Young Americans Shouldn’t Support Obama
High school students who are eligible to work officially have the highest rate of unemployment out of any other group in America.
In 2012, America is lead by President Obama, and his unsurpassed wisdom on economic ideology. As Obama has shown, if you are President of the United States, you obviously don’t need any economic experience whatsoever to run the economy, and that’s exactly what we received. With a man of razor sharp judgment at the helm, America has remained in the worst economic state since the Great Depression and has tried to spend its way out of a hole it has placed itself in. As a result of these policies, students have been received the highest unemployment rate for in 22 years.
Yes, the champions, the tail end of the famed ‘Generation 44’ are among the most unemployed Americans in the country, right behind their peers out of high school and 3-4 years older. It just shows you that the progressives, who champion the notion that their economic policies will create jobs for everyone, have killed jobs for many or failed to create any jobs at best.
In the past, high school students have taken up small labor jobs outside of school. These jobs could be delivery runs, manual labor, or cashiers at stores and restaurants which are mainly smaller jobs designated for part time work. The problem that has come up is simple to understand. In the Great Recession, America does not have enough spare jobs laying around for high school students to pick up. instead, these jobs are usually held by older workers with more experience and more education and are consolidated into positions with more many small responsibilities under one person. This is exactly opposite of many small jobs being designated to multiple people with little responsibility, which have employed the youth for generations.
Numbers only affirm this. In 1990, the rate of employment for high school students was a mediocre 32%. In Obama’s economy, the employment rate is a dismal 16%.
I am fortunate enough to be among the 1 out of 6 high school students that can say they have a source of income and it’s one of the best things that I could ever have. For me, the money that comes with it is only a bonus; the true reward is the experience that comes with employment. With my current position of service, I have learned responsibility, accountability, how to meet deadlines and manage rigorous academics on the side. By the time I graduate, I will have almost 4 years of work experience under my belt while 84% of my peers will not. This sets me apart from them when it comes to experience. And that’s what get’s you hired in an Obama economy.
Employers can only hire based on experience because there is no money to hire someone without it. With this dull economic outlook, we can obviously see that is does not bode well for the President, who won a large majority of the young vote in 2008. If his famed “Gen 44″ project of his has any hope of succeeding, then he will need to drastically change the attitude and the numbers of youth employment.
This election could be determined by the vote of the youth. Counting on a similar outpouring of support among young voters, Obama’s 2008 coalition could fall apart in 2012 if they stay home. However, with insane unemployment numbers, it’s obvious this election will hinge on jobs, jobs and more jobs. With the left distracting from the depressing job creation record of Barack Obama, it’s clear that the youth should swing conservative, even if it won’t. Despite how ‘likeable’ this President may be, no one will vote based upon likability when they are unemployed and running out of food stamps.