Under Obama, Youth Misery Index Hits All-Time High

by Jennifer Kabbany - Associate Editor on January 9, 2014

A Youth Misery Index that measures young Americans’ woes has skyrocketed under President Barack Obama and hit an all-time high.

The index, released Wednesday, was calculated by adding youth unemployment and average college loan debt figures with each person’s share of the national debt. While it has steadily grown over the decades, under Obama the figure has shot up dramatically, from 83.5 in 2009 to 98.6 in 2013.

The index has increased by 18.1 percent since Obama took office, the highest increase under any president, making Obama the worst president for youth economic opportunity, according to the nonprofit that released the figure.

“Young people are suffering under this economy,” said Ashley Pratte, program officer for Young America’s Foundation, which developed the index and calculates it annually using federal statistics. “They’re still living in their parent’s basements, unable to find full-time jobs that pay them what they need in order to pay back their debt.”

Youth unemployment in 2013 was 16.3 percent, and student loan debt came in at a record-breaking average of $29,400 last year, the foundation points out; what’s more, each person’s share of the roughly $17 trillion dollar national debt stands at its highest level ever: $52,948.YMI.YAF

“We are racking up this huge tab,” Pratte said in an interview Wednesday with The College Fix. “Young people have no part of this debt, but it’s the generation that has to deal with it.”

The foundation added 16.3, which represents youth unemployment, with 29.4 – the average 4-year- college loan debt – and 52.9, each person’s national debt burden, to generate its 2013 figure of 98.6.

In 2012 it was 95.1, and the year before that 90.6. When Obama first took office in 2009, it was 83.5.

When President George Bush left office in 2008 – the index was 69.3. When the figure debuted in 1993, it came in at 53.1.

The foundation argues “there appears to be a statistically significant relationship between government expenditures and the Youth Misery Index.”

“Under the Obama administration alone, the YMI has increased by 18.1 percent, the highest increase under any president, making Obama the worst president for youth economic opportunity—not quite the hope and change many young people were looking for.”

Pratte said this represents a prime opportunity for conservatives.

“This entitlement society is perpetuated by the Obama administration,” she said. “You want health care, we’ll give it to you for free. That was a promise, and young people are inclined to expect these things.”

“When they realize, ultimately, they have to pay for it, this is an opportunity for conservatives to get their message out there. … Young people are really adverse to government intrusion.”

IMAGE: Young America’s Foundation

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  • Obama_Dogeater

    Enjoy the fruits of your vote, nitwits. Keep watching Jon Stewart for your “news” and you can expect more of this.

    • MaxAR15

      Darn, you beat me to it! I was about to ask the same question, just who did the ‘youth’ vote for again? Those living in their parents basement along with PJ boy hopefully will enjoy their fate.

      • SmartDoctor

        Bump!

      • lowapproach

        Thank God for Pajama Boy! He’ll fix everything! That’s called sarcasm for the obamabots out there.

    • http://Drudgereport.com/ Barry: Trickle-Down Champion

      FreeBaggers fail badly – good!

      • JoeKlip

        Like the term FreeBaggers.

      • Robadude32

        How about those Occupiers – they were only good at shi***ng on cars and raping women. Since you and that garbage Maxine Waters don’t like the tea party they must be doing something right.

        • http://Drudgereport.com/ Barry: Trickle-Down Champion

          You must be talking about the Astroturf Occupy Urinate Defecate Rape and Murder protesters of Soros.

    • BobSmith77

      Here are some facts for you: the largest portion of the federal budget by far is for transfers payments to the elderly recipients of SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid whose single biggest expense is assisted living facility care for the elderly (e.g., nursing homes, etc)

      • I_Callahan

        OK. Does that negate the comment?

    • JBrown

      Your wife voted him in.

      • Guest

        Quite the opposite. Back in 08, she saw 0webozo having his arse kissed at a Catholic University (Georgetown or Notre Dame) on TV and noticed a crucifix behind him was covered with a cloth. She was so angry she cried and has not entered a Catholic Church since.

    • oldspeak rules

      As a member of the “youth”, I blame the generation in power. Frankly,
      shame on you for blaming this on us. I realize that my peers are mostly
      moronic and voted in vast numbers for these idiots, but I did not and
      there are many more who didn’t either. If it weren’t for the current
      generation running the show, we wouldn’t be dealing with most of this!
      How can you possibly sit there and blame some brainwashed kids when
      they’re YOUR peers who did the brainwashing? They’re YOUR peers who are
      crafting and implementing the agenda. And they’re YOUR peers who
      dominate academia and control the media. Don’t you know we can hardly
      get jobs? How could this possibly be our fault? Though some of you did not vote for this, even fiercely opposed it, you
      are literally employing the same mentality of the current
      administration: instead of “blame Bush” I’m hearing “blame the youth”.
      Grow up and take responsibility. Seriously.

      • Texas_Accountant

        Oldspeak,

        I sympathize with you. I have four “millennial” children and I made sure that each has graduated college without any debt. I am also spending the time to teach them the financial “realities.” My children did not vote for Democrats, but they will pay for it any way. If you don’t want to pay for “more government,” make sure that you and your peers don’t vote for the “more government” party.

      • Obama_Dogeater

        For the record, I’m a Gen Xer, born in 1966. I’m not a Baby Boomer and I certainly agree with you that leftist Boomers have done irreparable harm to our country. But your generation carried the day for 0webozo, even though you are the exception, not the rule, and I commend you for that. It’s too bad so many of your generation fell for the Biggest Fraud in American History.

        • oldspeak rules

          I appreciate the remarks, but you just proved my point. You may not be a technical baby boomer with that birth year, but I’m just coming of age. You’ve been around, bud. Your generation and the one before yours are running the show. Not mine. We never had a shot when you look at the media and “education” that has been shoved down our throats. It’s time to start manning up. And that starts with throwing your peers under the bus and not mine. Whether or not Obama was voted into office, we had a MESS. The last five years only cemented the ruin. MY generation didn’t run up the debt. But it will be MY generation paying it off. And also, what my stupid generation voted for was to subsidize your healthcare as you age. So really, you shouldn’t be too upset about it. That is not an endorsement of the policy in any way, I’m just relating the facts.

          • cpo

            Well said and well done! I am always amazed and flabbergasted when the “Get your government hands off my medicare” fork-tongued folks open their mouths. Obama is one person that’s been “in charge” for just 6 years. Longest cumulative control of both chambers of Congress in the last 30 yrs (a generation is from 20-30yrs) goes to Republicans. So you’re right in saying that all this MESS has been in the making for sometime now. It’s also worth reminding these fork-tongued folks how incredible the stock market has done under the so-called SOCIALIST president.

          • Lance_man

            Hey, dumbass, do you have the slightest clue what quantitative easing does to a stock market? I hope to God whatever you have is heavily vested in the ‘stock market’.
            I’ll be laughing at idiots like you try to blame Bush when it comes crashing down.
            Can’t happen here, though, right? This is America.

          • tryingtopickaname

            Who owned the Congress during Bush’s last two years? Which party refused to passed a budget? Tell me which party forced the subprime market? Tell me which president actually litigated to force banks to issue loans to people who could not afford to repay a loan? Tell me about QE and its effects on the stock market and the broad economy. Tell which president took $716-billion to finance Obamacare?

          • Mark Smith

            The price of goods and services are way up, and household income is way down. How much stock do you own, 1%er? If your portfolio doesn’t consist of at least $20K worth, you’re a tiny, bit player.

          • tryingtopickaname

            Sorry…you are shifting the blame. We send out kids to college to acquire discernment and critical thinking skills and you should exert yourselves to independently ferret out the facts about history and other components of academia that are lacking in your official curriculum. Every up and coming generation has a tendency to blame the preceding generations for our societal ailments…it may be painful to hear, but the blame game is just an immature attempt to justify the shortcomings of the present mindset. An incredible amount of damaging information about Obama and others of his leftist ilk, was available to those of all generations for anyone with just a modicum,of curiosity.Don’t tell us you never had a shot…you, the most techo-savvy generation so far, had ample opportunity and skill sets to pursue alternative venues of information and alternative journalism. Yet, your generation, as a sad whole, decided that voting for the most obviously fraudulent candidate to ever pursue high office was a good idea. Why is that? ‘Free healthcare’? ‘Free education’? Some nebulous idea of ‘fairness’? Y’all didn’t think it through and I understand your rightful anger with your peers, but to blame an entire generation’s sizable contingent of conservatives that has been fighting this same Utopian, redistributionist fraud known as ‘progressivism’ that you are railing against is a useless diversion.. DO something. We formed a Tea Party and organized conservative coalitions and fought our damnedest to out the truth and were slandered and branded as ‘teabaggers’ and ‘extremists’ by a leftist media with a shamefully ignorant. greedy, and lazy audience. I commend you for being years ahead of most of your peers in political astuteness and awareness, but you are engaging in the same mindless mantras as they when you blame ‘the previous generation’.

          • Mark Smith

            Oh awesome! You voted to subsidize healthcare for old people… but how were you planning on paying for it? You expected somebody else to pay. Sorry kid, but you ARE the problem.

          • Mark Smith

            This is, of course, an opinion based on the wild assumption that your generation cares about anything or anybody but yourselves, which you obviously do NOT.

          • oldspeak rules

            I didn’t vote for him either time you jack@ss

      • Tony Capo

        Your parents, teachers, pastors , youth leaders , etc hate you . they tell you lies about God and his standards. Wake up .God hates f@gs, God hates divorce, God hates fornicators, God hates sluts, God hates drunks and druggies. God hates abortion.

