Who the Hell is Julia??

And why am I paying for her whole life?

Team Obama rolled out “The Life of Julia: A look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime”, to much fanfare; and, not surprisingly to anyone not Team Obama, ridicule.

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Here is a sharp critique by David Harsanyi at Human Events:

In the new Barack Obama campaign piece The Life of Julia, voters can “Take a look at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime — and how Mitt Romney would change her story.” It is one of the most brazenly statist pieces of campaign literature I can ever remember seeing.

Let’s, for the purposes of this post, set aside the misleading generalizations regarding policy in the ad (no one is innocent on that account, obviously). What we are left with is a celebration of a how a woman can live her entire life by leaning on government intervention, dependency and other people’s money rather than her own initiative or hard work. It is, I’d say, implicitly un-American, in the sense that it celebrates a mindset we have — outwardly, at least — shunned.

It is also a mindset that women should find offensively patronizing. When they’re old enough, I hope my two daughters will find the notion that their success hinges on the president’s views on college-loan interest rates preposterous. Yet, according to the “Life of Julia,” women are helpless without the guiding hand of Barack Obama.

Julia can enroll in a Head Start program to help get her ready for school. Because of steps President Obama has taken to improve the program …  Julia can take the SATs because she was trained by the useless “Race to the Top” program, yes, implemented by President Obama …  During college, Julia undergoes surgery, which is thankfully covered by her insurance due to parents’ coverage until she turns 26 … thanks to Obama.
Julia works as a full-time web designer, and thanks to Obamacare, her health insurance is required to cover birth control and preventive care, “letting Julia focus on her work rather than worry about her health…”

…because children are bad for your health, obviously.

And so on and so forth.
Julia then has a son named Zachary (who has no father around, as far as I can tell) and we can start the entire storyline again.

Finally, Julia retires. “After years of contributing to Social Security, she receives monthly benefits that help her retire comfortably, without worrying that she’ll run out of savings…

This allows her to volunteer at a community garden.”

If you think Social Security benefits allow you to live your retirement without worry, you deserve Barack Obama.

Most decent people believe that government should be there to assist and help those who find themselves in legitimately rough or desperate circumstances. But an adult Julia, from what I can tell, does not qualify.

(To read at Human Events, go here)


3 thoughts on “Who the Hell is Julia??

  1. Pingback: The Progressive/Liberal War Against Women, Example 2: Julia, Statist Slave Girl « Temple of Mut

  2. So what’s the plan for when the state can no longer pay for any of the programs Julia uses? What’s the plan when the lack of payments leads to riots in the underclass which has become accustomed to such payments?

    See also: riots, French 2010

  3. It is a troublesome question, ktcat. When people come to depend on government handouts, and consider themselves “entitled” to other people’s money; they can become violent when these are taken away. Rather like a heroin junkie: So long as he is given regular access to his drug, he will live docilely, often in squalid circumstances. But denied his drug, he will turn to crime and violence to get it!
    Like our heroin junkie, the recipients of unsustainable government largess must be weened off of handouts. Gradually, when possible; “cold turkey” if necessary.

    The problem with socialism is that it only works so long as you have other people’s money to steal.

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