If you are under age 30, gee thanks.
Your demographic voted 2-1 for Barack Obama. It was the largest demographic margin he had. Had the under 30 vote split evenly, Obama would not have had a second term.
Do you have any idea what is in store for America and you? You may not like it.
As a baby boomer, I have to laugh at what you have done. I have lived long enough to understand a few things. If you are under 30, you may not yet have realized the old truism, “the older I get, the smarter my parents got.”
When I was 21, we were faced with a President almost as bad as Barack Obama. His name was Jimmy Carter. My first vote for President helped to send him packing. Of course the Republicans nominated Ronald Reagan. This year, the GOP offered you Mitt Romney.
As bad as Romney was, Obama was worse.
There is an old saying, “you have sown the wind. Now you will reap the whirlwind.”
Democrat policies are going to make your generation the first generation in American history that will not be better of than their parents.
The left has pushed student loans as a method of financing your college. By taking all market controls out of the loan process, not only has it allowed massive inflation in the education sector which is driving the cost of your education beyond any reasonable point of return, it is also making it possible for students and banks to make insanely stupid decisions.
You can currently borrow $200,000 to get a degree that will net you a job that will pay you only $30,000 a year. Sure you can go spend $150,000 to get a degree in feminist studies at some Ivy League college but where the hell are you going to work?
On a Starbucks salary, you are not even going to be able to pay the interest, let alone the principle. Thanks to another “rock star” Democrat President, under most circumstances, you cannot discharge student loans in bankruptcy.
So as you enter your career, thanks to Democrat policies, you will be saddled with massive debt. What little you make from your entry-level job is going to have to cover your expenses plus you will have to make some kind of payments on those loans.
Do you need or want a new car? Forget it. Your credit will be destroyed. Save for a new car? Good luck. Your next car will probably be a previously exploded 1976 Ford Pinto.
Most people my age bought their first house in their twenties. Thanks to not only the student loan debacle but also the housing bubble that was brought about by Barack Obama’s party, you will be lucky if you are able to buy your first house in your forties.
During the campaign, Paul Ryan made a great quote about kids still living with their parents at age 26. Forget 26, how about 36 or even 46?
Thanks to the provisions of Obamacare, many companies are slashing their employees’ hours so they are now part-time employees. The new future for many of you will be putting together several part time jobs just so you can make ends meet. If you are among the lucky few who have a high demand job, you will possibly be able to get ahead. You will get the forty-hour work week, the insurance and the other benefits. For a majority of you, that will not be happening.
Like living with Mom and Dad? Let’s hope Mom and Dad have room for you. Multi generational housing in many cases is going to become the new norm. If you get married, it won’t be just a matter of will he or she say yes. It will also be, does Mom and Dad mind if you and your new spouse live with them.
Do you want to start a family? Again, it will become more of a family decision than just a decision between the two of you.
Obama’s latest plan is the one that really makes me laugh at you. You see, if you are under 30, congratulations. You just became my generation’s cash cow.
The Obama Regime wants to nationalize Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA’s) and replace them with a government sponsored retirement plan.
Given how well Social Security and Medicare have been run, you should be terrified.
The leading edge of the baby boom generation turned 66 this year. The trailing edge will turn 50 next year. There are more of us and we vote in greater numbers than you.
Democracy’s great Achilles heel is that sooner or later the people discover they can vote themselves benefits from the Treasury. Unfortunately this spells the beginning of the end for Democracy.
When we boomers start getting this government retirement system, do you know what is going to happen? Politicians already recognize the value of our votes. Every two years, they are going to come to us and promise us more and more lavish retirement benefits. All we have to do is vote for them.
An overwhelming majority will.
And every two years, we will be treated to the commercials claiming the Republicans are going to throw old people off the cliff. The Democrats always like to claim that Republicans are going to leave old people on the streets to starve and freeze. Why do they do that? Because that kind of advertising works.
So there will be an ever-growing government pension entitlement that someone will have to pay for. Since the people drawing the retirement won’t be working, guess who that leaves?
The baby boomers are a unique generation. We are taking better care of ourselves. Our “youth” is lasting longer than previous generations. We will smash life expectancy records.
In his book, Physics of the Future, renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku predicts that we are just a couple of decades away from some great medical breakthroughs that could extend life expectancies by decades.
If you are under thirty now, you could be in your seventies and still paying for us baby boomers.
This is what you got by reelecting Barack Obama.
There is an old saying, “you get the government you deserve.”
In this case, that saying has never been truer.
Well then let's say 25 years of age and a Test to see if they understand what type of GOVERNMENT WE the PEOPLE have? If you fail no VOTING for them.
When the Constitution was written, only white male property owners (about 10 to 16 percent of the nation's population) had the vote. Those who really had "skin in the game".
That was a bit draconian, perhaps.....
But that the half who pay no Federal income tax have a say in the amounts distributed to them makes no sense either!
Both Literacy and age 21 requirements were dropped in about 1970. There has to be a happy medium somewhere.
Some might say that many who vote today should not be permitted to vote...and that would include dead people as well.
Reinstate literacy requirements. But I can just hear the outcry from Democrats on that one.
Disallowing the dead, those who are illegal and so on might be considered draconian measures today.
I've always liked "“If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.” - Winston Churchill
Great idea but it'll never fly. They throw conniption fits over having to prove their identity in order to vote, how do you think they'll react if they're required to prove their intelligence?
At the time the battle to change the voting age was taking place, the statistic was that average Americans didn't cast their first vote until they were 26 YO.
The battle cry was, "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote. It made no difference that the characteristic sought in a fighting man and that sought in a voter are diametrically opposite.
The last time I saw that statistic, some 20 or 30 tears ago it was still around 26YO.
But thanks to Progressives taking over our colleges and universities and increased attendance at these institutions, the statistic has probably fallen.
I kinda like Robert Heinlein's hypothesis, in Starship Troopers (the book, not that piece of crap distortion commiewood put out):
Only those willing to serve & sacrifice, for their country, can vote.
You don't want to vote? No problem, you just have no say in government.
You want to vote? You do military service.
You want to do service? The government MUST let you.
You are disabled? The government MUST provide you with some form of, useful & meaningful, service to do.
It would never fly (unless they piss off enough vets who take over - grin) but it's fun daydreaming.
When you factor in that many if not most of the faux "journalists" who apparently are some of the primary sources of information used by Gen X and the millenial generation are themselves severe cases of arrested adolescence who thrive by spreading bullwash, the kids don't have even a long shot at possessing good, actionable information and exhibiting sound critical reasoning.
As a note: I remember reading an article that was supposedly written by a psychology professor that stated that typically the parts of the human brain that were most important to sound judgement and good critical reasoning reached their mature growth at age 28 to 30. I just searched on line for the article but couldn't find it.
I read an article several years ago that said the brain does not reach its full maturity until age 40. I believe it.
I wouldn't argue for an instant!
It also said the males of our species lag behind the females! :)
In fact I voted at 17 in the primary because the law stated that you if you were 18 before the general election you could vote in the primary under the law in Kentucky. This was before the passage of the 26th amendment granting 18 years the right to vote.