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Generation Obama: Unemployed, Debt-Ridden, and Homeless
Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2012 | Celia Bigelow

Posted on 12/29/2012 1:12:09 PM PST by Kaslin

It might seem easy to say, “you get what you vote for,” to the millions of young voters who supported President Obama and now can’t find work.

But, with a record number of young Americans becoming homeless, blaming the victim of President Obama’s well-crafted rhetoric doesn’t seem right.

In one of his last campaign speeches, President Obama told a crowd of people at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, “We tried our ideas; they worked. The economy grew. We created jobs.”

This sham President Obama cooked-up is nothing short of immoral for the millions of young Americans that have been living in Obama’s economic hell the last four years.

The Democratic Party renders themselves as the party of compassion, yet under any measurement, young Americans have never been more economically miserable under any other President in recorded history.

And, the misery continues to worsen. A recent article in The New York Times reported that young people are “the new face of a national homeless population, one that poverty experts and case workers say is growing.” And according to Andrea Bailey, the executive director of the Community Food and Outreach Center, it is becoming increasingly more common for young people to seek help from homeless shelters.

The cities of Los Angeles and Boston attempted to count the exact number of young Americans that have been forced to move onto the streets. In 2011, it was estimated that 3,600 young Americans were living on the streets of Los Angeles. The number rises significantly if you count those temporarily sleeping on their friends’ couch.

The amount of young Americans in Boston seeking shelter represented 12 percent of the total homeless population in 2011, up 3 percentage points from the previous year. But they fear that this isn’t anywhere close to the actual number of young Americans occupying their streets. “It’s a significant enough jump to know that it’s also just the tip of the iceberg,” said Jim Greene, director of emergency shelters for the Boston Public Health Commission.

This news is incredibly disheartening, but should we be surprised? No. While President Obama boasted from his ivory towers on the campaign trail that over 4.5 million jobs have been created in the last four years, young Americans have had a drastically different experience.

In the last four years under President Obama, 397,000 youth jobs were destroyed and youth unemployment averaged 17.5 percent--the highest level in recorded history. 53 percent of recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed, and young Americans currently represent 40 percent of the total unemployed population.

While recent numbers suggest youth unemployment is going down, more young people continue to drop out of the work force. In the month of November alone, 153,000 young Americans ages 20-24 completely gave up looking for work and the Labor Force Participation rate dropped from 54.4 percent to 54.1 percent.

I guess they didn’t want anything to do with those 4.5 million private sector jobs that President Obama claimed he created.

Youth unemployment is a serious problem. Homelessness is even more unfathomable. But the real concern lies in the mentality that this type of environment is creating among Millennials.

Anyone forced to live a life on the streets lives a life of survival. Instead of looking for a job, you’re looking for the next meal. Instead of helping businesses grow and create jobs for these young people, President Obama has been satisfied growing the welfare state and providing the next meal. The government food stamp program has grown 50 percent during his term.

The Obama economy is taking the wind out of the sails of these young Americans fresh out of college who truly wanted to start their careers. This President and this economy are breeding a new generation of entitlement and dependency by letting young people believe that it is acceptable to solely rely on the government.

But this won’t get them very far. Young people were sold a bill of goods this election, and they bought it--even after the last four years of economic hell. It’s only downhill from here.

Conservatives have failed to step in and articulate the message that more freedom and less government spending create more jobs and more independence for young people. Until they do so--or until our economy totally fails--young Americans will continue to fall into the Obama entitlement trap.

With no jobs and nowhere to turn but to President Obama, an overwhelming majority of the population will be in favor of a dependency-centered, debt-ridden government. We see it happening in Europe, and look where it’s gotten them. We’d be naive to think it wouldn’t happen here. Conservative leaders have the moral obligation to propose a brighter future for young Americans and our country to ensure it doesn’t.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: barackobama; jobsandeconomy; unemployment; youth; youthunemployment; youthvote

1 posted on 12/29/2012 1:12:20 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Barry calls it “fundamental transformation”. It’s the “in” thing these days in this country.


