Recent college graduates and even those who have been out of school for several years now are finding an increasingly harder time getting a job in this economy. The amount of young adults – from ages 18 to 29 – who are unemployed rose over 1.5 percent in January to 13.1 percent, according to statistics released Friday. The overall unemployment rate had a smaller increase - rising 0.1 percent to 7.9 percent - according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Another trend, not mentioned here, is the scamming of these young people by unscrupulous employers. There are so many unemployed young people to choose from that some employers with jobs that require minimal training purposely hire and fire every 60 days or so. They promise to forgive upfront expenses, such as drug tests and background tests, after 90 days on the job...but they have no intention of keeping the candidate for 90 days (and there is no evidence that those drug tests and background tests were really given). Or they purposely fire them at the 11 month mark, because at 12 months they would qualify for unemployment. (If their state has a different number of months, they still fire them 1 month before qualifying.)
So the unemployment rate for twentysomethings is understated, because many can´t qualify for unemployment.
Everyone was warned that this was coming, but of course young college students failed to do their political homework and voted against their best interests. Now many will suffer for the rest of their lives with short circuited careers. Many will lose a million dollars or more in lifetime income. I´ve never seen such a direct correlation between a vote and prosperity in my lifetime. The sad thing is that no one in the Democratic party cares, because these young college people were just pawns in a political game to advance socialism at any cost. Sad thing is that most of these young people don´t even know what socialism or any other ´ism´ means. Lambs to the Democratic slaughter.
The young voters wanted Obama and now they are stuck with the Emperor King and his failed economy. Enjoy the poverty, millenials. Winston Churchill said that anyone who was a conservative at age 20 had no heart, and anyone who was a liberal at age 40 had no head. Hopefully, these younglings will get heads over the next 15 years...
You can buy knowledge and degrees, but wisdom comes only with age and experience. At some point millions of unemployed college grads are going to realize they got screwed by a Pied Piper who only needed their votes. When wisdom comes their anger will no longer be misdirected at George Bush and republicans.
The scary thing about the Unemployed College Ninnies for Obama is that they will become what most Democrats are: bitter; envious; and unhappy people.
Instead of realizing their mistake, they will support ever more anti-business regulations, more generous safety nets and more intrusive rules on our lives (ban plastic bags, forbid guns, more stringent building codes, no fracking, mandates for "living wage").
Or simply, we didn´t get our share, so why should you enjoy yours.
Oh, please. Of course young people don´t understand how the world works. They require the guidance and wisdom of older people. Young people are not the reason the world is in such sorry shape, they are not the reason they have been indoctrinated into liberalism in their schools, and they are not responsible for the lapses in morality that have been flourishing since the 60s. College kids have not run up the national debt and voted themselves entitlements from the state for decades. Older generations have a lot to answer for.
#13, thank you. My generation was given a strong prosperous nation by our WW II generation generation parents. We proceeded to dismantle it. It´s OUR generation that worships the likes of the Clintons.
I feel for this years´ college grads, however many of them would have done better with vo-tech schools and community colleges. My advice to my kids and their friends in their forties who hold good jobs is to avail themselves of advanced education, the sort of new skills the college grads have (I´m thinking particularly of the computer crowd). The bosses can hire these new grads for a LOT LESS money. My son´s employer offers lots of opportunities for more education and my son takes every one he can.
And #11, if you can find a black democrat made of glass you´ve got it made.
This is another Agenda 21 tactic; Entice youth to take out easy school loans to get degreed in anything. Once they graduate & realize there´s no where to go or their debt is too high to manage, offer them civil servant jobs... that will forgive student loan debts after 2 to 3 years.
The result is a generation of youth who never knew the path to success...never experienced the joy of individual accomplishment... and are trained to depend on gov´t for their needs... ergo, slaves.
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