Indeed, the bank of Mom and Dad is closing at a time when young people are having trouble borrowing from traditional lenders. Some 22% of young people between the ages of 18 and 34 said they’ve been turned down for a mortgage, loan or credit card in the past year, according to a February survey from FindLaw.com, a legal marketing and information site. That’s double the percentage of any other age group in its survey.
As a result, many young people are now moving home to save on rent. About 21% of young adults say they’ve either moved in with a friend or relative, or had a friend or relative move in with them because of the economy, according to a study from the Pew Research Center
the government will now require parents to cover their children for health insurance up to age 26.
The WSJ article speculates that
In the long run, the drop in parental aid could make young adults a more financially resilient generation, like children of the Great Depression. But for now, economists worry that without parental cash, young adults may put off entering the housing market, settling into career paths and having families.
However, the increasing government takeover of the economy, the extension and expansion of government entitlements, and the government’s disastrous economic policy instill a mindset of dependency in all of society.
In today’s podcast at 11, Moe Lane talks about the Democrats’ uncomfortable week.