FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 29, 2014
Beverly LaHaye Institute Releases May 2014 Data Digest Documenting Unemployment Rate Among Young U.S. Women
Dr. Janice Crouse: “Unemployment among young American women is the real threat behind the ‘War on Women’ Smokescreen”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI), the research think-tank of Concerned Women for America, has released data showing the trajectory of unemployment among America’s young women.
Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Executive Director and Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute, presents the graph below in Volume XIV, Number 2 of the Beverly LaHaye Institute Data Digest:
To view the May 2014 Data Digest, click here.
Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse addressed the chart’s sobering data:
“Those who question whether supplying young women with free contraceptives and government-subsidized abortions should be a function of the federal government — right along with providing for the national defense and regulating commerce — are attacked by the left and accused of waging a “war on women,” with Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Nancy Pelosi (D-California) leading the charge and the media providing exposure.
“Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the United States, in a mind boggling, maddening irony, claimed: ‘The Democrats’ economic agenda unleashes the full potential of America’s women into our society, energizing our economy, and strengthening the middle class — the backbone of our democracy.’
“Why do politicians and the left-leaning media want to shift the public’s focus to this phony issue? Could it be because today there are millions of young women — a large number of whom have a crushing burden of debt acquired getting a college education that was supposed to be a ticket to a job and a place in the middle class — who are not employed and have no way to escape their debt? In large part, this is because the hundreds of billions in federal spending have ended up being a boondoggle to buy votes from special interest groups rather than an actual stimulus program. Politicians and the media, nevertheless, effectively keep the focus on an imaginary ‘war on women’ instead of the left’s ineptitude and corruption.
“Clearly, the threat to an entire generation of young women today is not access to affordable contraception, but an executive branch whose every policy seems bent on discouraging job creation and whose irrational regulations put everything from toads to turtles ahead of human needs, by its failure to grant permission for projects such as the Keystone Pipeline, and lawsuits brought by the Justice and Labor Departments.”
If you would like an interview with Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, please contact Alison Howard at [email protected] or 202-266-4816.
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