      • dtom2

        How is it any more disinguenous for us to blame a whole demographic, that being the youth, than it is for you to blame an entire generation, the boomers, for the absolute lunacy that’s going on in this country? Come to think of it, we didn’t have a choice regarding into which “generation” to be born, but the youth did have a choice for which candidate to vote.

        • Robadude32

          Good points Dtom2. It is nice to read a voice of reason around here.

        • oldspeak rules

          I’ll excuse the utter lack of coherence and logic in that post. So how is it exactly that we had a “choice” in our vote, and therefore it’s our fault, but you didn’t have a choice for any of your votes? The Carter administration is my fault, too? And Bubba as well? Get serious. My point is all of you need to stop whining about young people and do something. They were a lost cause from the get go, based on the reasons I cited above, and instead of attempting to win them over, you’re blaming them! When it’s your faults! I didn’t run up ANY debt. We as a group may have helped vote for the last $6TT + but that leaves another 10 or so that have nothing to do with us! You weren’t in the process of paying that down. So nice try. But fail. And now, courtesy of my generation being duped, and compliments of the older generations for crafting it, it will be ME who is paying for not only all your debts and the debt service associated, but also for your healthcare as you age. You’re welcome.

          • tryingtopickaname

            You had choice and if you can’t understand such a basic premise, then your college education is a waste. Are you seriously suggesting that that you were limited to one candidate to choose? Really? WE didn’t personally run up any more debt than you did, and any cogent points you made earlier are lost in your mounting incoherence and wandering, limp logic flopping around in juvenile rage. Your generation was ‘duped’ because you didn’t think. Got it? Your peers were gullible enough to believe that they were entitled to freebies…with no thought as to the logic of how all that ‘free’ was going to be paid. BTW…what generation do you think paid, via our taxes, for YOUR K-12 education? Your school buses? YOur sporting activities? Your extra-curricular activities?

          • dtom2

            I see that reading comprehension is not your strong suit. If you calm down and read my post again you’ll see I NEVER even mentioned the vote of the boomers since the age demographic of that particular group, that being those born between 1946 and 1964, voted in the majority for McCain in 08 and Romney in 2012. Further more your numbers concerning the national debt are WAY off. The cumulative debt of every other administration from Washington to G.W. Bush was 9 trillion dollars. ObaMao’s debt, as we speak, is over 17 trillion, Do the math genius, it far exceeds 6 trillion and the slug has three more years to rack up even more. If you take the time to do an internet search of the “national debt clock” you will see in real time that my figures are accurate. in conclusion if you want to be angry with a particular demographic for your sad situation in life you need look no farther than your peers. The Boomers have clean hands on this one Skippy, as you would well know if you took the time to research before you start pointing fingers. You’ve been schooled.

          • oldspeak rules

            6 and 7 trillion are virtually the same number, today. Clearly I know what I’m talking about. You’re getting a little psycho if you think I’m wrong because I rounded down so as to avoid being accused of, well, being wrong. But there you go. Not once did I argue in support of Obama. I don’t know why you’re preaching about everyone before him. I’m not defending him or his spending. My point was, this country has been going down the tubes for quite some time. Way before the current administration. So to blame all of our problems and the youth is just immature and pointless. And, as it will be me and my generation subsidizing your care, as a “youth”, then really you should all be thankful you can continue to rob me in the form of taxes YOUR generations imposed in order to fund the social security ponzi scheme and subsidize your increasing health care costs. You’re welcome. Again, I realize this was not your doing and many of you voted against, but it’s irrelevant. We have it, and now it’s being forced on my generation all while we’re also being blamed.

      • Lola in SC

        Hey, they may be in my age group but they certainly are not my “peers” a word which implies commonality and equality. Obama, Tingles Matthews, Oprah, Sharpton, Jarrett, and most of your professors and lame stream media journalists have nothing in common with me, not even human brain function, so, thus, are not my peers. If they have such distorted mental processes to insist that the same Marxist policies bankrupting Europe for over a decade, which have never worked anywhere in the known universe any time in history are going to suddenly work like magic in the good old USA, then I don’t think they even qualify as a human sub-specie–more like enemy aliens from outer space like in the Men in Black movies or from the Superman Bizarro World.

        • dtom2

          The dictionary definition of “peer” :A person who is equal to another in abilities, social status, background, AGE and qualifications. On the basis of that definition ObaMao and I are peers. But the vast majority of my peers voted for McCain & Romeny. Having said that I commend your curiosity in seeking out the facts before you vote. Too bad your peers didn’t, and for that young people like yourself,with this nations’ best interest at heart, must suffer due to their stupidity.

      • Lance_man

        I don’t blame you per se. Public ‘education’ has been working for 8 decades to dumb down the populace, to turn out kids who can read (barely) an instruction manual, but also to be good democrat voters.
        In other words, know just enough to be dangerous to the population-at-large.
        Nothing could be done as vigilance (on our part and our predecessors) requires work and we (collectively) weren’t willing to do it.
        It’s the normal progression of humanity. America, regardless of what you hear from some of us, is no different than other societies who have devolved or fallen.
        Bread and circuses have made us docile, impotent. Dope, homosexual marriage and modern feminism are but a few of the symptoms of a dying society.
        Alexander Tytler condensed it down for us. There may be some hyperbole here, but essentially, logically, one follows the other:

        1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
        2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
        3. From courage to liberty;
        4. From liberty to abundance;
        5. From abundance to complacency;
        6. From complacency to apathy;
        7. From apathy to dependence;
        8. From dependence back into bondage ”

        Also, Aristotle had prescient words as well:
        “Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle

      • Martha

        I spent two years prior to 2008 tirelessly trying to warn people. I worked at a University and the young woman in the office next to mine turned a deaf ear to me because she was so enthralled over Obama. Don’t tell me it is my fault I didn’t do anything.

      • Bandit Keena

        As a member of the “youth”, I blame the generation in power.

        I never saw that coming

    • dtom2

      I have been in an Obamacare induced state of euphoric schadenfreud since the proverbial s*it hit the fan. Every adversel ramification brings a new wave of giddiness over me.This latest revelation is the most delicious morsel of all. Nothing is more satisfying than knowing that the youth, the most adoring of all the slugs’ lemmings, are paying a high price for their stupidity. Yummy, yummy, yummy…..

      • Marcus Adams

        It’s not just the youth can’t forget about the people of the 60-70′s that helped pushed for this entitlement mentality, they are the teachers and college professors as well, the youth are the fruits of their labors.

    • Edward Cullen

      If I were generation x and the baby boomers, I would be very careful with how you are treating this market. We are going to end up revolting and with our advanced technological capabilities, I would be weary with what is on the horizon. In the near future, we won’t be asking for your opinions on how to do things anymore.

      • Obama_Dogeater

        It’s too late, the damage has been done.

    • Edward Cullen

      For generation X and the baby boomers, I would be careful with how you treat this market. With the advanced technological capabilities of my generation, we are going to stop abiding to your nonsense and run things our way. Instead of just watching the economy get destroyed, we’ll construct technical programs to take your jobs and make them ours.

      • Obama_Dogeater

        I’m a Gen Xer…we have NOTHING in common with Baby Boomers. Don’t lump us in with them. And your generation doesn’t “own” technical programs.

        • Edward Cullen

          Well we do own the intellectual property on how to build these different types of software, and its already starting to happen. It won’t be funny anymore for you when you wake up and realize a 23 year old coded a software that does your job more effectively and better. This movement is starting to happen. So don’t cry us a river when you guys are out on your ass, and we own the rights to these technical innovations. The tide is turning and the market is already revolting. Generation Y won’t point fingers or claim a narcissistic viewpoint, we are just going to leave you in the dust.

          • Obama_Dogeater

            You don’t think people of other generations know how to do this? My point is, there are a lot of people in this country who need to get their head out of their a s s, turn off that hypocrite douchebag Jon Stewart and EDUCATE THEMSELVES on how bad things really are and what’s really going on. Hint: don’t bother with CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, CNN, etc.

    • Wally

      Enjoy your country you created you disgusting baby boomer! I don’t see you trying anything in the last 30 to 50 years to stop this.

      If anyone’s at fault it’s your generation. I bet if anything you’re a draft dodger from the glory days of the 1960′s aren’t you? Hey hey, ho ho, right? My generation fought your wars, and under your generations leadership we lost both of them! Most of us know exactly what’s at stake and we know what our options are. You also know who’s responsible for wrecking our college system? None other than your people! Thanks for the Communism in our educational system. What have you done to reverse that in the last 30 to 50 years? Nothing! We’ve had Socialism since the 1930′s and it’s only picked up speed since the 1960′s. Today there is no “Infancy of Socialism” or “Threat of coming Socialism” It’s already here, and it’s in it’s childhood phase.

      What have YOU done to reverse this? Nothing. All the conservatives in your age group, complain about it in ineffective conservative rallies. Then wrap yourselves in the flag, speak as if you know the founding fathers personally. Then you bray about the good ‘ol days of Reeeaaaaaagan, and Booooooooooosh.

      Do you even know why the youth vote is high when it came to the left wing? When Nationalism is taking popularity amongst the youth of America? It’s the illegal immigrant children of post 1986 amnesty, and the anchor babies of the 90′s. They are staggeringly high in numbers. They voted, and they voted left wing. Then you have your communist professors who encouraged leftist academic students to bus to outside states and vote twice because there are no voter ID. So they did.

      If you don’t want to accept what I said. Just remember it was your generation that raised these children. Good job dummy.

