When you get what you want, you find out it’s not what you need. That is what Millennials are experiencing right now as the liberal program they voted for in 2008 and 2012 is being implemented.
Back in 2008 Candidate Obama’s gauzy promises sounded so poignant and charismatic, as he read them off his carefully placed teleprompters, traveling from university to university. Obama would continue his famous plea for hope and change, compassionately explaining and stressing to the electorally powerful millennial generation, that reforming healthcare was the defining issue of our time. A healthcare system that was affordable to all and didn’t leave patients financially bankrupted when receiving the care they needed.
Millennials were promised reform and intense regulation of the financial institutions as well, so that another catastrophic ‘Republican-fueled’ recession would never happen again. Obama implored, “we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.” They were promised a trillion dollar stimulus to get them back to work, not to mention millions of “shovel ready” jobs. Younger Millennials, in or on their way to college, were promised affordable education that would not send them into decades of mountainous student loan debt.
President Obama ended his 2008 victory speech by saying, “This is our time, to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth, that, out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubts and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.”