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America Nears El Tipping Pointo

Ghost of the Republic Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 3:13 PM
Kongchin: While I agree that both Democrats and Republicans have acted with great fiscal irresponsibility, you need to investigate the "surplus" myth more closely. Understand the difference between public debt and intragovernmental holdings. Understand that reducing a projected deficit does not create a surplus. Understand that the national debt increased every year of Clinton's presidency--as it has under every president for the last 70 years.

I apologize to America's young people, whose dashed dreams and dim employment prospects I had laughed at, believing these to be a direct result of their voting for Obama.

On closer examination, it turns out that young voters, aged 18-29, overwhelmingly supported Romney. But only the white ones.

According to Pew Research, 54 percent of white voters under 30 voted for Romney and only 41 percent for Obama. That's the same percentage Reagan got from the entire white population in 1980. Even the Lena Dunham demographic -- white women under 30 -- slightly favored Romney.

Reagan got...