      • Obama_Dogeater

        Genius, I’m NOT a Baby Boomer, I was born in 1966, a Gen Xer. I despise what the Baby Boomer left has done to this country. Also, I spent 20 years in the Air Force before retiring last year because the majority of the American people are NOT worthy of my service.

        • Jay

          Now is not the time to point fingers. Look at the damn facts already: NO ONE has done anything to solve these issues. And if anyone is really ridiculous enough to think that it started with the boomer generation, they are selectively looking at the past. Yes, America didn’t have so many problems back then, but that was while everyone was still fast asleep. I can’t believe I even have to say this. I also can’t believe how quick people are to blame each other when there is only ONE entity to blame.

          Every single one of you that take the stance against each other instead of towards the solution will be the downfall of the once great nation. What is in the past is in the past, but unless you’re making changes now your words will drift in the wind.

  • D’

    Ha…Ha…Ha.. And the idiot youths of America voted for this….

    • MaxAR15

      Says a lot about our education system.

      • onetermandout

        There’s much in what you said; we’re seeing the fruit of peanut brain carter’s creation, the US dept of education.
        It should have been named for its true mission at which it has succeeded: “Dept of Socialization.”

      • some guy

        Oh we don’t have an education system, it’s been replaced with the indoctrination system.

        • Obama_Dogeater

          They can’t write a coherent sentence but their self esteem is off the charts!

      • CWDJR

        Actually, I feel sorry for them because they will have to live with the results of their nonsensical rage over Obama. The fact is. When your young — emotions prevail. Sorry kids but it was your choice.

    • Stargoat

      No, they didn’t. That is the point.

      Time was that the Republicans were solid, honest, and intelligent Illinois and Minnesota farmers and abolitionists. Now these lying or illiterate Dixiecrat morons like D’ flood the Internet with their buffoonery. Listen to these goons and trolls go on about RINOs. We need to take back our party.

      • http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZjLeS_EDPvr5sryM71iRQ nunya fknbsness

        fck the party…it is the country that all should be worried about…

        both parties put us at 17 tril and up to 200 trillion unfunded.

        • Daniel Cameron

          Amen. Spending, National Debt, Deficits, Big Government Intrusion, Entitlement Programs and the outsourcing of good jobs overseas are all hang ups for BOTH parties. Both parties have sold us out as American people.

    • wroka

      Going by these numbers the youth gave up on voting a long time ago.

      • Rob Genaa

        That makes no sense.

        • Jay Strongbow

          The only ones that see the system as still legitimate are those that are 30+.

          If there is any good news it is that most of us youngsters are seeing directly through the bull that is spewed on the news, on the reports, on the audits, through the politicians and so on.

          Even then, we’re scared because of the nature of this beast.

    • lysosome

      Twice. Double stupid.

  • Elmo Fudginputz

    And don’t forget, this youth vote got Obama elected in 2008. It doesn’t pay to be young and idealistic when it comes to the reality of a future with any hope at all!

  • Aabbea

    Some things never change. William McKinley won the presendency by pointing out that the Democrats had driven the economy into the ground.

  • Susan

    Part of the problem here, although it may be a small part……where are the parents? There are many, many, who bought boats, expensive cars and second homes without saving much or anything at all for a young adult, for whom they had 18 years to save. I partially blame the parents, who did not save, and through their greedy lifestyles, spent more time worrying about decorating the dorm room than advising their kids about their majors and subsequent careers. I know many parents have little left after bills, etc., however, I’m talking about the upper middle class who chose the second home, and stuck their kids with lousy majors and a lot of debt. Our kids are off to a great start. All four very well employed. Two are homeowners already, one in med school and one pursuing an MBA. ALL debt free!!

    • Just a Thought Before I Go

      Lousy majors seldom cost more than good majors.

  • JBar595

    The trick now is to get these kids to even vote. Obama has damaged them so much they may not even want to go to the polls.

    • Stevee

      IMHO voting in this rotten to the core system is only supporting. it both parties are two heads of the same beast. This system needs rebooting, it needs to crash and that’s gonna be a bloody affair thanks to DIE-virsity and open borders.

    • Keep the change

      Good. We don’t need more idiots voting.

      • I_Callahan

        Thank you. I was going to say the same thing. In fact, I say the voting age should be raised to 21.

    • Kyle Kepley

      I’d prefer they stayed home on election day. The voting age needs to be raised so that it excludes all the dopes in college who have no idea how the real world works. They are just a bunch of foot soldiers for their liberal professors.

      • StevenNewsom

        It just needs to be limited to those individual that actually pay federal income tax on wages, not those that pay and get all their money and more back, or those that don’t pay any at all, or those that just let their billions sit in banks.

      • stmaybe

        It used to be that only property-owners could vote. You know, those with a stake in the health of the country.

  • Rob Genaa

    Those who voted for Obamalini should not be allowed to vote again. They should count themselves fortunate that they aren’t being tarred and feathered!

  • David R Priest

    A huge majority of them voted for Obama. I have no sympathy for them. They are getting what they voted for.

    • Keep the change

      Endorsed.

    • oldspeak rules

      I did not vote for him. I do not live in my mother’s basement. I have a full time job, a degree, and I support myself. It is your generation, the one in power, that has done this to us. Your generation failed to raise those voters right and your generation is the one running the show! Stop blaming this on the youth and look in the mirror, maybe. While those of you with brains were out trying to make a living, the hippies were out trying to ruin the country. Where were you? Now we’re dealing with it. You can’t blame a by-product of the problem for the problem itself.

      • Keith

        Oldspeak rules, I agree with a lot that you are saying. The baby boomer/entitlement generation has created much of the federal deficit which has in turn caused the pain in the younger generation today. Younger voters had an opportunity to turn this around in the last election. It is hard to argue that a businessman like Romney would not have tried to take steps to improve the economy, With the economy being the biggest issue facing the country, a huge mistake was made by re-electing Obama. The youth population voted in huge numbers for him in 2012. Did they not learn anything in the previous four years? Note: I am an independent hedging toward being a Libertarian. Re-electing Mr. Orator, Mr. Status Quo, Mr. blame everything on everybody else is making your generations pain even worse.

        • oldspeak rules

          But they haven’t learned to think, courtesy of the boomer generation! That’s what I’m saying. It is entirely unfair to blame this on people who never had a chance. Having gone through school more recently I can tell you how outrageously biased it is. It takes some serious mental strength to survive the crazed progressive professors and come out clear-headed on the other side. And that doesn’t even include the media, which destroyed my generation from the get-go. Look at what they idolize! I mean, seriously, what do you expect?

          • AceTrace

            You make excellent points. So, how do we reach your generation?

          • oldspeak rules

            Sadly, I think a lot of them will have to learn the lesson the hard way. Unfortunately that means a lot of the rest of us will enduring that lesson with them. But I believe (and I have to use that word) that at some point soon, many will start to wake up. We’ve been promised an awful lot of garbage, and so far, O hasn’t delivered on any of it. When they realize that, and then watch all the apologists and sycophants line up to kiss O’s ass and say how wonderful he is, some will turn. That may be incredibly naive, but I refuse to accept defeat for something in which I had no involvement, save voting R both in 2008 and in 2012, as soon as I could vote. I have to believe that the others out there who were raised right and have their heads on their shoulders will be a louder, more influential voice than the sheep.

  • StevenNewsom

    Own it Sucker’s you guys wanted this. Turned out in record numbers to vote for this. Too bad your parents didn’t teach you about consequences, much easier to learn, when you don’t have to provide for your self.

    • oldspeak rules

      You know, not all of us voted for this. I am a staunch constitutional conservative. Furthermore, it is our parents generation (perhaps yours?) that has done this to us. It has nothing to do with the youth voting for Obama in 2008. If it weren’t for the spoiled rotten hippie brats of the baby boomer generation, we wouldn’t even have this problem.

      • bob johnson

        Well said. But, youth vote liberal in disproportionate numbers, so these posters have it right as well.

        • oldspeak rules

          Then you can blame minorities and single women as well

          • Texas_Accountant

            Oldspeak,

            Yes. We blame all those who voted for the party of “more government” thinking that they would get something for nothing. Minorities and single women are enjoying the fruits of Obamacare. The problem is that, if they are older, they won’t have to pay for it. The Millennials will pay.

      • Rob Genaa

        Generational blaming will go on until the people do the ONLY thing that will correct the lawless government problem. That is a proper application of the 2nd amendment. This is the ONLY thing the scum in government understand and that is why they set that standard on society. Without the goon pigs doing the bidding of their masters, the political class, everything the politicians do would be irrelevant. Pigs are the cause of ALL political issues. They protect the political class from the law and the political class protects it’s henchmen from the law. See it for what it is.

      • StevenNewsom

        I agree the boomers are the lamest generation. Most of yours and my generation, voted for this administration however and it has been tou their own detriment.

        • William Force

          Serving in the military for six years and working the last 40 years and looking forward to my retirement is lame, what have you done with your life?

          • StevenNewsom

            I was a volunteer firefighter for three years, and now I do strategic planning for health systems so they don’t go broke giving free care away to those that cannot, will not, or simply don’t pay, or don’t pay for the cost of their care.

          • Agathesia

            Thank you.

        • Patti Smith

          Tell me how lame we are….My mother died when I was six, leaving 3 children. My husband’s dad was sick for years and died when he was a teenager. My husband unloaded bags of cement and did other work around a hardware in a rural town from the time he was 12. There were 4 children in his family, so he also weeded a one acre garden to feed the family. In high school he washed dishes in the cafeteria to receive his lunch free.He joined the Navy ahead of being drafted during the Vietnam War. He learned his trade in the Navy, saved up enough $ to buy a brand new car, started working in his trade as soon as he was discharged and worked as many as 12 hours a day, seven days a week, until he retired. He ended up with Chron’s disease, but has never let it stop him. We raised a daughter who has graduated from college, and I also worked 30 years full time and 7 years part-time all those years until I retired. God bless your life, as He has blessed mine, on mountaintops and in deep valleys alike. Never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in my life.

