Friday, August 7, 2009

Icky Old Stuff - How Younger Voters Tune Out ObamaCare

What do voters under 40 make of the fracas over ObamaCare?

Does anyone over-40 remember what they thought of Social Security when they were younger? No, they don't. They never thought about it. Never. Social Security and Old Age were things that would never happen to them. Young folks still think that Old Age will never happen to them.

It's easy to see how Obama wants to spare younger people any details on what ObamaCare will look like in 20 years. It is almost impossible to understand why the Republicans have not put forth more effort to show (not say, show) what a train-wreck is coming. Of all the organizations and marketers that target the Youth Market, why is there such silence concerning the welfare of their constituency?

Younger voters have more to lose. Younger voters can be swayed by this issue, if they understand it. In a 50.1% electoral world, one would be wise to remain mindful of younger voters:
  • Old age will happen to them.
  • The younger they are, the more broken will be the system that they inherit.
  • Young voters have more to lose, not less - financially and politically.
  • Freedom and liberty issues will fall more heavily upon the young - required this and forbidden that. They will not be spared the life-style mandates that are embodied in the 1,300 pages of law.
But . . .nobody is driving the run-away bus that is the Republican Party. And, Chicago-style politics have muffled everyone else who could possible have an interest in getting involved.

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