It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

When this country's healthy

page: 1
13

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 07:03 AM
link   
When this country is healthy
McDonalds will be teenagers and retirees and some moms with a few hours to kill.... not people trying to survive.
When this country is healthy
Lawn crews will be young people earning some money while they are off of school for the summer.... so they can have some of the finer
things in life.
When this country is healthy
Getting a job after high school,starting a family and living a respectable life.......is a real and honorable way to escape poverty with dignity and pride.
When this country is healthy
Made in USA is written on more things....... than Made in China.

Today's young people have had their birth right taken from them and then told it never existed. They never had the paper route that led to the job at some local business.... that payed for dating and that first car.
So many wonderful options used to be available to kids so that they had the resources to enjoy themselves and turn 18yo and get a "real job" or continuing their education...... it was just the natural order of things.
All these young people protesting, they know something is wrong but they have been given selective information. They are the result of our decades of inaction as we sat by watching the walls crumbling around us, when we should have been out on the streets making our voices herd long ago.
I hope Mr.Trump is able to bring back some of the things that made being "Young in America" the stuff worthy of movies. .... be it American Graffiti or Fast Times at Ridgemont High......Being an American Teenager was the envy of kids around the world...... not an emotional wreck seen on a TV screen




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 07:53 AM
link   
a reply to: Zimnydran

It's hard to have lawn crews of young Americans when the suggestion of maintaining a border makes one a racist.

It's hard to keep those high school jobs (like supermarket cashier as I had as one of my high school jobs) when everyone is b-tching and moaning about $15/hour.

All that being said, and regardless of the precarious situation they may find themselves in.... The idiot kids protesting over fill-in-the-blank are idiots.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 08:01 AM
link   

originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: Zimnydran

It's hard to have lawn crews of young Americans when the suggestion of maintaining a border makes one a racist.

It's hard to keep those high school jobs (like supermarket cashier as I had as one of my high school jobs) when everyone is b-tching and moaning about $15/hour.

All that being said, and regardless of the precarious situation they may find themselves in.... The idiot kids protesting over fill-in-the-blank are idiots.



I hear ya...... but thats because now those jobs are filled up with people trying to survive..... and not just make a couple bucks for the weekend.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 08:07 AM
link   

originally posted by: Zimnydran

originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: Zimnydran

It's hard to have lawn crews of young Americans when the suggestion of maintaining a border makes one a racist.

It's hard to keep those high school jobs (like supermarket cashier as I had as one of my high school jobs) when everyone is b-tching and moaning about $15/hour.

All that being said, and regardless of the precarious situation they may find themselves in.... The idiot kids protesting over fill-in-the-blank are idiots.



I hear ya...... but thats because now those jobs are filled up with people trying to survive..... and not just make a couple bucks for the weekend.


The key word is "now."

As an example, how many years have some people been screaming about our borders? We are reaping what we sowed (as you indicated in your OP).

We can't go back in time but we HAVE TO stop the bleeding.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 09:06 AM
link   

originally posted by: Zimnydran

originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: Zimnydran

It's hard to have lawn crews of young Americans when the suggestion of maintaining a border makes one a racist.

It's hard to keep those high school jobs (like supermarket cashier as I had as one of my high school jobs) when everyone is b-tching and moaning about $15/hour.

All that being said, and regardless of the precarious situation they may find themselves in.... The idiot kids protesting over fill-in-the-blank are idiots.



I hear ya...... but thats because now those jobs are filled up with people trying to survive..... and not just make a couple bucks for the weekend.



But we keep getting told the economy is doing great.
Most of us know better.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 09:18 AM
link   
If you would to reminisce a better time in the U.S.A., study a bit of history...

Learn what it was the founders of this country were actually going to war against when they risked absolutely everything to fight against...What?.

It was several things, the same things that are driving everyone and everything into the dirt right now.

If the power went off, the beer got warm and the food spoiled, and the TV's didn't work anymore...

...A lot of people may just figure out whats going on AGAIN, being forced to actually think and do for themselves.

It has nothing to do with any of those stupid movies from TV.

