The Life of Julia is the Obama campaign’s hypothetical example that looks at how President Obama’s policies help one woman over her lifetime – and how Mitt Romney would change her story.
According to a McClatchy opinion piece ‘Life of Julia’ is a life without ambition. After reading this commentary, I rushed to the Obama site to see the item that this story parodies.
I commented on the McClatchy piece:
Where do you get “life without ambition”? She starts a web design company, hires people, provides a decent wage for them. They pay taxes, stay employed, and fund their own benefits and everyone else’s.
The web design company provides a service to their customers which helps their businesses succeed. This is how a capitalist economy grows.
I don’t see how our economy remains competitive in the world, if Julia gets no education, starts no business, and makes a life out of an ambition to serve hamburgers at McDonald’s for the rest of her life. How is she going to retire on that income?