Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.


Young people don’t want noncollege grads paying their bill

Progressive Students Shift Views on Minimum Wage When Presented With Facts

Progressive Students Shift Views on Minimum Wage When Presented With Facts

A new Tax Day poll from Young America’s Foundation, released in partnership with Townhall, reveals a majority of high school and college students hold progressive views, but, once presented with data refuting liberal talking points, their opinions shift.

An overwhelming majority of students, 69 percent, said they support a $15 federal minimum wage. However, their support dropped nearly 20 points when they learned of the Congressional Budget Office’s projection of 1.4 million jobs lost due to the wage increase.

In a similar scenario, 64 percent of students support the federal government eliminating student loan debt for all borrowers. However, more than half of respondents agreed that it was not fair for those who did not attend college to pay for student loan debt cancellation with their hard-earned tax dollars.

Regarding tax rates, 49 percent of students say a fair tax rate on most Americans would be between 0 and 10 percent––despite current federal income tax rates being much higher than 10 percent. The same percentage of students also agree that the government does not spend taxpayer money efficiently.

“The new data from YAF’s polling underscores the importance of facts over liberal talking points,” said Governor Scott Walker, president of Young America’s Foundation. “Generation Z and millennials do hold some liberal views, but these findings highlight that many young people simply have not heard a differing viewpoint or been taught the facts. The rising generation values fairness, and YAF will continue to show young people that progressive ideas are—at their core—unfair and unjust. Through YAF’s Long Game action plan, we will continue to promote and give voice to the pro-freedom ideas which the mainstream media and our government-run schools actively stifle.”

Read the rest at:

The Real Side

The Real Side

Posts categorized under "The Real Side" are posted by the Editor because they are deemed worthy of further discussion and consideration, but are not, by default, an implied or explicit endorsement or agreement. The views of guest contributors do not necessarily reflect the viewpoints of The Real Side Radio Show or Joe Messina. By publishing them we hope to further an honest and civilized discussion about the content. The original author and source (if applicable) is attributed in the body of the text. Since variety is the spice of life, we hope by publishing a variety of viewpoints we can add a little spice to your life. Enjoy!

Leave a Replay

About Me

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Weekly Tutorial

Sign up for our Newsletter

Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit