Obama Raising The Minimum Drinking Age To 24 In October

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President Barack Obama announcing his controversial decision to raise the minimum drinking age from 21 to 24 years old in a press conference at the White House today. (Image Source: AP Images)

Washington, DC — In a press conference at the White House today, President Barack Obama announced his controversial decision to raise the minimum drinking age from 21 to 24 years of age.

“We must work harder to protect the young people of this country,” Obama said. “Our young folks are dying from alcohol related deaths in record numbers. It is our job as parents to safeguard our children from these kinds of dangers. That is why beginning October 1st, individuals looking to purchase alcohol will be required to be a minimum of 24 years of age or older. This will benefit everyone and make America a safer place.”

Small business owners around the country were up in arms after Obama made the announcement. “This is absolutely ridiculous,” said 35-year-old Paul Horner, owner of a popular drinking establishment in Phoenix, Arizona called The Lost Leaf. “We rely heavily on the business that the 21-23 year old crowd provides. This new law enforcing a minimum drinking age of 24 will destroy our business and others just like it. Obama needs to reconsider his actions before real harm is done.”

53-year-old Martha Carlson of MADD said the group is thrilled with the news. “This is a great thing that President Obama has done. Research has shown time and time again that a higher drinking age would save thousands of lives every year. This is due to fewer alcohol-related traffic fatalities among underage drivers and all the health related incidents that would be avoided. This is his legacy, by far his greatest achievement ever. Praise Obama!”

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky told CNN he does not agree with Obama and his announcement to raise the minimum drinking age. “By not putting this for a vote in front of Congress, Obama has clearly defied everything the Constitution stands for,” Paul said. “We can not let this man stomp all over the legal process in this country.”

There has been controversy for years whether 21 is too young to purchase alcohol. The minimum age debate began in 1971 when Congress dropped the voting age from 21 to 18. After that many states followed suit and lowered the drinking age to 18 as well.

By 1980, more than half the states in the U.S. had lowered their minimum drinking age, usually from 21 to 18. But when research showed an increase in traffic fatalities in these states, things began to revert back.

On July 17, 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act which set the minimum drinking age at 21. Reports found that teens get drunk twice as fast as adults and have more trouble knowing when to stop. The research proved that teens overdo it with alcohol and binge drink more often than adults. The law was created to reduce traffic crashes, protect young people’s health, and keep people safer overall.

Myron Danus, spokesman for the International Center for Alcohol Policies or ICAP told Fox News he believes things are going backwards with today’s decision by the Administration. “If kids can die protecting their country, they should be able to drink a beer. What Obama has done today is just plain wrong but I guess only time will tell.”

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37 Responses to "Obama Raising The Minimum Drinking Age To 24 In October"

  1. Don G. says:

    This is so typical of Obama, doing everything possible to bankrupt small businesses in this country. So sad

  2. BLX says:

    Can we finally impeach this nigger?!!

    • gurina psait says:

      BLX there is a special place in Hell for ignorant people like you. My guess is that you live in the south. Not very educated and own a gun that you use for target practice on your beer cans. You did a stint in jail for domestic violence and have at least 3 children. It’s people like you that give America a bad name. So when you get your shit together then you can make statements that have some meaning and some intelligence.

      • SPF says:

        My guess is that you’re an asshole with nothing better to do that put other people down, you live alone, you don’t have many friends because all you like to be is that one asshole who thinks they know better. I suggest you find some friends and grow a pair, before you put other people down. Not everyone can be as jobless and living off Obamacare as you.

        • lolly says:

          So because he’s not okay with racist comments he must be jobless?
          My guess is you’re just too stupid or just too full of rage to understand that not 1) is racism is a form of “putting people down” (as you called it) and 2) you can’t “live off of Obamacare”. It’s health insurance not unemployment, you dumb twat!

