*********Why is Generation Y blaming capitalism and not Obama government for its misery?Young people are turning out in droves for Occupy Wall Street -- and its subsidiary protests in cities across the country -- because they're fed up with capitalism. Who they should be fed up with is President Obama.
Sixty-six percent of voters under age 30 supported Obama in the 2008 presidential election. In theory, those votes were based on Obama's promise to restore America to a prosperous nation, though celebrity appeal played a major role, too. Three years later, how's that working for recent college graduates in the Millennial generation?
Not well. First on the list of disappointments is the gulf between Obama's promises and his conduct in office. As a senator, our soon-to-be 44th president voted for the original corporate bailout bill. Then, as chief executive, he crafted and pushed through his own version of stimulus in 2009. It was a colossal failure. Despite rhetoric to the contrary, the president has an affinity for picking winners and losers in the private sector.
Next is the hemorrhaging job market. The unemployment rate was 7.6 percent when Obama took office in January 2009. Now it's 9.1 percent. Employment statistics are far worse for Generation Y. Many college graduates can't -- or won't -- find a job.
Alinsky to Obama to Occupiers - The American Spectator
Civil unrest is President Barack Obama's crutch, his comfort zone, and his trump card. That's why he has encouraged the "Occupy Wall Street" protest and its progeny across the country, despite significant political dangers to him for doing so. Closer looks at Obama's career roots and at the protesters' behaviors help explain both why the protests are worrisome developments and why the president actually likes them.Police Investigating Possible Sexual Assault Of Teen At Occupy Dallas
First, it helps to understand just how radical most of these protesters are -- and just how obscene. Clearly, they are mostly socialist or communist in orientation. And reports are rampant about the lewdness, vileness, and illegality that has marked the Wall Street "occupation" zone, including plenteous drugs, public nudity and sex, and defecation on police cars. A lot of this isn't free speech; it's open law-breaking.
Hope and change: More than two-thirds of voters say the United States is declining, and a clear majority think the next generation will be worse off than this one.
If Barack Obama were a legal document, he'd be a sub-prime home loan.
A group of tea-party activists in Texas will host a “modified Lincoln–Douglas debate” between Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich next month.
Steven Spinner, a former Energy Department official with ties to the failed solar company Solyndra, continues to raise money for Obama and help organize events.
Americans have a message for the Founding Fathers: Let's pick presidents by popular vote. A new Gallup Poll shows a strong majority of Americans favor getting rid of the Electoral College.
If you think infrastructure projects will fix this economy, you may want to read this.
Here’s something to consider … is ObamaCare meant to be fiscally irresponsible?
Also on ObamaCare, is the individual mandate officially considered a tax?
Rhode Island is looking more and more like Greece, and not in a good way …
The chief executives at some of Illinois' largest companies think economic conditions are better in neighboring states. Why? Because Illinois raised income taxes by 67%!
Can the youth vote be bought for a trillion dollars in the form of student loan forgiveness?
One day of teaching nets IL union lobbyists $100k-per-year state pensions - Hot Air
Two lobbyists with no prior teaching experience were allowed to count their years as union employees toward a state teacher pension once they served a single day of subbing in 2007, a Tribune/WGN-TV investigation has found.
Steven Preckwinkle, the political director for the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and fellow union lobbyist David Piccioli were the only people who took advantage of a small window opened by lawmakers a few months earlier.
The legislation enabled union officials to get into the state teachers pension fund and count their previous years as union employees after quickly obtaining teaching certificates and working in a classroom. They just had to do it before the bill was signed into law.
Gallup: Only 1 Percent of Democrats Say Creating ‘Green Jobs’ is Answer to Unemployment
(CNSNews.com) - Even among self-identified Democrats enthusiasm for the government to create “green jobs” is very hard to find these days, says a Gallup poll released Friday.********
Creating “green jobs” has been a top item on President Barack Obama’s jobs-growth agenda.
Gallup asked more than 1,000 American adults this open-ended question: “In your opinion, what would be the best way to create more jobs in the United States?”
The most popular two answers among Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents were “create more infrastructure work” which was cited by 21 percent, and “keep manufacturing jobs here/stop spending overseas” which was cited by 18 percent.
The most popular two answers among Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents were “keep manufacturing jobs here/stop spending overseas,” which was cited by 21 percent, and “reduce gov’t regulation/involvement,” which was cited by 20 percent.
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