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Why Aren't Millennials Marching In The Street Over Obamacare?
Forbes ^ | 21 November 2013 | Chris Conover

Posted on 11/21/2013 5:40:41 PM PST by Lorianne

Anyone with a conscience should be offended by the greatest generational theft ever witnessed in the history of the world. Young Americans—especially the Millennial generation born between 1977 and 1995—are the biggest losers in this battle, but it will adversely affect their children and grandchildren to boot. Obamacare simply represents the latest front in this war, which now rages from Social Security to Medicare to this deeply flawed law that is imploding as we speak.

Let’s be clear: by design, this law can work if and only if enough young people are willing to pay premiums far higher than are actuarially fair in order to subsidize workers my age who on average earn far more than the young workers who are subsidizing them. Even if one takes into account that Millennials in the long run eventually will become old themselves and benefit from these subsidies, Obamacare still is an extraordinarily bad deal that effectively would force today’s 18-year olds to pay 18 percent more for their medical care over a lifetime than if each generation paid its own way. Such an age-related tax is unconscionable. Imagine if sales taxes or income taxes included a surcharge for everyone who happened to be a twenty-something. If this idea sounds preposterous, welcome to Obamacare.

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I'll hazard to guess that most millenials voted for Obama so perhaps they have enough sense not to march in the street against Obamacare? They would be the laughing stock of the nation if they did.
1 posted on 11/21/2013 5:40:41 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

“I’ll hazard to guess that most millenials voted for Obama so perhaps they have enough sense not to march in the street against Obamacare? They would be the laughing stock of the nation if they did.”

You give them too much credit; from my dealings with them I’d wager they have no idea how it will impact them (yet). Heck, Obama might just exempt them anyway; more likely they’ll qualify for freebies since so few have worthwhile work.


2 posted on 11/21/2013 5:42:23 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lorianne
They should be burning their draft Obama cards.
3 posted on 11/21/2013 5:42:27 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: Lorianne

They’re too busy playing video games.


4 posted on 11/21/2013 5:42:56 PM PST by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: Lorianne

They already marched in the streets, appropriately painted their faces like zombies, and demanded the government take care of them.


5 posted on 11/21/2013 5:43:55 PM PST by CommieCutter (Democrat Party: The Free Rider Party.)
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To: Lorianne

The TV and the Celebrity Twitter feeds haven’t told them they should be angry about this.


6 posted on 11/21/2013 5:44:12 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Lorianne

Because Millennials are the shrug-their-shoulders-whatever cynical generation. They have no grasp of what this country is all about and give into their whims and desires. As long as they’re getting their X-Box, free porn and what-not, they’re “happy.”

That’s my biased opinion. I have never seen a sadder group of people, even before O-care.

*OKAY, call me a curmudgeon! Fine!


7 posted on 11/21/2013 5:44:20 PM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: Lorianne

keyboard spew alert


8 posted on 11/21/2013 5:44:23 PM PST by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: WesternPacific

The sad truth is that they know Uncle Sam will eventually pick up the tab for their health care..


9 posted on 11/21/2013 5:44:47 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Lorianne

They still believe the “rich” are going to pay for it.


10 posted on 11/21/2013 5:45:22 PM PST by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Thorliveshere

Sadly true.


11 posted on 11/21/2013 5:46:06 PM PST by polymuser
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To: kearnyirish2

Yeah, they don’t know, yet . . . and even if they did, pride won’t let them do anything otherwise.


12 posted on 11/21/2013 5:46:42 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Lorianne

I think it will happen or some other event.


13 posted on 11/21/2013 5:46:51 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: Lorianne
They're too busy playing video games in mommy and daddy's basement to really give a rats ass.

Moochers. They're a lost generation IMO.

14 posted on 11/21/2013 5:47:20 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Lorianne
Good companion article:

"Maybe Pain Will Teach You Millenials Not To Vote For Your Own Serfdom"

15 posted on 11/21/2013 5:48:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Lorianne
My millennial neighbors are good kids. They go to college classes and study. I do not think they listen to politics.
16 posted on 11/21/2013 5:48:44 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: Lorianne

Millennial generation starts in the early 80’s, not in 1977.