      • stmaybe

        I am sympathetic to you, as I am to the rest of us who voted against 0bama and are stuck along for the slalom ride.

      • SmartDoctor

        Obama’s constituency 2012: Yoof (ie, youz guys, who put him over the top), Blacks (99% voting block, significant but not a huge percentage of the general population), Single women (mostly with kids/welfare/gov assistance dependent; large block), gays (vocal group, minimal contribution to the voting pool), Jews (75%, some wised up, again, large financial/media contributors, demographically minimal contribution to the national voting pool). Mix well, watch today’s Sociology, Psych, Art History, English majors go back home, jobless for the foreseeable future. Sorry dude that you have to suffer because of your peers, but that’s life, and that’s why 2008 and 2012 were so critical for the future of this country. Now that Hillary is all but elected for 2016, it is highly unlikely that you will ever see the degree of prosperity that your parents and grandparents had. And there aren’t very many places on the globe where you will find employment. Europe is dead. China is in a bubble. Africa is a permanent basket case. Good luck.

      • Diggsc

        I do feel sorry for those in your generation that voted against Obama. But let’s be honest here. Your fellow youth in the #Occupy movement are so ignorant of how economies and banking work, they actually believe that banks can simply “forgive” a trillion dollars in debt owed by students by opening their Scrooge McDuck vault and grabbing some gold. They don’t realize that every cent they borrowed is owned by pension plans, or little old ladies with CDs set aside for their retirement, or any number of depositors. The bank owns no money whatsoever. When your generation is that stupid about the way the world works, you can expect to be swept along with the flood of ignoramuses.

        • oldspeak rules

          So who’s fault is it? The brainwashed generation or the generation that did the brainwashing? Come on, I can’t believe this. You sound like a bunch of Democrats on here..

          • dtom2

            I notice you never responded to my answer to your absurd premise. The generation from which Obamao hails is of no importance. He would still be an unknown community organizer masquerading as a state senator had it not been for the VOTERS, the majority of whom were people under the age of 44, with a record number of people under 30 assuring the slug a victory. It matters not from which generation the enablers hailed. Only that far fewer of us voted for this mess.

          • oldspeak rules

            So the country was fine before Obama came into office? You were saddling me with a mountain of debt either way, snap out of it. My point is WE YOUTH NEVER HAD A FIGHTING CHANCE BECAUSE OF YOUR FREAKIN GENERATION THAT PERVERTED THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND THE MEDIA. As such, I can quite easily put the blame elsewhere (not that some isn’t deserving of the people who voted, that’s not what I’m saying – it’s just the tirade against the youth, like you just showed up yesterday). More important, though, is the fact that the system has been screwed for quite some time, and that literally has NOTHING to do with my generation. I gather things were headed in a bad direction already decades ago. But NOTHING was done. So now, to hear all of you jump on the “dumb youth” bandwagon is just ridiculous. You were all here with me at some point, and you did nothing to change it as you aged. Now, you’re putting the blame on me for something I didn’t do while asking me to pay for it.

          • dtom2

            Indeed you did have a fighting chance. In 2008 the country was salvageable, in 2012, it had a glimmer of hope. BOTH times the 18 to 30 yr. old demographic voted overwhelmingly for the slug. Now you seek to shift the blame and exonerate your generation, and to make matters worse you blame us for ObaMaocare and your responsibility in funding it. Your parents obviously threw their money away when they invested in your college degree. Critical thinking is another of your weak suits.

      • AceTrace

        Sorry, but your generation deserves much blame. Although, I’ll admit that “we” struggled to raise “you” right.

        So, tell me, is your generation finally waking up to the reality about Obama and the Democrats? My concern is that Millennials are as confused as ever.

        • oldspeak rules

          I think your concern is accurate. I have a very close friend in DC who basically knows nothing about what goes on in this country. I think that’s true of most younger people in general, it’s definitely a struggle to figure yourself out and make sense of the world around you. The problem is not that, however, it’s that so many of them have been absorbing flat-out propaganda over the course of their lifetimes. Some of the things I’ve had to educate my friend on would curl your hair. Somewhere over the past couple decades, teaching critical thinking got removed from the curriculum. It has become that whatever anyone says (assuming, of course, it comes from a “trusted” source – i.e. Jon Stewart, CNN, et al) is automatically gospel. No one even stops to think about if what they’re hearing is even logical. How else could an entire generation be “convinced” that Republicans were the party of slave-owners and the Democrats championed civil rights?

          • Robadude32

            Thank you for the comments Oldspeak. I used to be on the democrat some time ago and liberal but I know now in my 30′s and now in my 40′s it can’t and won’t work. I’ve totally changed.

      • Jay Strongbow

        That is ridiculous. I can’t believe so many people agree with this, and none disagree. That very fact alone displays the very unfortunate truth – we have been divided and conquered.

        WAKE UP AMERICA

    • Jay Strongbow

      Oh get real. Most of us stopped voting when we realized it makes no damn difference who we vote for – it is a different flavor of the same agenda.

      Do you know anything about the world markets? That’s where the real politics are played.

      • StevenNewsom

        Then you are just a subject if you don’t exercise your say in government. ay you chains rest lightly upon you.

        There are more than two choices at every election, and if there isn’t you run for office.

  • mauloa

    Well, at least there is one thing Obama has managed to do successfully – include all ages in a “misery index”. It doesn’t matter what scale is used – America is in its worst state ever – I am a product of WWII, Korean War, Viet Nam, and all the wars since – I remember recessions and terrible times under Jimmy Carter (interest rates 21%) However, the past misery was nothing compared to what we are now experiencing – AND the Country was not the “divided Country” Obama has created. Misery Index – it doesn’t begin to describe where we are at – young and old.

    • Robert Conrrad

      You are a patriot. Thank you for serving this great country. You’re right. The Peanut Carter administration was a trip to Disneyland compared to what we have right now. These are far-left loonies,socialists/communists/radicals and anarchists of the 60′s that we have in the White House.

    • Kyle Kepley

      Divided is definitely a key characteristic of the country under Obama. I’ve never seen it like this either. At least Carter, as misguided as he was, worked hard at his job and actually believed what he was doing was good for the country. We have never had a president that actually resented America’s success, looks down on entrepreneurs and private business, stirs up racial tensions and appears to have a desire to tank the economy by spending as much money as possible the way Obama does. Obama is really the first Trojan Horse President intentionally working against America in order to take it down a notch.

  • Gamera

    Odumbo and dems are working to make that number even higher by giving amnesty to illegals so they can take the jobs our babies need.

  • Entitlement Generation

    Can wait to get our participation medals for this one!! Maybe if the previous generations didn’t run up massive debt so they could have more services without raising taxes to pay for them; didn’t ruin the economy by insisting on higher wages and pension plans while forcing our generation to work unpaid “internships” for five years before we can find a job; didn’t ruin the environment, dumping waste as a budget cutting maneuver, and irresponsibly managing resources; didn’t ruin family values as the generation with the highest divorce rate ever; and now demand premium health care to accommodate their sense of entitlement to medicare to be paid for by our generation. Additionally, the previous generation has corrupted our education system by insisting on charging more and more for a college degree, while parents helping their children by paying less than any other previous generation. I guess we could all go out and get $80,000 summer jobs and knock this whole tuition thing out. Finally, as the technology generation, we are demeaned for for our ability to maintain global friendships, interactions, and cooperation, and told that these relationships mean nothing and are not real. I still can’t figure out while this youth misery index has gotten so high in the past couple of years, but maybe it has nothing to do with Obama as president and a little more to do with the course we have been on for the past 60 years. I know we are a generation that feels entitled, but maybe we just feel we are entitled to live in a society that actually functions.

    • higgins1990

      “but maybe it has nothing to do with Obama as president”

      .
      The fact that you keep defending this incompetent liar doesn’t bode well for the hope that your generation may have learned something these past five years.

      • Entitlement Generation

        My mention of Obama was targeted at the fact that nearly every comment blamed Obama for these problems, and I pointed out that maybe this is not entirely his fault. While I don’t think he is blame-free when it comes to fixing these problems, he is many presidential administrations removed from where all of these problems began. Additionally, in my comment, I forgot to mention all of the wars and global conflicts we have become entangled in and how that has effected our global reputation. Additionally, Obama could hardly be considered a member of our generation; so once again, maybe we don’t blame the youth for the nations problems.

        • Rob Genaa

          You are clueless. Obama is NOT a politician who inherited problems. He is the ENEMY placed there to perform a task. Destroy the USA any way he can and use the ignorant masses, aka useful idiots, in this case a large percentage are the social networking youths, to accomplish this task.

          You need years of deprogramming of your brain. I can’t accomplish it in one post.

          Get help, ASAP.

          • Entitlement Generation

            Who placed Obama into the presidency for the purpose of destroying the USA?

          • Rob Genaa

            International bankers, in short. The same place your income tax goes, and doesn’t pay for anything in this country. Follow the money, it never lies.

          • Entitlement Generation

            If the U.S. is such a cash-cow for these international bankers, then why would they want to destroy us? It seems like their interests would be best served by keeping us doing what we have been doing. However, I do agree with your comments about the youth generation and that new constitutional amendment for an income tax they started.

          • Rob Genaa

            If you have 1 trillion dollars, a low estimate, would you need/want more?

