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Generation Vexed: Young Americans rein in their dreams
los angeles times ^ | 081411 | Tiffany Hsu and Shan Li

Posted on 08/14/2011 7:27:08 AM PDT by ken21

"Our generation is going to take the brunt of the force of the debt crisis," said Glass, a government major at St. Lawrence University in New York. "It's going to mean fewer jobs, higher interest rates, more debt.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1929yearolds; bhoeconomy; generationy; millenials
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wonda whose fault that is--comrade obama's?
1 posted on 08/14/2011 7:27:18 AM PDT by ken21
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To: ken21
Our generation is going to take the brunt of the force of the debt crisis," said Glass, a government major...

Cry me a river!

BTW, what does one do with a major in "government?"

2 posted on 08/14/2011 7:33:02 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

This generation voted for Obama. Maybe they learned a lesson.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 7:34:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ken21; Fiddlstix; JustAmy; Jim Robinson
PURE BS, it is the seniors who will take the brunt, we are the ones facing death panels, gutting of our health care, while congress enjoys a platinum life time plan. Then we are to old to work, our 401 K's are gone, the OBAMA DEPRESSION is eating what little there is left.

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4 posted on 08/14/2011 7:36:03 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: ken21

Hmmmm...the generation that voted Obama in is going to have to pay a price in quality of life? Who’d-a-guessed it?!


5 posted on 08/14/2011 7:36:33 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Cowboy Bob

I opened the post to ask the same question but you had already asked it.


6 posted on 08/14/2011 7:36:50 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: ken21
"Those majoring in computer science, engineering, accounting and health occupations, for example, have been much more successful in getting jobs," he said. "Kids who majored in humanities often end up doing really, really badly in the labor market."

Well elections have consequences and this generation voted for Obama. Maybe they will think twice next time.

But the fact of the matter is that unemployment for people with bachelors degrees is a relatively modest 5.4%. So a degree still counts if you can get one without going in debt so far that you will never dig your way out.

And it is still true, as it always has been, that technical skills are more valued by the business community than your knowledge of Middle Eastern History. So these kids should stick to the computer science, engineering, accounting and health occupations and forget about the humanities as a major. You can learn that stuff on your own after you graduate if you are still interested.

7 posted on 08/14/2011 7:39:43 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
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To: ken21

Earth to generation vexed...

The size of your dream is inversely proportional to the number of progressives in government.

(Look up proportional, go back to math class...and think about it...)


8 posted on 08/14/2011 7:39:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change!


9 posted on 08/14/2011 7:41:27 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here’s your Change!)
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To: ken21

Get on the Post Office or Civil Service. You’ll always have a job and a secure pension.


10 posted on 08/14/2011 7:44:40 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Thanks boomers! Please, stop spending our money...


11 posted on 08/14/2011 7:45:01 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hey, good thing those Boomers voted in favour of McCain? Oh wait, no they didn’t vote for him at all.

Gosh, I guess then we can’t blame the younguns. More boomers voted for Obama.


12 posted on 08/14/2011 7:46:23 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: InterceptPoint

Umm, yes, but so did the Boomers. Boomers keep voting themselves to the trough.

Again, more Boomers voted for Obama, than did the young folks. He couldn’t have got elected without them.


13 posted on 08/14/2011 7:47:46 AM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: Gene Eric

my neighbors kids with kids are moving back home with the parents/grandparents. this pres is worse than j carter. I at that age held onto my job and made it.

My kids, one is working, one is in college. I am laid off, 15 months, my husband is on disability 9 months. things are not good for much of the people here.

What I do notice is all minotires are working. White people out of work Where I was laidoff, they kept all the minorities and laid me off.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 7:48:11 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: InterceptPoint

Do you think that the chart might be a minor clue as to the higher unemployment rate of African-Americans?


15 posted on 08/14/2011 7:48:31 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Cowboy Bob

BTW, what does one do with a major in “government?”

One becomes a taxpayer funded parasite.That’s what one becomes.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 7:49:06 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Isn’t that rich? A “government major” whose sole ambition in life is to get on the public dole in order to impose more regulations and laws on business that will further diminish our national prospects — complaining about our national prospects.

That college is not succeeding with teaching critical thinking skills, is it?


17 posted on 08/14/2011 7:49:27 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ken21

Remember when people said that writing all this debt was mortgaging the next generation? Well, now the next generation is this generation.


18 posted on 08/14/2011 7:52:38 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: ken21

They wanted things to change, they voted for change..

Young people used to be able to get jobs, things certainly have changed!


19 posted on 08/14/2011 7:55:54 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: BenKenobi
Again, more Boomers voted for Obama, than did the young folks. He couldn’t have got elected without them.

Yep. My 60-something boomer parents who have voted Republican their entire lives plan on voting for Obama. Reason? They're afraid Republicans will cut off their free health care (that they didn't need when they were younger, employed and voting Republican).

People who believe that there's no way Obama can get re-elected might want to think of voters like my parents. There are millions more just like them.

20 posted on 08/14/2011 7:57:15 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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