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Do you think that 2011 will be a good year for America's middle class? Well, you might not be so optimistic after you read the 30 statistics posted [in the source article above]. The truth is that 2011 is going to be another crappy year for America's middle class, and there is not a whole lot that you or I can do about it. Sadly, what we are facing as a nation is not just a short-term economic downturn.
In 2010, education funds have been cut as tuition has risen, and youth unemployment levels neared 20%. The economy is tough for many, but young people face sobering statistics. Unemployment under 30 is at its highest rate since records started to be kept, 60 years ago.
Originally posted by Mak Manto
I'm sorry, but I can't get gloomy...
For being 22 years old, my generation has had one # stain after another...
Two perpetual wars, one soon enough lasting a decade, an entire economy crumbling, tearing away more of our liberties...
And yet I'm able to believe it's going to get better. So, I say for ATS, don't give up hope. I know many may say that hope is something ridiculous to hold onto in such a time, but I say believe in it. BELIEVE a better day can come. Push hard for it. Don't just think it might be true.
I'm pushing myself to get through college, to go into something that I could spend the rest of my life enjoying as a career.
It's not easy, no, but being angry and despairing is not anything that can or will help.