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Gen Y in the US overwhelmingly supports liberal economic and foreign policy

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New stats  I just peeped at the Center for American Progress and wow this is pretty stunning:

Just check out them figures! “Milennials” overwhelmingly in favour of:

– investment in education, infrastructure and science.

– sustainability through energy conservation and less consumption

– renewable energy

– combatting climate change

– positive and engaging foreign policy

– universal & affordable health coverage guaranteed by the Government.

Awesome. So what do we see here? We see a whole bunch of liberal policies and a whole bunch of stuff from Obama’s electoral platform. Whether Obama will actually achieve this stuff is anybody’s guess but the figures support an overwhelmingly liberal political bent.

We’re talking about single figure percentages for disagree on many of the above questions with none above 20%! Shoot!

And all this does appear to be pointing toward strong government rather than economic rationalism or free-market dominance…

So surprise surprise, Gen Yers know this – according to the 2008 National Election Study:

Just read those figures folks! 78% in favour of strong government and only 22% against! I reailse you’re not blind and probably can see this yourself on the left but I just had to type it again!

So what about all those teabagging tea parties? What happened to #tcot? Well what’s happening is that Gen Y overwhelmingly… doesn’t care about your grassroots protest movement. 

And who are Gen Y? We’re talking about the future of the United States and the rest of the planet by default. Seems the GOP is in deep deep trouble indeed.

Written by alexlobov

May 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm

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  1. Just remember Gen Ys you have to get through Gen X first. So wait your turn. We have had enough of being preached to by politicians. Look at al gore and his bitch wife tipper. Get in the real world not in the fantasy land of a college and then tell me you want government interference. Hillary wrote a book it takes a village to raise a child. That makes her a village idiot. I as in me want to raise my children and I don’t want someone to preach to MY child about what is right and wrong that is MY job. So all the bleeding heart liberals out there I know. I am an evil hate monger or asshole or whatever you want to call me. To the author keep this post and these stats handy and tell me what you think in 20 years.

    cpacek

    May 20, 2009 at 3:48 pm

  2. @cpacek, thanks for your thoughts. good point about having to get through Gen X first and also the Boomers who aren’t quite done yet and still hangin on to power for dear life. Perhaps things will change in 20 years, perhaps not, for now though these stats do paint an interesting picture of how in disarray Conservative America really is.

    alexlobov

    May 20, 2009 at 4:04 pm

  3. My parents are Boomers. I can’t wait until they decide to ride off into the sunset they are straight killing us. My whole point is leave me the hell alone government. I will figure it out on my own. Thank you for just not bashing. That says alot about the person you are. I put up a strong front because I get bashed alot but when someone appreciates that I have my opinion then I will totally respect theirs even if we don’t see eye to eye.

    cpacek

    May 20, 2009 at 4:08 pm

  4. When has the government ever listened to public opinion?

    Dominique Chanovre

    May 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm

  5. All these stats are a snapshot.

    Gen Y will get an excellent taste of statism over the next few years and may decide it doesn’t like it so much.

    What they “like” right now is the ideological fantasy that has been drummed into their heads by their leftist teachers, professors and media figures.

    Let’s see how they handle getting out of college and not being able to find work. Let’s see how they like not being able to buy their video games because of inflation brought on by massive deficits. They’ll wail and cry for tax cuts and job creation.

    By the time they’re done getting a bitter taste of statism they’ll cry for anarchocapitalism, let alone conservatism.

    Let’s remember that the generation that voted for LBJ in their 20s voted for Reagan in their late 30s and 40s.

    And I predict you guys will flip with a vengeance when the time comes.

    JB

    June 15, 2009 at 6:15 am


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