17 posted on 11/21/2013 5:49:20 PM PST by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: Lorianne

Seriously? These kids love Obama. they are Liberal. They are more Liberal than any group of Youth in history.

I wonder if people pay attention. Explains the mess we are in.


18 posted on 11/21/2013 5:50:53 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Lorianne

They have been bred and “educated” to support the left and all its evils. They are programmed to see all things conservative or advocating individual responsibility and freedom as evil. Some will wake up, but many would throw themselves into the fires of hell if Obama ordered it. In effect, they need to be deprogrammed on a massive scale before they will take up the torches and pitchforks that are needed to save themselves and this country.


19 posted on 11/21/2013 5:51:22 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Lorianne

I’ll hazard a guess that most of them have no idea how their government works, that they even have recourse to peacefully protest.

Like Obama, they don’t care to know.


20 posted on 11/21/2013 5:52:44 PM PST by Kenny
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To: Lorianne

Millennials haven’t got the bill, had to pay the deductible, got fined by the IRS, had property confiscated for not paying the fine, put in jail for the 3rd emergency room visit with no health insurance...let alone figured out they’ve lost opportunities to build wealth the past American way, by having a job. Thank a Democrat!


21 posted on 11/21/2013 5:54:48 PM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Lorianne

I’ll hazard to guess that many of them aren’t employed anyway, and will not enroll in any insurance plan simply because they can’t afford to pay the premiums.


22 posted on 11/21/2013 5:56:19 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: 1rudeboy

“Yeah, they don’t know, yet . . . and even if they did, pride won’t let them do anything otherwise.”

They have no pride; they’ve been raised to be ashamed of those that built the great country they were born in. When I see tatted and pierced young people today, I see no indication that they believe they have any more value than a stray dog in the street.


23 posted on 11/21/2013 6:03:05 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: tcrlaf

Bingo.


24 posted on 11/21/2013 6:07:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Every one of the 23 (and counting) comments so far contain a slice of the truth. Self-absorbed, narcissistic, generally unfocussed to the point of being shiftless, the millennials don’t care - and don’t care that they don’t care.

Øbozos grand gamble relied on them buying into the scam in order to finance the fraud, but they’re not anteing up. Only the freeloaders have signed on. A whole nation of freeloaders.

We’re doomed.


25 posted on 11/21/2013 6:09:12 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: kearnyirish2

Yes value, learn the value of your own life, and you learn to respect others too.


26 posted on 11/21/2013 6:10:26 PM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Lorianne

How many are really affected?

1) how many are “26ers”
2) how many are in such lame jobs they can get “free” medicaid or heavily subsidized Obamacare?
3) ones actually working for companies with decent benefits aren’t affected until next year.

Any others see it this way?


27 posted on 11/21/2013 6:13:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Son House

“Yes value, learn the value of your own life, and you learn to respect others too.”

I wish they had more pride in their ancestors and their traditions; I can’t believe the number of younger women who give it away for nothing, co-habitating with no expectation of marriage or children (while whining to any who will listen that they want both). I can’t believe the number of young men who have been so cowed into a submissiveness, as though they deserve nothing for hard work or studies because they are white...


28 posted on 11/21/2013 6:13:32 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dynachrome

“They still believe the “rich” are going to pay for it.”

My regret is that I probably won’t be around to see them reap the whirlwind...


29 posted on 11/21/2013 6:14:20 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Lorianne; a fool in paradise

Because they’re only 12 or 13 years old (depending on when you think the new millennium started, in 2000 or 2001. 2001, me thinks)


30 posted on 11/21/2013 6:16:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dynachrome; All

“They still believe the “rich” are going to pay for it.”

You are exactly correct. I watched one of the popular (with young people) “comedy” news shows the other night. Every joke was based on Marxist assumptions about reality, interspersed with lies.

If that is what they believe reality is, they do not have to worry. There is enormous wealth out there, being hidden by all the fat cats. All they have to do is vote to take it.


31 posted on 11/21/2013 6:17:02 PM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dynachrome

“They still believe the “rich” are going to pay for it.”

