Young people today face a three-pronged attack on their financial security—educational debt from their past, unemployment in the present, and a future plagued by the burden of massive government debt. The government is largely responsible for all three problems.The one that might not be obvious is student loan debt, but government policies have also led to massive increases in it. This is both by making such lending (to youth without capital) easier by subsidizing the process; and also, at the state level, by massively increasing tuition in order to suck up every dime that the Federal government was willing to help the kids borrow.
Government policies, meanwhile, have managed both to over-regulate and under-regulate the economy, resulting in the massive unemployment. Regulations on industry and manufacturing have made it far, far harder (and far, far more expensive) to open a new and productive business. Under-regulation of financial gamesters, as well as political pressure from Congress, allowed for the inflation of the housing bubble.
So, yes, if you're young, government is very much your problem. Any government spending is coming out of your hide, as is the debt created by the past generations. Think carefully about what you really want the government to do.