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    Wow, now that was a ignorant statement. I am single, and I care. I have also aways voted, yet I know married couples with kids that are too busy to watch the news or vote. This is really just a filler article that has no merit. I think he's basically looking at an unemployed 18 year old skateboarder and making an assumption. And we all know how assumptions work.
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    You're absolutely right.

    First of all, most young people ARE self-centered. That's just how is. Always has been.

    Second, I'm 55 years old. For what it's worth, the next generation will have to make it on their own like I had to when I was young. I don't remember any red carpet being rolled out for me. I don't remember my parents ever worrying about my future. It was just assumed I'd march on into life and do what I needed to do to live.

    And lastly, if the article is assuming that young people are too uninformed or apathetic about voting, I'll throw out some food for thought. My 79 year old father is dating a woman who recently was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Sometimes she can't tell you the day of the week or what she ate for breakfast that day, but she voted. That made me wonder exactly how many people in this country, not of sound mind, can determine who are elected officials are.
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    Wow, now that was a ignorant statement.

    I agree. Here's the problem I have. Many on the right looking for the "reasons" why people support Obama. Newsflash: People have listened to the arguments of both candidates and made their decisions accordingly. It is not because we don't care about America, it is not because people wanted gifts.
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    @Waynestew I disagree to this point. People in the majority do NOT listen to the arguments of both candidates and make decision accordingly. In non presidential elections it's not unusual for there to be a less than 30% turn out. In presidential elections it's lucky if we have 50%. The seniors vote stronger as a percentage than anyone else. The young the least. When I owned business locations I commonly asked minorities in their late teens or early twenties who was the vice president. I would guess that about 1 in 20 knew. About 1 in 7 knew who was the president. This may be true among whites, I don't know. I asked who was in front of me.

    But what I do know is I could sell them the latest Snoop Doog or LIL Rob CD but I couldn't convince them to register to vote. They had ZERO interest. So I think you're wrong in that America as a whole makes informed decisions as to who they vote for. Statistically they don't vote. And as for for free stuff? All those phones are money down the toilet. I bet they didn't buy 30 votes. Those people DON'T VOTE. They are too busy chasing down free stuff and handouts. They simply don't vote.
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    @jessejaymes Actually it sounds like you agree with me.

    "But what I do know is I could sell them the latest Snoop Doog or LIL Rob CD but I couldn't convince them to register to vote. They had ZERO interest. So I think you're wrong in that America as a whole makes informed decisions as to who they vote for. Statistically they don't vote. And as for for free stuff? All those phones are money down the toilet. I bet they didn't buy 30 votes."

    If you read the context of my post I am ONLY talking about those who voted. I NEVER said all of America votes. Furthermore I was not just talking about the African-American community. Your post actually defends my point. It was not "free phones" that won Obama the election.
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    This is the problem with our politics nowadays, is over-generalization. Maybe we should stop with the generalizations and look at the individual. Some single people care, some don't. Some married people care, some married people don't. What is for sure is 100% of patriotic Constitution loving people care. Anyone though, is allowed to love the Constitution. It's time for all of us to come together as one group, Americans, and cut the federal deficit, slash spending, lower taxes and regulations, and get this country back on the right track. We're not a divided people, we all have the exact same goals and we can all accomplish those goals together!
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    That, Neo, is a truly bi-partisan statement that I can go with. And Woodtick, shame on you. Neo may be trying to turn over a new leaf and we need to encourage/nurture him all that we can. Democrats are evil....Republicans are evil. Time for "patriotic Constitution loving people" to think for themselves and not allow some party to dictate their "marching orders" to U.S.
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    "This is the problem with our politics nowadays, is over-generalization."
    Er...Neo, you do realize that is an over-generalization, right? I can never tell if you're serious or tongue-in-cheek.
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    Need more options to vote! At least half the country obviously don't care about the next generation but they aren't all single
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    LOL..... This coming from an investment strategist! A Wall Street demon has only oneconcern for the country: making the rich richer and enslaving the honest hard working, under compensated worker bees.
    I am young and single and you'd better believe I care about the future.
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    The problem with politics is the politicians. Nice try, shuffling blame though.
    If people were given quality candidates, they might actually think their vote mattered and thus they would care more. The rest would fall in line.
    I blame the crooks, liars and thieves in DC for the apathy their constituents have. Being consistently let down takes a toll on anyone, even the most stalwart.
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    people can choose whatever candidates they wish. all they have to do is participate in the process at the grass roots level. (and/or above that...) the fact that the candidate who runs the most TV commercials usually wins shows your where the blame should lie...in the apathy and complacency of the US electorate.
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    Having political conversations, I'm much more concerned about the attitude of the Young Randians, as I think of them. They've read Atlas Shrugged and perhaps The Fountainhead. They have never been severely injured. They have never been sick with anything worse than chickenpox. They are too young to have nursed elderly relatives to the grave. They may or may not have children. They have not invested much yet in the stock market but they have been reasonably successful when they do.
    I find them to be scary because they seem incapable of visualizing trouble. Illness? Not gonna happen to them. Disabling injury? Naw, that's for other folks. Natural disaster? That goes on elsewhere. Savings wiped out because of fraud or sweeping economic disasters? Nope, they're too smart.
    And that's why they don't want a social safety net and why everyone who does is "a lazy slacker." They don't credit the community that helped them succeed and they certainly don't imagine that luck and youth are playing a large part in their current success. They cannot imagine that the day may come when the social safety net will be there to help them, not someone else. At least older conservatives know that disaster can happen to anyone and it tempers their view a bit.
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    I hit 'NO', but that's along with all of the other sheep out there that have been so dumbed down to the point where they don't know how to care!!! Thank you MTV, BET, MSNBC, CNN, Fox News!!! How bout TV in general!!!
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    Even in the old days without TV/Internet, most Americans still didn't give a fig about who their mayor, congressman, or their governor was... apathy runs in generations...smh
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    @jamesmitchell

