Last week the First Lady in an attempt to be humorous made the
statement that America's young people are "knuckleheads" showing
how the administration views millennials. Young people are
fully capable of making their own decisions for their own lives
despite what the First Lady thinks.
Being young is all about trial and error, lessons and mistakes,
taking away a young person's ability to decide what's best for
themselves doesn't help them-it hinders them from becoming an
independent adult in today's world.
Liberals across the country are trying to create an
over-protective parent that most students want to get away from,
one that tells its citizens what's best for them.
Conservatives on the other hand believe in empowerment and
independence-values that help people succeed.
Young America's Foundation (YAF) has released new poll findings,
with 48% of millennials believing that government is too big and
too intrusive in their daily lives. This poll result depicts
young people's resentment of big government and its programs.
This shouldn't come as a surprise though seeing as millennials are
the ones who will be picking up the tab for the continued reckless
Young people are disenchanted with the Obama administration and
its broken promises.
The Foundation's recent nationwide polling shows that 68% of young
people between the ages of 18 and 24 are less favorable toward
Obama after he deliberately lied to the American people when he
told them that if they liked their healthcare plan, they could keep
Our polling is consistent with the newly released
CBS/New York Times poll that shows 59% of Americans are
disappointed in Obama's presidency. The sentiment among
many Americans is that Obama's policies are unpopular, but
especially among the young people.
Obamacare is probably the best example of the nanny-state that
liberals are trying to create. Michelle Obama honestly thinks
that young people are incapable of making their own decisions and
that's why they need Obamacare. It can be argued that young
people knowing the high cost of premiums in the exchange are making
a sound financial decision by not enrolling. Young people are
expected to subsidize healthcare for the older and sicker
generation, an undue financial burden placed on their
The administration is alienating the very people that they need
to enroll in Obamacare in order for it to be successful. In
conclusion, these numbers don't bode well for the future of
Obamacare or for the administration. Millennials' support of
Obama is rapidly declining. The White House continues to
pitch to millennials the idea of talking to one another about
enrolling, but young people are not willing to sign up or recommend
signing up to one another. So Michelle Obama, who's laughing
Ashley Pratte is the Public Relations Officer for Young
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