Does the GOP have an opportunity to seize the youth demographic because of the president’s policies? Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act premiums could rise for young, healthy people by as much as 169 percent. Much more than the “slight increase” HHS Secretary Kathy Sebelius described would happen in order for older, sicker people to become insured. Republicans can also play-up the debt in order to lure younger voters to their party. Although, the grand old party may need a bit of a makeover first.
Farmer sentiment has plunged to levels not seen since October 2016, a Purdue University/CME Group index showed this month. Net farm income last year was about half of the $123 billion earned in 2013.