Katie Kieffer

In 2010, the Census Bureau reported that number of individuals who were cohabitating with a member of the opposite sex jumped 13 percent. Demographers blame this historic jump on the poor job market, pointing out that in many cases one partner lost their job or the economy made it tough for the couple to afford two separate living spaces.

Certainly, many young people cohabitate because they see marriage as a relic of the past. However, the poor job market accounts for the recent spike in people who otherwise would choose to date while living independently. The job market has essentially forced many women to (at least temporarily) throw marriage out the window in favor of survival. “People say they want to get married, but Americans are much less likely to actually be married than in the past,” writes Pew researcher D’Vera Cohn.

The lousy job market also puts car ownership out-of-reach. The average American is driving 6 percent fewer miles a year than they did in 2004. Additionally, the number of 14-to-34-year-olds without a driver’s license has climbed from 21 percent in 2000 to 26 percent in 2010, according to an April 5, 2012 study by the Frontier Group. Cars are just too expensive and President Obama’s subsidies for electric car battery technology that may start fires have simply thrown taxpayer money into the ash heap. Meanwhile, there is no use denying that Obama’s policies have caused gas prices to soar.

Obama’s unconstitutional and socialist policies like increasing taxes on the wealthy, subsidizing green technology, subsidizing college tuition, and blocking American drilling and mining are directly responsible for sending women to the cosmetic counter instead of the wedding chapel, the car dealership or the mortgage firm. (Not just Obama’s policies. Bill Clinton started a housing crisis which led to an overall economic downturn and George W. Bush did not do enough to reverse Clinton’s errors.)

Lipstick is nice, but, at the end of the day, most women would prefer to invest in houses, cars, weddings and children. Polls indicate that women are looking to put an economic-savvy job-creator in the White House; women intuitively understand the futility of socialism to satisfy their deepest hopes and dreams.

I think American women are ready to take their lipsticks and paint this note on President Obama’s bathroom mirror: “You’re fired! Ciao!”


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is a columnist and political commentator. She runs KatieKieffer.com. Kieffer is the author of the forthcoming book "LET ME BE CLEAR."