of newly-created jobs from previous months. [Snip] However, such encouraging news also masks discouraging developments for thousands of employees and families of some big-name national employers, like Microsoft and Sears — news that further reveals ongoing seismic changes for American retailers
Melania Trump standing right next to Donald Trump. Let’s see. Which one would you look at first? The wife of Poland’s president had the same answer during the American first couple’s visit to Warsaw this week. While the two presidents greeted each other after a photo op, Agata Kornhauser-Duda walked straight over to shake Mrs. Trump’s hand in a warm woman-to-woman exchange. [Snip] But now even the president of Poland, Andrzej Duda, has decided to weigh in to denounce those reports about his innocent wife and to urge resistance to such fake news. He even uses
President Trump, who owns more hotel rooms than you’ll ever search on Trivago, could not get one for his stay in Hamburg during this week’s G-20 summit. The annual summit location was announced for Germany’s second-largest city 17 months ago, back when no rational person thought the New York billionaire had a chance in Haiti of actually becoming the most powerful man in the world. Lo and behold, he did. But he took office only on Jan. 20 this year [Snip] Of course, President Obama’s State Department, run by noted windsurfer and one-time presidential-election loser John Kerry, might possibly maybe
Media will focus overwhelming attention today on the G-20 economic summit in Germany for the initial encounter between President Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. We previously explored here what’s at stake in that encounter. But from a lasting economic standpoint, folks, what happened Thursday in Poland and tomorrow in Britain could be much more important. [Snip] “America stands ready,” Trump declared at a news conference, “to help Poland and other European nations diversify their energy supplies, so that you can never be held hostage to a single supplier.”
As the G-20 summit gets underway in Germany, a shocking study out of Britain suggests — are you sitting down? — President Trump’s aggressive statements on trade may actually be working to the benefit of the United States. Stay with us because you probably won’t see much about this White House success elsewhere. Critics have long suggested that Trump’s bluntness would alienate trade partners or, worse, even ignite trade wars. True, some like Germany are not happy. But the Center for Economic Policy Research in London has just reported that the other 19 G-20 economies took 52 steps against United
The admitted killer of an American Special Ops soldier in Afghanistan will receive $8 million in damages from the Canadian government, plus an official apology for mistreatment. You read that right. That’s the reported agreement between the Liberal Canadian government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the fighter, Omar Khadr, 30. He spent a decade in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility after being captured in a 2002 firefight at an al Qaeda compound in which Special Ops Sgt. First Class Christopher Speer was killed. In a 2010 plea bargain the Canadian-born Khadr confessed to throwing the grenade that killed Speer,
President Trump left on his second foreign trip today, first stop Poland. But all eyes will be focused on him later this week when he meets in Germany for the first time with Russia’s meddling President Vladimir Putin. Both men will attend the G-20 meeting in Hamburg. Their first encounter was just to be a conversation on the economic summit’s fringes. But late last week it was elevated to a full-blown bilateral get-together. Watch the body language in that photo-op! Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster says there is no specific agenda for the two men. If that’s true, which it
This is the first week that Jason Chaffetz will be former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz. But don’t worry about unemployment. [Snip] Chaffetz, the father of three, made an interesting proposal before leaving Capitol Hill. He suggested members of Congress should get a $2,500 housing allowance because they sort of live in two places — their home district and Washington. The idea is, of course, DOA or, more accurately, DEBA — Dead Even Before Arrival. Ordinary members of Congress make a salary of
Anyone who thought President Trump might take the nation’s 241st Independence Day holiday weekend off from his unending feud with media was mistaken. The president interrupted a weekend at his resort in Bedminster, N.J. to commute to the Kennedy Center in Washington for a rally for faith and veterans. [Snip] In some trademark morning tweets Saturday, Trump suggested NBC had fired commentator Greta Van Susteren last week because she refused to go along with negative coverage of his administration. He attacked CNN as usual for propagating fake news and garbage journalism. Then, he returned to the subject of MSNBC and its
For the second time in a week, Pope Francis has removed a conservative Vatican powerhouse who opposed his warming of Roman Catholic orthodoxy. The Vatican announced Saturday that the Pope would not be renewing the five-year appointment of Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, basically the Vatican’s doctrinal watchdog. Muller, a 69-year-old was appointed by fellow German Pope Benedict XVI. [Snip] The ouster of Cardinal Muller is one of this Pope’s most important decisions yet since his 2013 election as he moves to make the church more inclusive at the parish
Today the White House touted the accomplishments of the administration in the first six months, and the list included: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented new charging guidelines to end catch-and-release policies.” Of course, the president’s not so focused on that part of Sessions’ record lately. As noted in the Jolt, Trump declared in an interview with the New York Times, “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.” Tensions between a president and attorney general aren’t new
Jeb Bush slammed Republicans Saturday for giving President Trump a free pass on Russia — while blasting President Obama for the same thing. “If your opponent does things that … your head explodes on … then when your guy does the same thing, have the same passion to be critical,” the former Florida governor fumed at Ozy Fest, a Central Park festival hosted by the digital news magazine Ozy. Jeb’s jab appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to GOP leadership going easy on Trump for not criticizing Russia for its alleged meddling in U.S. elections. Trump has deflected criticism
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans’ jobs. “To the people who object to this, I don’t want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well,” he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued: The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] ‘Dreamers,’ but convince people we’re going to do what our great friend [President] Ronald Reagan
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary Friday, and it didn’t take long for liberals to attack her appearance and politics. While Sanders is just the third woman to serve as press secretary — following Dee Dee Myers and Dana Perino — some questioned the idea that Sanders’ ascension is a win for feminism. Mediaite published an article shortly after the promotion announcement that accused Sanders of “hurting women.”
