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Response to mikekohr (Original post)

Thu Nov 6, 2014, 06:07 AM

3. We need democrats to look forward and push policy that will help US today.

 

Our generation gets ignored as our legislators seem to be living in the past, on both sides, and fight old battles with us as the cannon fodder. It is time to reach out to the younger generation and give them some hope for the future. We are a fearless generation and we cannot understand the weakness inherent in our legislators. It is hard to get people to vote for candidates that do not excite them or appeal to them, who push policy that is not helpful in their lives.(like the drug war, which targets young people)

It's great to want to help the middle class and small business and Seniors, but guess what? Millennials are kinda poor right now and most are not small business owners and do not consider themselves middle class because of debt. And we have families and there is nothing in the pot for us but taxes, debt, school loans, bad pay, long hours, costly child care, expensive education, shrinking safety net , and politicians who ignore the time-bomb of our reality. We have to vote ourselves raises. While all of this is going on our candidates are still pretending not to know the president who got us interested in politics in the first place. And we know why. And many just decided to only vote for what they wanted to vote for. Their minimum wage and legalizing pot. If life is going to suck so hard at least they can have medication. And not go to jail.

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