2 posted on 12/29/2012 1:19:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where can I pick up a 2013 Mayan calender?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It is a “Fundamental Transformation”. It is transforming the greatest nation on the planet into a defenseless third world hell hole and in addition has the potential to take every other nation down a couple of financial and social pegs too.


3 posted on 12/29/2012 1:24:31 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin

This is all white noise...He is a really cool guy who is on TV shows a lot and laughs a lot. How could this be his fault when he is connecting with everyone? At least that’s what the media says...


4 posted on 12/29/2012 1:24:31 PM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: Kaslin
Conservative leaders have the moral obligation to propose a brighter future for young Americans and our country to ensure it doesn’t.

Don't you find this conclusion a little odd? Voting has consequences, and the conservatives are being blocked at every turn by the liberals and the MSM...it may be a moral obligation, but is it a "doable" obligation.

I know the numbers point to this downward slide among young people, but I have a 24 year old (married to a 22 year old) and they have lots of friends (married and unmarried.) I do not know one of those who does not have a job...maybe not a job in their field, but a job.

Our kid was fortunate, he has a great job. Bought his first home recently, and got a 3.4% mortgage...in fact now that I think about it, many of his married and unmarried friends are buying houses, prices are low, interest is low, and they can buy cheaper than rent.

My son and his friends were not Obama voters and maybe that's why they're all employed, they don't expect anything from the government...and they know exactly who to blame if their taxes take a sudden rise after the first of the year...and it's not the GOP.

5 posted on 12/29/2012 1:29:25 PM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: Kaslin

Any time the youth vote and woman vote are mentioned, it should be pointed out the majority of White youth and White women both supported Romney by a majority. Back to Blood.


6 posted on 12/29/2012 1:33:57 PM PST by kreitzer
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To: Kaslin

But wait.....didn’t some here say that Romney would be worse?

IDIOTS!


7 posted on 12/29/2012 1:34:28 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Kaslin
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8 posted on 12/29/2012 1:43:23 PM PST by MtnMan101
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To: doug from upland
But wait.....didn’t some here say that Romney would be worse? IDIOTS!

Indeed! Not to mention this bastard's just getting started. If we lose ONE Supreme Court Justice from the right side he gets to appoint another lesbian liberal - then the real weeping can begin.

9 posted on 12/29/2012 1:45:21 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Kaslin

Can they still buy their recreational drugs? Why work and change your reality when the recreational drugs will let you ignore it. How many illegal drug dealers have gone broke? Keeping the unemployment going keeps the drug dealers going.


10 posted on 12/29/2012 1:53:16 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: memyselfandi59

i can send several hundred young college graduates your way ~ you got jobs around there?


11 posted on 12/29/2012 1:53:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: doug from upland
Doug, what people here said is ALL LEFTWINGTARDS ARE THE SAME. First, it's a mental illness. Secondly, they mean nothing good for anyone.

Given a choice between voting for a leftwingtard and another leftwingtard real patriots buy more guns and ammo.

12 posted on 12/29/2012 1:56:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: memyselfandi59

It’s generally considered a failure on the part of the generation that has ruled the US for the past 24 years that their children will be worse off.

Just look at the debt - did your parents hand off that kind of debt to you? No. Then why are you doing that to your children?


13 posted on 12/29/2012 2:21:16 PM PST by JCBreckenridge
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To: Kaslin

The saddest fact is that those young people who believed Obama’s lies of “free stuff” from government, are doomed to being serfs to the government for the rest of their lives to pay off the debts Obama incurred from 2009-2017. Yes indeed, elections have consequences, some of which are now becoming apparent to those who voted for the Great Leader.


14 posted on 12/29/2012 2:22:59 PM PST by mohresearcher
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To: doug from upland
But wait.....didn’t some here say that Romney would be worse?

Yup, I hope those who stayed home or voted third party to protest the "GOPe" are happy with THEIR choice.

15 posted on 12/29/2012 2:35:34 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: Kaslin

These people voted for Obama , and they are getting what they asked for-——only they cannot understand why they are getting it.

