Add another accomplishment to Barack Obama … Hardly ‘Hope and Change’ for the Youth.
The Youth Misery Index hits all-time high under Barack Obama. In 2009 when Obama took office, the YMI was at m 83.5; however, has skyrocketed to 98.6 in 2013. This represents an 18.1% increase since Obama took office. But Obama claims he is for the youth of America and the youth continue foolishly vote for him in large numbers. The index is calculated by adding youth unemployment and average college loan debt figures with each person’s share of the national debt. And before Obama and his minions blame Bush, when President George Bush left office in 2008, the index was 69.3.
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.
FOX and Friends – Ashley Pratte, YAF’s Public Relations Officer
Pic – screen Grab from Fox & Friends Interview: Click on Pic for VIDEO
Sorry, but what Obama has done to the youth of America should be considered a crime … Can he be charged with child abuse? How about Generational theft?
UPDATE I: Thanks Teach for the link at the Pirate’s Cove.
OMG … Boy This VIDEO Makes Me Want To Sign Up for Obamacare or Puke … Drop It Like It’s Hot, What You Mean Like Indivuals Canceled Insurance Plans?
YUP, OBAMA HAS FINALLY FOUND HIS SECRET WEAPON AS TO WHAT IS GOING TO MAKE THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF AMERICA SIGN UP FOR OBAMACARE …
Your tax dollars hard at work, the below video is part of the White House’s new celebrity PR push to get young people to enroll in Obamacare. I will say this, if this VIDEO actually gets young people to sign up for Obamacare then we might as well kiss it all good bye because this country has no future. When I first saw this I thought it was making fun of Obamacare, I never thought it was actually trying to promote it.
One question, does Obamacare cover it if one gets physically ill after watching this VIDEOt?
Posted December 13, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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“Young Invincibles” Turn on Obama in a Major Way … Harvard Poll: Millennial’s 18-29 Year-Olds Says 54% Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance, 61% Disapproved of his Handling of Healthcare & 57% Disapproved of the Affordable Care Act
Millennial Buyers Remorse …
OUCH … 18 to 29 year-olds are in revolt against President Barack Obama, how he has handled his job, healthcare and Obamacare itself!!!
Hey Mr. President … the millennial’s just are not that into you anymore now that they know they truth and they have been lied to and used. Couple the healthcare lies with the NSA spying scandals and the youth that so supported Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections now learn that there is nothing “Hopey-Changey” about Obama. He is the same old, same old lying politicians. Maybe even worse. According to a new Harvard IOP poll, among the 18- 29- year olds currently without health insurance, less than 1/3 say they’re likely to enroll in the exchange. 13% say they will definitely enroll, 16% say they will probably enroll; 41% say they are 50-50 at the moment.
- 54% Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance
- 61% Disapproved of his Handling of Healthcare
- 57% Disapproved of the Affordable Care Act
- 44% said they think the quality of their health care will get worse
The Millennials actually now look more like the rest of the voter electorate.
The trend is daunting for the White House but not necessarily surprising,” said Pew Research Center Director Michael Dimock.
“Younger folks are part of Obama’s base … but the rollout confirmed concerns that were already in their minds.”
A poll released Wednesday by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that more than half of 18- to 29-year-olds disapprove of ObamaCare and believe it will raise their healthcare costs.
Even more troubling for the administration is that less than one-third of uninsured young people said they plan to enroll in coverage.
Without a large number of young, healthy people in the insurance exchanges, it could create a “death spiral” of high premiums that could threaten the long-term viability of the marketplaces.
The White House appears to recognize the growing threat, and is making outreach to younger people a major focus of its ObamaCare relaunch.
The president began the effort on Wednesday with a youth summit at the White House where he urged audience members to spread the word about the new healthcare exchanges — and think hard about their own health risks.
Healthcare on a Prayer … Barack Obama Now Enlisting Celebrities like Oprah, Bon Jovi, Amy Poehler and Jennifer Hudson to Endorce Obamacare
REALLY, OBAMA IS STILL TRYING TO SELL OBAMACARE AS A GOOD THING?
Good grief, a desperate Barack Obama now enlists celebrities to pitch the nightmare called Obamacare. The NFL have previously sacked Obama and HHS Secretary Sebelius telling them to take a hike when it came to pitching the boondoggle Obamacare by its athletes. Democrat politicians, Obama and his minions have failed miserably to get the public to view the health car plan favorably. Over time, Obama’s signature piece of legislation has become more and more unpopular as ‘We the People” come to understand what is in the plan. Barack Obama refuses to understand the obvious. All the marketing in the world is not going to change the fact that Obamacare is an unpopular, job killing, insurance premium raising, unmitigated nightmare. But that does not stop this president from thinking that if a celeb like Bon Jovi shills Obamacare, that will change people’s minds. Talk about healthcare on a prayer.
