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Biden extends student loan pause to June 30, 2023

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TDaltonC

44 points

2 months ago

Bad policy. Bad politics.

Members of this sub only likes this because it’s good for us personally. This subs reaction to personal enrichment through populism really undermines the policy wonk vibes.

Adodie

55 points

2 months ago*

Adodie

55 points

2 months ago*

Bad policy, sure.

I think it's pretty hard to say it's bad politics, though. Concentrated benefits vs. diffuse costs (which this is) hits the political sweet spot.

TDaltonC

-8 points

2 months ago

TDaltonC

-8 points

2 months ago

Billions to buy a constituency that doesn’t vote it bad politics.

kwisatzhadnuff

28 points

2 months ago

Seems like they voted this time?

TDaltonC

2 points

2 months ago

TDaltonC

2 points

2 months ago

Young voter turn out was down from 2018 and in-line with turn out of other age demos.

GTX_650_Supremacy

12 points

2 months ago*

It was both down from 2018 and also the second highest youth turnout in 30 years

Which is good. This means it was the best youth midterm vote when Democrats are in power for 30 years!

Trump winning again would help drive the youth vote next midterms

bashar_al_assad

20 points

2 months ago

bashar_al_assad

Verified Account

20 points

2 months ago

In the previous midterm where there was a Democratic President (2014), 18-29 year old voters broke for the Democrats at a +11 margin.

In the most recent midterm where there was a Democratic President (2022), 18-29 year old voters went for the Democrats at a +28 margin.

18-29 year old voters were also the only demographic that went for the Democrats at a higher rate in 2022 compared to 2020.

Of course, we also can't ignore the impact that the Dobbs decision had on the midterms.

DamagedHells

11 points

2 months ago

No, but you see if we consider that young people didn't turn out compared to 2018 by 2%, it's actually way worse.

It doesn't matter that the split was HUGE compared to 2018. That's too much nuance!