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The War Against The Young
The American Interest ^ | May 5, 2012 | Walter Russell Mead

Posted on 05/06/2012 4:15:30 PM PDT by OddLane

An analysis of recent jobs figures at reveals a disturbing development: the biggest beneficiaries from the economic recovery are Boomers, while everyone else is getting the shaft.

Since the Obama administration took office, there has been an epochal shift. Young workers have continued to lose jobs and incomes, while older workers have actually gained ground.

In fact, the Obama administration has seen a boom in the prospects of the 55+ crowd; their (I should say ‘our’) employment stands at a 42 year high. Net, there are 3.9 new jobs for people over 55 since the recession began in December 2007, but there are 8.1 million fewer jobs for the young folks since that time.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; recession
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To: Albion Wilde

I can’t agree more. By and large, older workers bring a work ethic with them. I expect that many younger workers think that they are entitled to a large pay check but, do they show up on time, and work their entire shift? In the industry I am in now, we have a huge problem with the work ethic of younger workers. Many of them don’t seem to be focused on work and can’t wait to leave, even if the work isn’t done. But that won’t get factored into any research studies on employment.

21 posted on 05/06/2012 5:46:26 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: achilles2000
The average 20 year-old lacks the education and character to work at a car wash.

And...younger workers have the emotions of 14-year-olds. Ever try to correct / coach a 22-year-old? They take it, like, totally personally and stuff. It's like, how dare he say to me, me of all people, how to do this monkey-simple job like he knows what he's doing and I don't! And, btw - where's my raise because I've been here for six weeks already and I won't be in tomorrow because, like, my grandfather died, again.
22 posted on 05/06/2012 5:55:17 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Figment
In my field it's the opposite. I was laid off in 2008 and found a job in a few days.
Companies are looking for experience they can "plug in" to a position with little to no training. This reasoning is getting to critical mass because older employees don't stay as long (5-10 yrs) and the "20 somethings" as a rule just don't cut it even after 5-6 years on the job.
Maybe it's just because I've been doing the same thing forever but it seems they lack the basic math and logic skills and see no reason to apply themselves.
23 posted on 05/06/2012 6:04:28 PM PDT by TexasSecede79366 (Do politicians satisfy the literal definition of zombies?)
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To: Java4Jay
There are a few.
24 posted on 05/06/2012 7:19:16 PM PDT by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: achilles2000

“The younger they are the more imbecilic on average they are as a result of the influence of government schools and the media. The average 20 year-old lacks the education and character to work at a car wash.”

That’s why they made a strong voter base for Maobama.

25 posted on 05/06/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Albion Wilde

“For one thing, older workers know how to work.”

This seemingly statement is nonetheless profound. The few 20-somethings I have dealt with have been 90% worthless. The incredible thing is that I have found them amazingly uncreative, narrow-minded when they think (rare), unfocused when they don’t, and lethargic. As far as their vaunted “computer literacy” is concerned - to put it in computing terms, their multitasking executive has so much overhead that there isn’t much left to do actual work with.

And THESE are the ones WITH jobs!

26 posted on 05/06/2012 8:39:00 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Take out three ‘’c’s’’, move an ‘i’’ and I think he’s invented a new word, ‘’conclucsionic’’. “conclucsionic’’, that is something already assumed and concluded to be true. “Obamas defeat in 2012 is conclucsionic by all assumptions’’.

27 posted on 05/06/2012 9:58:31 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SatinDoll; Fred Nerks; Beckwith

Yur findings are ver accurate. Obama’s test bed was Kenya in 2007, when the “Senator from Illinois” illegally campaigned for his cousin ,in Kenya, Jaramongi Oginga Odinga,in contravention of the US . The platform of Odinga’s Orange party called for the Islamification of the Northeastern sectors of Kenya.

When Odinga lost that election,Obama and his leftist adisors had the Orage party take t the streets in protest.The result was the deaths of thousands, not just one thousand as has been rummored, but around 7 thousand deaths all tolled.

In any state where Obama is NOT leading in the polls in the run up to the Nov. 6th election, we will see rioting and violence, stoked by the 13% unemployment in the US black community, created bitterness over Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman, the warnings to te Supreme Court not to strike the Obama Helathcare bill, the Occupy Moement, etc. If you look at any given area of the nation, you will see a corresonding radical group prepared to do violence , with the DHS positioned to act against “right wing extremists’ who fight back, which position was established in 2009 in working papers submitted and accepted by DHS and Janet Naplitano.Include in this base of the violence are Mexican drug cartels now set up and armed in the wilds of Arizona and New Mexico, some on federal lands where US citizens are prohibited from entering.Also included in the mix are radical Muslims who have been training over the years in places like Islamburg in upstate New York, and they are now distributed across the nation, and well armed.
Much of the organization bears the common trait of the Obama movement of organizing and communicating via the internet.

So you are correct becuse the Alinsky plan has been followed by the Obama movement, which has been working for 4 years organizing community radicals into a violence prone base.Part of that is Holders refusal to act against the New Black Party for poll offences in 2008.This article describes the Obama plan accurately:

If Obama wins the election it will be plan A and more of the horrible policies designed to socialize America completely.

Plan B is to wreck the election process and postpone it indefinitely via martial law, all the tools are in place for Obama to do so, from being able to shut down the internet,prohibit air travel via security measures and high fuel prices to prevent freedom of movement, and a vistual censorship ability by a co-operative/commpliant socialist MSM.

The only way that the Obama Movement can be beaten is to define them to the public head on, expose them and ridicule then so that Obama can be defeated.I am not so sure that Romney has the hutzpah do do that, but we will have to see.

28 posted on 05/07/2012 2:26:07 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....
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29 posted on 05/07/2012 5:12:27 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

>I have found them amazingly uncreative, narrow-minded when they think (rare),

I would posit that to be a result of a) public-school (where group-based thinking must rule) and/or b) summary dismissal of ideas which are not generated via group-based thought. {That is to say, when you get ignored for voicing your thoughts there is a great temptation to stop voicing them.}

>unfocused when they don’t,

I would posit that this is a result of being “disconnected” from their “co-processors.”

>and lethargic.

Ok, that one I can empathize with. Previously the subject of delayed gratification came up, and well when that gratification is so delayed that you despair of achieving it, sometimes in conjunction with an almost ridicule for it, there is little left to hope for.

A good example might be a guy choosing to save his virginity for marriage, getting ribbed about it from fellow guys, and then realizing just how stacked against him the social* [and legal**] decks are (because he’s male), throw in the “modern woman***” as a kicker and why in hell would he want to tie himself to her?

* Society, I find, does its best to ridicule “manly” traits: honor, virtue, logical-thinking (oddly, but look at law and it’s current feeling-based bent)
** Legal, is all to ready to behave in unjust manner to men; take restraining orders (which don’t require a trial) and how that automatically puts a man on the “prohibited persons” list regarding firearms.
*** Chesterton said that feminism is mode of thought that hates everything feminine; given that society has swallowed feminism, is it any wonder that they hate everyone and everything? (Even at the subconscious levels.)

30 posted on 05/07/2012 8:26:05 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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