Stupid beyond belief.


16 posted on 12/29/2012 2:44:48 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

So Sparky the jgu-eared moron’s ides “worked, which is the reason why 18-35 year olds are increasingly unemployed, debt-ridden, and homeless. Thanks for reelecting the libtard “logic”, you friggin’ ignorant nimrods.


17 posted on 12/29/2012 2:47:07 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: raybbr

We don’t need another Lesbian Liberal.

Obama has Benedict Arnold Roberts in his pocket.


18 posted on 12/29/2012 2:47:26 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Kaslin
But, with a record number of young Americans becoming homeless, blaming the victim of President Obama’s well-crafted rhetoric doesn’t seem right

Sure it is. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. If young americans are so stupid, they deserve whatever they get

19 posted on 12/29/2012 3:07:00 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: raybbr

SCOTUS is already gone

Would Romney be worse?

Who knows? He was too liberal for us to find out


20 posted on 12/29/2012 3:09:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: oust the louse
Yeah and the ignorant liberals believe anything the lame stream media tells them
21 posted on 12/29/2012 3:11:34 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them.)
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To: Kaslin

And a whole generation of bright, hardworking students, looking forward to a life of good things, with a world of opportunities before them, can kiss my a**.


22 posted on 12/29/2012 3:19:17 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Kaslin

Generation L.


23 posted on 12/29/2012 3:22:51 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kaslin

Youths have no interest in working, they just want to play video games all day long. This situation is perfect for most of them. Live in parents basement, no expectations of supporting themselves, food stamps all day long, parents health insurance until almost 30. They voted for obozo because this is what they want.


24 posted on 12/29/2012 3:22:59 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: oust the louse
Re my reply in post#21 My husband's niece posted this yesterday in FB


25 posted on 12/29/2012 3:30:55 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them.)
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To: Newtoidaho

Some do, not all. It’s the ignorant that reelected him, and that wasn’t necessarily the young


26 posted on 12/29/2012 3:36:16 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them.)
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To: Venturer
These people voted for Obama , and they are getting what they asked for-——only they cannot understand why they are getting it.

What they understand, is what Obama and the democrats and the left-wing media tells them, and they are being told that they're not getting what they really want, because, the republicans are blocking Obama and the democrats at every turn.

Thus, they will never really understand that, the people that have them living in a hell-hole, are the ones who promise them all a better life, and a black Messiah to make all their problems seem insignificant.

To many, if was a far better thing to elect the first black president (for black pride and for getting back at the white guy) than to try to make a better life for themselves by electing someone who could really make a difference in their lifestyles.
27 posted on 12/29/2012 4:04:55 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: oust the louse; Kaslin

All of this freedom talk is racist nonsense.


28 posted on 12/29/2012 4:49:38 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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To: Kaslin

From “Twenty Five Facts the Mainstream Media Doesn’t Really Want To Talk About”...#7:

“The mainstream media really doesn’t want to talk about the fact that it is easier to get into Harvard than it is to get a job as a flight attendant in America today.”

(I have an idiot, 2 time Bath-House Barry voting, Harvard graduate as a relative...YEEEEESH!)

Crap colleges crank out the crap students who don’t know how to research or judge a political candidate-—screw them. No sympathy. It’s just too bad they’re taking US down with them.


29 posted on 12/29/2012 5:48:22 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Kaslin

And I have an otherwise sane colleague who really believes that the big Zero speaks nothing but truth and those that point out the real truth are liars. I keep chipping away with news items and other hard-to-ignore data and I believe I’ve seen a flickering behind his eyes that indicate some of it is getting through.


30 posted on 12/30/2012 4:14:28 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Kaslin
Generation Obama: Unemployed, Debt-Ridden, and Homeless and Ill-educated.
31 posted on 12/30/2012 4:26:59 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: adorno

I am not so sure they really want a difference in their life styles.

If they really wanted a change they would be willing to work for it.


32 posted on 12/30/2012 4:35:50 AM PST by Venturer
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