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Everybody there's an ugly new number today on the job picture in America but it's a little bit different of a twist here.
A new analysis shows that one in five men of working age in this country.
Are not working for various reasons as a Lost Generation spends months and sometimes years.
Looking for work.
Joined now by dobbs anchor of Lou Dobbs tonight on the Fox Business Network.
Live eat you know there's a number of reasons it's not just unemployment.
You know that there's a huge number of people in prison or disabled that -- into this group or were being supported by.
The women in their lives in some cases wives mothers and parents in some cases what's going on well.
What is interesting in this Martha I think is the -- we haven't really been focusing them on the number of men who were just simply being written off by our society.
But we're not paying attention as a society to the number of young people who are being written off.
But behind these numbers and a workforce of -- 155.
What we're really saying here is that twenty million of them are.
In in artifact unemployed.
Twenty million of them all more than half of them are men.
And what does interest -- when we talk about companies looking for employees and trying to find skills.
We're talking about twice as many men dropping out of high school.
As do women in the numbers about two thirds men to a third women dropping out of -- high schools we're literally squandering.
As well as creating -- burdens -- our society.
Then there's McKinsey study that -- that that 30% of the companies if they talked to said.
Yes indeed we are actually looking for people are looking for mid level managers were looking for employees we can't seem to find the people -- you know among the unemployed.
Who can fill these jobs and to a good job -- -- -- We where have we fought off here that we have so many -- young men in this country who can't fill these jobs are -- I think that complaint Martha applies to women as well as men brought -- with the best lawyers are parkway.
Because our schools our secondary schools are not preparing and I know that.
All of the principals and teachers after all say well north because -- -- -- K through eight.
They are not preparing kids for high school for high schools are -- a lousy job in this country.
We've got Arnie Duncan as the secretary of education in this country He comes from a school system for which He had responsibility that's an utter disaster.
All we are instead of creating efficiencies and education creating productivity.
But we're still running.
At best a mid twentieth century school system.
In all of the metrics that we use to measure.
And yet we -- of lot of money -- job training programs that you know I know I guess aren't aren't working right.
Right and no one in the industrialized world spends more money per student -- we do and we can't breakthrough.
In our testing of our students we're we're -- right now.
Are you people -- unions like one administration they've -- parents.
We as a nation are not focused on discipline and I end.
What works in our educational system which remains reading writing and arithmetic those of the basic skills and apply to businesses -- less polite.
As -- to Jeb Bush talking over the weekend with Sean Hannity about this this problem and when He does having -- Florida where they basically said.
No we're not gonna have social promotion anymore we're not gonna push you from first grade -- second grade just because we don't watch and happy with your friends anymore if you can't read you have to be held back in order to get the skills because otherwise if you think is bad.
You know now that you're out with a second grade friends -- not been able to read in eighth grade ninth grade tenth grade.
In this is going on across the country the problem.
The responses and had a heck of an out when we have to say -- good going governor bush because you made people actually I'll pass themselves and to the next grade.
I mean when that becomes the standard for performance.
We are not where they -- a lot of trouble.
And and men are are being given a pass here.
By our society we've we've got to stop this this disability nonsense.
-- there is no there is no basis on earth.
For our disability programs to have risen at the rate they have over the course of the past forty years that that does not correlate to either the increase in population.
Increase in mental disabilities have brought in the population.
We've got to come to your senses.
Someone has got a -- but the real issues here and in addition and of course the death -- Exactly yeah exactly reject what the eighty million checks that Tim Geithner says go out every month which I just found absolutely astonishing and that goes to some -- what you're saying here --
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