by: the Common Constitutionalist
We hear it all the time from young people and it’s been repeated with each generation: It’s much harder today than it was for their parents. Of course invariably this turns out to be crap. Every generation has its challenges, but this time it may actually be worse.
Many are suffering in the stagnant Obama economy and it seems to be getting worse – not better. Those who have come of age during Obama’s reign of economic terror seem to suffering mightily.
It’s been well documented that millennials exiting college have little prospects and mountains of debt. Not a happy combination. And those who have either chosen not to attend college or simply can’t are suffering further.
For many the deck is becoming increasingly stacked against them. Beyond just the country’s overall economic anemia, there is the now gaining in popularity, “Fight for 15” – the arbitrarily chosen new “civil right” – the demand for everyone to make a minimum of $15/hr.
The “Fight for 15,” seems to picking up steam in state after state, particularly the more liberal ones who tend to have many of the largest concentrations of young minorities. These young minorities are beginning to find out what $15/hr. really means – even less opportunity for employment. No employer in the right mind will hire a young person with little to no experience nor demonstrative worth if they have a chance to instead hire an out of work 30 something.