    True, but TV/Internet has contributed to the increase in the amount of dumbed down incompetent sheep couldn't you say?
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    @Malitia_Man You're giving these sheep too much credit...The kardashians and honey boo boo have turned more brains into mush than probably any other TV show out there. ;)
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    @jamesmitchell Trash TV, video games, the internet and the rap culture. You can "have hot women", win wars, bully people and brag on yourself without ever leaving home. Is this a great country or what?
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    This is too sweeping a generalization. Some singles do understand and care about the debt our grandkids face, some don't. Some marrieds do, and some don't. It is a fact that too many people do not understand the gravity of our situation; it is a fact they could, and should, do more to become better informed. Marital status has nothing to do with willful ignorance.
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    I'm still scratching my head over the question. What constitutes a good political decision? Isn't that by basic terminology an oxymoron? Its like the message from the film War Games, " strange game, the only winning move is not to play"
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    Young people are all mostly self-absorbed , I love the fact that they voted for the socialists Messiah, and he raised their minimum wage taxes...Thats awesome
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    The ones that don't care are the ones getting all the free stuff the rest of us pay for. A college kid cares a lot less than someone of the same age working for a living trying to support themselves and save for a better future. Even those that are working don't care if mom and dad are still flipping most of the bills. I see it everyday. The kids that come to work in the plant that I work in don't give a damn if they live at home but care a whole lot more if their making it on their own
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    It's hard, writing on a deadline. Sometimes all you can come up with is inconsequential nonsense like this.

    If you read it closely, you'll see it's about on the level of what a couple of college sophomores might come up with after a few beers.
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    The problem with under 30 year olds today is they have no clue how things like an economy or capitalism work. They have been taught that rich people are bad and equality for all, not realizing equality for all actually means equal OPPORTUNITIES for those who earn them for all. All these CHILDREN know is they either have a degree or not, cannot find a job, live on EBTs and need gimmedats and Republicans say "reduce welfare spending" so they vote Democrat since they've never worked and depend on gimmedats.
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    I totally agree about kids not having a clue. If they had half a brain, they would realize that almost half of our government's budget is being financed by their generation. Their number one issue should be our deficits and debts as they will be the ones that will have to address it. As our debt climbs a trillion a year, the inevitable increase in interest rates, and 12,000 boomers retiring daily, their future does not look very bright.
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    Too much concentrated power,too much corruption, too much wasted spending, too many career politicians, too little common sense, too little backbone, too little actual work.
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    I may have thought differently. But my long lost cousin showed back up in our lives. She has no children and neither do any of her friends. After hearing her and her friends views on politics, I now know there is a very big difference. You cannot change her mind because she will not shut up long enough about her own views to listen to any body else's views. They are very self-centered. What ever helps them right now is the jist of their views. They could care less about our children. Referring to my seven year old daughter(her own little cousin that she refers to as her niece) my own cousin said let them deal with it. I'm not going to
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