Interesting that you put this article up instead of addressing the new health care bill. I assume you are voting with party lines instead of the best interest your constituents. I wonder how you would vote if they got rid of your health care package?
A summer job is the least of my worries right now. I have a son with asthma and food out outdoor allergies. He requires access to an epi pen and monthly maintenance to keep his asthma controlled. I have another son who is disable who, as of now, has insurance under his father (thanks to Obamacare coverage law) but once he reaches a certain age then what if YOU and others in senate cut medicaid from him, the elderly, children, and veterans? These are the majority of the people who would die without it. They don't have time to think about a summer job when worried about survival right now.
Too many Federal laws, Senator, keep those under 16 holding employment. Can't you do something to relax those laws so a 13, 14 or 15 year old can get a job?
A lot of stupid comments on here. Read his book "The Vanishing American Adult" and you'll know what he's talking about. If we don't raise our children to be hard working, responsible adults, they'll turn out like a lot of you, narrow-minded & self-centered.
Summer jobs are good. I'm concerned by the view of farming. While there is a need for some manual labor, are you going to send some inexperienced person out with an expensive tractor and a PTO that could kill them if they aren't aware and careful? I think the writer describes farms that aren't like the ones I know in Nebraska.
As we are debating whether to take health insurance away from 22 billion people or more, it seems that summer jobs for teens may be down a few notches on most peoples' priority list. As we now are experiencing "government by tweet" and now find that it is too expensive to continue including transgender people in our military completely reversing military experience, it seems far far down the list of priority for teen summer jobs to be included on one's priority. But it is a nice distraction. Plus it does give the illusion of a parent who cares about responsibility without having to display responsibility in their own life. (hint hint)
I love the idea of voluntary work - we should encourage it! But the idea of mandatory national service (servitude, a 100% tax on a person's life for a year) is a horrible idea.
I really appreciate the back-to-basics approach to America's workforce readiness challenges. Farming, like carpentry and plumbing, is a trade that can be a lifelong career (or at least a passion project) for enterprising individuals. The formalized incentives are not necessary. Admittedly, competitive wages for the hard work really would go a long way toward building the workforce. Even here, though, when one earns the know-how to run a successful farming operation they become a job creator with more skin in the game.
We should have inmates pick the fruits and vegetables at a lesser price than illegal immigrants with the proceeds they do earn going back to the prison system, and them earning a small stipend.
This Nebraska servant by election to our highest body of nation service will NOT answer any or all of your comments. I, will attest. Zero for zero. Vote these Washington bureaucrats OUT! You will see or hear nothing from them that takes action on healthcare insurance or tax reform. They are drinking tea or whiskey from the veranda. WE are slugging it out. Despicable. Vote these, totally unresponsive, totally unable to respond in ANY form to their constituents who voted them in. Question? Have you heard a peep from Ben Sasse???????????????????????????????????