Another Taboo Word: Jobs

Like “God” and “Jerusalem” in the Democratic party platform (words added added to the platform only after a recent firestorm of criticism), a word barely mentioned at the Democratic Youth Council meeting at the convention was “jobs.”

The omission was striking, given the dire unemployment statistics for young Americans. In July, the unemployment rate among 16- to 24-year-olds was 17.1 percent. More than half of recent college graduates can’t find a job or are working at one for which they are overqualified, according to an Associated Press analysis in April.

But at the Wednesday session, virtually all of the speakers ignored the topic, focusing instead on college costs, health care, gay rights, and Obama’s decision to give legal status to young adults who came here illegally as children.

via Another Taboo Word: Jobs – Katrina Trinko – National Review Online.

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