Hey dunrunnin2, here's a fact you can't be runnin away from.
Young people are losers in this economy.
The employment rate and wages are staying still for older Americans. It's falling and crashing for young Americans (under 30).
They (we) mostly have no car/house assets, so QE does not help us one iota. They (we) have no work experience, so we will never be hired.
Don't say there's NO WORK. I know a 20 year old kid, he finished high school a few years back and then took some computer course at a community college (I think he's doing data base management) and he got his first job straight after his course and is pulling in 70k a year so don't go saying there's no work out there. There's no work if you go to university and get an English degree but if you do something practical then you can get a very good job. There's no excuse for whining.
1) Who wants to train or invest in workers when they can hire older workers instead and spend the company's cash (essentially) on options?
2) Not everyone is heavily invested in the stock market. Many invested in bonds, cash, or gold cannot retire and are forced to continue to work to the detriment of those trying to enter the labor force.