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December 19, 2012


Across the country, tens of thousands of underemployed and jobless young people,
many with college credits or work histories, are struggling to house themselves in the wake of the recession, which has left workers between the ages of 18 and 24 with the highestunemployment rateof all adults.... Had Enough Therapy?: Homelessness in Obama's America

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 19, 2012 2:16 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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But they are on their parent's health care plans until they are 26 years old. Gotta be some consolation in that.

Posted by: Lazarus Long at December 19, 2012 2:24 PM

The blog is based on an NYT article. Usually, they only notice the homeless during Republican administrations.

Posted by: Fat Man at December 19, 2012 3:35 PM

I feel sorry enough for myself, but these young people entering the "work force" will be set back, and it may take years for them to recover any footing. May effect their whole lives.

I would advise them to live simply, and do what they feel called to do in their souls. Compensation? Not so much. But, they will find some internal solace.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at December 19, 2012 7:26 PM

They came, they saw, they voted. Now the unavoidable and inevitable consequences.

Posted by: Peccable at December 20, 2012 3:00 AM

The interesting thing to me is the picture as an illustration of how the Democratic party turned Herbert Hoover (whose major mistake was his half-assed attempt at Keynesian economics) into a scapegoat, and then hung him, like an albatross, around the neck of the Republican party for the next 50 years.

Note how... professional... the sign is, and think about how that comports with the premise of the picture.

Posted by: bud at December 20, 2012 9:28 AM

I love how people think the recession was over.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 20, 2012 10:07 AM

If the GOP weren't the Stupid Party, they would be exploiting this army of young homeless. Instead the Democrats will, and blame the Republicans for all their woes.

A revived energy sector unencumbered by EPA and Interior Dept. sabotage would be able to absorb a large chunk of these young people. GOP politicians and operatives might want to consider becoming intermediaries between the young homeless and the energy sector. But that would require them to be clued in to the real world.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at December 21, 2012 9:22 AM

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