Millennials

52.1% of Kids Live in Households Getting Means-Tested Government Assistance

Will they be called The Welfare Generation? Today, they are Americans under 18 years of age growing up in a country where the majority of their peers live in households that take “means-tested assistance” from the government. In 2016, according to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, there were approximately 73,586,000 people under 18 in the United States, and 38,365,000 of them — or 52.1 percent — resided in households in which one or more persons received benefits from a means-tested government program. These included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), Medicaid, public housing, Supplemental Security Income, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the National School Lunch Program. The Census Bureau published its data on the number and percentage of persons living in households that received means-tested government assistance in its Current Population Survey Detailed Tables for Poverty. Table POV-26 indicates there were approximately 319,911,000 people in the United States in 2016. Of these, 114,793,000 — 35.9 percent — lived “in a household that received means-tested assistance.” That does not mean every person in the household received the aid themselves, only that one or more persons living in the household did. When examined by age bracket, persons under 18 were the most likely to live in a household receiving means-tested government assistance (52.1 percent), while those 75 and older were least likely (18.8 percent). But Americans in all the age brackets up to age 44 analyzed by the Census Bureau were more likely to be living in a household that received means-tested government assistance than the overall national rate of 35.9 percent. For those 18 to 24 years old, the rate was 40.1 percent; for those 25 to 34, it was 36.8 percent; and for those 35 to 44, it was 37.4 percent. For those 45 to 54, it dropped down to 30.6 percent — below the 35.9 percent overall rate. But even when the Census Bureau excluded the school lunch program from its calculations, the percentage of those under 18 who lived in a household receiving means-tested assistance (44.8 percent) exceeded the percentage in any other age bracket. Twenty years ago, in 1998, according to Census Bureau data, only 36.9 percent of Americans under 18 lived in a household receiving means-tested government assistance. In 2008, the percentage broke 40 percent for the first time. In 2013, it broke 50 percent for the first time.

And it’s getting worse..  For more, click on the text above.

Millennials are the worst tippers, new survey shows

When it comes to restaurants, millennials are arguably the best at taking cutesy snapshots of their burgers and kale salads. They are not, however, any good at tipping their servers — or so says a new survey conducted by CreditCard.com. According to the survey, which polled 1,000 adults of varying age groups, those aged 18-37 were found to be most likely to stiff their waiters and waitresses, with 10 percent admitting to “routinely” leaving no tip at all. A third also said they often leave less than 15 percent. Of the age groups surveyed, millennials also expressed the most interest in getting rid of the traditional restaurant/gratuity model altogether, with 27 percent saying they would prefer a system where the gratuity for food and service was incorporated into the price. “Tipping at sit-down restaurants has always been the standard in the U.S., but that’s not necessarily the case in other countries,” said Matt Schulz, a senior industry analyst for CreditCards.com. “We’re seeing younger adults tipping less, and even showing a greater preference toward eliminating tipping altogether, even if it means paying more on the bill.” According to the findings, however, this kind of behavior among 18 to 37-year-olds isn’t exactly new — and it might not be exclusive to this particular generation of young adults. A “tipping expert” cited in CreditCard.com’s survey suggests that younger folks — who generally make less money than their elders — are always going to tip less than someone from an older generation. “Income predicts tipping,” said Michael Lynn of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration in the press release. “Older people really prefer tipping.” In fact, the study found that more than half of those 65 and older (55 percent) claim to tip at least 20 percent or more. On the other hand, the Emily Post Institute says it is acceptable for patrons tip between 15 and 20 percent of the pre-tax bill at a sit-down restaurant, and only 10 percent at a buffet-style spot. “Tipping can be tricky and awkward because there’s really no right or wrong answer,” Schulz said in the press release. “However, the truth is that many workers rely on tips to generate a large portion of their income. To them, it’s not just about etiquette. It’s about being able to provide for their families and put food on their own tables.”

Soo..  Bottom line..  Millennials don’t tip well.  Gee..  What a shocker.