Probably; in any case by the time 2014 comes around the media will convince them that evil businesses conspired against them (rather than a communist Democratic Party). It worked in 2012, where so many people wouldn’t hold Obama responsible for their misery. I hope the Repubs can make some serious gains from the ObamaCare debacle, but I suspect that the effect will be muted by the media running interference for him (again). They’ll blame a million other factors, but it won’t touch him...


32 posted on 11/21/2013 6:36:32 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lorianne

The idiot author obviously forgot that most millennial s are still on their parents plan. Probably most haven’t even bothered to look at the site.


33 posted on 11/21/2013 6:41:10 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Revolting cat!

I think the term Millennials refers to people who came of age around the time of the turn of the millennium to about ten years after. So people who were 18 in year 2000 (born in 1982) to people born around 1990.


34 posted on 11/21/2013 6:43:22 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Revolting cat!

It’s defined in the excerpt, 77 to 95 dob.


35 posted on 11/21/2013 6:45:22 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone you see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Lorianne

I know, just jivin’! An arbitrary (nonsensical, I think) euphemism, like all the others!


36 posted on 11/21/2013 6:46:28 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Son House

In all fairness, why aren’t boomers marching in the streets? Obamacare is fixin’ to kill us.
We may as well go out with a bang....I could be saying literally in light of the police state that has been ramped up.


37 posted on 11/21/2013 6:50:11 PM PST by dforest
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To: Lorianne

obamacare? Like, whatever.


38 posted on 11/21/2013 7:02:17 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What happened to my tagline??)
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>> Let’s be clear: by design, this law can work if...

A Forbes writer bestowing Socialism.


39 posted on 11/21/2013 7:04:27 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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that constitution thing was written by some old white guys named Roe or Wade that said you can have an abortion. It also keeps Obama from giving us more free stuff that he pays for from his stash he takes from rich people.


40 posted on 11/21/2013 7:06:28 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Lorianne

“Why Aren’t Millennials Marching In The Street Over Obamacare?”

River/Egypt.


41 posted on 11/21/2013 7:07:09 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Lorianne
Millenials are very politically coddled and naive, being a generation that grew up after the cold war. They have never known a police state anywhere. They have never known extreme oppression, or people risking their lives to get out of some country. If they know about the Rwandan genocide or Ethiopian starvation, it is a paragraph in a history book.

They think everything has been fixed already, and this leads them into a "Progressive" mindset that things only get better. They simply don't believe how bad things can get, especially due to "Progressives".

42 posted on 11/21/2013 7:13:10 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: dforest

Boomers who can afford it just aren’t signing up. I think this will be how the silent majority responds, well should I say silent majority of the employed...


43 posted on 11/21/2013 7:15:33 PM PST by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: Son House

We can’t afford it, but we aren’t going to sign up. What is the point of a premium when you can’t afford the deductible?

Right now we have employer based insurance. We figure that after the first of the year they will dump us.


44 posted on 11/21/2013 7:19:50 PM PST by dforest
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To: Lorianne
They would be the laughing stock of the nation if they did.

Hint: They are already a laughing stock. "Millennial" is just another punchline like Gen-X/Y/Z already is.

The drone generations.............

Like, you know, Duh.....Math is, like, HARD dude!

45 posted on 11/21/2013 7:26:37 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Lorianne

Judging from the Obamacare ads, they’re too busy screwing and getting drunk to notice.


46 posted on 11/21/2013 7:33:57 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Lorianne

Because all they care about is gay marriage.


48 posted on 11/21/2013 8:34:51 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Lorianne

I’d say they haven’t really been sticker-shocked yet. They don’t plan to sign up this year. The penalty is too low to bother with. They’ll wait until they penalty gets large enough to take notice. Then they’l be shocked, but it will be too late by then. When we needed them to rise up and stand with us, they don’t have a clue yet. When they get that clue, there’ll be nothing anybody can do. You think that was planned this way? You betcha!


49 posted on 11/21/2013 10:57:16 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Lorianne

They are just not going to sign up for Obamacare!


50 posted on 11/21/2013 11:52:54 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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