This is why Congress doesn’t care about extending unemployment…. The demographic it is most affecting isn’t the one that votes for them or represented in the house… 2014 is a time to wake up as a demographic and show all walks of government that we do vote and we vote for the issues that affect us. Let every politician know, they work for the people… So the people must speak. The fact that the unemployment lines are filled disproportionately with young Americans goes a long way to explaining why our elected officials are so comfortable letting the benefits expire.
” In 2012, nearly half of all unemployed Americans were under the age of 35, a cohort of the population represented by just seven members of the House of Representatives, or 1.6%. Of course, Americans aren’t eligible to be elected before the age of 25, but even if we include the next age group, the numbers don’t get much better: while 67% of unemployed Americans are between the ages of 16-44, that same group is represented by a paltry 61 House members, or 14%.” – Policy Mic
In the words of John Boehner, “When you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? You get less of it,” adding, “At a time when Americans are still asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?’’why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people?”
Do you agree with Mr Boehner???
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