” Young people overwhelmingly supported President Obama in both his elections in the hope that he might make their lives better.
My major quibble with Smith’s piece? Obama isn’t preparing to screw young people. He and other politicians have been doing it for years.
Obamacare is an obvious example. A central tenet of the plan and the purpose of the individual mandate is to shift costs from older, sicker people to younger, healthier people. Unsurprisingly, Health Care costs are projected to nearly triple under Obamacare for Americans under the age of 27.
It’s also no surprise that AARP, which Smith called the “implacable lobby for retired people,” has been “energetically making the case that young people should pay up.” “
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