Do The Young Vote Against Their Interests?

Andrew Sullivan —  Jul 7 2012 @ 9:36am

Michael Sivy wonders why young voters aren't all fiscal hawks:

The federal government spends more than seven times as much on someone 65 or older as it does on a child. Even after you include state and local spending on public schools, total spending per person on children is less than half that for the elderly. Over the past decade, the number of children in poverty has soared, and over the rest of this decade, spending on children will shrink by a fifth (as a percentage of total federal spending), while spending on the elderly will swell even more.