You can’t say we didn’t warn ’em. But, they just didn’t listen. Two-thirds of Americans aged 18 to 29 pulled the lever for Barack Obama last fall whereas the Democrat won only a bare majority (50-49) among their elders, all voters over 30 (you know the ones Bill and Hillary’s generation told us not to trust).
And now they’re bearing the brunt of the sluggish economy. Unemployment among young Americans has surged to a record high, with “more unemployed youths in America today than at any other time since World War II.”
Caveat Emptor. They got what they paid for. They should have known better. Or should they?
According to the Free Dictionary by Farlex (an online legal dictionary), the doctrine caveat emptor (Latin for “let the buy beware) applies to commercial transactions:
When a sale is subject to this warning the purchaser assumes the risk that the product might be either defective or unsuitable to his or her needs.
This rule is not designed to shield sellers who engage in Fraud or bad faith dealing by making false or misleading representations about the quality or condition of a particular product. It merely summarizes the concept that a purchaser must examine, judge, and test a product considered for purchase himself or herself.
Well, Obama did make a number of false and misleading representations in the campaign. So, maybe these desserts just aren’t just. After all, these young’uns can attribute their bad choice to youth and inexperience.