            After money is achieved the only thing for “ambitious” people to seek is power.

            The USA stands in their way of world control, not just monetary control. Hitlary is all about this agenda as well, just listen to the words she, and hers, use. It is plain.

          • Nathan Bedford Forrest

            98.5% of all blacks. 65% of white women aged 25-49. The overwhelming majority of white “children” aged 18-25.

          • Entitlement Generation

            And their goal was to destroy the U.S.? I like your name, it shows a real sense of enlightenment behind your opinions. Also, your statistics seem to not include all of the white males above the age of 25 who voted for him as well.

        • stmaybe

          Trust me, kid – by and large since WW2, each generation has been worse than the last.

    • Rob Genaa

      You need a rectal decraniotomy, STAT.

      • Entitlement Generation

        Thank you for your contributions to this discussion.

        • Rob Genaa

          I said infinitely more than you have as your comments are pure ignorance.

          Deceit, by definition, is undetectable. You are deceived and I don’t have the time are venue to help you effectively.

          Here is something to point you in the right direction: Why do you file and pay income tax? Verify your reasons or let fear do your talking and justifications for you. Good luck.

    • BobSmith77

      Facts are useless on almost all Boomers. It is like talking to a wall. They are like locusts. Want ridiculously low taxes and/or massive spending on the elderly for retirement benefit programs.

      • Texas_Accountant

        Bob,

        I am a “boomer.” I do not want massive spending on the elderly for retirement benefit programs. I would like an alternative to Medicare. I would like health insurance to be like life insurance – let me pay premiums now so that the premiums will be lower in the future (private enterprise). I have saved 30% of my income for over 30 years of work so that I would not be reliant on Social Security. How much are you saving?

    • stmaybe

      Some things you said are accurate, such as the disintegration of the family.

    • AceTrace

      Did you vote for Obama?

  • higgins1990

    “Young people have no part of this debt, but it’s the generation that has to deal with it.”

    .
    Obama ran four consecutive trillion dollar deficits from 2009-2012, bringing the national debt to $17 trillion (expected to climb to $20 trillion by 2017). Young people voted for Obama, therefore they have a part in the debt. And thanks to ObamaCare, millennials will not only pay off the debt, but also pay for generation-Hillary’s health care!
    .
    Hey kids, enjoy your karma.

    • http://clintjcl.tumblr.com/ ClintJCL

      Obama reduced the rate of deficit increase, though, which no one since Clinton had done. He improved upon the problem and added less deficit than previous presidents. You are confusing debt with deficit.

      • Rob Genaa

        You are obfuscating by comparing shades of evil. He is evil, just like the Bush’s, Clintons, etc. That is the point.

        The republicrats are the two wings of the same vulture feeding upon the people. Don’t pretend any of them are for us.

        • http://clintjcl.tumblr.com/ ClintJCL

          I don’t. But at the same time, don’t pretend they are all identical.

          • Rob Genaa

            You are right, some move the USA to the precipice at 100 mph and others at 89 mph. But practically speaking they are the same.

            Name some that aren’t please.

      • Texas_Accountant

        Clint,

        I believe that you are mistaken – unless you received your talking points from Nancy Pelosi (in which case, you are a liar). The only way to say the President Obama reduced the rate of deficit increase is to include the $800 billion “stimulus” in 2009 as part of President Bush’s budget. That may work for government accounting, but most people realize that that would be inaccurate.

      • oldspeak rules

        Yes, after shattering records for deficit INCREASE, it then went down. As it is not hard to do when you’re at record highs. Please don’t regurgitate what you read or heard from someone else. That’s not knowledge, it’s stupidity. The deficits were in the neighborhood of between $200BB and 600BB during the entire Bush 43 presidency. The first year Obama came into office, the deficit shot up to like $1.5TT. That’s tripling the deficit in one year. And it was not “Bush’s budget” that did it, as a lot on the left like to falsely claim. The addition of the never-ending annual stimulus in 2009 was added to the budget of that year, and then continued for the next four. Now that we’re finally winding that b.s. down, the deficit is coming down. So yes, you give Obama all the credit you want for first increasing the deficit three-fold to record highs, continuing that trillion dollar plus annual deficit for the next four years, and then it coming down back ALMOST to the level it was before he came into office. That’s sort of like crediting Obama with a recovery since unemployment is at 7% – despite record low labor participation, record high food stamp usage, disability payments, and long-term unemployment benefit collection.

  • Robert Conrrad

    These are the morons that voted for “Hope and Change.” They got neither one. The used car salesman that we have in the White House has managed to run the economy into the ground. Will they wake up..? I doubt it.

    • MORTON

      Robert, you do an injustice to used car salesmen. Most of them have at least some skills.

    • Syrin

      You’re wrong. They got PLENTY of change. We are now worse in every single aspect of life one can measure or look at.

    • onetermandout

      You’re wrong; they got plenty of change, all for the worse and they’re now hoping (again) it’ll get better.

  • draconian_dave

    Doin’ a he!! of a job there Barry!
    In a democracy you get the government you deserve. Enjoy!

    • Rob Genaa

      The USA is not a democracy, never was intended to be either. Oligarchy maybe, but not a democracy

      • draconian_dave

        Since you want to nit pic…

        REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY. A form of government where the powers of the sovereignty are delegated to a body of men, elected from time to time, who exercise them for the benefit of the whole nation.

        • Rob Genaa

          Wrong, any concept of “democracy” was vehemently rejected by the founders. This is a Republic.

          “A democracy, where 2 wolves and one sheep vote on what they will have for dinner.”

          Benjamin Franklin

        • stmaybe

          Constitutional Republic.

  • http://Drudgereport.com/ Barry: Trickle-Down Champion

    This is all on you Hope in Chains Millennial FreeBaggers for falling on love with a false prophet. Us Hard Working Middle Class Americans who tried to warn you suggest talking to your manager for more hours in the gardening department since many of us are gonna need knee replacements. Don’t think for a second you are gonna go cheap on us either we have a Constitutional right to high quality expensive medical parts especially when you guys are paying for it.

  • MORTON

    Where did the younger generation every get the idea that a community organizer who never worked a day in his life gave a whit about them? He has made them pawns in his quest for personal riches and living like a king. As always, the young and those who buy into the dream of freebies from socialism are hurt the most by a socialist agenda. It’s harsh, but those who voted for Obama two times are getting just what they deserve. I have some sympathy for their being taken in in 2008. In 2012, however, they voted like fools.

    • Nice

      You realize he got paid more as a law professor than as a president.

      • JamesJ

        He was never a “professor.”

        • Nice

          What do you call that whole period at U. Chicago School of Law when he was doing that whole Constitutional Law lecturing thing? Just because he wasn’t on track to become tenured doesn’t mean he wasn’t a prfessor

      • Kyle Kepley

        Not when you include the benefits and the costs of all the vacations and golf outings he takes every month, plus the giant pension he will receive the rest of his pathetic life, complete with personal taxpayer funded bodyguards till the day he dies.

      • stmaybe

        It appears – despite the lies about being a ‘constitutional law professor’ – he was undeserving of that salary as well.

      • onetermandout

        He was paid more than the $400,000.00/yr he now receives, with an extra $billion or two in perks, as a professor?

      • Just a Thought Before I Go

        No he didn’t, and it is not even close. While it is difficult to determine it is unlikely Obama was ever paid more than 60K to be a lecturer.

        http://l.barackobama.com/tax-returns/

  • gerry d welder

    Forced to buy Obamacare on one side, non-dischargeable student loan debt prison on the other and illegal alien invasion up your a**.

    Entrepreneurial aspirations? Good luck…

    The federal regulatory army and IRS (now with their own SWAT teams) will punish fee and tax you and your perspective customer at every step. Even musicians, their instruments and hoped employer must now meet DHS and EPA new laws first, ever stricter compliance, government filings and harsh penalties (think that restaurant will still offer live music?). You kids can thank Cass Sunstein and Janet Napolitano along with Obama.

    Illegal immigration is also about Obamacare.
    Is your company on the list to replace it’s US citizen workers with illegal invaders?

    Obot remorse, and it’s going to get worse with ‘immigration’- read on:

    If your US citizen student or a working class black,or gay or white or Asian or any other US citizen, you’d better read this before you drink the Obama, left progressive Kool Aid.

    If your a Latino ‘US CITIZEN’, yo’bout ta get f**ked (even more).

    Google: Obamacare Loophole Provides Incentive For Employers To Hire Illegal Aliens Over US Citizens. Now you know why ZuckerFacebook is spending millions pushing this.To get ‘you’ fired and an illegal invader hired. Companies will be exempt from paying into Obamacare if they hire illegal invaders.

    People don’t understand how bad this could get.

    Elections 2014, throw out the RINOs and libs:

    DO YOU OR ANYBODY YOU KNOW WORK AT ONE OF THESE COMPANIES? Look what your company’s CEO intends to do to your job.

    Contact them, boycott them WHEN YOU CAN, share this list.

    Show this list to your buyers and purchasing dept.

    Show this list to your co-workers going out for lunch.

    Put this list on your bulletin board at school and work.

