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Obamanomics in Action: 260,000 College Graduates in Minimum Wage Jobs
Gateway ^ | March 31, 2014 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 04/01/2014 9:09:42 AM PDT by george76

The number of minimum wage workers with college degrees is still more than double what it was during the Bush years.

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If you thought paying tens of thousands of dollars for a college education guaranteed a high-paying job, think again.

Obamanomics in action…

260,000 college graduates are stuck in minimum wage jobs.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: college; jobs; minimumwage; obamanomics

1 posted on 04/01/2014 9:09:42 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

This is what we get when every high school guidance coucelor pushes everyone to college even if it is not a good idea, now all these dum dums will be drowned in debt for the four years they spent partying...


2 posted on 04/01/2014 9:11:48 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: george76

Well that’s why we have to raise minimum wage! /liberal thought process


3 posted on 04/01/2014 9:13:59 AM PDT by katnip (Why Do Democrats Hate Babies?)
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To: george76

A modern American mainstream college education is simply debt serfdom.


4 posted on 04/01/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: george76

They should have studied Chinese. That’s where the jobs went.


5 posted on 04/01/2014 9:16:45 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: george76

How else are the Obama’s to increase the numbers of Community Agitators — er, Organizers?


6 posted on 04/01/2014 9:19:02 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: ex-snook
The counselor at our high school recommended a class mate look into a career as a TV repair man.
The class mate is now a millionaire lumber broker...
7 posted on 04/01/2014 9:19:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: george76

One of the guys that graduated from the local university with a masters in music was talking to my wife on the street a year ago. She asked him how he was doing. He said, Working at Hardee’s, livin’ the dream.


8 posted on 04/01/2014 9:24:50 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: george76

Ha ha.

Not only will they be stuck in minimum wage jobs with useless sociology degrees but their debt is now owned by the federal government. Thanks Obamacare!


9 posted on 04/01/2014 9:25:19 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: GraceG

I went to two quarters of community college but majored in pinball. I then spent ~$2,300 for ten months of Cobol school. That was in 1982. It took me to a healthy six figure income.

College is nice, if it’s all you got...


10 posted on 04/01/2014 9:26:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: george76

No wonder Obama will be at UofM tomorrow to pimp a minimum wage increase. The college educated idiots will be making minimum wage themselves.

I see they’re touting his speech as being the 50 year anniversary of LBJs great society speech. Its not, LBJ gave the speech in late May.


11 posted on 04/01/2014 9:28:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: george76
Job interview question: "Can you flip a burger?" "Yes We Can." •
12 posted on 04/01/2014 9:30:08 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
"The counselor at our high school recommended a class mate look into a career as a TV repair man."

That's interesting. 25 years ago they were pushing learning computer languages before business started buying programs and the growth of personal computers. Out of phase. The future is now. Move fast.

13 posted on 04/01/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: cuban leaf

>>I went to two quarters of community college but majored in pinball. I then spent ~$2,300 for ten months of Cobol school. That was in 1982. It took me to a healthy six figure income.<<

Mine was sort of the opposite. I went to a very expensive school (scholarships and grants) and got a degree in Business but while I was there I discovered the Computer Lab (1978) — 2 Hazeltine 300 baud terminals, a Decwriter II and a DTC 500. That was the whole lab. I started playing games in all my off time (”Turn 90” “torp”) and got interested in what makes them work. Taught myself BASIC, then COBOL and then got a job as a programmer in my Sr. year. I have never been unemployed since (although I did try to start a few businesses).

I am also in the decent 6 figure range, but programming is no longer very lucrative (we offshore it for $8/hr). I am a IT project manager but I always keep my hands on. It helps me make better decisions than thoretical managers.


14 posted on 04/01/2014 9:41:06 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: freedumb2003

HAHAHA! I hate project management, but I’ve been a BA for about ten years. ;-)

The move was quite intentional. I figured I needed to focus on a position that was “communication intensive”. Being very much a sanguine personality type and a good “people person”, the fit is like a glove.

The kool thing is even though we are an MVC 4 and Oracle (Peoplesoft) shop, the developers very much appreciate that I can relate to their issues, having been one for over two decades. The job is also a lot of fun. Still...

BTW, one of the guys I graduated from Tech school with, and worked with at three different companies, has been the CIO of Nordstrom for going on a couple of decades. We sorta lost touch when I moved to KY, but my daughter is a Sr BA there now. :-)


15 posted on 04/01/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The class mate is now a millionaire lumber broker.

He got wood...................

16 posted on 04/01/2014 9:47:16 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: freedumb2003

Oh, and she’s doing it on personl training from me and a GED!


17 posted on 04/01/2014 9:47:17 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: george76

... and paying $2 more for every gallon of gasoline, thanks ZERO!


18 posted on 04/01/2014 9:47:49 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: george76

Good for them. Many of these youth voted for DIMs/LIBs/nobama...they are getting an education, no?


19 posted on 04/01/2014 9:48:28 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: george76

What do you call a person with a Liberal Arts degree?

“Waiter.”


20 posted on 04/01/2014 9:49:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: george76

My son Graduated with degree in Business back in December 2012 and know is making about 45,000 with a brokerage firm. But He didn’t vote for Obama either!


21 posted on 04/01/2014 9:55:50 AM PDT by ncfool (Taking back America 2016.)
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To: Navy Patriot

If I could go back and change something, I would take the money I wasted on my business degree and would have purchased gold, silver, and various long term foods. I graduated high school in 1997, my degree and associated costs with interest were around 55k.

Silver was about $5/oz
Gold was around $350/oz


22 posted on 04/01/2014 10:31:19 AM PDT by TheArizona
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To: boycott
Your job interview Q&A is flawed.

The corrected Q&A for the job interview is:

Q: Can you flip burgers?

A: Uh, well, not alone.

Q: What do you mean, not alone?

A: Well, man, I need help. Don't yah like know that no one does nothing by hisself? Q: What? A: Yeah, man, Together We Can. Interviewer: We will call you if we need you. Job Applicant leaves. Interviewer to no one in particular: Can I program my smart phone to block his phone number both inward and outward?

23 posted on 04/01/2014 10:37:32 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: george76

A 2006 study showed that 5% of recent college graduates are functionally illiterate.

Well, at least they are getting jobs...


24 posted on 04/01/2014 10:48:07 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: george76

Which of course is why they are starting to organize and agitate for a “living wage”.

Like the guy Michael Medved had on his show who had a degree from an Ivy League school but worked at Starbucks. He was busy trying to organize the baristas, not out looking for a real job.


25 posted on 04/01/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: proxy_user

Has to be far more than that. Just has to be. The criteria compared to is definitely not from the 60’s and 70’s, which would prolly make closer to 30-40%.


26 posted on 04/01/2014 12:24:56 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: george76

How many Liberal Arts Derees?

How many Engineering, Science Degrees?


27 posted on 04/01/2014 12:55:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

A degree in White Privilege and Queer Theory is not especially in demand on the job market


28 posted on 04/01/2014 12:57:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: proxy_user

Those are the ones who got athletic scholarships??


29 posted on 04/01/2014 12:58:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SgtHooper

The measurement has been dumbed down too, you are probably correct


30 posted on 04/01/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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