Opinion

Your Votes to Lose

I came across an interesting Gallup poll this week, in case you missed it:

Two-thirds of American workers say they would continue working even if they won $10 million in the lottery, while 31% say they would stop. This desire to keep working after enjoying a financial windfall is higher today than in three earlier Gallup measures, all prior to the 2008-2009 recession.

With so much talk about the entitlement society, government dependency, and the deterioration of the American work ethic, I thought this was an interesting discovery.

Perhaps most significantly, in the 18-34 year-old bracket, 46% said they would continue in their current job if they won ten million dollars in the lottery. Thirty-six percent would continue in a different job, while only 18% would stop working.

That’s the youth vote, my friends.

So, for those assuming that young voters simply want something for nothing, don’t understand the value of hard work, and/or are mesmerized by government dependency, you just might be off the mark.

I’ll say it again and again: In most cases, young people like their freedoms. They hate being told what to do–by you or big government. They value their privacy rights. They cherish individuality and personal success. And yes, they don’t mind working hard for their money.

In a broader sense, the American public at large hasn’t stopped valuing good, old-fashioned hard work.

GOP, with the right candidates, messengers, outreach, and communication strategy, these are your votes to lose. STOP LOSING THEM.

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Mark
6 years ago

From what I have seen of the attitudes toward work of people that age group in the work force, it’s hard for me to believe that they would keep their job if they won that kind of money. Easy money, I’m outa here seems more likely. I can only hope that I’m wrong.

Joe Smoe
6 years ago

That shows some dedicated ,hardworking young people would be hording their wealth. Why keep a job if you don’t need the money? Open a job for someone homeless. Use the money to create more jobs If you can’t keep busy and constructive with ten million dollars, go back to college, hire specialists for advice! Buy low, sell high, stimulate the economy, start a business, find out what’s needed and wanted and produce it. Or keep your job$

George Therasse
6 years ago

I say down with ObamaCare. It is not good enough for the Senate Members or the House members and Obama is making exceptions for his special contributors. Throw the Muslim out of office. His health care crap is nothing
but an increase in numerous unfair taxes. He is not believable in any thing he says.

steve
6 years ago

With the current administration in power, I would take my money and move out of the country. If all the hard working tax payers would leave the country the other half of the country would starve to death.

Jimmy Knight
6 years ago

There are a lot of good people out there of all colors and nationalities. It’s sad when the tv portrays young people as bad. It would be nice to actually get the truth from the news anymore. They just print what they want tto. good news doesn’t bring in good ratings and doesn’t sell newspapers.

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