Youth Misery Index Hits A Record High
Is "coolness" still enough?
The 'Youth Misery Index' that combines unemployment, student loan debt and national debt to determine how bad off younger voters are has reached a record high, prompting a new conservative campaign to dump President Obama, or "B.O.," because his policies stink for kids.
American Majority Action told Secrets Monday that they are inaugurating a new effort--Students Against Barack Obama--with a web ad titled "Want Jobs? Fire Obama!" The grim ad features the line, "Say no to B.O. in 2012" and displays the economic plight younger Americans face.
The effort follows the historic surge in the Youth Misery Index. Under Obama, it has jumped 26 percent and now stands at 95.1. The index, developed by the conservative Young America's Foundation, adds together federal statistics on youth unemployment, now 16.8 percent, average student loan debt, which now stands at $28,600, and national debt per person, at $49,700, to determine the index. They provided Secrets with the new index Monday.