While there are doubtless celebrations in Moscow, the news that Sen. John McCain has irreversible brain cancer hit me harder than any such news since I sat in a seventh-grade classroom and our science teacher ran down the hall shouting, “The president’s been shot.” That president, JFK, was a war hero, too, but not one of McCain’s stature. Shot down over North Vietnam, crippled by wounds and tortured, McCain refused early release and remained in his Hanoi prison, suffering for years beside his comrades. Returning home at last, on crutches, he dedicated himself to serving the people of Arizona and the
Authorities in Florida say that a group of teenagers recorded the drowning of a disabled man last week — and did nothing to help as they made fun of his struggles. Jamel Dunn, 32, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond July 9. His body was recovered July 14, two days after his fiancee reported him missing. Late last week, a friend of Dunn´s family came across the video on social media and forwarded it to authorities in Brevard County. In the video, which was published by the Florida Today newspaper Thursday, the teens can be heard laughing at Dunn
The last Republican to run against Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) called on him to step down "as quickly as possible" following his Wednesday cancer diagnosis. Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Sen. Jeff Flake (R., Ariz.) in the 2018 Republican primary and made her comments about McCain on an Indiana talk radio show Thursday, CNN reports. A surgeon and former state senator, Ward argued that advancing the federal government´s business and President Donald Trump´s agenda gave McCain reason to step aside. "I hope that Senator McCain is going to look long and hard at this, that his family and
A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. "It´s the next thing that´s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it," Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said. (snip) Each chip costs $300 and the company is picking up the tab. They´re implanted between a person´s thumb and forefinger.
Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of the city´s mayor, who said that she and the community had lost confidence in Harteau following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. The death of Sydney native Justine Damond, 40, from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through the open window of a police patrol car, has outraged her family members and the Australian public. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called it "shocking" and "inexplicable." Mayor Betsy Hodges said in a written statement that she and Harteau agreed on Friday that Harteau would step
Deep State leaked top secret information on Friday to The Washington Post in their continued attempt to destroy the Trump administration. The latest leaks prove the Obama administration was spying on the Trump campaign. President Trump tweeted on Barack Obama’s illegal spying on his political opponents in 2016. POTUS Trump tweeted this in March. (Tweet) Since that time we now know that the FBI was investigating the Trump Tower servers during the election. We also know Susan Rice lied at first but then admitted when she got caught that she was unmasking her political opponents phone calls. Rice blamed racism after
The New York Times published a diatribe from a black reporter Wednesday, in which he slammed “white women” for not getting out of his way as he walks through Manhattan. In the article, called “Was That Racist?” the Times published a series of short stories supposedly describing the complexities of figuring out if someone has been racist to you. “Everyday life brings awkward moments for everyone, but some of our daily stories are infused with added tension, especially if one or more of those involved perceive that race is a determining factor,” the intro to the article says. But one
The lead voice actor for The Emoji Movie insisted in an interview Thursday that the movie is a very, very important way of fighting President Donald Trump´s administration, rather than just a film about talking faces. Sitting down with HuffPost, comedic actor T.J. Miller trashed his former co-workers on HBO´s "Silicon Valley," saying they did not do enough to stop Trump. "Right before the election … I asked, ‘How much money did you donate, you Hollywood elites? How much did you donate to Hillary Clinton´s campaign?´" he recounted. "And everybody in the cast said nothing. They hadn´t given a dollar."