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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