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No job, no house, no kids: Welcome to the millennials
Sacramento Bee ^ | April 25, 2014 | By Phillip Reese

Posted on 04/25/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Brian Alunan has nothing to show for the 150 applications he has submitted to Sacramento area employers over the last few months. No bites, no interviews, no job.

Alunan is 29, and lives with his parents. His work history is spotty. His unemployment benefits have ended. The bank is about to take his car.

If every generation is supposed to be better off financially than the one that proceeded it, Sacramento “millennials” have a lot of catching up to do.

Several experts said the economy is the primary culprit. Many millennials graduated from high school or college during the Great Recession and had trouble finding work. Others were just getting started as professionals and were the first laid off during the economic downturn.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; millennials; obamanomics; socialism
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1 posted on 04/25/2014 6:52:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yep. Elections have consequences, kiddies.


2 posted on 04/25/2014 6:55:54 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Young people should be scooped up and embraced by our side.

Even if they acted dumb.

This is an OPPORTUNITY.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 6:56:03 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Satanic, narcissistic, and existential culture...

All about the pleasures of the moment.


4 posted on 04/25/2014 6:56:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama=Hoover


5 posted on 04/25/2014 6:59:11 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I fear for young and ambitious kids. They are going to have it tough. Any more, being rich and ambitious is detested and Obamacare is going to kill them financially.

A person can't afford a house when that person is forced to buy a crappy $15,000 healthcare plan. I'd opt out and pay the fine.

And Democrats have a lot of other oppressive taxes planned, ie a carbon tax. I can only get worse.

6 posted on 04/25/2014 7:00:37 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s just like the way my generation went after drugs. This time the drug was a long-legged mack daddy.


7 posted on 04/25/2014 7:00:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL !!! My first question too - who did he vote for?


8 posted on 04/25/2014 7:01:37 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: phormer phrog phlyer
Very unfair to Hoover. Hoover was a self-made millionaire and a great humanitarian who organized relief efforts to save millions of Europeans from starvation following two world wars.

BO is an incurable narcissistic adolescent adept only at organizing false worship for himself.

BO isn't worthy to empty Hoover's chamber pot.

9 posted on 04/25/2014 7:03:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

why do so many crabby freepers hate young people...?


10 posted on 04/25/2014 7:03:40 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: 11th_VA

And if his answer was Romney, then what?


11 posted on 04/25/2014 7:04:41 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When Obama was declared the winner in the 08 election. . . my daughter told me that in Richmond Va. .all the college kids were, literally, dancing in the streets!!! Now. . .unless they are living at home. . .they are living ON THE STREET!!!


12 posted on 04/25/2014 7:05:30 AM PDT by McBuff
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To: gaijin

dumb people who vote


13 posted on 04/25/2014 7:06:57 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He can’t get a job at a grocery store temporarily to pay his car payment?


14 posted on 04/25/2014 7:07:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

Obama isn’t worthy of shining Hoover’s shoes.


15 posted on 04/25/2014 7:12:56 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: gaijin

“Damn kids with their rock n roll.”


16 posted on 04/25/2014 7:13:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: gaijin

the question arises ..How do we “scoop them up”


17 posted on 04/25/2014 7:14:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: jiggyboy

I don’t have any compassion for any Obama voter who’s out of a job. None.


18 posted on 04/25/2014 7:14:43 AM PDT by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: gaijin

Quit giving em fish. Teach them to fish. Why would he want or need to go work?


19 posted on 04/25/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: gaijin

We hate the gullible that are destroying our nation with their votes.


20 posted on 04/25/2014 7:15:30 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: gaijin

Hate is a very strong word. Why don’t you look that up and answer your own question?


21 posted on 04/25/2014 7:15:32 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: gaijin

I love young people. I like them even more when they quit supporting that thang in the WH and seek to correct their silly mistake.


22 posted on 04/25/2014 7:15:47 AM PDT by dforest
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To: AppyPappy

Reading the story, I noticed that none of these young (and not-so-young) skulls of mush mentioned any plans to leave Kalifornia.

Hello? You’re living in a state with a high cost of living, high taxes and an unsustainable pension and social services system. Even if they find work in Cali, they will wind up paying higher taxes than their counterparts in other states.

