This makes me so goddamn mad I want to strangle every stinking GOP apologist and enabler in sight. Their eight years of squandering our assets on senseless wars and special interests has driven this nation to the very edge of oblivion.
Blue Dog Democrats who subscribe to the same sick corporate agenda are no better.
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.
Those who can move back home with their parents — the so-called boomerang set — are the lucky ones. But that is not an option for those whose families have been hit hard by the economy, including Mr. Taylor, whose mother is barely scraping by while working in a laundromat. Without a stable home address, they are an elusive group that mostly couch surfs or sleeps hidden away in cars or other private places, hoping to avoid the lasting stigma of public homelessness during what they hope will be a temporary predicament.
As the father of a 22 year old senior in college, I say that we as a society have failed, failed, failed our children. We allowed this country to become the private property of a corporate class who will always put personal wealth and a war agenda ahead of the common good. And in North Carolina, it's even worse than you think. We have the same problems as every state in the nation, but a cabal of elected leaders who quite simply don't give a shit.