Welcome to the Obama economy.Employers have no motivation to add
jobs due to taxes and costly mandates (Obamacare especially) which make it
difficult to remain profitable. Unlike the government, an unprofitable business
must go out of business, so spare me the "social responsibility"
arguments.The new norm will be part time jobs, but the
"good" news is that it will increase the total number or people working,
making Obama look good. Part of the problem is that the liberal
welfare plantation programs have killed the incentive for many people to work at
all, when it pays more to live off the public than the sweat of one's own
brow. Throw in failing schools where even graduates are ill-prepared for any
job, and the collapse of the family, especially in urban areas, and the
traditional foundations for a work oriented society have been steadily
eroded.Eliminate Obamacare and the minimum wage and teen employment
would increase dramatically.
Meanwhile, YOUR Congressman is hoping to legalize and give work permits to 8
million illegal aliens with low skills.Have we gone totally insane as a
Obama will fix things.Mandate fast food to pay fifteen dollars an
hour, and our youth can work and pay for college.All that education,
stemming from standardized tests, will make better workers of our youth.
How pathetic that some people stoop to such nonsensical leaps to express their
hatred for the President of the US."Eliminate Obamacare and the
minimum wage and teen employment would increase dramatically"?Seriously? You are trying to blame low teen employment on Healthcare
reform?DN editorial people, why don't we wait until a comment
comes along that actually has some credibility, instead of posting such drivel
as the one we see above.
I find it interesting that they call from this data a so called "lost
generation". In this area, jobs that were traditionally the target of
teens (fast food for example) are now occupied largely by immigrant labor. Add
to that the fact that many of the other jobs - I used to mow lawns for extra
money - parents contract out to services to do their lawns rather than have
their kids perform those jobs.There is a whole cultural shift in
what kids think are "teen" jobs. They also have a lot more diversions
than I did when I was a kid - EFY, sports camps, youth conference for example -
that fewer in this area sought summer jobs. Many don't have the time for,
or the need for summer jobs.It would be interesting to dig deeper
into the numbers and see how many looked... how many refused work they
didn't like... and how many wanted, but could not find."Eliminate Obamacare and the minimum wage and teen employment would
increase dramatically."I thought Obamacare was the reason part
time jobs were expanding... not decreasing.... I guess consistency is highly
@I M --- 2:Speaking out is a privilege few societies have had. You
can respect the office of president, but not the person in it. That part must
be earned.Don't mistake hatred for an American right.
How is it surprising that the higher the income the child comes from the more
likely it is that they work?All sorts of factors would point to
this.1. Higher income families have higher expectations, this translates
to their kids have higher expectations. 2. Higher income families are more
likely to hire the kids themselves.3. Higher income families generally
have children in better schools who produce students that are better employees.
4. Lower income families are more likely to have a welfare mentality and
are used to not working. 5. Lower income families live in areas that have
higher addiction to various vice and gang affiliaition and this takes out large
% of the workforce out of contention of many jobs. The list goes on
an on.Not really surprising at all.