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Why Are Young Americans Supportive of Obama When His Policies Are So Bad for Them?
Townhall.com ^ | April 7. 2013 | Daniel J. MItchel

Posted on 04/07/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT by Kaslin

Young people voted for Obama in overwhelming numbers, but the question is why?

As I explain in this interview for Blaze TV, they are being hurt by his policies.

It’s not just that youth unemployment is high. Obama’s policies also are hurting those who found jobs. Simply stated, these “lucky” folks are getting below-average pay.

Dan Mitchell Warning that Young People Are Most Hurt by Obamanomics

Some of you may think I’m clutching at straws because I don’t like Obama, but perhaps you’ll believe the man who formerly served as the Chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Here’s some of what Austin Goolsbee wrote several years ago for the New York Times.

…starting at the bottom is a recipe for being underpaid for a long time to come. Graduates’ first jobs have an inordinate impact on their career path and their “future income stream,” as economists refer to a person’s earnings over a lifetime. The importance of that first job for future success also means that graduates remain highly dependent on the random fluctuations of the economy, which can play a crucial role in the quality of jobs available when they get out of school.

Goolsbee cites some research based on the career paths of Stanford MBAs.

Consider the evidence uncovered by Paul Oyer, a Stanford Business School economist… He found that the performance of the stock market in the two years the students were in business school played a major role in whether they took an investment banking job upon graduating and, because such jobs pay extremely well, upon the average salary of the class. That is no surprise. The startling thing about the data was his finding that the relative income differences among classes remained, even as much as 20 years later.

He also reports on what other scholars found for regular college students.

Dr. Oyer’s findings hold for more than just high-end M.B.A. students on Wall Street. They are also true for college students. A recent study, by the economists Philip Oreopoulos, Till Von Wachter and Andrew Heisz…finds that the setback in earnings for college students who graduate in a recession stays with them for the next 10 years. These data confirm that people essentially cannot close the wage gap by working their way up the company hierarchy. While they may work their way up, the people who started above them do, too. They don’t catch up.

Now think about today’s young people. They’re buried in debt, thanks to government programs that have caused a third-party payer crisis. Yet they are having a hard time finding jobs because Obama’s policies are stunting the economy’s performance.

And even if they do find a job, the research suggests they will get paid less. Not just today, but for the foreseeable future.

Yet they gush over Obama. Go figure.

P.S. Goolsbee’s recent columns have been less impressive, perhaps because he feels the need to defend Obama.

P.P.S. I’m not suggesting that young people should have gushed over McCain or Romney. Just that they should view almost all politicians with disdain.

P.P.P.S. I also say in the interview that the government should get out of the housing business – both on the spending side of the budget and the revenue side of the budget. And it goes without saying that I also explain the need to reduce the burden of government spending.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
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1 posted on 04/07/2013 6:15:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

2 posted on 04/07/2013 6:17:16 AM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Kaslin

1. Because young people are stupid or
2. They have been brainwashed by the public edumacational system.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 6:17:36 AM PDT by FerociousRabbit
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To: Kaslin

Two words:

Public. Schools.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 6:18:20 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Kaslin

A very simple answer:

PARENTAL FAILURE!


5 posted on 04/07/2013 6:19:36 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Kaslin

Beause. They. Are. Stupid.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 6:21:07 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: unixfox

Possibly, impaired reasoning and the allure of hoping they will never have to work and be held accountable. Maybe...the allure of forever adolescence promised by the commie/socialists?


7 posted on 04/07/2013 6:21:17 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

When I compiled a list of those who’d do a good job as executor of my estate I chose the oldest.*All* would have done a good job...that is,would have done their level best...but with age (usually) comes a certain wisdom.Kids of 18...or 25...or even 30....typically don’t have the wisdom that many (but not all) folks of my age have.They should have asked “why did Romney carry the 55 to 65 age group by such wide a margin?”


8 posted on 04/07/2013 6:21:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: FerociousRabbit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAYQ-rfj1CI


9 posted on 04/07/2013 6:22:12 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Kaslin

The “new normal”. Pouring out of the marxist propaganda matrix, dystopian drones advance the agenda


10 posted on 04/07/2013 6:22:21 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: dontreadthis
Brainwashing works.

Ask the Soviets, the Germans under the Nazis, etc.


11 posted on 04/07/2013 6:22:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Kaslin

That’s an easy question to answer: they were brainwashed by the government Marxist educational system for 13 to 17+ years and thus have no capacity to think - or even function at any level above that of their cellphones, video games or popular TV shows like “American Idol”.


12 posted on 04/07/2013 6:23:25 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: hal ogen

Or as someone elese said...

It’s easier to vote for a living than work for a living.


13 posted on 04/07/2013 6:24:29 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Kaslin

Wrong information voters, abstinence avoidance and morality legislation.


14 posted on 04/07/2013 6:25:17 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Kaslin

Frankly because, the GOP’s aren’t any better.

