High stakes for young voters

  • Article by: Keith Hall , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: October 8, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Americans who enter the workforce during a recession always face an uphill battle, but this generation is worse off than most.

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beebee82Oct. 8, 1210:50 AM

Even thought this piece was not written by a person 18-25 years old, and even though it accurately points out the young folks are having a much harder time in this economy than the older folks — Cue the "stop whining, you young, entitled lazy moochers" in 5...4...3...2...1

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bgronniOct. 8, 1211:21 AM

Then strangely enough, far too many of these young people vote for a guy that will make their plight even worse. You would think that feel good hope and change of the last 4 years would be over.

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unicorn4711Oct. 8, 1211:33 AM

Obama is better for the young. We need rules that prevent "too big to fail" from ever happening again. I suggest we don't let banks get too big that we can't let them go bankrupt when they make bad bets. We also need university level education that regular families can actually afford. Not everyone is as fortunate as Mitt Romney and has a trust account to pay for the best schools in the land. Not only are young people taking 10% less pay on their first real job, but they are starting out buried in debt just for going to school to get the education our economy demands. The U of M is 15k in state a year now, plus the cost of living. Some do whine. But most don't whine nearly as much as they should. The Boomers ruined the economy. We're picking up the tab. And what's worse, we're going to have to pay to give the very same boomers a retirement with some dignity because far too many boomers didn't save properly. If you're over 50, do what you can to try and train up the younger people. Give them chances and recognize that if they don't succeed the whole country is going to fail.

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mcleanmOct. 8, 1211:34 AM

Hope and Change has left the building

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firefight41Oct. 8, 1211:54 AM

Obama is better for the young. ***** He has not proven it yet.

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clnorthOct. 8, 1212:38 PM

"Obama is better for the young. We need rules that prevent "too big to fail" from ever happening again. " Have you ever looked at Obama's donors? Why would he change the rules on those that paid for his election?

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millarscorOct. 8, 12 1:09 PM

If one looks at the original report, the 5 states with the highest unemployment of 18-24 year olds also has the largest number of 18-24 year olds without a high school diploma. All 5 are southern "red" states.

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fearleseepOct. 8, 12 1:47 PM

Obama has enlarged a huge deficit that will strap the young for many generations to come. I'll be dead by then and you will still be paying for the unbridled spending of the "hope and Change" administration.

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elmore1Oct. 8, 12 2:56 PM

You have an anti business President bent on a "tax and spend into bankrupcy" agenda. Yeah, the job prospects aren't too good. Maybe you can all find employment on the govt "make work" programs until the money runs out or find work with an India Outsourcing firm. We need a leader in Washington who can actually get something done, not a finger pointer...

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beebee82Oct. 8, 12 3:32 PM

"Obama has enlarged a huge deficit that will strap the young for many generations to come. I'll be dead by then and you will still be paying for the unbridled spending of the "hope and Change" administration."

Amazing how he did that all by himself! Strange, too, being that the American people and the politicians they voted for racked up $10 trillion in debt before I was even old enough to vote. I always laugh at these assertions that "unless you vote for my guy, we'll be leaving a legacy of debt!!" Newsflash: you already have.

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