Big Government Traps Young Americans

Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 09:29 AM

By Ernest Istook

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Those in their 20s are being stuck with dead-end jobs and shrinking incomes, thanks to federal policies that supposedly were going to help them, like Obamacare.
 
Your friends and family in their 20s have big problems: They’re likely to be young, well-educated, and under-employed, or unemployed.
 
About a third of Americans in their 20s are in hourly wage jobs — if they have jobs. They’re likely to have a college education, but be stuck in jobs that don’t require it. Store clerks, restaurant workers, clerical workers, even nannies are examples of this underemployment.
 
In the name of helping, government has made things worse. For example, America’s largest movie chain has cut back most workers to under 30 hours a week. Above that, Obamacare would require the theaters to pay thousands more per worker each year.
 
Young people are trapped by federal policies that over-regulate the economy, hurt job creation, and push workers into part-time instead of full-time. Then we’re told we need a bigger government safety net, to handle the damage caused by government that is too big already.
 
Conservatives need to help those in their 20s understand that big government is holding them back from their goals in life.
 
Former Congressman Ernest Istook is now a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation and hosts the “Istook Live!” talk radio show from 9 am to noon, Monday thru Friday. It can be heard everywhere via www.istook.com. Read more reports from Ernest Istook — Click Here Now.
 

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