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It's also -- hit that this country needs to be worried about as well to weigh in on that former democratic senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota.
I it's very easy -- dismissed.
Those figures and say.
And we're not gonna ever have -- more than what you six out of ten young people -- employed in this country like.
This situation is increased senator.
But if you add back in our youth unemployment right now it's a little more than 16%.
BP had backed the one and a half million young people who have dropped out of the workforce.
That unemployment rate is closer to 25%.
So one out of every -- war.
Of those young people in this country are unemployed.
How do you fix it.
And by the way some of them coming out of college are taking jobs.
You know at a McDonald's that this is taking a job to get a job and then living at home so we do have a problem here I've recently been in Spain and a couple other European countries and in a very serious problem but it's not as if it doesn't exist here.
I I was on -- and -- in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the last two weeks.
You know summer youth jobs programs are being cut this ignorant policy called sequestration.
You know it cuts the important programs along with the most wasteful programs.
-- -- we you know we have to have a plan to reach out to kids in this country to say we -- -- help you find a job get your work.
But the jobs out there what's the point of that and sequestration I would argue.
It might be and in your view it's a problem but a short term problem because this situation that Europe is staring out right now.
It -- been decades in the making.
And if -- read a lot of research done on that many of -- many of the issues pointed to by economists are.
Over over burdensome regulation and Europe entitlements and taxes that drive onto -- doors to other countries you look at those three things.
Their problems in this country that we're not dealing with as well.
That while the most significant issue affecting all of this in this country and Europe is the deepest economic trough in several decades.
Many decades in fact so that has a huge impact and whether young people or others are going to be able to find a job in the job market but I you know I still think that day.
The youth employment jobs programs are important and I think congress should take a look at that.
And I get that -- would reiterate I think this sequestration is an unbelievably ignorant and cutting programs that are.
Very helpful to these kids coming out of school now and would love to go to work and one of these programs -- for the summer.
But the president's been in office for more than four years why isn't the economy growing faster why isn't -- -- jobs picture better.
So it is growing and you know that that the money they're going to faster I yeah I don't mind.
All of us preferred grow faster about the -- that might -- took over with us 700000.
Jobs in that month -- -- took over pretty deep -- but.
All of us wish and hope that this economy or rev up.
And begin the producing the jobs in the previous speakers -- program are right this this depends on our ability to get this economy moving.
Which will create the expansion in the economic opportunity for all Americans.
Senator good to see -- -- well have a terrific weekend senator Byron Dorgan are.
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