BRING BACK AMERICAN JOBS.

For crying out loud. The GOP is busy relocating American jobs elsewhere and then cannot figure out why people are not voting for them?


15 posted on 04/07/2013 6:26:08 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Kaslin

Maybe it somewhat reinforces the saying that if you’re 20 and not liberal you have no heart, and if you’re 40 and not conservative you have no brains.


16 posted on 04/07/2013 6:26:18 AM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: unixfox

Public schools may be horrible. But they’re no more horrible than the parents have allowed them to become. When children become moronic, or amoral, or criminal adults, the ultimate responsibility rests with them, and with the parents who raised, or didn’t raise the.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 6:26:28 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Kaslin

Because they’re the youth and haven’t had time to figure out the facts of life.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 6:28:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kaslin
Every kid pictured in that photo of Obama in front of the crowd, is the product of dysfunctional, ignorant, lazy, stupid, and/or absentee parents.
19 posted on 04/07/2013 6:28:04 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Kaslin
Simple answer:

Government schools.

20 posted on 04/07/2013 6:28:06 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

Because the new generation is obsessed with gayness.


21 posted on 04/07/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Kaslin

             

22 posted on 04/07/2013 6:28:43 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kaslin

Come on, the answer is simple.

The left understands to get them while they are children.

They started in the schools, it is called INDOCTRINATION!


23 posted on 04/07/2013 6:29:27 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Kaslin

He is so cool!


24 posted on 04/07/2013 6:30:05 AM PDT by HChampagne
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To: RavenATB

Exactly.

They kids know more about a reality show and default to the propaganda they have been brainwashed in the government school.


25 posted on 04/07/2013 6:30:51 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Frankly because, the GOP’s aren’t any better.................

You’ve got a point there!!


26 posted on 04/07/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Arlis
"and thus have no capacity to think"

I used to think half of the American public were were halfway sane and at least had the capacity for rational thought.

But not after November, 2012!


27 posted on 04/07/2013 6:31:50 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: KeyLargo

Which uncle are you going to love when you’re a young and dumb kid? The uncle that works hard and takes care of his family or the pedophile uncle that brings you candy and takes you to the park and plays with you when daddy and mommy are gone?.../s


28 posted on 04/07/2013 6:32:05 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Darren McCarty

Because the Homosexuals worked hard to get their curriculum into our schools and parents stood by and did nothing and did not care, UNTIL: Jimmy came home and told his parents

” I think I am gay!!”


29 posted on 04/07/2013 6:33:12 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Kaslin
Because of the education brainwashing they received in the government schools:

1 - It is bad to be judgemental

2 - To make decisions on feelings instead of facts

3 - What really counts is trying, not results (everyone gets a trophy)

4 - They believe critisim of Obama is mostly based on racism so they don't listen


30 posted on 04/07/2013 6:34:04 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: chicagolady

Certainly that is a major part of the problem.

Another part is that these kids are raised by day care and others insteda of parents. Both parents working, and they try to make up for it by looking the other way and spoiling these kids into thinking everything in this country is free.

Teachers are brain washing them and later in college they have professional Communists and Socialists pushing Marxism to them. By the time they are 30 they begin to come around if they are smart. Some never are.


31 posted on 04/07/2013 6:34:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RavenATB

Think so?

These parents raised the kids with conservative values,a solid work ethic, belief in God, discussions of economic responsibility (including techniques), pretty much anything you would want.

The daughter turned out conservative, and is happy as can be to have just moved to a red state.

The son, who spent nine years as an Infantryman including two tours in Iraq, is a solid Obama voter.

I wish it was as cut and dried as you think.


32 posted on 04/07/2013 6:35:57 AM PDT by AbnSarge
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To: Kaslin

Unpaid internships are all that’s available for the majority of college grads.


33 posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:46 AM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: unixfox

Two thirds of a trillion dollars buys a lot of votes...http://conservativebyte.com/2013/04/126-federal-anti-poverty-programs/


34 posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:51 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: Kaslin

The young voters who voted for Obama can’t think for themselves. They are mentally dependent on professors, talk show hosts, MTV, and their drug dealers for guidance.

When they realize that Obama’s runaway spending will have to be paid by THEM, at some point they will wise up and realize how stupid they have been to have spent $100-200k for college education but not enough income to get a good paying job if they can find one. The Old Folks will be long dead by that time, but the baby boomers will be in their prime as long as Social Secuirty and Medicare remain solvent.

I have no ideas on how this situation will ever improve. Socialism exists only as long as there is money to be taxed or borrowed. When cash runs out, economies collapse and choas reigns.


35 posted on 04/07/2013 6:38:59 AM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: RavenATB
........”When children become moronic, or amoral, or criminal adults, the ultimate responsibility rests with them, and with the parents”........