Meanwhile, there is a chronic labor shortage in North Dakota, Texas and other locations where our energy resources are being being leveraged. Any of these young people interviewed for the story could complete a CDL course in six weeks or less, fly to North Dakota and get a truck-driving job within hours of arriving. Starting pay around $75,000 a year—even higher if you’re willing to work overtime.

Same thing for other jobs in the energy sector. Sean Hannity has interviewed the owners of several small and medium-sized energy services companies on his show. One company (based in Texas or North Dakota), has 200 vacancies. Most require training, but you can get it through the company or a local community college and if you go that latter route, the employer typically pays for it.

Yeah, winters in North Dakota suck and summers in the Permain Basin aren’t a picnic, either. But if these so-called adults were interested in actually getting work or starting a career, they’d be on the road to Texas or North Dakota. But of course, it’s so much easier to live in your parents’ basement and complain that you can’t find a job at Starbucks.


23 posted on 04/25/2014 7:16:24 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: gaijin

The embrace they need is a job and money. Where is that coming from?


24 posted on 04/25/2014 7:18:33 AM PDT by SgtHooper (I lost my tag!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

“Soylent Green” comes to mind.


25 posted on 04/25/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT by Big Red Badger ( - William Diamonds Drum - can You Hear it G man?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If they’re not tied down with a house, they can certainly relocate very easily. They’d likely have a job in a day in a number of locales. Might be North Dakota but hey, you do what you’ve got to do.


26 posted on 04/25/2014 7:19:12 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: gaijin

They won’t be, because the GOP wants to jump to giving things to illegal aliens.


27 posted on 04/25/2014 7:19:58 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
No job, no house, no kids.

They're too busy yakking, texting and sexting on their "smart" phones to have a job, a house and kids. Standing in line waiting for the newest "smart" phone to come out takes up a lot of time. "Trophy" wives and husbands are out. "Trophy" phones are in. They want to make sure that they are the first in their "circle" to have one.

28 posted on 04/25/2014 7:20:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: gaijin

Who was it who said, “Youth is wasted on the young”?

Look about you as I rest my case......and I claim proudly the title of “crabby FReeper”. Like it much better than `OFWG’.

;^)


29 posted on 04/25/2014 7:20:22 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: ExNewsExSpook

The point is they are avoiding work so moving to an area to get work would be counter-productive to their goals.

That’s why you toss them out of the house.

I moved back home and lived for a year after college but I had a job in my profession within a few months. I worked a FT job for no pay(sales) until I landed the paying gig.


30 posted on 04/25/2014 7:20:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: gaijin
why do so many crabby freepers hate young people...?

And women...and Californians...and Baby Boomers...and...

31 posted on 04/25/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Brian Alunan need to pick up some shifts bussing or waiting tables at Outback or selling shoes at Footlocker and get the F out of the house. Parents of the millennials are enabling all this. There may not be many resume enhancing job opportunities, but at least if you can get out and gain experience in managing responsibilities, you can get a leg up on the competition. This guy is less hirable than someone graduating in May. He hasn’t had a responsible regiment in at least 7 years. Jobs exist, they are just jobs that many millennials feel like they are “above”. I worked at Dillards for a year and at 7 Eleven for 2 years before I found a “real” job. Time to man up.


32 posted on 04/25/2014 7:21:32 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Moving to ND isn’t for everyone. If you live in Cali, going to a place that is almost the farthest you can get from the beach is a tough sell.


33 posted on 04/25/2014 7:21:58 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: AppyPappy

My thought exactly.

A lot of people are coming out of high school and college expecting to get a really nice job right out of the gate. ?I know somebody just like this who ran out of unemployment a long time ago, but is still holding out for a ‘good’ job.


34 posted on 04/25/2014 7:23:27 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: elcid1970
Look about you as I rest my case......and I claim proudly the title of “crabby FReeper”. Like it much better than `OFWG’.

GET OFF MY GRASS!!!

THAT MEANS YOU!!!

35 posted on 04/25/2014 7:24:35 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: redgolum

Well, then, their complaint of no job has qualifiers. Keep the beach, the lifestyle and the climate and live in your car until you lose that too, or lose the beach, the lifestyle and the climate, get a job and a place of your own.

Their choice.


36 posted on 04/25/2014 7:26:29 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

We hate the gullible that are destroying our nation with their votes.


