Generation Vexed: Young Americans rei...

Generation Vexed: Young Americans rein in their dreams

There are 142 comments on the The Hartford Courant story from Aug 14, 2011, titled Generation Vexed: Young Americans rein in their dreams. In it, The Hartford Courant reports that:

Amid so much economic uncertainty, many are rethinking career plans, putting off marriage and avoiding the stock market like the plague.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#2 Aug 15, 2011
Thanks, crooked Wall Street and our corrupt politicians.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#3 Aug 15, 2011
Good, liberals shouldn't breed.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#4 Aug 15, 2011
Thanks a million, Rethuglicans!

You and your wealth redistributors on Wall Street and in the boardrooms of America and China have sealed your fate.

"Hey now, hey now, don't dream, it's over......"
Mooney

United States

#5 Aug 15, 2011
Boo hoo, they can't cope.

They continue to expect a house, a car, high paying job, name brand clothing, exotic trips-

WAKE UP! Learn to work HARD and expect delays.

These people have watched too many movies and tv shows and expect their lives to be just like what they are viewing.

american society has nutured the weak. Toughen up!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Wake Forest, NC

#6 Aug 15, 2011



Obama's Downgrade is across the board.



He SUCKS that bad.

Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#7 Aug 15, 2011
OK, OK... so we've had a few years where everyone believed all you had to do was sign your life away to the bank, get a piece of paper from some college and next thing you know you'd be living in a 10 bedroom house and driving a Porsche. Now it's time to come back to reality.

First of all, it's time to put an end to the idea that a college degree is needed for every job from light bulb changer to dog walker. College is overpriced and is beneficial only to colleges and banks. It leaves students in substantial debt of which many will never find a job comparable to what they owe.

The majority of America's young people should come out of high school with enough education and common sense to get a job. As America parents and taxpayers we should be demanding that. And employers need to go back to the days of on-the-job training, apprenticeships and "working your way up". Employee appreciation and loyalty helps build strong companies.

There are careers that require higher learning - doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. But thousands of college degrees are handed out every year that mean nothing and these students go on to either get jobs completely unassociated with their degree or they end up in debt and waiting tables.

Is the dream over? What dream? The dream of being in debt up to your eyeballs all your life? The dream of living large and losing everything when one catastrophe hits? The dream of never being satisfied?

I'm unsure when the American dream went from being having a job, a family and a place to call home to having a two-family career income of a quarter mil, a McMansion in a gated community, two Beamers in the garage, and spoiled brats that get the very best of everything.

Maybe today's young Americans are growing some brains. It's not that the dream has died; it's that they've realized there's a difference between a dream and reality. Maybe they realize the stress and anxiety and expense of so-called success isn't worth it.
sue

Hartford, CT

#8 Aug 15, 2011
Hope young people are thinking about why they voted for Obama. Just to have a black pres? Are you having fun yet kiddies?

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#10 Aug 15, 2011
you big business GOP CONS will not make Wisconsin and Ohio teachers the bad guys in this election-these people work for a living..Norway Press Secretary for Jens Stoltenberg was right about Glenda Beck and other far rightwing americans-you've reached a new low!

Norway knows how to protect their State Workers

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#11 Aug 15, 2011
TEAPARTY DOWNGRADE

Keeping the fascist right ginned up- and with rating agencies working hand in glove with corporate fascists like the Koch Brothers, it's a stacked game to remove the black man from the white house, nothing more.

“Life is Good”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#12 Aug 15, 2011
swedenforever wrote:
you big business GOP CONS will not make Wisconsin and Ohio teachers the bad guys in this election-these people work for a living..Norway Press Secretary for Jens Stoltenberg was right about Glenda Beck and other far rightwing americans-you've reached a new low!
Norway knows how to protect their State Workers
Sure, with a 65% tax rate and a military that couldn't whip Vermont.
Guitar Man

Belle Vernon, PA

#14 Aug 15, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
Thanks a million, Rethuglicans!
You and your wealth redistributors on Wall Street and in the boardrooms of America and China have sealed your fate.
"Hey now, hey now, don't dream, it's over......"
Your welcome fat one. One correction, it is Obozo who is controlling wall st via your new boyfriend Soros. Let us know if Soros can fart like Barney. We want you to be happy.
bud

Shinnston, WV

#15 Aug 15, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
Thanks a million, Rethuglicans!
You and your wealth redistributors on Wall Street and in the boardrooms of America and China have sealed your fate.
"Hey now, hey now, don't dream, it's over......"
You
have wasted another day you will never get back..And you wasted it
on what??LOL bashing others lol,,,,It has been your whole life
and never will realize, you are forgotten the second your read.