        • lolly says:

          So because he’s not okay with racist comments he must be jobless?
          My guess is you’re just too stupid or just too full of rage to understand that not 1) is racism IS a form of “putting people down” (as you called it) and 2) you can’t “live off of Obamacare”. It’s health insurance not unemployment, you dumb twat!

          Time for you to get back on the short bus, and bring your racist friend with you please!

          • IamMee says:

            How is “nigger” racist at all, beside to the person making an option to be offended…. everything is an option. Everyone on here is missing the point lol. Why is everyone just putting each other down. The point is, is that Obama is doing something completely illegal once again and he should be punished by the people who live in the country. Its time the people rise up and take control of the nation instead of letting rich political tyrants tell us what we CANT do.

  3. Sarah Andrews says:

    I’m 23 years old… so I can’t drink now??!! Worst, president, ever!!

  4. Thank you Obama for raising the minimum drinking age to 24! This will stop 80% of the masturbation in this country. Praise Obama! Praise Fappy!

  5. ANR says:

    Obama cares about the youth of this country by increasing the debt to over 17 trillion dollars and he cares so much he brings ebola into the country and who knows what through the Southern border. Oh Yea, Obama cares all right. He cares about all the money he is socking away from backroom deals and nothing more.

    • lolly says:

      Yeah, Obama personally (and magically) brought Ebola to America, just by being half African? Is that your logic? Do all black people look the same to you too? Should we forget that the 2 Americans being detained came on private jet?

      Is it the same logic that you used to ignore the fact that Obama ‘ s contribution to the nat’l debt comes only 2nd to another President: G W Bush?
      ….But never mind that, we won’t worry about your examples being weak. Maybe next time you can blame Obama for all bad weather too!

      • mandawg2020 says:

        Here’s the deal. Any kind of federal law that is implemented in this country MUST be passed by congress. The president, term used very loosely, CAN NOT just sign a law into affect without that congressional approval. Now I don’t care what your political beliefs are, but I feel that if a person 18yrs of age is old enough to serve in the armed forces, then you should be allowed to drink an alcoholic beverage. I served my time in the military. I spent half of that time in Europe and observed something rather interesting. Young teens, locals mind you, sitting with their parents while out to dinner and being allowed to drink wine. *GASP* Yes, they were drinking! And that got me thinking. Who had the higher rates of DUI’s and alcohol related incidents in Europe. I found out that it was the Americans. Why? Because the local kids learned from and early age how to drink responsibly. Learned their limit more effectively. In the US, kids are told NOT to drink until they are 21. Well we all know that if you tell a kid no, they are going to go right out and do it anyway. So kids in the US aren’t allowed to drink till 21. But when they hit 21, they binge drink because NOW THEY CAN! And no one can stop them! Yet, they’ve never learned to drink responsibly, in moderation, or learned their limit in a safe environment. What, in my opinion, will curtail the drinking problems in this country is to stop trying to shelter our children and young adults from things that isn’t all that harmful if they are taught to use them properly. Sheltering them from alcohol, I think, will be far more harmful to them when they are taken off their “leash”, so to speak, and then allowed to, once again, just binge because they can. BTW… Lolly… Obama has thrown us deeper into debt than GW Bush ever did, by $2 trillion more than Bush! And his 2nd term isn’t even half over! But I assume that since I just said that, you’re gonna pull the race card out on me now and call me a “gun-carrying, wife beating, dead beat, racist” just because I don’t agree with Obama’s politics and policies. So to retort to that before hand… I do NOT own a fire arm, I am NOT married, I do NOT have any children, and I am NOT a racist. I personally don’t care what the color of your skin is, or your gender. If you are the right person for the job, then you should have it. I didn’t vote for Obama either time, But I didn’t vote for the other guys either. I found them both to be full of lies, deceit, and empty promises.

  6. gurina psait says:

    This is such bullshit! Impeach Obama now!

  7. This sums up Obama’s presidency… making horrible decisions that go against everything America stands for. Just horrible

  8. Master's Johnson says:

    Wait, does that mean I can’t buy booze for my daughter and her delicious roommate? Damn, there goes my sex life.