Those are all fantasies.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 09:37 AM
link   
a reply to: Zimnydran

you make a great point, young adults today don`t know what a good economy looks like because they have never lived in one.
When trump talks about making America great again a lot young people think he is just some crazy old guy talking about a fantasy utopian society that never existed.
It wasn`t so long ago that America actually was a pretty great place to live and to work.
we may never be able to bring that America back or even bring back some of it,but if we don`t at least try to the alternative isn`t very pleasant.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 09:53 AM
link   
a reply to: Zimnydran


Lawn crews will be young people earning some money while they are off of school for the summer.... so they can have some of the finer
things in life.

Absolutely, this is how it was, this is how it should be.

The corporate structure would never allow us to return to those times. They have inspired our demise by taking even this little opportunity to earn some money on the side away.

Even now as I speak I am frustrated by my recent attempt to register to sell at a local flea market, who does not accept fees at the gate (you have to pre register by mail, pre assigned selling stall, "rain or shine", no refunds).

I have to fill out a form including my home address, copy of drivers license, resale permit number, 30 dollar check or money order and I am not allowed in after 7:30 or out before 2:30. Items for sale must be listed.

Are you friggin kidding me?



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 10:27 AM
link   
So true about those starter jobs. Some people in my HS class took jobs at Burger King, McD's, or other service industry places, while people like myself who like working outside, took jobs cutting grass or construction. Not a single one of us expected that these jobs would be a career....

These are supposed to be entry level, to show you have responsibility to show up for work, do a good job and are not an idiot. They are stepping stones. Now, in today's economy, they are jobs people count on to survive. So sad to see how far we have fallen.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 10:33 AM
link   


But we keep getting told the economy is doing great. Most of us know better.


Yeah, I have to lol every time some one tries to do mental gymnastics to tell me how good the economy is doing. All I have to do is go to Walmart, or Target and see how many people I know work there that have advanced degrees and can't find any work because their jobs were outsourced.


edit on am1212201616America/Chicago10p10am by annoyedpharmacist because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 11:36 AM
link   


It wasn`t so long ago that America actually was a pretty great place to live and to work


You mean the Clinton administration?



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 12:35 PM
link   
a reply to: CB328

Yep Clinton was riding high on the residual of ronny.



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:13 PM
link   

originally posted by: annoyedpharmacist



But we keep getting told the economy is doing great. Most of us know better.


Yeah, I have to lol every time some one tries to do mental gymnastics to tell me how good the economy is doing. All I have to do is go to Walmart, or Target and see how many people I know work there that have advanced degrees and can't find any work because their jobs were outsourced.

Your reply speaks volumes that you cannot see. You see people in mundane jobs with advanced degrees. So to address that you must look on the reason. Teenagers have been conditioned to either get a well payed job or go to university. But what you don't see when going to university(which a vast majority of young people do) just because they can't get a decent job they fall into the BS of the education people and the fairy tale lives that their parent seem to think will come with a degree and even better with an advanced degree.
It very, very rarely happens. This happens time and time again. In a nutshell, you get 1000 people with advanced degrees in nuclear physics yet there are only 5 jobs for nuclear physics. So what do the other 9995 people do. They've just wasted 4 , 5 or 6 years of their lives for nothing. Do you get it now.
It's the same for any degree you want to mention. There are only so many positions to be filled yet still teenagers are pushed into what they think is a golden opportunity, many with fantastic degrees, yet get nowhere so the degree paper is only worth wiping your backside on.
Yes, it's great news for the government to brag about having a highly educated population but if that education can't be used it's of absolutely no use.
To give all you people a heads up a healthy vibrant economy can have nothing to do with a highly educated populace.



posted on Dec, 11 2016 @ 12:39 AM
link   
"Sorry, Young People: You Probably Won’t Make as Much as Your Parents Did"


About half of 30-year-olds won’t make as much money as their parents did at the same age, a new study has found.

That’s a substantial decline from nearly 50 years ago: While in 1970s, 92% of American 30-year-olds earned more than their parents did when they were young, that figure fell to 51% by 2014.

Source from the study-see here



The fading of the American Dream is not immutable. There are cities throughout America — such as Salt Lake City and Minneapolis — where children's chances of moving up out of poverty remain high. Cities with high levels of upward mobility tend to have five characteristics: lower levels of residential segregation, a larger middle class, stronger families, greater social capital, and higher quality public schools.

Quote from the study page



new topics

top topics



 
13

log in

join