HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Millennials could push Am... » Reply #6

Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Wed May 22, 2019, 02:15 PM

6. Excuse me, but I've never been able to afford a mortgage.

I graduated from college (with heavy debt) during the Reagan presidency; the economy sucked balls, and I worked at many retail and odd jobs for over a decade until I landed into a part-time job that eventually turned into full-time work. Guess what, working in a bookstore, working at a daycare, and being a part-time barista making $6 an hour does not turn into being able to afford a house. I still rent and it sucks, but it's never going to change unless I get a windfall.

Of course I support single-payer healthcare (like most older Democrats I know; this is not a new idea and people have been pushing it for decades), and of course, I wish there were a bigger safety net, but I really can't get behind supporting the gig economy as a consumer. If I want pizza, I'll get it from the store where it's made and tip the driver; if I need to get around, I'll always, always call a cab over getting Lyft or Uber, and I will never stay in an Air BnB when there are regular BnBs and hotels in that same town.

We do not need to fight each other.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Please login to view edit histories.