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Cradle to Grave: The Obama Campaign's Fantasy for American Life

Danolt Wrote: May 03, 2012 2:23 PM
There has to be a target audience that this slide show was designed for and we should assume that there was enough positive feedback from that target group that this slide show is plus gain in votes for Obama My Guess is that the target is the young voter under 30. I think the best way to respond is by using an analogy based on designing a computer game city, explain how much production is taken away and how much is returned. (for every dollar in benefits paid how much does the Gov keep…etc) It would be best to avoid attacking the benefits but attacking the costs of collecting and distributing and enforcing them. Lets take the argument away that it is revenue based, change it to why does it cost 25k to give someone a 2k rebate.
McGovern Wrote: May 03, 2012 2:29 PM
Agreed.

We cannot sit back and say among ourselves, "This slideshow is silly." There are millions of young voters who will buy into the whole idea of cradle to grave Obama largess unless we teach them what's really wrong with it.
Bob91 Wrote: May 03, 2012 2:26 PM
Actually, I'd guess it's the under-12 crowd, at least mentally.
The Obama campaign has a cringe-inducing propaganda slideshow called "The Life of Julia" intended to illustrate how the Obama Administration's policies will give government help to a young woman as she is educated, works, starts a family and retires.

If you had to stifle a guffaw, you're not alone.

Yes, the Obama Administration's policies alone can be the savior for American children everywhere - all it takes, apparently, are piles and piles of taxpayer money thrown around recklessly. And by the end, children will still be able to retire and live comfortably on the totally-stable programs of...