Michelle Obama: American Youth Are Knuckleheads

Michelle Obama promoted the Affordable Care Act on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and called American "young people," generously defined by the First Lady as those over the age of twenty-six,"knuckleheads" in need of Obamacare.

In the segment, Mrs. Obama side steps a very important issue, which Fallon brings up.

Jimmy Fallon:  ...a lot of young people watch our show. Would you like to tell me — why would they — because a lot people don’t have the money to spend on this.

Michelle Obama: Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26. But once they hit 26, they’re on their own and a lot of young people think they are invincible. But the truth is, young people are knuckleheads, you know?

Mrs. Obama is proud that that people can stay on their parent's healthcare until they’re 26, a full eight years after the onset of legal adulthood - the point at which they can marry, enter the regular workforce, vote, serve in combat and pay their own taxes -- but believes that after the age of 26 they are still too dumb to make decisions for themselves. 

Mrs. Obama does not offer an actual age for when she believes a person is both mentally and emotionally capable of facing the responsibilities of a free society.

 

 

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