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Labor Force Drop Outs are the Younger Workers

Young people in the US are not working. Unemployment for ages 16-19 is 23.5%, ages 20-24 is still a very high 11.8% (according to the BLS). This week Stuart Varney on FBN interviewed Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA. Turning Point is a group geared to reaching the high school and college age young adults believing that an informed electorate will force candidates to stand behind principles.

The twenty-year-olds today still living at home and benefiting from their parents and governments benevolence will become the thirty and forty-year-olds of the future. Can we change this entitlement mentality before it’s too late? Will they be willing to take responsibility for maintaining the quality of life we’ve come to expect in the United States or will they choose to riot like the young in Greece when ‘forced’ to find employment, pay for retirement and health benefits? This is the country that prided itself on a ‘can do’ spirit and a willingness to take on the hard tasks and accomplish them. What will happen to following generations who are raised by these laissez-faire young adults?

Talk to your young adult friends. The future of this country is in their hands.

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A stay at home mom who runs a household, manages the finances, cares for a young adult autistic son, and cooks from scratch. Traveling from Arizona to Alaska summer of 2013. Visit my blog at and follow along.