Whooah, we’re half way there
Livin’ on a prayer
Take my hand and we’ll make it – I swear, Whooah
‘Obamacare’ on a prayer
President Barack Obama, hoping to pitch his signature health care law to younger Americans, will get some help from a cadre of Hollywood stars who have volunteered to help promote Obamacare’s insurance exchanges that open on October 1.
At a meeting at the White House Monday, a group that included singer Jennifer Hudson and actors Kal Penn and Amy Poehler heard Obama extol the benefits his health care law offers young people, whose participation in the exchanges is seen as essential for their long-term viability.
“The President stopped by the meeting to engage artists who expressed an interest in helping to educate the public about the benefits of the health law,” a White House official said. “The reach of these national stars spreads beyond the beltway to fans of their television shows, movies, and music – and the power of these artists to speak through social media is especially critical.”
Obamacare can only exists if millions of healthy young people get insurance and basically pay for the health care of the more sick and elderly. So Obama’s plan is to con this demographic into thinking that Obamacare is cool and will market to them by using celebs. I do not know which is worse. the plan or that the youth would be so foolish to fall for such a ruse. More on the the full court marketing blitz on the youth from Hot Air. Might we remind everyone, these are the very people who bought Obama’s message hook, line and sinker and now find themselves unemployed and living in their parents basement.
Yes, by all means, super-cool TV stars and musicians, tell the many young people still living at home on their parents’ couches, and/or struggling to begin their careers or to find more than merely part time work, why they should pay thousands more dollars for a health care plan they neither want nor need. Sounds awesome.
It is absolutely not a secret that ObamaCare needs millions of young, healthy people with relatively few and inexpensive health care needs to pay for the program’s ballooning costs and subsidize others’ insurance, and it sounds like the administration is looking to get their groove back with some help from his famous pop-culture allies. Goody.
Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder Sign “Thank You” Card to IRS for Targeting Conservative and Tea Party Groups
What happened to my country?
It is actually frightening that the following occurred in the United States and on a college campus to boot. Individuals actually signed a “Thank You” card to the IRS, thanking them fare targeting, harassing and slow walking the non-profit applications of Conservative and Tea Party groups. This was the brain child of Conservative pundit Caleb Bonham who said, “I was kind of hoping people would look at my card and laugh, but not endorse it.” “That was not the case.” One student said while signing the card, “I love discrimination.” WTF!!! Seriously, would this individuals
like love discrimination if they were the ones targeted? Oh, that would be different of course. And who in the hell loves discrimination of any kind? So let’s get this straight, those who signed and agreed with this thank you card agree that Big Government should have the power to destroy anyone who does not agree with them? Is that what this ignoramuses actually think? Of course not because they think they should be afforded a double standard. Maybe the next question should have been if they had ever heard of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights?
Students at the University of Colorado – Boulder (UCB) signed an enormous thank you card to the Internal Revenue Service for its apparent harassment of conservative groups during the lead-up to President Obama’s reelection.
In the viral video, posted on YouTube Tuesday, conservative pundit Caleb Bonham asked students to sign the large card that read “Thank you IRS! Tea Party Deserves it!”
“I’m asking people if they want to sign my board thanking the IRS for targeting conservative tea party and religious organizations,” Bonham explained in the video.
Sadly, this is a result of the brainwashing that today’s youth has received and a completely hateful attitude and disrespect of others. Some how they are to be afforded the rights of “Freedom of Speech” but others are not. BTW, for all those who signed the ‘Thank You” card to the IRS … thanks for your names so that when the GOP is back in power, they can have the IRS target you. According to you, its perfectly AOK.
BTW II: How are those job prospects for all of you so-intelligent college grads these days?
Unemployed and Uninspired Youth Vote Abandoning Barack Obama in 2012 as Compared to the 2008′s Hope & Change Vote (VIDEO)
Look what happens when college kids are promised the world then graduate only to find themselves with no job with no hope to get one.
What a difference four years makes. The enthusiasm of the youth vote, age 18 to 29, from 2008 that helped Barack Obama win election is down dramatically in 2012. In the 2008 Presidential election Obama outdistanced John McCain 66% to 32% with the Youth vote. However, according to a recent Fox News poll only 55% of the youth vote is for Obama and 31% for Mitt Romney. The 10 percentage point drop in the youth vote can only be described by Democrats as one thing … racism.
As reported at The Blaze, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday the young people who turned out in droves to vote Barack Obama into office were promised “pie in the sky” — but what they got was “pie in the face.”
“A lot of these kids who were all excited about Barack Obama four years ago either got out of college or they’re in college now,” Huckabee said during Fox News’ “Fox & Friends Weekend.“ ”What they’re finding, they’re $45,000 on average in student debt when they got out of school and they can‘t get a job and they’re moving back in with mom and dad. That’s not exactly the hope and the change they were looking for.”
