Written by: Fatty Harmony on June 25, 2012 @ 5:11 pm
By Margot Roosevelt
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., 29 June (Reuters) – Edwin Megan graduated Phi Beta Kappa in political science. As a student, she had internships in local government and worked as a waitress to help pay tuition fees. It is balanced, articulate – and after a year of live hunting, a shadow desperately
“I would be happy to almost everything works,” she said recently .. “Most of the time you apply and ne` er back exercise. I am speaking in the wind.”
The 23-year-old, a bachelor’s degree from Michigan England College earned last year, has her resume posted on websites, talking to the top recruiter at a career fair and applied all for jobs as far away as Boston. . and New Oasis Truthful far she has had to interview for a secretarial job and a Christian Job Center Neither run is
Edwin is the category of voters hand Romney, the presumed Republican nominee for president, hopes to court -. the victim of a rigid economy, that the blame Romney, President Barack Obama.She lives in Lake Orion, Michigan, 16 miles from Romney childhood in Bloomfield sett country.
Nevertheless, Edwin, who voted for Obama in 2008 will not be tempted. “Am I comfortable with the route of the nation is going in?” She asks. “No, it was a mess for Obama going in. But some things are better now. Back with the Republicans would be fatal.”
In 2008 voters under 30 constituted about 17 pct of the electorate. You make twice as many votes for Obama than for McCain rooms. In a judgment secured only in part of the electorate voted for 30 candidates from the Democrats.. It was the largest gap between the generations in four decades of modern election polling
Almost four years later, it is hypothesized that rising persistently high unemployment among 20 – to 24-year-olds – 9.3 percent for The Academy graduates and 12.9 percent overall – will cause them to leave the president in November, or simply relax at home.
A Reuters / Ipsos research shows a decrease of the current graduates of all support for Obama compared to 2008, it simply shows no movement toward the GOP.If the vote were held today, 52 percent said they would for the president, and 27 percent voting for Romney. (The ballot surveyed those who graduated from four-year colleges since 2008.)
Far from it, remains aloof, said 58 percent of recent graduates Institute, they have “a lot” or “quite a lot” of interest in the upcoming presidential election. .That compares with 62 percent of the polls were four years ago
Within Michigan, cross the rustic are a number of recent initiatives plausible to strengthen Obama’s appeal to mid-twenties: his push for a slowdown in the interest burden on the government-backed loans educatee, his endorsement of gay marriage, and his offer of work permits for more than a million young undocumented immigrants.
Meanwhile, 6.6 million Americans gain advantage of a provision in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which allows them to get their parents’ insurance plans do form the age of 26 years.
Among them is Edwin, the Albion high school, whose producer is a retired deputy sheriff. She had knee surgery last year after an injury suffered in the school failed to alleviate. “I would ne` er have that on my ain, “she said.
Fallon and Facebook
Michigan has elected the Democrats in the last five presidential elections. In 2008, Obama won the state of 16 Punkten.Ungeachtet the congressional elections in 2010, the party captured the governor’s office with both houses of the legislature.
Romney’s late father, the martyr, was a former car manager, who served three terms as governor of the state. “If Michigan gives me the victory, I will be the next president of the coupled-states,” predicted the GOP candidate in this month when he fought in the state.
Hold Fast in three cities in Michigan during a five-state bus, Romney lamented the budding national shortage, adding: “It’s just wrong for my generation to spend massively” and allow “young children with massive … debt stuck. “
Polls show the president enumerate and Romney neck and neck in.
Nationally, Obama has been much more aggressive in the small courtyard generation. In April, he “slow jam” message on his college loan “Late Night with chisels Fallon,” Fallon joked with smooth wind and lost. The video of the performance broke from 5.7 A million views.
touring campus, called on Obama to tweet student members of Congress. on the loan educatee mouth with the hashtag # DontDoubleMyRate his Twitter has 17 million following Food – from over 590,000 in the vicinity of Romney’s Facebook page has 27 million subscribers, Romney has 2 million ..
unhappy, do not despair
The president’s strategy is not the fact that overall graduates unhappy with the status quo will be changed. In the Reuters / Ipsos poll said 54 percent of the land is next to the wrong path.
, which does not aim, they are desperate. Sixty percent of Americans say “can still live the American dream.” Only 17 pct think they will be less successful than their parents.
“I was really excited when Obama won,” said Joe Zmudczynski, a 2011 graduate of Ferris State University, Michigan. “Now he is my favorite.It’s not like your fingers and everything can engage larger. “
Zmudczynski who studied in sports management, moved to Arizona after graduation for a sales job with a chain of gyms, only to discover that he couldn ‘t make ends meet up to 100 percent commission “It makes me want to fail”, even working 80 hours per week. He returned to Michigan to live with his parents in February and has an insight, a new position.
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And yet, he sees hopeful signs. ” In 2008, with the foreclosures, there were signs everywhere for sale, “said Zmudczynski.”Now, Michigan is to drehen.Meine siblings bought homes recently and got good deals. Unemployment is not as bad as it was”
on the mend
MI has been hard hit by the recession affected: .. Unemployment unwell in 2009 at 14.8 percent, today it is up to 8.5 percent, slightly before the national average, an improvement that could work in Obama’s favor.
