Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Left's War On Youth

Gary L. Bauer

America's "Millennials" are getting crushed by student loan debt, and their burden is a growing drag on the entire economy. The average graduate leaves college with not just a diploma, but more than $27,000 of debt. Unfortunately for many of them, the interest rates on some student loans just doubled -- thanks to Harry Reid.

If that wasn't bad enough, here's another gut punch for America's youth -- Obamacare will likely double or perhaps even triple health insurance rates for healthier and younger Americans.

Perhaps there is a left-wing "war on young people."

Like immigration reform, many well-meaning members of Congress often approach specific issues naïve to the left's agenda. Obamacare isn't about health care reform, but dramatically expanding Big Government.

Lower interest rates on student loans was, first and foremost, a political strategy to energize the youth vote. The left is not interested in settling the issue, only using it for its own advantage. That's why Harry Reid blocked a bi-partisan compromise from becoming law.