The Lonely Life of Julia: In Obama’s ideal world, men are replaced by bureaucrats

Posted by on May 04, 2012 at 8:13 am

Barack Obama has a new composite girlfriend, and her name is Julia. Her story is told in an interactive feature titled “The Life of Julia” on the Obama campaign website. Julia, who has no face, is depicted at various ages from 3 through 67, enjoying the benefits of various Obama-backed welfare-state programs.

As a toddler, she’s in a head-start program. Skip ahead to 17, and she’s enrolled at a Race to the Top high school. Her 20s are very active: She gets surgery and free birth control through ObamaCare regulations, files a lawsuit under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and pays off her student loans at a low interest rate. We get updates at age 31, 37 and 42–and then the narrative skips ahead 23 years when she enrolls in Medicare. Two years later, she’s on Social Security, at which point she can die at any time.

In a column amusingly titled “Who the Hell Is ‘Julia’ and Why Am I Paying for Her Whole Life?” David Harsanyi raises an obvious objection to the story: “What we are left with is a celebration of . . . 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.”

This may explain why, in the campaign’s telling, nothing happens to Julia between 42 and 65. That period includes the typical peak earning years–the time at which, assuming Julia is gainfully employed, she will be paying the biggest price for “Obama’s” generosity.

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One Response to “The Lonely Life of Julia: In Obama’s ideal world, men are replaced by bureaucrats”

  1. cjrian on 8/08/12 at 9:59 pm

    Obama’s “Julia” story omits some important life influences, as pointed out. For instance, “Julia” is 9 times as likely to drop out of High School (as is her own child) as children with Fathers in the home. She and her child are 20 times as likely to end up incarcerated. She is 53% more likely to marry during her teens, 711% more likely to have children as a teenager, 164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth and 92% more likely to get divorced. Julia’s son, as a fatherless boy, is statistically even worse. 80% of rapists are fatherless, themselves.

    And when Julia finally retires, assuming SSI is still solvent (unlikely), she may, under Obamacare, have insufficient QALYs to be treated for geriatric maladies. Her knee or hip replacement will not occur, rendering her invalid, meaning that her “Life Worth” renders her a drain on National resources, and her life may end prematurely from entirely treatable causes.