And we have an “opposition” party unwilling to do the heavy lifting required to engage the Dems on a consistent basis with a unified message. The GOP is divided and ineffective. Just how the Dems like it.


37 posted on 04/25/2014 7:26:36 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: MeshugeMikey

“the question arises ..How do we “scoop them up””

Outreach. And treat the rats the same we they treat the republicans.

We try to go after the “victim groups” as old white WASPS. We need to train our youth on outreach and get them out into the neighborhoods.


38 posted on 04/25/2014 7:27:11 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“They were raised with the expectation that they could do anything they wanted, that they should do what they love. It causes confusion for them.”

Here you are Brian, a special trophy for you just for trying. Don't forget to vote democrat when you turn 18.

39 posted on 04/25/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: 17th Miss Regt
True enough, the Obama Recesssion has made for tough times, and hit those who blindly and foolishly supported BO, the hardest.

But at 150 resumes out (assuming that's factual) then "Brian" needs to stop thinking "Everyone hates me, what's wrong with all of them?", and start considering other avenues of work.

40 posted on 04/25/2014 7:30:00 AM PDT by wbill
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And if his answer was Romney, then what?

He'd have a better chance of getting a job in the energy industry.

My daughter went to CA for her first job out of college, because that's where she was offered a job. Once she got skills, she moved on, owns a house now, etc.

If this were my kid, I'd buy him a one way bus ticket to North Dakota, where I've worked off and on for the last three years - lots of work there and good money - I plan to retire before 60.

41 posted on 04/25/2014 7:30:03 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Decriminalize Tax Evasion)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

So - what is his degree IN? Is he willing to work in a job that HE considers beneath him but employers do not? Does he get up before 10? Is he covered with tattoos? Is he slothful?

There are those who have worked hard and, at his same age, have housing, wives, and children. Have lives! The world doesn’t owe this basement-denizen anything. He should pick up his lower lip and get a life.


42 posted on 04/25/2014 7:30:42 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: gaijin
This is an OPPORTUNITY

Yep. And instead, the GOP(e) is arguing over how we can import more illegals to compete with millenials for jobs.

Fools, all.

43 posted on 04/25/2014 7:30:55 AM PDT by wbill
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I see Millenials turning against the democrats, but as they seem to have a lot less of a moral and liberty compass as earlier generations, I don’t see them becoming conservatives any time in the future unless if there is some kind of revival.


44 posted on 04/25/2014 7:31:45 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: RegulatorCountry
They will choose the beach. And feel superior about it.

There was a FReeper here a while back, a truck driver, that was out of work. I posted that he could to to ND today and a get a nice signing bonus, work for a year, live in his truck, and save enough to go where he wanted.

He said he would rather be on unemployment than move to a “nothing” state like North Dakota.

If I was in that situation, I would move. In a heartbeat. I can do just about anything for a year.

45 posted on 04/25/2014 7:32:29 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

the only way the “Millennials” even consider going Republican is if the GOP goes libertarian on social issues. And that’s not about to happen.

These kids have been suckered into thinking that THE issue of the day is “Gay Rights.” It’s more important than the economy!!! They can continue to live with Mom and Dad so long and Bill and Phil can wed.

This is generalizing, but it does seem to be the overall sense of the generation.


46 posted on 04/25/2014 7:33:40 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Yep, how is that Hope and Change working out for the fools who voted for their beloved Obama?

How many jobs areout there for those with a so called masters degree in black/hispanic lesbo studies or any other IUD, aka, Instant Unemployment Degree.

47 posted on 04/25/2014 7:35:27 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: gaijin
“Young people should be scooped up and embraced by our side.

Even if they acted dumb.

This is an OPPORTUNITY.”

EXACTLY!!!
Conservatism offers growth, opportunity and freedom. The left offers a dreary, big government nanny state with no opportunity.
We should be saying as Reagan did; “It's morning in America again”.
Frustrates me that we don't get this message across.

48 posted on 04/25/2014 7:35:29 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: dhs12345

Obama is destroying the middle class, just as planned.


49 posted on 04/25/2014 7:35:39 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: redgolum

Sacramento isn’t exactly close to the beach, anyway. That’s like refusing to leave Orlando, Florida because of the beaches, which are close to two hours away.


50 posted on 04/25/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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