Too much waste and funny to give it a thought...You will have
lost another day on this earth for what????? Funny to waste.
stupid....Day is done, never to live it again.. a day to walk
this earth, another day amounted to nothing.....shame? your
choice....LOL

Since: Dec 07

Porter, TX

#16 Aug 15, 2011
swedenforever wrote:
you big business GOP CONS will not make Wisconsin and Ohio teachers the bad guys in this election-these people work for a living..Norway Press Secretary for Jens Stoltenberg was right about Glenda Beck and other far rightwing americans-you've reached a new low!
Norway knows how to protect their State Workers
Then move to Norway. The electorate in those states disagree with you, proved recently.

Since: Dec 07

Porter, TX

#17 Aug 15, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
TEAPARTY DOWNGRADE
Keeping the fascist right ginned up- and with rating agencies working hand in glove with corporate fascists like the Koch Brothers, it's a stacked game to remove the black man from the white house, nothing more.
Yes, the black man from the whitehouse, the white guy from president of the senate, the white guy majority leader of the senate and send pelosi back to the drug infested bay area forever.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#19 Aug 15, 2011
Caribou Barbie wrote:
Thanks a million, Rethuglicans!
You and your wealth redistributors on Wall Street and in the boardrooms of America and China have sealed your fate.
"Hey now, hey now, don't dream, it's over......"
The Democratic clowns in Washington out used the blame Bush mentality so now itís on to the Tea Party. Democrats have launched a salvo of rhetorical attacks on the Tea Party and appear determined to blame the movement for everything from the debt crisis to the miserable economy to causing what these idiots did on their own. These Liberal morons will never grow up and take responsibility for anything. If itís not one blame game, itís on to another. This is their strategy but the educated in this country are not buying it!!

Since: Dec 07

Porter, TX

#21 Aug 15, 2011
It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame! Barack Obama

Blame & Campaign! Nobama leadership!

Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#22 Aug 15, 2011
Ayreshire wrote:
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The Democratic clowns in Washington out used the blame Bush mentality so now itís on to the Tea Party. Democrats have launched a salvo of rhetorical attacks on the Tea Party and appear determined to blame the movement for everything from the debt crisis to the miserable economy to causing what these idiots did on their own. These Liberal morons will never grow up and take responsibility for anything. If itís not one blame game, itís on to another. This is their strategy but the educated in this country are not buying it!!
First of all Democrats are nuts.
Second of all Republicans are nuts.
And last but least, Tea Partiers are nuts.

Not a single one of them deserve our sympathy, respect or support and they have ALL had a hand in driving this country into the ground. Past AND present are to blame and you can't fix where you are unless you acknowledge where you've been. And for those who think 2012 is going to be a quick fix, only a fool would believe that decades of bad policies, poor judgement, and lack of leadership can be overturned depending on which political party wins. The jobs are gone, friends, and they're not coming back - EVER. They've been leaving for many years, thanks to our glorious leaders. Our money for years and years and now we're broke thanks to our glorious leaders.

If we all wanted to complain, we should have been doing it years ago. Now it's too little too late. America is what it is and go ahead and vote your silly little heads off and see how little it gets you.

If we want CHANGE in America it will have to come from US, the people, not these idiots in Washington. They've done nothing for us in the past, nothing for us currently, and they won't do anything for us in the future.
Ex-GOP Con

New York, NY

#23 Aug 15, 2011
They think it's bad now? Wait till they get the bill that the GOPTEA birthers are going to hand them simpy b/c they refuse to pay down their own debt. Instead they want to pass it on to our children coupled with spending cuts.

Sorry kids, but the "adults" in Congress don't want to pay for their spending. But you can pay it for them.

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The right HAS become deranged.
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If tax cuts create jobs....where are they?
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Vote for Term Limits for Congress!
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Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#24 Aug 15, 2011
sue wrote:
Hope young people are thinking about why they voted for Obama. Just to have a black pres? Are you having fun yet kiddies?
Exactly, thought it would be so cool and progressive.Enjoy the change you can believe in.
Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#25 Aug 15, 2011
Now he's out on the campaign trail on our dime.

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