Adulthood On Delay: Why Millennials Are In A Bind

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Here’s what I want to know – why did talking about the death of the middle and working classes in America make Bernie Sanders a grassroots phenomenon, make Donald Trump president, but make me a ‘whiny entitled fuck that wants a participation trophy?’

The shit affecting Millennials isn’t affecting only us. Nearly two thirds of Americans across the board, have less than $1000 in savings, and are one emergency room trip away from financial ruin. There’s 318.9 million people living in this country. That means 197.7 million people are living in a constant state of financial despair.

While that linked article blames those numbers on our ‘spend first, think later’ culture, and people living beyond their means, which to be fair, is true in some cases – you would think people might look more deeply into such a widespread state of terror than just taking another opportunity to shit on poor people.

It’s almost like hating poor people is a cornerstone of our culture or something.

“And WalMart isn’t the only corporate welfare queen. The fast food industry is costing taxpayers $7 billion a year, with McDonald’s alone taking up a cool billion of that.”

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