In an op-ed today on, Allison Kasic writes:

Obamamania has been largely driven by the Senator’s appealing personae and inspiring rhetoric. But for this upswing in interest in politics to have real meaning it can’t just be a cult of personality.

It’s crucial that young voters focus on the many pressing issues of concern to them and future generations.

Take Social Security, for example. In 2017 Social Security will start to pay our more money in benefits than it collects in taxes, and by the time, today’s college students retire, the program will be able to pay only 74% of promised benefits. Unless reform happens soon, young voters will face massive tax hikes, massive benefit cuts, or some combination of the two.

Read the article here.