To ensure City to dismiss the preparation of thousands of workers will be built, more than in fiscal and political chaos sink. Overall, however, public finances are on the mend.Gratitude to a sales boost, officials agreed last month to pay to walk on the roads, schools and welfare to adopt out as a small consumption tax cut.
Most importantly, the auto industry, past an extract from national resources will be worn again roared to life. The Obama campaign does not miss an opportunity to inform Rust Belt voters that the President of the 2009 bailout of Chrysler and General Motors confirmed -. And “Let Detroit go bankrupt,” Romney does not
In a 2008 New York Times commentary under the headline, Romney argued that companies should go through bankruptcy without government help.The candidate has been called since the machine Bailout “capitalism of nepotism on a grand scale”, which rewards “union bosses.”
During his bus tour, as Romney campaigned near Lake Michigan, a plane overhead, driving “go bankrupt and let Detroit.” with a banner reading “Is it Mitt?”
“very, very stressful”
in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, was crowded with hundreds of job seekers a current Career Fair. Colourful displays advertised openings to Prudential Insurance, River Products The National Aerial Sentinel, Value City fixtures, and huge Boy restaurants.Some of the paid orders booked were just stripped of profit or commission.
Henri Daniel, a 2010 graduate of Wayne State University, who studied in Human Resource Management, spoke to 30 recruiters on this day. Cardinal asked for his survey, but no one was interested then.
“I’ve been with about 16 job fairs,” he said. “You dawdle in series six and society by the time to raise you to the front, six people are behind you. It’s very, very stressful.”
The son of an auto mechanic and a florist, Henri is the hole in his family to visit the body.It took nine years to his final rose machen.Er classes at night, worked day in a shop that changed when Major “Accounting does not resonate with me” and at one point out of being born in 18 months if helium ran out of money.
Henri voted for Obama in 2008 is simply a draw this year. “The economy is the main problem. I identify with Romney because he is a businessman. I just want to just start drawing up some money myself.”
On the other hand, he praised the president for “charisma,” he said, “did a good job with (Osama) container store,” adding: “It’s important.That he was getting an erection student loans “
With college debt of $ 25,000, is Henri’s true for Hochschulabsolventen.Die average costs of some exoteric and private universities has doubled in a lot of Cardinal decades. Today, 94 percent of borrow to pay for a better childhood – - students, up from 45 pct in 1993, Nationwide, credit student loans top $ 1 trillion -. more than credit card debt
Obama takes respect for the doubling of the number of students with receive low-income Pell Grants to 9 a million, since 2008 .. He also drove through Congress a tax credit of up to 2$ 500 in tuition fees Comfort period, capped payments for borrowers upstart and ended subsidies to middlemen lenders.
This spring, a flat Republicans closed the President’s proposal to freeze the educatee loan zing charge, his case focuses on the question. “Michelle and I, we have been in your situation,” Obama told a University of North Carolina, set in April. “We did not come from wealthy families …. We will pay Lone done from our student loan about eight years ago.”
Mention offered a sharp contrast with Romney, a former private equity manager with a net worth of more than $ 200 million. The GOP candidate had before,” the government demand for student loans Business “and” tax-payer for people who want to turn to college support. “
However, Romney quickly put the car in gear and said that he also criticized favorite from freezing. The rate was planned to double , to 6.8 percent on July 1, which would have cost seven million borrowers, on average $ 1,000 per year.
Later on Wednesday reached congressional leaders saying how the $ 6 billion annually to finance the price freeze rate stripes, the intention of it by both the House and the Senate before the 4th Bay in July.
underpaid and underemployed
In Michigan, the Obama campaign is made up of Romney in the base to organize, but has yet to club compress the air. Meanwhile, interest groups have carried out more than $ 6 million to stirred an anti-Obama commercials on television in the state since Festzug.Ein spot a mother whose adult children have shows within her. “Obama added almost 16th$ 000 in debt for every American, “she says.” How will my children that pay off if they did not even brain waves-jobs? “
Charrie McFadden, a 2011 graduate of Oakland University, Detroit al fresco can be identified with the message, A biology-star, she also made the rounds at the Rochester Hills unbiased job How many is that they are underemployed.. In the hope of a mission in the medical pen to find, it has part-time work at a clothing store. After college, she moved back near their parents.
McFadden recent two-week salary was $ 191.”I spent about $ 60 to grind back and know, and another $ 55 in addition to car insurance and other insurance and $ 70 on my phone mouth,” she said. “I can not afford to look to pay rent, let alone utilities, or silage … I feel people down element me.”
McFadden, 24, is an evangelical faith that McCain supported in 2008 and expects all vote for Romney, partly because he is strongly anti-abortion, she said. “Republicans are for the middle class,” she added another. “The Democrats have to help people from poor UN agency dont much more active for them.”
McFadden, in their capacity as Conservative group in the current graduates are in demand were Unterzahl.Nach which party best serves the needs of young Americans, they cited the Democrats over Republicans by 50 percent to 17 percent.
Edwin, the Albion College graduate, she quotes “pro-choice” stance on abortion, along with funding for public schools to exploit gay rights and Iraq agree to the war as reasons at all for Obama. “I’m a social issue voters, “she said.
, you must have, that we take them to the polls on 6 November.(Writing by Lee Aitken, Douglas Monarchs and Prudence Crowther) Copyright 2012 Thomson Reuters. Click here for restrictions.
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