Reuters Poll: Young White Americans Flee Democrat Party in Droves Since Trump’s Election

Young white Americans are fleeing the Democrat Party en masse following the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, a new poll reveals. The latest Reuters/Ipsos Poll surveyed more than 16,000 registered voters between the ages 18 to 34 over the course of the last three months of 2018. This same poll was conducted in 2016 around the same time period. Young white Americans, in 2016, favored Democrats over Republicans in 2016 by a 47 to 33 percent margin. Since Trump’s election — and his booming economy which has secured high-paying jobs and record job opportunities — young white Americans’ favoritism for Democrats has disappeared. Today, 39 percent of young white Americans say they favor Republicans, while another 39 percent of young white Americans say they favor Democrats. Overall, the poll revealed that Democrats are losing young Americans in general. For example, before Trump’s election, 55 percent of young Americans said they favored Democrats over Republicans. Today, that margin is down to only 46 percent of young Americans who are still loyal to Democrats. Key to Trump’s election was the issue of mass illegal and legal immigration, wherein the United States admits more than 1.5 million immigrants every year. As Breitbart News reported, a majority of white Americans say immigration to the U.S. has made life in America “worse.” Overall, the U.S. is on track to bring in about 15 million new foreign born voters in the next 20 years, as the country continues admitting more than one million legal immigrants every year..

6 In 10 Adults Are Too Scared To Visit The Dentist

Feeling bristled? Imagine how your teeth might feel, especially if you’ve been putting off your annual checkup. If you have, you’re likely far from alone. A new study finds that six in 10 American adults are too scared to visit the dentist. Researchers at Hello Products, a dental care startup, polled 2,000 adults in the U.S. on their oral hygiene habits, which led to some more-than-toothless findings. For instance, among the more stunning results, the survey showed that three in 10 millennials only brush their teeth once a day. Millennials also admit they’ve gone two or three days on average without brushing at all. Yet, a convincing majority (56 percent) expressed fear or anxiety over losing their teeth, despite possessing slovenly dental habits. “It’s crucial to take the right steps every day to maintain a healthy mouth,” reminds Craig Dubitsky, Hello Products’ founder. “This involves using effective oral care products, as well as being mindful of your daily habits.” Going to the dentist was admittedly a phobia for most respondents — overall, 62% of adults surveyed said that they were too spooked to even visit a dentist’s office — but particularly among millennials, perhaps helping explain why their much-flaunted smiles appear to be at-risk. Millennials were more likely than those over 55 to create excuses to avoid regular dental checkups (56 percent to 36 percent, respectively). “Going to the dentist has many advantages aside from ensuring you have pearly whites and bad breath prevention,” says California based dentist, Dr. Lawrence Fung, DDS, founder of Silicon Beach Dental. “Research has shown that there are many linkages to oral health and your overall health. For what it’s worth, dentists were feared almost seven times as much as neurologists (9%), and more than twice as much as surgeons (26%).

Soo… Bottom line..  Millennials are, as a group, gross!  And, they’re a bunch of sissy la las.  I mean, c’mon..  The idea that being far more scared of getting your 6 month check-up and a cleaning over an appointment with a neurosurgeon (a BRAIN doctor), is crazy!  For more on this disturbing article, click on the text above.

Poll: Millennials lack basic survival skills

Not only are millennials self-absorbed, unmotivated, entitled workaholics—according to experts, anyway—but they may also be inept survivalists. A new poll, conducted by the London Boat Show, reveals that today’s young people lack basic outdoor skills possessed by older generations, The Express reports. Only a third of respondents knew how to naturally ignite a fire, and 44 percent had never been camping before. Moreover, half of the young adults surveyed were unable to tie a survival knot, less than a third had ever caught their own fish, and 40 percent of young people surveyed reported having never swum in open water. “Despite the rise of TV shows such as “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here” and “Bear Grylls: Born Survivor,” young people lack basic survival skills,” said a spokesperson for the London Boat Show. Increased reliance on technology might be to blame for the lack of knowledge, the results suggest.

