Millennials Say: Hi, We’re Hopeless Idiots
Bill Quick

Millennials Think Government Is Inefficient, Abuses Its Power, and Supports Cronyism – Reason-Rupe Surveys : Reason.com

But young Americans also want government to guarantee health insurance and living wages; plan to vote for Democrats in 2014 and 2016

However, millennials also support more government action and
higher spending in a number of key areas:

  • 71 percent favor raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an
    hour
  • 69 percent say it is government’s responsibility to guarantee
    everyone access to health care and 51 percent have a favorable view
    of the Affordable Care Act
  • 68 percent say government should ensure everyone makes a living
    wage
  • 66 percent say raising taxes on the wealthy would help the
    economy
  • 63 percent say spending more on job training would help the
    economy
  • 58 percent say the government should spend more on assistance
    to the poor even it means higher taxes
  • 57 percent favor spending more money on infrastructure
  • 54 percent favor a larger government that provides more
    services, when taxes are not mentioned
  • 54 percent want government to guarantee everyone a college
    education

Sixty-two percent of millennials describe themselves as socially
liberal, while 27 percent say they are socially conservative. 

Which is why I think the majority of Millennials are hopeless idiots.  Of course, given the way they’ve been “educated,” what else could they be?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Millennials Say: Hi, We’re Hopeless Idiots — 1 Comment

  1. From The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce:

    IDIOT, n. A member of a large and powerful tribe whose influence in human affairs has always been dominant and controlling. The Idiot’s activity is not confined to any special field of thought or action, but “pervades and regulates the whole.” He has the last word in everything; his decision is unappealable. He sets the fashions and opinion of taste, dictates the limitations of speech, and circumscribes conduct with a dead-line.

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