◼ Young America's Foundation (YAF) spoke at Heritage's Bloggers Briefing today about their initiative on the Youth Misery Index. - Alexashrugged
The Youth Misery Index adds together youth unemployment, average graduating student debt (in thousands), and national debt per capita (in thousands).
Youth unemployment is at 17.4 percent—one of the highest levels since World War II. Average graduating student debt has reached a record-breaking $26,300. National debt per capita is $46,900—the highest ever. Add it up, and the Youth Misery Index comes out to 90.6 (17.4 + 26.3 + 46.9 = 90.6).
...In other youth misery news, George Scoville points out that the Obama Administration has reversed its position on unpaid internships at for-profit companies. Now Obama has unveiled a new "We Can't Wait" summer jobs program. The problem? Most of the positions will be "unpaid training opportunities." I guess internships are fine since Obama hasn't figured out how to create jobs. Obama's message to young people: We CAN wait for real jobs, we CAN'T wait for empty gestures designed to win back the youth vote in 2012.
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◼ How the country can change in just four years! - The Blaze
GOP Weekly Address: Obama Has Added $6 Trillion in Debt in One Term …(That’s 1/3 of Total US Debt Folks)Republicans must inform the public on Obama’s very destructive economic record. If they won’t do it, it won’t get done. The liberal media ...
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◼ The call by progressives to end 401K plans is growing. Now they’re trying a different tack – these plans that workers contribute to out of...