    The letter is available online. Listed here are the names of the companies, their traitorous corporate CEO’s are lobbying for ‘illegal invasion’:pushing to amnesty illegal aliens and undermine immigration law enforcement:

    The Cheesecake Factory, Inc.
    CVS Caremark Corporation
    Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    McDonald’s Corporation
    The Wendy’s Company
    The Walt Disney Company
    The Coca-Cola Company
    Johnson & Johnson
    American Express Company
    21st Century Fox
    Darden Restaurants, Inc (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and others)
    Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
    Allstate Insurance Company
    Western Union
    Northwestern Mutual
    American Airlines Inc.
    Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    The Procter & Gamble Company (wide range of well-known home and beauty brands)
    Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
    AT&T Inc.
    T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Caterpillar Inc.
    The ADT Corporation
    Pfizer Inc.
    Hewlett-Packard Company
    United Parcel Service, Inc.
    General Electric Company
    Verizon Communications Inc.
    Marriott International, Inc.
    Hilton Worldwide
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation
    McCormick & Company, Inc.
    Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Quest Diagnostics Incorporated
    Eaton
    E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
    BNSF Railway Company
    Shell Oil Company
    General Mills, Inc. (many well-known food brands)
    Ingram Industries Inc.
    Kronos Incorporated
    Ingersoll Rand Company
    General Parts Inc.
    Merck & Co., Inc.
    United Technologies Corporation
    Harris Corporation
    Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Sears Holdings Corporation
    USG Corporation
    Archer Daniels Midland Company
    Johnson Controls, Inc.
    Ally Financial Inc.
    US Foods
    Univar, Inc.
    Kiewit Corporation
    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Avery Dennison Corporation
    Humana Inc.
    Novelis, Inc.
    The Williams Companies, Inc.
    Avaya Inc.
    Computer Sciences Corporation
    Honeywell International Inc.
    International Paper Company
    Dover Corporation
    Danaher Corporation
    TRW Automotive
    Analog Devices, Inc.
    Ecolab, Inc.
    Avnet, Inc.
    White Lodging Corporation
    Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
    Simon Property Group
    Daikin McQuay Americas
    Continental Grain Company
    MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
    Hospira, Inc.
    Cigna Corporation
    The ServiceMaster Company
    Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
    Bloomin’ Brands Inc.
    Fiserv, Inc.
    Carolinas HealthCare System
    SRA International
    Emerson
    Rockwell Automation, Inc.
    Parker Hannifin Corporation
    Saint-Gobain Corporation
    General Dynamics Corporation
    A. O. Smith Corporation
    Praxair, Inc.
    HCA Inc.
    Eastman Chemical Company
    ManpowerGroup
    Fifth Third Bank
    Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Express Scripts, Inc.
    Cardinal Health, Inc.
    Aleris International, Inc.
    DTE Energy Company
    U.S. Steel Corporation
    Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation
    Cargill, Incorporated
    Assurant, Inc.
    XL Global Services, Inc
    Texas Instruments Incorporated
    ATK
    WESCO International

    Google: Cheesecake Factory, Hallmark, Disney, and Others Now Pushing …

    http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport... cheesecake-factory-hallmark-disney-and-others-now-pushing-amnesty/ 57344 – View by Ixquick Proxy – Highlight

    Sep 12, 2013 … The participating companies mentioned in this article, must be put on notice for their treasonous intentions.

    Illegal immigration is also about Obamacare.

    … illegal alien invasion taking what’s left of jobs at reduced wages, demanding government benefits, displacing law and order with sub culture mob rule, want to be exempt from Obamacare while they take your job while ‘your’ taxed more to fund ‘immigration’ and Obamacare.

    Google: Companies lay off thousands, lobby for millions more immigrant workers.

    benefits.

    Si, se puede? Un ciudadano de EE.UU.? NADA para ti

  • nadadhimmi

    Fools getting what fools deserve. This current group of young morons is the most pathetic in American history. They live their lives on their cell phones. They don’t know or care about Obama ruining their lives. Most would vote for him for King if they could.

    • Just a Thought Before I Go

      Your statement is true if you define ‘young morons’ as anyone less than 45. I can forgive young adults for being naïve and idealistic, in fact perhaps they should be. But what rational 40 year old votes for obviously failed policies?

  • Duke LaCroix

    This is the result of Hope and Change.

    Welcome to ObamaLand!

    Viva la Revolucion!

  • gerry d welder

    So students are learning about our bad founding fathers, sex toys, deviation, global warming lies, Saul Alinsky, math is consensus, and Muslim tolerance?

    No time for personal finance or the Federalist Papers? Of course not, the globalists forbid such information, it would expose the whole thing and that would lead to student riots.

    At what point will US citizen students get it? Student loan debt, forced to fund Obamacare, growing regulatory oppression, punishing taxation and illegal aliens deluge for a better life (not yours, but you still must pay for it).

    What Obama and RINOs are doing to our youth is an outrage

    The subversion of ‘students’ for the continuity of university professor’s and administrator’s obscene salaries, opulent 6 figure pensions and benefits. Now forcing them to fund Obamacare that really funds exempt congressional healthcare, exempt unions, exempt illegal invaders and their other benefits and empowers the IRS, DHS, HHS and the federal government’s growing central control.

    And what’s left of jobs are being handed to illegal invaders, but you will be taxed to fund their benefits.

    It’s interesting how American youth can organize, rally, get national MSM coverage overnight over something like the KONY scam but not a peep over their own devastating financial subversion and forced serfdom.

    • Armed Resistance

      A fantastic post. What’s even more disturbing is that the posted youth unemployment rate in the article is sub total national rate of 23.9% TOTAL Unemployment as indicated by shadow stats. Meaning, the numbers are scary enough as a fabrication! The real world is actually much worse.

    • BobSmith77

      They were the overwhelming organizers of the 99% percent protests but that was infiltrated and co-opted by national security interests just as quickly as the initial Tea Party was & became a big business mouthpiece.

  • Obamanomics

    You voted for hope and change, now you hope you can make some change flipping burgers. You built that.

  • zj sky

    It is hard not to feel some schadenfreude here. Every election the majority of voters in this age group vote for Democrats. If you vote Democrats into office, you have to suffer the consequences.

  • ApplePie101

    You think you’re miserable now? Just wait.

  • zonable

    You kids all jumped on the Obama band wagon. I guess that “hope and change” thing didn’t go so well, did it?

  • Keep the change

    How’s that hopenchange working out for you pajama generation? You wanted it, you got it kids. Have fun with that.

  • bob johnson

    Thank you Jimmy Carter for inventing this wonderful concept.

  • cpnblack

    change youth to American and you would have a more accurate headline

  • scarlet pimpernel

    The new youth of America; the new “useful idiots” of American.
    All those 60s drug ridden adults bred a generation that is “lost in America.”
    The youth will have to start taking responsibility for who they are and what they will be and not depend on their parents or the government or they will be doomed.

  • Johnny Blackthumbs

    i bet whomever came up with this chart is very pleased with these results.

  • Syrin

    GOOD !!! These young hopium addicts are getting EXACTLY WHAT THEY VOTED FOR !!!

    • JBrown

      Your wife voted him in derp

      • Texas_Accountant

        The majority of married women voted for Romney. Single women voted for Obama.

        • JBrown

          keep “hope” that that is the “truth” lmao

  • nogard1951

    And this is where the dumbing down of the young comes in handy for the democrats who created have been managing that process for years. They simply have to tell the fools they have created that it’s all the conservatives fault, even tho they have been running things for over five years as things have gone steadily down hill!.

  • Markie Mark

    You got what you voted for.

    • JBrown

      Your wife voted him in…

      • Texas_Accountant

        My wife is pro-life, she would not vote for President Obama.

  • Kyle Kepley

    In a democracy, everyone gets the government they deserve. Youthful dopes got what they voted for, but most of them are still to ignorant to realize it and are blaming ghosts from the past or political parties that are not even in power. To do otherwise would be to admit their political ignorance and accept the blame, which ego wants no part of. So they just keep watching Jon Stewart for “news” and regurgitating their professors 60s era narrative while mistaking both for enlightenment. How fitting that those who stand to lose the most from liberalism are the most ardent supporters of it.

    • JBrown

      Your wife voted him in

  • THECARETAKER

    reap what you sow, congrats. Maybe next time you’ll vote with intellect instead of ideals given to you by leftist professors

  • TheFallofAmerica

    I’m 56 years old and Obama and the democrats have made me pretty miserable too.

  • draconian_dave

    Millenials voted for Obama by a margin of 28 percent.

    ENJOY!
    Thats why they are called dumb FN kids.

    • JBrown

      Your white wives are the ones who voted him in.

  • donald

    But they voted for the cool black guy… so they got that going for them.

  • grassy knoll

    obama has destroyed the futures of millions. he ought to drawn and quartered.

    • JBrown

      With Bush as well

      • grassy knoll

        bush laid the foundation. obamas finishing construction.

        • JBrown

          I agree with this in part, but I don’t think Obama is the finisher on this. This will go on for a long time and will get much much worse

          • grassy knoll

            you honestly think this country will survive 3 more years of obama? things get more and more ridiculous every week with no end in sight. its possible, but not probable.its his goal to destroy as much as he can before 2016, and he’s doing a very good job.

      • Texas_Accountant

        Instead of blaming individual presidents, why not identify the problem? Is the problem that government spends more than it takes in? Is the problem that the government taxes the producers to give to those who do not produce? What is the issue?

        • JBrown

          I don’t believe in government

  • canineok

    It’s all Bush’s fault……I still have Hope and I want change.
    Well, well, well…..the old white guys were correct.
    This empty suit gave you pain and misery.
    Buck up kiddos. Life isn’t a free phone and health insurance isn’t low cost.

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    This article literally drips with stupidity. It states, “When Bush left office the index was 69.3.” “When Obama first took office it was 83.5.” Hey stupids, that was the same day.

  • onetermandout

    They got what they voted for so it’s well deserved.
    Unfortunately, their stupidity has hurt every American; even those on the dole will eventually feel it when the public tit dries up.

