Not my lookout

Here’s a pundit who blames Obama’s success on his appeal to the “free stuff generation”.

Nothing more clearly states the subliminal, if not explicit, essence of Obama’s “change” than the promise of more free stuff. From health care to amnesty for illegal immigrants to pure wealth redistribution to bailouts, the Obama multi-trillion-dollar budget is nothing more than the old tactic of buying its way out of difficulties — regardless of principle. Much of the over-thirty crowd (which, in total, voted for McCain) tries to get a grip on what is now happening with formulaic discussion of socialist and capitalist merits. Embracing the patented Obama “cool” and “calm,” these dull attempts to simplify backfire as these words tend to mean very different things to different people. The young, however, do not have this difficulty as the international language of “free stuff” is easy to comprehend.

My sense of gloom about this is lightened by the knowledge that the bill for all this free stuff will arrive after I have gone. My generation will have milked the country dry with our Social Security and Medicare and our children will have endorsed tax policies that kill initiative and productivity, so when that bill arrives, the kids are going to be looking around in befuddlement wondering who to hand it to. It won’t be me – I’ll regret leaving the mess to my own children to deal with but perhaps they’ll help lead the revolution that starts the country back on course.

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  1. anonymous

    Point well taken, CF

    Know many <40 yo kids w/7 and 8-fig incomes; anecdotally, most have never even registered to vote (such a silly waste of valuable time); some will donate to a candidate or lobbyist, to advance economically relevant issues

    Elegance of US’ system of checks and balances is have many wealthy, younger people who are politically ambivalent (Bloomie or Arnie is an older version of this demographic)….and pendulum swings faster than in decades past, with a real-time media dynamic

  2. OGRCC

    “And the world looks just the same
    And history ain’t changed
    ‘Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war….

    ..There’s nothing in the street
    Looks any different to me
    And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
    And the parting on the left
    Is now the parting on the right…

    …I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
    Take a bow for the new revolution
    Smile and grin at the change all around me….

    …We don’t get fooled again”

    1971 P Townshend.

    Does anyone really think much has changed since then??

  3. Jack Martin

    Much of the adult population is living as if adolescence has been somehow extended.

    Watching these people is like watching a person put their tongue in a light socket over and over again and they never know when the electric is turned on but they never stop doing it.

    It is a very interesting thing to be the observer at such a show.

    Wait until they get the big surprise.

    One day the electric will never turned off, and they will be forced to keep playing.

    Sadly when that happens, all will be lost.

  4. Anonymous

    How do I apply for the amnesty for illegals?