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  •  Who would they vote for? (4+ / 0-)

    Not Republicans if they know who messed everything up in the first place.

    they can't afford college

    Republicans have been passing college costs onto students for decades. They don't want to raise taxes to fund education.

    they can't afford to start a family

    In Reagan's America, workers don't get a raise. Fat Cats see their pay increase 500x, but workers don't get a raise.

    they will have no pensions

    No Social Security either if Republicans had their way. They would have it privatized, then when the stock market tanks like it did in 2008-09, you just lost 20 years of retirement contributions!

    they will have health  ins. as the dependents we have made them

    Not sure what this means. Speaking as a Millennial who buys his own health insurance, I am looking forward to buying insurance through the exchanges that the health reform bill will create. I expect the costs to be lower due to competition in the exchange. Not one flipping Republican voted for the bill. I won't forget that.

    •  Don't fear voting for the other, fear not voting (2+ / 0-)
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      CParis, kareylou

      My generation is more apt to become apathetic than Republican.  I think it's easy to say, "I'm too busy to vote," for a lot of people my age.  Not justifying, just saying what I will probably see.

      Dr. Dean...Paging Dr. Dean...he's not on-call you say...then get me DR. MATT!! STAT!!!

      by doctormatt06 on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 03:56:41 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly! People feel that giving the Dems (0+ / 0-)

        clear majorities in Congress still did not deliver on many key progressive issues.  No change on DADT, wimpy stimulus bills, continuation of Bush tax cuts for wealthy, mediocre health "insurance" reform bill.

        Why bother voting in midterms?  My concern is that people tend to ignore all of the local races - state legislatures, county offices, school boards, etc that will be up in November - that's how the GOP has built their power base - by not just focusing on the Presidential elections.

        If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

        by CParis on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 04:18:25 PM PDT

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