I voted for Obama. Apparently you think that is because I want hand outs. The reality of it is not about hand outs. In fact, I don’t want any hand outs. I’m about to graduate for college. I’m about to start a career, one that is offering me full benefits, free health insurance, among other things. I don’t need the government to pay for my health care. In fact, I don’t want them to. However, what I would like is a safety net. One that says the middle class is too big to fail. One that says if something goes very wrong, don’t worry we’ve got you and can help you get back on your feet again. One that says if I can’t provide for my family in the future for some reason, that they aren’t going to suffer from it all. That they’ll be able to stay healthy, get an education, find a great job that does the same as mine.
I’m going to graduate in a month. And when I do graduate, I’m going to have to pay back a large amount of debt. Debt that was necessary for me to get a decent job. Thankfully I have the skills to go into a great field that pays decently. But others are not so lucky. Others pursued what they love and are good at, only to be stuck with a degree that is useless due to over saturation. Too many people with those degrees and not enough jobs for them to be employed. Those people are going to be stuck taking in low-income jobs. But they’re college graduates. Shouldn’t college graduates be valued? Shouldn’t they be the ones with jobs that pay well? Unfortunately that isn’t exactly the case. Instead they’re stuck with crippling amounts of debt, unable to go anywhere. They’re worse off than those who didn’t go to college. They’re at the same jobs as them, but with a large amount of debt on top of them. But wait, isn’t it you “job creators” that are supposed to help? I don’t see you helping. Just how many “job creators” invest in education, approach education institutions to create programs that are designed to create the workers you want? Why is it that this is a new idea? You want to grow businesses, you want skilled workers, but you’re not putting back into the system. Hell, most large too-big-to-fail companies are avoiding taxes like the plague. You should be happy to pay into the system that creates the infrastructure required for your existence. You should be happy to shape education to your advantage. You should be happy to have workers with the exact skills you need to grow!
But alas, you think we just want handouts. You think we want to sit at home, do nothing, be illiterate, and suck the economy dry. But isn’t it funny? Isn’t it funny the loops that you go through to avoid paying taxes? Isn’t it funny how much lobbying you do to increase profits at all cost and avoid paying for what you need? Isn’t it, in fact, you who wishes to be lazy? Who wishes for handouts by way of tax code loop-holes, job exporting, off shore accounts, etc. Isn’t it you who got the bail out? Isn’t it you, the 1%, who rely most on the government? So much so that you’ll waste huge amounts of money in order for your continued suckling at the teat of America?
The voter who thinks.