  9. Jamie Wise says:

    If the drinking age is raised, why not the voting age and the military age???


    The youth WILL revolt!!!!

    • FELONIOUS MONK says:

      Uh oh, better grab your X-Box proof vests y’all, here come the revolting youth!

      • Hippiefarts23 says:

        Not gonna lie, if this happens, it’ll be the final nail in the coffin lol. He’s already being sued for abusing his rights. Nigga’s dumb, yo.

        • lolly says:

          I know someone who’s more dumb than Obama…. people that use the word “nigga” online just to sound cool. Sorry to say that for you, it didn’t work. You’re a perpetual loser, I’m afraid…

  11. Macheal Summers says:


  12. Ben Dover says:

    There goes my fake ID business.

  13. Armand.Hammer says:


  14. Armand.Hammer says:

    Praise Fappy!

  15. Michael says:

    This is typical of a far, left wing, liberal democrat extremist like Obama, who thinks we, the American people, are too stupid to think for ourselves. This is typical top-down, iron-fisted government rule. Obama knows best. Government knows best. This left wing communist does whatever he wants and if we, the American people, call him out on it, we are somehow racist. He and his ilk are destroying America, and at a rapid pace. Why, oh why, would any of you vote in another liberal democrat extremist into office again? What can the Democrats run on for 2016? Obama has opened the borders, he is racing to get as many illegals as possible into this country to ensure the continuation of democrat power, and is ensuring that America turns from the land of opportunity to the land of welfare and government intervention. Wake up. If the past 6 years have not been a wake-up call to the sheer damage a liberal democrat does in office, nothing will.

  16. Casey says:

    I really don’t like Obama as our president but I must say…I am VERY happy that he did this about the first right thing he has done. If people are complaining about this then they are relying a little to much on alcohol. Im very happy that it is now 24

  17. Michael Hallmark says:

    That’s funny. There was no press conference on this subject and not a single news source other than this one with this story. Could that possibly mean it is 100 BS? More Obama fantasies for low information voters.

  18. Erik B. says:

    Impeach this nigger now!

  19. Budd says:

    Good!! About time someone just stands up and does what’s needed! Imagine how many fewer drunk driving deaths there will be now. I only wish he had raised it to 30, anyone younger then that needs to focus on getting a job and working alot of hours or there won’t be enough Social Security for me when I retire.

  20. RM says:

    I don’t understand why people are fighting over this issue. I don’t know what it was like when you were younger but when I was the legal drinking age of 21 didn’t stop me from getting a minor in possession of alcohol. It didn’t stop anyone that I knew from drinking. Now as an adult I don’t drink but maybe twice a year. After my dad found out that I had been out drinking a couple of times, he started the rule that if I wanted to drink, I needed to be at home so I could be safe under his supervision. Because my dad didn’t make a big deal out of underage drinking I choose not to drink now. Raising the legal age is not going to stop alcohol related fatalities sorry to burst anyone’s bubble on this. O yeah, I also call Obama a “nigger” but I use the true meaning of the word not the color of the mans skin. He is an unintelligent person with no regards to the American people and what is best for OUR country!!!!

  21. Tiffany says:

    This is one of the best things Obama has done so far in his already historic presidency. I personally believe he should have set the age to 25, but we can only take what we can get. The majority of youth are reckless when it comes to alcohol. The longer you can keep them from alcohol the better off society will be. I think that voting & driving age should also be changed. Especially driving age. Its criminal, in my opinion to

  22. Tiffany says:

    to have children literally driving weapons around. You should at least not still be a teenager. Driving is an adult responsibility & should be done only by ADULTS

  23. Connor says:

    I vote that if we’re going to jump the drinking age to 24 then we should only let people 24+ join the military as well. If your old enough to fight and die for this country then your old enough for a beer.

  24. stupidPeople says:


    you people are SO stupid… just to prove, AGAIN, how REPUGS are STUUUUUUUPID… LOL

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