A lady at one of the restaurant interviews on Fox News summed it up pretty well this morning. She said that the reason why the kids are so addicted to socialism is because the parents have raised them to be sheltered from the world. The parents gave them everything, and now they expect the government take care of them just like their parents.
I have two nephews who are like. Mommy and daddy paid for their college and neither one of them can get a job in related to their majors. One got a degree in astronomy. He has flunked his Graduate Record Exams twice and can’t get into graduate school, which is mandatory if he is ever to do anything with his degree. He’s living home, of course. He finally got job at a grocery story.
The other one got a degree in journalism. When I asked what he was going to do after graduation, he told me that he was going to be “an investigative journalist” and that his friends were going to “get him a job.”
This kid has the energy of a sloth. When I told him that he had picked out a “kick butt” profession and that he needed to really get some gumption to succeed, he didn’t believe me. Needless to say, he didn’t get the journalism job after college. He has landed a management trainee job, with the help of his father, at a well-known retailer, and he’s also living at home. The last I knew both of them were paying the princely sum of $150 a month to live at home.
Now for the kicker. The astronomy kid told me that he “is a socialist, but not a communist.” He’s about a far left as you can get. The journalist is also a far leftist who was going to change the world with his pen. Both of them are gay, but that’s the least of their issues.
So, there you have it. Two 25 year old men who are still acting like they are 12. Their sister is a real go-getter who is pulling down a 6 figure salary with a major logistics company.
She is just under 30, and she is a Republican. She says the younger generation drives her nuts. They come into the company expecting to elevated to vice president very shortly without doing any work.
No all millennials are lost, but enough of them are to give Sanders his base. You might think that Sanders is unelectable, but don’t bank on it. There are a lot of lazy people out there who think the world owes them a living, and they think Sanders will give it to them.