Jason Mattera

Remember Kanye West’s decree that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”?

Guess what: Barack Obama doesn’t care about young people.

“But Jason,” you say, “I thought young people elected Obama by voting 66 percent for him, and only 34 percent voting for Gramps (a.k.a. John McCain).”

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Yes, that’s right. Obama promised young people that government unicorns would fly above their apartments dropping free iPods from the sky while delivering vanilla-scented welfare checks in recycled envelopes so that younger voters would never have to work another day in their coddled lives.

But clearly that didn’t happen. In fact, when you assess the fallout of what Obama’s constant swiping of the governmental credit card will mean economically for voters under the age of 30, one can only conclude that Barack Obama doesn’t like young people.

That’s why conservatives need to heed the call of Rahm “The Ballerina” Emanuel (no seriously, the dude was a ballerina) and remember Rahmbo’s admonition that one must “never let a crisis go to waste.”

Obama’s disastrous economic policies are creating a platinum opportunity for conservatives to awaken Obama Zombies from their intellectual slumber. Jobs are scarce. Economic opportunity is lagging. Overall, youth unemployment is the worst since World War II, way above 20 percent. We will not grow up with the same prosperity our parents did; we are a generation shackled by Obama-driven spending sprees.

I know Obama Zombies aren’t too fond of those math-number thingies, but even they must wake up to the fact that Obama’s collectivist schemes are a torpedo aimed at the interests of Generation Y voters. Obama didn’t give us change, he gave us more of the same. Obama framed his economic agenda as a break from the “failed policies of the Bush administration,” but all the Messiah has done is double down on all of Bush’s reckless borrowing, spending, and bailouts.

Take our federal deficit and debt. Even using the Obama administration’s bogus fiscal projections, Obama expected a ten-year budget deficit of approximately $9 trillion, which means that Obama will spend around $1 trillion more than he takes in every year. As of 2009, the national debt stood at $12 trillion and will likely double to $24 trillion by 2019.

Let me put that number in perspective: Kobe Bryant is paid around $25 million a year by the Los Angeles Lakers. He would have to play 990,000 seasons in order to break even with our projected national debt!

This is absolute criminal fiscal insanity.


Jason Mattera

Jason Mattera is the author of the New York Times bestseller Hollywood Hypocrites: The Devastating Truth About Obama's Biggest Backers (Simon & Schuster, March 2012).