Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thinking Logically About Paul Ryan

Okay, now I don't usually like to get into political debates but this is so simple I can't understand why some can't grasp it.

Lets look at what is now happening under the current plan:

Businesses lay off employees because of harsh taxes to fund welfare systems. In turn, the employees can't find jobs, because there are no businesses able to hire them. The employees are then forced to take welfare which is less than their own pay. From here matters only get worse. Since the employees are now on welfare, a dramatic cut in their funds, they are forced to only purchase essentials from businesses. The would be employee, is therefore forced to starve on welfare and the business has to let go more even employees, if it hasn't already gone bankrupt. Where does it end? Where everyone is forced rely on the government for food, clothing, homes and jobs. But the government can't pay for everything because of the huge number of people relying on them. A lower quality of living is forced on everyone making everyone poor except a few high up officials.

Is this the future you want?

Lets start thinking of what would happen with Paul Ryan's plan using the example above.

Businesses hire more employees because of tax cuts. Suddenly jobs are found. Employees no longer need welfare and can work to fulfill their dreams. Employees are able to be promoted in the businesses increasing their pay. This in turn, allows them to purchase more, which increases the businesses's profits. Businesses will hire more employees to meet demand. Since the economy is stabilized, government gets more funds because of the amount of people who are able to contribute taxes, instead of being forced to take welfare.

The Obama campaign has brought up the point of Welfare being done away with for the elderly under Paul Ryan's plan. Let's look at what would really happen.

Woman and men both would be able to get higher paying jobs easier because the businesses would be hiring more employees.

The change in senior's Medicare wouldn't change until 2023! Read more: here. By this time there would be no reason to worry about it. Why? Because companies would now have enough to give a suitable retirement since the heavy taxes would be lifted.

The middle class wouldn't need medicare because they would be able to get jobs and have a better chance at going up into their business and participating in retirement or savings plans.

Students would be able to find work easier and have better funds to pay for their schooling. More people would be able to go to collage, because of more job availability. In turn, collages would be able to lower their rates.

Immigrants would be able to find jobs easier and wouldn't need welfare.

Some have complained that Romney's choice for Vice President is racial. Why? Would it be racial if he was African American? Just because he's Caucasian, does this make a difference in what he stands for? And is race really a qualifying reason for Vice President? And why African American? Why not Asian? Indian? Or Jewish? It doesn't matter what your skin color is, it matters what you do.

Some have complained that both Romney/Ryan are in the 1%. The rich. Well, think with me a moment? Aren't Obama/Biden in the 1% as well? So Romney, being successful businessman, is bad because he gives employees jobs?

Obama complains about the Romney/Ryan plan, but what plan has he got? Have you felt the change his Stimulus plan made? I have. It has increased the national debt and has made Obama the most costly president ever. Not only that, Obama is trying to make gasoline even more expensive! Read more: here.

The change Obama has promised has come. Are you happy with the change? Are you ready to try something different?

What future will you choose?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Superotherside's Classic Review: BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN

Now, mostly I lean to Marvel in being my favorite publisher of comics. But I have to say when DC gets stuff right, it's fantastic. I came across this book at the library and decided to read it to see how I liked this classic story.

Well, I did. Not just being an amazing Batman story, this is an amazing comic period! I didn't honestly realize at how much The Dark Knight took from this book. In fact the scene on the roof top with Gordon, Dent, and Batman is almost lifted from the panel.

I really loved the writing because it made you feel like you were Batman. The tone reminds me of a mix between the new Batman Arkham games and Snyder's Batman title. It is obvious that Batman: Long Halloween has influenced these Batman stories a great deal.

I couldn't believe at how many villains made their way into this book either. Even Solomon Grundy makes an appearance! What's great about it, is that each character is handled well and adds something to the overall story. There doesn't seem to be much of throwing stuff in there, just because the writer can. Something that irritates me very deeply when writers do that. But instead most everything fits into place in the plot of the book.

They also went into the deep psychology of Dent, which in The Dark Knight was played brilliantly by Aaron Eckhart. Sadly when you read this book, you realize the film should have developed his character a bit more.

The art is great as well. It allows enough character expression, yet doesn't define it too much and gives you an over all impressionistic art.

With a great story, good art, and a definitive Batman story, Bat fans everywhere should be sure to pick up this classic.