Saturday, November 10, 2012

More post-Election pondering:  The Gender Gap.

A female would let this topic go, but being a male the news keeps coming and I have to keep pondering ... and I really should have the good sense to leave this topic alone.

"President Obama won women by 12 percentage points, while Mitt Romney won men by 8".

I generally view that men and women vote similarly in intact, healthy families, so that the differences are more reflective of America's post-family, baboon troop style culture.

Of course the big monster financial issue for the next N years is the trillion dollar deficit that we have taken on a decade earlier than was scheduled for the Social Security / Medicare meltdown.  This leads me to wonder whether there is any correlation between debt handling and bill payment and gender.  A quick search  and here it is:

"An April 2012 study by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation shows that women with low levels of financial literacy are more likely to engage in costly credit card behaviors than men with low financial literacy."

For much of the lower classes, welfare moms dominate the culture so that the government effectively performs the role of husband to them.  Then there are food stamps, housing subsidies, medical benefits, etc.  When you are on the edge, the notion that the government must do whatever it takes to supply your needs today will drown out all other considerations.  Let the future be damned.


Delirious said...

You have hit the nail on the head.

Inklings said...

Yes, you have. Sadly.