Friday, May 18, 2012

The Life of Julia

So the democrats are doing this “The Life of Julia” campaign. It has issues. For those who don't know, "The Life of Julia" depicts all the benefits Julia will get from the government thanks to Obama. You can check it out at this link: “The Life of Julia” It seems like it was planted by the opposition, it’s that bad.

For one thing, what should you name a stock-figure woman, whose main relationship seems to be with the Government? I'll give you a hint: not the same name as the the main female protagonist of 1984. Fun fact: When you type in "the life of julia orwellian", you get 4.3 million hits. Obviously, I'm not the only one who would find the naming ironic.

Also, you can’t just have a system of free riders. I’m as supportive of government funded education and health care as the next person. Considering my political leanings, perhaps more than the next person. But the average citizen needs to contribute to society the same amount they take out. In other words, the average citizen cannot be Julia. From age three to age 65, all she does is take from the government.  If they had just mentioned Julia's tax rate, that she paid without complaining about how the government never does anything for her, I'd be okay with this campaign. It's hard to argue with the Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, after all : ) But the relationship depicted is very one-sided.

It’s pretty obvious this campaign is trying to capitalizing on its gender gap. That's fine, I just wish they'd leave 1984 allusions out of it.

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