1. Free college tuition
2. Free health care
3. Help in getting a job
4. Money for a house
5. Money for retirement
6. Fair distribution of wealth
I don’t know about you but I consider this very scary. We now have around 48% of our country receiving some form of government assistance. This has doubled since the 1980’s and it’s one of the major reasons why we have such a huge deficit. Here we have kids coming up who want even more from the federal government so it’s only going to get worse.
I believe there are several reasons why these young people have an entitlement mentality. First of all I think it begins at home. Some children don’t do any chores yet their parents give them money; not just a few dollars either. How can we expect these young people to know they need to do to get. Instead throughout their childhood many kids don’t have to earn anything. These children also get about anything they want even if it’s a big-ticket item. They don’t learn the difference between needs and wants.
The other issue is that children today don’t learn enough about economics nor about The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, or our U.S. Constitution. Because of this they don’t get the big picture of how our government was formed and what it’s supposed to do for its citizens. It’s easy to get into an entitlement mentality when you don’t understand these things.
Another issue in my opinion is in what they hear from the Democratic Party. Because they demonize people with higher incomes and push the role of federal government, these young people buy into their agenda because it sounds so good. They don’t realize that nothing is free. Once again since they
don’t understand the big picture they are easily sold on a life that sounds easy because the federal government will take care of everything.
I consider this a very scary issue because these young people are going to visit the polling booth and grab the lever to perceived riches. They don’t like the message that Republics give that we need to buckle up and do our part to get our country back in shape. Their message isn’t one that sounds good to someone who wants to receive not give. This is why it’s so difficult to get young people to support the Republic Party. People who believe in entitlements are Democrats; that’s just the way it is.