Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Harvard Poll: Millennials Love Free Stuff

                The Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School conducted a survey it called the “2018 Fall National Youth Poll” recently. The poll found that most of these potential voters aged 18 to 29 support tuition-free college, Medicare for all, and a federal jobs guarantee.
                Specifically, 56% of those surveyed supported a federal jobs guarantee that would provide funding so that every American would be guaranteed a job paying at least $15 an hour and offering paid family/sick leave and health benefits. Only 20% opposed the idea. 18% admitted they didn’t know enough to have an opinion on the matter. (Apparently, 6% didn’t even understand the question, or were unable to formulate an answer of any kind).
                An identical 56% favored the elimination of all tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities for students from families making up to $125,000 per year and making community college tuition-free for all income levels. 20% were opposed to this notion and 6%-- once again-- were apparently unable to formulate a response. Feel the Bern!
                55% of the young scholars surveyed were in favor of the federal government covering all the health care expenses of every individual in the country, a program also known as Medicare For All or Single Payer Health Care. 21% opposed the scheme, 19% didn’t know, and 5%...may have pled the Fifth. The program realistically should be called Bankrupting America or Poverty For All, as it would cost many, many trillions of dollars by even the most optimistic estimates. Yet, Harvard’s pollsters somehow forgot to ask survey participants how the country could afford these massive entitlement proposals.
                Comically costly taxpayer-funded and ultra-unsustainable entitlement programs such as these are preposterously popular among young democratic socialist types today. (See also Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, the former Soviet Union, etc., etc.). This fact alone tells us in no uncertain terms that our education system is broken.
                No doubt the majority of Millennials polled would be in favor of free everything, while simultaneously demanding a $15 minimum wage for any labor they might be thusly coerced to perform.

    It is impossible to be more ignorant than that. 

                The poll took place between October 3rd and October 17th, and also found that 54% of those surveyed who identified as Democrats said they are likely to vote, as opposed to only 43% of Republicans and 24% of Independents.
                That is the scariest thing I’ve heard leading up to this All Hallows Eve.

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