Not necessarily so....you can teach a child morals, how to make good decisions, and what consequences are ......but you cannot make them choose these.

We all know parents who raised kids the right way to no avail.....when they make their decisions...it is their choices and theirs alone.

In my community one kids dad was abusive in every way....horrible treatment...today He's a Physician with a family of his own and respected in the community...........on the other hand, another kid who was taught all the right things, no abuse of any kind, chose to experiment with the dark side of life...ended up basically in the gutter holes of life...and then he died.

36 posted on 04/07/2013 6:42:17 AM PDT by caww
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To: Kaslin

‘Generation Sodom’...thank a teacher today!


37 posted on 04/07/2013 6:43:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Darren McCarty
Because the new generation is obsessed with gayness.

I have to agree with you. That, and they need their birth control paid for by someone else. They are a very sexually minded generation. Focused on themselves and not so much on the grand consequences of their actions or society's as a whole. The id is thriving in these guys while the superego is being starved to death. Society suffers as a result.

38 posted on 04/07/2013 6:45:16 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Kaslin

The Bible speaks of an “End Times Deception” that will sweep the world... think of this as group conditioning for that fateful day, when non will question, but mindlessly slip along the slide zone... “There are none so blind as those who will not see...” the deception is already deep and wide...


39 posted on 04/07/2013 6:45:46 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Kaslin

Although this group of youth is bad. They are nothing as bad as the youth of the 60’s who completely destroyed the country.


40 posted on 04/07/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: Kaslin

41 posted on 04/07/2013 6:53:49 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Kaslin
Yet they gush over Obama. Go figure.

For the same reason almost all advertising is oriented around people under 30. They are easier to reach on an emotional level because they pay attention to the music, not the words.

Look at how much effort is put into making the Obama's look hip and cool. It is intended to convince young people that Obama is one of them.

No matter how badly Obama screws things up, he is one of them not one of the "others". All his failings will be attributed to "others."

The "others" are most naturally republicans, but it is anyone who is "not one of us".

The democrats meme for gaining power requires them to use that power only for gaining and keeping that power. They lurch from one pyrrhic victory to another, always making things worse as fuel to continually blame on someone.

They are gaining more power over less and less.

They are bankrupting the government and systematically destroying the unity of the states. The music grows ever more discordant with the words, like a wedding march at a funeral.

42 posted on 04/07/2013 6:56:46 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Kaslin
S-words.

Stupid
Spite
Silly
Spoiled
Stupid
Self-centered
Self-absorbed

Join in...

43 posted on 04/07/2013 6:58:08 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: FerociousRabbit

There was a great article six months to a year ago about how Obama is more of a “brand” than a leader. People, especially young people, support him because it’s the cool thing to do, and it makes them look cool to their peers. Their self worth actually feeds off of it, just like any other successful branding campaign.


44 posted on 04/07/2013 7:03:03 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: dontreadthis

government schools.


45 posted on 04/07/2013 7:03:48 AM PDT by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Kaslin

they are complete and total idiots


46 posted on 04/07/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

Majority of young whites voted for Romney.


47 posted on 04/07/2013 7:10:54 AM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: Kaslin
I have two exception's in my family. Just last week, my daughter 28 was head hunted for the second time, off her LinkedIn page and received a job offer. She has been out of college for almost 6 years, this will be her 4th job.

She was just offered $80,000 a year as a Digital Analyst for a marketing firm in Portland! Amazing!! For those who would like to know, she got a Business degree with an emphasis in marketing from University of Oregon, Lundquist School of Business.

My son dropped out of college and started his own chimney sweep business and is almost making as much as his sister. He couldn't find a job he liked so he created one!

Wow, how did they do it?

48 posted on 04/07/2013 7:11:58 AM PDT by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Kaslin
Question: "Why Are Young Americans Supportive of Obama When His Policies Are So Bad for Them?"

Answer: Stupid inexperience with a thin coating of brainwashing. Most will grow out of it. However, in the meantime they are doing great damage.

49 posted on 04/07/2013 7:12:52 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Kaslin

Because they are old enough to see the problems, but lack the experience and wisdom to deal with them.
When I was in the Army, some of the Enlisted Soldiers would gripe about the Second Lieutenants. They said that the Second lieutenants were too gung-ho and didn’t know anything. I told them that Second Lieutenants were invaluable to the Army. They are full of piss and vinegar and think that anything can be accomplished. The Army needed their energy.
I see young college grads in the same light. They are invaluable to our society. They are full of piss and vinegar and they think anything can be accomplished. The key to turning a shave tail Second Lieutenant into a mature, high-performing Officer was to pair that Second Lieutenant with a seasoned Non-Commissioned Officer who knew how to train Second Lieutenants. I think it’s the same with young college grads. They need a mentor, someone who has been with the organization for a while. Don’t complain about youthful energy, harness it for good.


50 posted on 04/07/2013 7:14:03 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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