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Youth Misery Index at all-time high, probably because of the Republicans

Judging by the smiles of Pajama Boy, the Brosurance bros, the Healthcare.gov lady, and all the other twentysomethings whose faces have been used in pro-government propaganda recently, this must be the best time in the history of America to be a young person.

Too bad those right-wingers keep ruining everything with their math and numbers and stuff. Jennifer Kabbany, The College Fix:

A Youth Misery Index that measures young Americans’ woes has skyrocketed under President Barack Obama and hit an all-time high.

The index, released Wednesday, was calculated by adding youth unemployment and average college loan debt figures with each person’s share of the national debt. While it has steadily grown over the decades, under Obama the figure has shot up dramatically, from 83.5 in 2009 to 98.6 in 2013…

In 2012 it was 95.1, and the year before that 90.6. When Obama first took office in 2009, it was 83.5.

When President George Bush left office in 2008 – the index was 69.3.

Yeah, b-b-but… Big Bird! Binders full of women!! Romney put his dog on top of his car!!!

You got what you wanted, kids. Enjoy.