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Millennials Support Reduced Spending to Avoid Fiscal Cliff
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 13, 2012 02:46 PM
65 percent of Millennials prefer spending cuts to higher taxes
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress and the President continue their negotiations on an agreement to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," Millennials are paying close attention to the ongoing debate. Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan organization advocating for Millennials ages 18-29, released polling earlier in 2012 that reveals where the younger generation stands on the key issues. Elected representatives, presently stalled over the core issue of tax increases versus spending cuts to solve America's fiscal challenges, should pay close attention to the views of this key constituency.
"Millennials are acutely aware that they are going to have to foot the bill for the decisions elected leaders are making today. Washington's continued failure to solve the nation's spending problems is perplexing to a generation that values genuine results over partisan finger-pointing," said Matthew Faraci, Senior Vice President of Communications at Generation Opportunity. "Effectively, 16.4% of Millennials are unemployed today, and they understand that taxing successful Americans who create jobs is only going to further impede already lackluster job growth. Because many have been waiting for years for just one real opportunity, any policies that cause further stagnation will not receive their support."
For Generation Opportunity, the polling company, inc./WomanTrend conducted a nationwide online survey of 1,003 adults ages 18-29 between July 27 and July 31, 2012 with a ±3.1% margin of error. Full methodology available upon request.
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Generation Opportunity is a national, non-partisan organization advocating for Millennials ages 18-29.
SOURCE Generation Opportunity
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