Another of my long, rambling political rants. You have been warned.
Soccer moms, are they beginning to understand they are being taken for a ride?
Title IX has resulted in 25% more women than men graduating from college, in 2009, the last year statistics are available (that I can find).
This years graduating classes, men and women, will have an average debt of $35,200.
Where are the jobs? If they find one, what is the real purchasing power of their incomes?
Well, of course, men are to blame. That is what they learned in Woman Studies. Except, too many women have broken the “glass ceilings” everywhere, in business, government, and politics to blame it all on men. Too many of those women have performed, in the best case, no better than the men whom they replaced.
Now they want to elect Hillary president. “It is time for a female president is the hue and cry”. That may be true, but what has she accomplished? True, she has made herself wealthy, along with Bill, or he has helped her? Who else have they made wealthy? Who else have they enabled? Our country has a history of people becoming millionaires while working for people who have become billionaires. Anyone affiliated with Hillary and Bill in that category? Oh, it is politics and you can’t measure their success that way. OK, who have they mentored? Who has learned from Hillary, not Bill, and has gone on to be successful?
I watched my mother, a very capable person, do the hard work while men got the credit. When she got into real estate, she got the credit, because she made the sales. Didn’t stop the men in her office from trying to leech off her work, but she was the one making it rain, and she went solo and was successful. So yes, I get it. Been there, seen it, and understand the unfairness up close.
In Colorado politics, the experts say the key county is Jefferson, just West of Denver. They also say the key demographic is “soccer moms”. Today, those soccer moms are working long hours to pay for all their stuff, their debts, and their underwater mortgages. If they are still married, their husbands, if they can find a job, are doing the same. It is not the “American Dream” they were conditioned to expect. They are starting, I think, to wise up. They are rejecting Common Core education, as an example. Questioning Obamacare, etc.
“I am Woman, Hear Me Roar”. When these smart women finally figure out how they have been taken, how their generosity and kind natures have been abused, and how their children are being harmed, look out!
Unfortunately, I think the day is a few years in the future.