  • oldspeak rules

    As a member of the “youth”, I blame the generation in power. Frankly, shame on you for blaming this on us. I realize that my peers are mostly moronic and voted in vast numbers for these idiots, but I did not and there are many more who didn’t either. If it weren’t for the current generation running the show, we wouldn’t be dealing with most of this! How can you possibly sit there and blame some brainwashed kids when they’re YOUR peers who did the brainwashing? They’re YOUR peers who are crafting and implementing the agenda. And they’re YOUR peers who dominate academia and control the media. Don’t you know we can hardly get jobs? How could this possibly be our fault? Though some of you are conservative and did not vote for this, even fiercely oppose it, you are literally employing the same mentality of the current administration: instead of “blame Bush” I’m hearing “blame the youth”. Grow up and take responsibility. Seriously.

    • grassy knoll

      the current generation isnt running the show, they are watching it like its reality tv.

      • JBrown

        Nice “victim” mentality; don’t worry, that is the norm in Uhmiereekuh these days

    • http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZjLeS_EDPvr5sryM71iRQ nunya fknbsness

      i blame everyone…
      i especially blame those that allowed the act of 1871 , which turned the usa into a corporation.
      i blame those in 1913 that allowed the fed bank to come into existence ,
      every damn decade new bs laws to enslave the people.

      i blame everyone.

  • I_RIGHT_I

    Misery index? Pffft, these young stupid paste colored wooly grazers haven’t seen anything yet.

    • JBrown

      This is true. I moved out of the country to make a life for myself. Now I am gaining citizenship in a country that only taxes 15% and leaving you repubtards and libtards with my student loan debt. How do you like them apples? You thought you could F us all over with government debt that we have to pay back to pay for your cushy life and retirement, and I beat you. Have fun in the poo hole you created, filthy pig

      • Agathesia

        Your mama is a an a– hole for hiving birth to a mentretard.

      • I_RIGHT_I

        With an attitude and morals like that I say thank you for leaving but note that you didn’t beat anyone. In fact you’ll probably end up some big guys bitch in a third world shithole prison.

  • some guy

    Karma

  • SmartDoctor

    Hope and Change the rest of us really DO believe in! These political geniuses earned it.

  • Rob Genaa

    Generational blaming will go on until the people do the ONLY thing that will correct the lawless government problem. That is a proper application of the 2nd amendment. This is the ONLY thing the scum in government understand and that is why they set that standard on society. Without the goon pigs doing the bidding of their masters, the political class, everything the politicians do would be irrelevant. Pigs are the cause of ALL political issues. They protect the political class from the law and the political class protects it’s henchmen from the law. See it for what it is, a lawless police state.

    100% of pigs are career criminals, easily proven in fact and law. If you believe in ethics and claim to have integrity then you are REQUIRED to despise pigs.

    A “good” pig would be arresting the “bad” pigs. Ever happen? No.

    How many videos of pigs being criminal with other pigs standing around helping or NOT arresting those clearly breaking the law do you have to see?

    Suspension with pay, aka paid vacation, is the reward for pigs who break the law. They should get 3 times the punishment of those who don’t ENFORCE laws or SWEAR AN OATH to protect peoples rights, not RAPE them.

  • Seerightthere!

    They will not learn, if they had the capacity to learn they would not have voted for Obarry. They are the product of the Democrat/communist take over of education in the U.S. The blame will be shifted to the productive members of society and the libtards will continue to destroy freedom.

    • JBrown

      You will not learn, because you and the other repubtards think Dush was different from Oblunder.

      • Seerightthere!

        Actually Oblunder and Bushy are the same guy, with different hair color, Christie Cream will be the same guy just fatter and Billary will be the same just with a crappy pant suit. They are all criminals and you are an accessory.

        • JBrown

          I never voted and left the country. I am not an accessory, but you are.

          • Seerightthere!

            The what the hell are you commenting for? You moron, if you have no stake in the game shut up. Your obviously an obamabot!

  • Soothsayer123

    Thr GOP wrecked the economy, then gave voters McCain-Palin in 2008, quite possibly the worst ticket in US history. Obama was the ONLY sensible choice. From the recovery that everyone not clouded by hatred of Obama is seeing, he was the correct choice.

    • JBrown

      The correct choice is rebellion

    • oldspeak rules

      There’s no recovery. You are quite seriously deluded. Unless of course by recovery you mean, the new normal will be 7% unemployment, 50 million on food stamps, 15 million on disability, and an exponential increase of those who are considered in poverty, then we’ve definitely recovered. While McCain was a terrible choice, Palin was not. Those of us who weren’t getting sound bytes from SNL and Jon Stewart noticed that. That, however, does not change one iota the fact that it was still a better ticket than Obama/Biden. The shady behind-the-scenes politics of their campaign was pretty strong evidence for their future behavior. Furthermore, we still to this day don’t know a thing about the man! He has no roots. Few, if any, even remember him. You have been had.

    • Texas_Accountant

      How did the GOP wreck the economy? Did they pass the “Community Re-investment Act?” If we have a recovery, what was the point of this article? Please provide evidence.

  • JBrown

    Hahaha I just left. Sallie Mae and all you tards are stuck with my SL bag while I become a citizen of another country and enjoy being in the upper middle class with a great job. Thanks for messing everything up! If you love freedom, you should leave as well. The USSA is only good for tyrants.

    • http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZjLeS_EDPvr5sryM71iRQ nunya fknbsness

      got news for ya…this bs is going on worldwide.
      ever hear of the new world order?
      the last 4 presidents sure have…they even said it in their damn speeches.

      can move anywhere you want , but will be in he same sht every where you go.

      • JBrown

        That’s funny, I have already left. Citizenship is already processed. I am married to a nonAmerican (oh my God!)! Oh and it is much better here. You are just scared because of all the government propaganda. You have probably never been out of the United States to know anything about the rest of the world. Keep talking, lame.

        • http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0ZjLeS_EDPvr5sryM71iRQ nunya fknbsness

          whatever…enjoy your bs.

          • JBrown

            yup, enjoy being skerd

        • AceTrace

          Been out of the country plenty. So, care to tell us where you abide now?

        • Texas_Accountant

          Where did you go? I have concerns about the “rule of law” in other countries. Of course, that was when we had the “rule of law” (and not by men) here.

          • JBrown

            Rule of law is taking care of yourself. It always has been. All Americans are cowards now and look for others to protect them. Leave the country; it is not scary like the nanny govie tells you every day.

          • Agathesia

            Said the phuktrd who won’t pay back his student loan.

  • GWiii

    Our indoctrination institutions have bent our youth to left, but the real question is will our youth come around? I think the chances of rehabilitation are slim.

  • Drosack

    Hobama Choom needs a good ass kicking.

  • x32792

    Youth Misery Index? Mom and Dad lost their jobs so they can’t enable and fund their grown children?

  • Soothsayer123

    Meanwhile the presidential aspirations of Christie, the only guy who stood a chance of keeping the race close against Hillary, are being dashed by the hour.

  • PistolPeterson

    The really sad thing is: Someone graduating with a 4 year degree is too brainwashed to realize that in fact “they” are their own worst enemy. Embrace the “Suck” kids, for that suck is you! How’s that hope and change working for you?

    • JBrown

      Kids didn’t vote in Oblunder, your wife did.

      • Agathesia

        No. Your mom did.

  • Sean G.

    In my youth the misery index was in the 50′s… I bought my first house at 24, paid off my college loans a year later and even purchased a new car. Both my wife and I had good jobs then and still do now… Times have changed with eight years of Bush and five years of Obama, change they asked for change they get.

    • JBrown

      Universities cost much more now because of all the pro fed, pro subsidize BS your generation and your parents generations allowed to happen. You know nothing.

      • hunterson

        lol. And you are showing you know…..

      • Sean G.

        Change got you butt hurt JBrown?

  • carl38

    A lie is a lie is a lie. What part during the koolaid years did they NOT understand? Maybe, and I say maybe, the pain will wake all the serfs and move away from tranny. The next play out of their book is violence and death. Totally unrighteous!

  • Dan

    The kids voted for change and they got change!

  • Christopher Rigby

    Just a thought: I’m a college graduate, gainfully employed, and working toward my masters in international relations. I enjoy the academic world and see the necessity of a higher education in order to reach my goals; however, not everyone wants or even needs college education. Not everyone will be a scholar, doctor, lawyer, teacher, banker, etc. I went to school with people who are more than willing to work with their hands the rest of their lives and maybe make a business out of it. America should stop selling the idea that everybody and his brother HAS to have a college education because it’s simply not true. In another life, I could be happy as a mechanic or landscaper (which I have done) or carpenter. Those goals can be met by a VOTEC, not a 4-year university that does nothing but bleed you and then hang you out to dry without the prospect of a quality job to justify the past 4 (if not more) years. You might need some basic accounting and business management, but that is easily picked up at a JUCO during the evening hours or online.

  • Diggsc

    Never in the history of our country has a generation so deserved the lot they find themselves in. They cheered when Obama promised to fundamentally change the country that has the greatest economic engine the world has ever known. And change it he has. And they will pay.

    Bwahahahahahahahahah! Have fun living in your parent’s basement, morons!

    • JBrown

      Your wife voted him in. And Bush was just as bad.

      • hunterson

        JB,
        You are demonstrating that special level of ‘thinking; that explains why young voters are putting up with this failed President.

        • JBrown

          Haha, I left the country, because not only has Oblunder screwed everything, but every person you, your parents, and your grandparents voted in were socialist thieves. Have fun paying back my student loans. I am enjoying money from them outside of the US and will never pay them back. I never planned to.

