The sobering reality: just 55.3 percent of Americans between 16 and 29 have jobs. And earlier this year, Americans’ student loan debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever.
Rather than develop a lasting initiative to help young unemployed Americans, the President launched “Greater Together” – a campaign tool that offers community forums rather than jobs. Rather than provide a bailout to those crushed by the burden of educational loans, his student debt relief program was pathetic – only reducing interest rates by a measly 0.5 percent.
No wonder less than half of Americans 18-29 approve of Obama.
In other words, candidates in both parties are so busy buying off the Boomers that the broke-ass Millenials simply fail to count. Chase goes on to say that student debt relief would go a long way in getting voters under 30 back into the big blue tent, along with jobs jobs jobs.
But here's the thing: the Democrats did just that with student loan relief bills in the House and Senate...which are still sitting in committee and have no chance of passage because Republicans immediately vowed to block the legislation in the Senate and have no intention of bringing the bill out of committee in the House. And the Republicans happily killed the American Jobs Act.
And for this, Millenials should stay home and not vote, nor should they care about what happens because Washington's just going to screw them over anyway, right?
Let me ask you a question. How does the youth vote staying home get more and better Democrats in Congress? Answer: it doesn't. And the last time the Republicans had control of Congress and the White House? They passed a law specifically designed to screw over Millenials on student debt, the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, which classified student loans specifically as debt that cannot be forgiven by bankruptcy and made it harder to declare bankruptcy anyway.
That's what Republicans did for the Millenials.
Now tell me again why attacking President Obama and staying home on Election Day is such a smart idea as far as getting this law fixed, guys. I'm all ears.