Gee..  Ya think?

Millennials don’t eat cereal because it’s inconvenient

A study has found that America’s millennials are skipping out on cereal because it’s simply too much of an inconvenience. (Yes, the cold kind that requires little more than pouring something into a bowl and then pouring milk over it.) An astonishing 40 percent of millennials surveyed said they reach for something else, like a smoothie or breakfast bar, reported by The New York Times. One of the biggest problems was with the washing up. “Almost 40 percent of the millennials surveyed by Mintel for its 2015 report said cereal was an inconvenient breakfast choice because they had to clean up after eating it,” it reported. Another factor included the fact that many consumers don’t want to start their day with processed grains. Cereal producers have for years been experimenting with healthier alternatives. General Mills is launching a line of three USDA certified organic cereal under the popular Annie’s brand. Another cereal giant, Kellogg’s, has upped its game by adding quinoa to its “Special K” line and the company is also rethinking more green-friendly packaging alternatives. And producers are finding different ways to eat cereal. Kellogg’s recently introduced Kellogg’s To Go pouches, which hold slightly larger pieces of cereal the company says were “specifically created to be eaten by hand.” “Convenience is the one thing that’s really changing trends these days,” Howard Telford, an industry analyst at market research firm Euromonitor, said last year. But fear not Lucky Charms lovers, as much as it may seem that the sugary leprechaun may be going by the way of the Dodo bird, know that millennials have a soft spot for nostalgia, so don’t start stocking up on boxes just yet.

Unreal..  You really can’t make this stuff up, folks..

Why Millennials want war against ISIS, but don’t want to serve

A new survey shows how Millennials’ views on military intervention are both similar and different to generations that have come before. The survey by the Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) found that in the wake of the November Paris attacks, 60 percent of young Americans support sending United States troops to fight the Islamic State. Yet just 16 percent say they would personally want to serve if the US needed additional troops. The findings, experts say, are in line with the paradoxical way youth in America have long viewed military intervention. But they also highlight how young people’s values have shifted over time, resulting in a Millennial view of America’s place in the world that is very different from older generations’ views. “Young people have always been averse to going off to war and getting killed,” says Morley Winograd, co-author of three books on Millennials. “On the other hand, this particular generation has expressed much less patriotic fervor in favor of America’s exceptional nature. They take a more global view, a more nuanced view of America’s role in the world. They do not just automatically support what leaders say, or what leaders tell them to do.” A 2006 Pew Research Center report shows that, since 1987, Americans under 30 have consistently favored diplomacy and cooperation over military intervention. Yet the group also noted that in the run-up to nearly every war since Vietnam, the same cohort has expressed a more favorable opinion of employing military force than older generations..

“..a more nuanced view?”..  Oh gimme, a break..  That’s the liberal media for ya..  They just don’t get it.  Let’s cut through the crap, shall we?  What this tells me is that “millennials” are, for the most part (not all of them), self-centered and are averse to making any sacrifices unless it directly benefits them somehow.  It’s not entirely their fault.  After all, with all the anti-America, anti-Christmas, anti-military messages being beat into their “young skulls full of mush” by academia and the liberal media, it’s hardly surprising.  That said,  it is depressing (especially to those of us who have served in uniform) just how me-me-me selfish the millennial generation is as a whole.  They want to see “America” get tough.  But, they won’t step forward themselves.  They want someone else to do it while they sit at home and which it on one of their devices.  Again, its not ALL millennials.  But, it IS the overwhelming majority of them.

The new ‘cool’ cities for Millennials

While the traditional urban magnets for college graduates – San Francisco, New York, Boston, Seattle – still attract the largest number of degree-holding Millennials, the “hottest” cities are elsewhere. These are places such as Cleveland, where 20-somethings are snapping up downtown apartments as soon as they hit the market; St. Louis, which has seen a 138 percent increase in the percentage of educated 25-to-34-year-olds living in close-in urban neighborhoods between 2000 and 2012; and Nashville

Being from St. Louis, originally, this definitely caught my eye..