          • hunterson

            conscience free living must be very easy.

      • Texas_Accountant

        JBrown,

        My wife is pro-life, so I doubt she voted for President Obama.

  • Dawn

    Most of them probably only claimed to “miserable” because it’s cool to be a depressed, subjugated hipster. You know, the 20 something’s who put enormous effort into looking like they don’t care how they look. They’re not really miserable, it’s just fashionable… Like voting for Obama.

    • Texas_Accountant

      I didn’t think this was the result of a survey. Aren’t they using unemployment statistics and such?

      • JBrown

        yes

  • hunterson

    Yet so many young voters think Mr. Obama has their best interests as his top priority.

  • Mark Power

    For supporting the evil Obama, they deserve to suffer.

  • JoeKlip

    The dumbass youths who voted in the Obama clown can simmer in their misery.

    If they like their Obamagedon, they can keep it.

  • Tony Capo

    Pro 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

  • Jeff Shouse

    Considering the last two election cycles, clearly today’s youth enjoy being miserable, unemployed and living with their mothers at 30.

  • NameSanitizedForYourProtection

    Watching these young people continually vote against their own self interest is like watching puppies run around on the freeway.

  • john brown

    Obama the failure.

  • bittman

    I feel sorry for the young. If successful, the President’s new drive to end Inequality will only add to the horrific redistribution of the young’s wealth. Furthermore, his desire to raise the minimum wage rate will mean higher unemployment for the young. And, with the NSA spying on every American and other Federal agencies pumping out regulations governing every aspect of their lives, their freedoms will be significantly less than previous generations of Americans. The young seem destined for the life of debt, unemployment and/or underemployment common under Socialism. The one good outcome of their electing Obama is that they personally made that possible with their votes. They cannot blame us for the fundamental transformation of America that they supported.

  • Martha Minnick-McClure

    I’m glad they are having buyers remorse. I blogged for two years prior to the 2008 election trying to warn people and all I got was slammed. Too bad it is too late fix Obama; I hope the next group of new registered voters isn’t thinking of Hilary Clinton as a suitable President.

  • johnsmith500

    Good. That is the only way these spoiled brats can understand the huge mistake they have done worshiping this POS radical hack. Well, maybe not. They will still vote for him if he managed to get around the Constitution and ran for a third term.

  • Woodstock

    I’ve read through about three pages of generational sh!t talk. 1. We are all in this together. If you think the youth are stupid then find a way to educate them yourself. Public and private education institutions doesn’t hold all the sway when it comes to the latest generations. We grew up learning from the net. We will continue to use it to learn anything we can to help ourselves, you, and the children of the future. 2. Stop just blaming Obama or the people who voted for them. Try not to be so naïve to think only young people voted for them. Our parents did teach us to do our research. We did discuss this over the dinner table and at our social functions before we made a decision. Unsurprisingly no matter how much digging you do on anyone individual anything the Government wants white washed gets a bath and that’s all there is to it. I didn’t vote for him. 3. It matters not who voted for whom. I refer you back to #1. The solution isn’t going to come from Washington. Obama isn’t the only one causing the problem. We have Congress, Senators, the Judicial sector, Banks, and I will add in Corporations for good power balance. These are your puppet masters and mine. It’s not about conspiracy theory just follow the money. It is really that simple. 4. This one goes to the heart of the youth. Start telling the truth about College debt. I don’t care how you do it whether it be Youtube, twitter, facebook, vine…etc. Tell about your experience as you know it. Don’t let schools, the media, or other generations have all the say about the College experience. Show them your degrees and the stacks of Job applications and the stacks of bills that come with it. It’s important that we as a collective explain the complications of a education that is worthless and useless. If you found something that worked for you. Share it. Coding education is awesome and free. 5. Why should you do this? Because we all deserve the truth. Education that doesn’t help the student progress in life is useless for the student, the family, and the future. Time to get off the Carousel.

  • wal_man

    If these new college grads could read, they should read this article. They won’t while they’re surfing the net on their iPhones with their expensive data plans but they should.

  • Death2Unions

    They are clueless as dog spit by design.

  • Mr Fetal

    If there was an opposition party or the orange man drunk Boner, McAmnesty, and all the other GOP thugs were tossed, then Obama would be impeached on so many crimes. But there is no opposition party and his skin color makes him unimpeachable. Sorry, but its true…..

  • Mr Fetal

    Yes We Can……

    Flood the US with up to 30 million illegals sucking us dry and for ruining our healthcare as we know it.

    Yes We Can……

    • physicsnut

      and they flood the USA for a reason – just like England got flooded.

      QUOTE
      Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser.
      Labour threw open Britain’s borders to mass immigration to help socially engineer a “truly multicultural” country, a former Government adviser has revealed.

      By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor
      6:42PM BST 23 Oct 2009

      The huge increases in migrants over the last decade were partly due to a
      politically motivated attempt by ministers to radically change the country and “rub the Right’s nose in diversity”, according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett.
      He said Labour’s relaxation of controls was a deliberate plan to “open up the UK to mass migration” but that ministers were nervous and reluctant to discuss such a move publicly for fear it would alienate its “core working class vote”.
      As a result, the public argument for immigration concentrated instead on the
      economic benefits and need for more migrants.
      Critics said the revelations showed a “conspiracy” within Government to impose mass immigration for “cynical” political reasons.
      Mr Neather was a speech writer who worked in Downing Street for Tony Blair and in the Home Office for Jack Straw and David Blunkett, in the early 2000s.

      END QUOTE

  • LeoKNYC

    Newsflash: George Bush and some greedy baby boomers in finance and politics destroyed your economy not Obama.

  • Henry

    The Marxist in Chief will be Jimmy Carter on steroids. Carter, and ADMITTED Marxist destroyed the economy in the 1970′s. History will once again repeat itself by an un-admitted Marxist. This time, there will be blood flowing in the streets. The ghost of Hugo Chavez is about to pee in his pants with joy.

  • Kev

    As a young constitutionalist libertarian, some of these comments make me laugh. My education was garbage, manipulated by the Rockefellers, John Dewey, The Jesuits, and the list goes on. There are almost no jobs to go around for people my age, college is feasible for some but not all (and usually puts you in debt). The voting system is a joke and fraudulent, I am sure all these voting machines owned by George Soros have nothing to do with election fraud. The healthcare system of this country caters to old retiree’s, while sucking the YOUTH dry (Premium just went up $80, deductible by 2700 with less coverage). And now if my small business wants to expand past 50 employees, I have to either get them healthcare or pay a $2,000 fine yearly per employee.

    The media spreads lies on a daily basis, there are GMOs in 99% of food, there is fluoride and heavy metals in the water, and MY generation is being sent to war to die for a LIE, all while idiots young and old crow “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!”. If people only knew the war on terror was a lie to take our freedoms away, they wouldn’t be such blind followers.

    Blaming the youth for this situation is pitiful and shows how sad the so called “baby boomers”, “gen X” and “adults” of this country really are. You have sat on your ass for 30+ years watching our country slowly descend into socialism, you have no right to blame people who are just becoming fully conscious towards the end of puberty. Grow up and take responsibility. Yes, a good portion of people my age are brainwashed and idiotic, but can you really blame them 100% when they grew up in this environment?

    Most of you here sound like low information fringe voters
    who just argue and seek to further divide our country instead of coming
    together to oust the scumbags who are FUCKING US daily. And yes, I am
    self employed with my own company, pay unconstitutional taxes (Not for
    long!), and am VERY vocal about corruption and evil within the US
    government. What are you doing to actually help the country as a whole?
    Oh that’s right, nothing but bitching.

    Stop playing the blame game and DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS COUNTRY BEING TAKEN OVER BY THE INTERNATIONAL BANKERS AND MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX! YOU DON’T LIKE SOCIALIST KING OBAMA? WELL I DON’T EITHER, LETS DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!

  • 47mom

    So now that we have effectively played the blame game and pointed fingers at each other, maybe it’s time to come to a consensus about what to do about our current predicament. March? Revolt? Physically kick everyone out of office and start over from the ground up? Close our collective checkbook to the rest of the world until we get OUR house in order? Sometimes tough love is the most appropriate. As long as there are freebies there will always be people sticking their hand out whether they need it our not.
    This country as a whole needs to learn the difference between what we need and what we want. People would be surprised at how much we can do without and not miss.

  • Math_Person

    You people understand that these numbers are just BS and don’t mean anything, right? I’m not going to bother addressing the general fallacy of this “index” of the fact that none of the numbers were adjusted for inflation or anything else. As an engineer, I’m just going to address the math behind this index. You CANNOT (mathematically) add a percentage, a dollar amount and a ration and call it a day. That’s like adding 10 apples, 5 bananas and 3 strawberries and telling you that your fruit salad is bad because you have too many oranges. These numbers don’t mean anything! Whoever made this “index” should go back to elementary school and learn basic math. If you don’t understand math, you shouldn’t try to use it to prove a point!

  • blackvegetable

    “When Obama first took office in 2009, it was 83.5.

    When President George Bush left office in 2008 – the index was 69.3. ”

    Was the “office” unattended as the rate rose from 69.3 to 83.5?

    I’m thinking that anyone stupid enough to write this, and read it, without picking up on that detail, NEEDS to be unemployed……. and should definitely forgo breeding.

    Those with the skills to read a calendar, and a graph, will note that the index stood at approx 60 on the dark day that Scrub was anointed by his Uncle Antonin, and at 83.5 when he left DC in a hail of well deserved jeers. The 23.5 point rise in between will, to those with a grasp of The Ordinal Property of Numbers, appear larger than the 15.1 rise since.