New debt clock tracks a student's share of national debt
Impact of economy on young Americans
- Duration 3:42
- Date Jan 8, 2013
Impact of economy on young Americans
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Now you -- in its debt clock a billion times -- well how about this.
Debt -- to -- cleaner easier to read and that is the number each students share of the massive national debt.
Their share of the bill.
You young Americans you shot that that we'll Charlie Kirk says that's the when he wants -- -- group is trying to bring this.
To your attention from a perfect -- turning point US and found it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know -- boiled -- down to the students shared a nickel more relevant because and we had this debt clock the sixteen chilling numbers the response we get is that so abstract I don't understand it.
-- you know let's make a clock that young people can understand.
Boil it down to their share and it's 800000.
Dollars which is still above that and it's funny.
It goes up at a rate of about 815 hours that's about it goes up as much as -- wages that's if you work 24 hours you could only keep up with the rate of growth of the national debt for each student.
And what's even more concerning about it is that as a debt goes up.
Our freedom decreases and my generation is getting -- a pretty big bill -- ever even having the right to vote but your group and guys like you were free markets here right so.
A lot of young people when being.
Tend to be more liberal and many others to not care.
Right I think that young people because the education system they want to see a bigger government they think that's humane.
But what our group is trying to do we're promoting morality through -- morality -- free markets.
That opportunity society is better than a -- society president talking in terms of liberal conservative let's talk in terms of free market and more government control -- that.
Pushed on where we're actually a lot of success eyes you can see on our Twitter FaceBook we're going quickly our web sites rather unique -- this is only the first of many that clocks we're -- -- -- coming -- with a series.
But once every two weeks we're gonna have long -- long drive to work a minimum wage but if I was above minimum which has to pay off this debt and our website turning point USA dot net is really innovative and that.
But we do get resistance and the education system can be largely to blame for that.
So as it -- we don't know yourself and meeting you here that I think it was close to 70% of young people prefer the president over -- Ron.
They obviously are quite comfortable with government.
Then coming back from.
-- -- a couple reasons that you saw that number first of all I think the election was -- and social issues I think that.
There is some disservice done on the national conversation it was more about free contraceptives.
Abortion and gay marriage unfortunately that was the way it was framed for yellows for young people's rights does that resonate right but if you talk to young people -- say do you wanna have more an opportunity society -- want lower taxes and government -- and -- -- -- to think and that was not the way the election was framed.
The second of which is -- US a young person to a sort of small business or do you wanna have a society where you can be as successful as you wanna be -- briefing nine times -- -- -- You're telling me during the break and wanna give -- it was yours you're sort of a politically party by the Hudson but the what do you mean by that that that it.
What what what what are you.
I guess ourselves nonpartisan free market we wanna see a prosperous society and we think that the Republicans -- cutting it for you right and I I don't think the Democrats Republicans and answering -- like I I like ideas I don't like politicians I don't like parties like principle that's what we have two dominant ones right that's right and they're not serving -- Mean and when you do.
I think we need to educate me to make the parties even better and it's not Democrat or Republican it's been looking 2030 years.
-- the future what is the electric can look like and we can educate young people on those principles the parties will look a lot different in thirty years do you think you're gonna see some security.
No not at all and UBS that we -- to a class and not one kid raised their hand unbelievably startling kids don't think they're gonna get it.
But what is yet they prefer the party yet that says that well its interest and it's almost it's actually it is not tomorrow Charlie thank you very afraid --