He said those voters wouldn’t necessarily break for Romney — more likely, they’ll just stay home.
“But if they stay home, that’s devastating for Barack Obama. He has to have that youth vote,” Huckabee said.
It’s not just the Fox News poll that shows that Obama has lost his mojo with the youth vote, but also with a recent national survey of young voters taken by Hiram College’s Garfield Institute for Public Leadership. This poll shows that Obama has lost 7% with young voters and an even more surprising piece of data gleamed form the poll is that its a 43%-43% tie as to who they think is better suited to strengthen the economy and create jobs.
The June poll shows President Obama’s support has dropped significantly since both the 2008 Presidential campaign and this January.
President Obama is preferred by 50 percent of voters age 18-29. Mitt Romney is the choice of 37 percent.
Young voters are evenly divided on whether the President and Democrats or Romney and Republicans have more ability to strengthen the economy and create jobs, 43% to 43%.
The result is that the young voters might just stay home that would be devastating to Barack Obama’s reelection chances.
Young Voters Back Barack Obama Over Romney … but Many Aren’t Poised to Vote … Hope & Change = No Jobs
As reported at Gallup, President Barack Obama may have a substantial lead with young voters over presumptive GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney; however, will the young people actually come out and vote on election day? Only about 56% of the youth vote said they would vote in the general election. Barack Obama faces a real challenge in his 2012 reelection bid. That problem … his first disastrous, epic fail Presidential term in office.
President Obama this week made an explicit effort to shore up his support among young voters, embarking on a “college tour” of campuses in North Carolina, Colorado, and Iowa. Obama called on Congress to pass legislation that would keep the interest rates on student loans from doubling this summer, as they are scheduled to do under current law. Romney, in a rare instance of agreement with Obama, also came out in support of Congress’ taking this action, marking his own effort to gain support among the youth vote.
The practical value of Obama’s broad support among young voters is lessened by the fact that only six in 10 of these voters say they are registered to vote, and that fewer than six in 10 who are registered say they will definitely vote in November’s election. By way of contrast, Romney’s relatively strong support among voters 65 and older is more politically potent; these older voters are well above average in their voter registration percentage, and are most likely of any age group to say they will definitely vote in November’s election.
In 2008, 18% of the voting electorate was the youth vote. Of course Obama won the vote handily over McCain in 2008. However, those youth who voted in 2008 for Obama have little to show for their “Hope & Change” vote. Obama has recently gone out on his pandering college tour discussing student loans, but those in the audience will hardly be affected by any laws passed now. What has affected the American youth is … one in two new College Graduates are Unemployed or Underemployed. That is what will be in the minds of the “youth” vote when in comes election day.
Barack Obama’s 2008 “Hope & Change” with America’s youth has turned to apathy in 2012.
Remember when Obama and his reelection minions were looking for a new campaign slogan for 2012? I think they might have found one. Unenthusiasm and apathy is the slogan for the American youth in 2012 when it comes to president Barack Obama. The once euphoric mood of today’s youth has subsided to apathy. Obama road to victory in 2008 on a wave of youth support in his run to the presidency, winning 66% of the 18 to 29 aged voters against John McCain. However, Barack has lost that youth “luvin’ feeling”. The foot soldier of 2008 are now the unemployed and underemployed of 2012.
“There’s definitely a significant sense that this generation are more apathetic headed into the 2012 election than they were in 2008,” John Della Volpe, director of polling for Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said in a phone interview.
Obama’s approval rating among college students dropped to 46 percent last December from 58 percent in November 2009, according to a Harvard University poll. Fifty percent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 said they would “definitely” be voting, an 11 percentage-point decrease from the fall of 2007. A third of respondents said they approved of Democrats in Congress, and 24 percent approved of Republicans. Just 12 percent said the nation was headed in the right direction.
“The turnout will not be great,” Curtis Gans, director of the Center for the Study of the American Electorate in Washington, said in a phone interview. The war in Afghanistan, a lack of progress on closing Guantanamo Bay and a dismal job picture taint Obama’s prospects, he said.The unemployment rate among 18- to 24-year-olds was 16.3 percent at the end of last year, the highest since record-keeping began in 1948, according to a February Pew Research Center report.
We have stated for quite some time that there is no way that Obama could capture that same energy and crazed hysteria that vaulted him into office in 2008. It was based on emotion, not substance. It was based upon promises, not reality. It was based upon running against GWB, not the fact that Obama was ill prepared to be President. Four years later, Obama has kept few promises, has offered no fix to the economy and in fact the youth are worse off today than they were four years ago. They have certainly Lost that Luvin’ Feeling.