I love Japanese role-playing games like the Final Fantasy and Persona series, but I just never got into Dragon Quest. That has finally changed.Read More
Bev: There has NOT been a decent Republican party since the whole McCarthy Communist scare BS began. Eisenhower was their last honest man. Next came Nixon who was responsible for the opening of China to trade at the behest of corporations, enabling them to begin the movement of manufacturing overseas. Likewise, his administration was responsible for allowing the murder of four college students by Army National guardsmen to go unpunished and privately rejoicing in the tragedy as he believed that would put a stop to student demonstrations against the Vietnam war. Thereby demonstrating the Republican Party's true view on free speech. Then when Reagan got into office the true nature of the Republican party became blindingly apparent to anyone paying attention. The Republican political party destroyed unions, and significantly reduced the maximum tax rate for the highest income earners, and lowered the top marginal tax rate from 70% to 50%. And please keep in mind the so-called party of fiscal responsibility did NOTHING to decrease federal spending. Instead it was the Clinton administration attempting to balance the budget and succeeding with budget surpluses for fiscal years 1998-2001, the only such years from 1970-2018. Clinton's final four budgets were balanced budgets with surpluses, beginning with the 1997 budget. The ratio of debt held by the public to GDP, a primary measure of U.S. federal debt, fell from 47.8% in 1993 to 33.6% by 2000. Next Bush Jr's administration further decreased the taxes on the wealthy, resulting in adding $5.6 trillion to deficits from 2001 to 2018. This means that the Bush Jr tax cuts will be responsible for roughly one-third of the federal debt owed by 2018. In addition, he started the US in two overseas wars of which we are STILL spending billions of dollars on further indebting the country. The Bush Jr administration culminated in the housing market crash for which corporations and banks were rewarded by federal bailouts costing We The People billions of dollars. The cost of a $700 billion bailout would be $2,295 estimated cost per American (based on an estimate of 305 million Americans), or $4,635 per working American (based on an estimate of 151 million in the work force). That is the economy inherited by Barrack Obama who very successfully turned the economy around and got the US back onto it's feet. Now you have a thing like Trump personally ripping off taxpayers with his frequent golf outings to Trump properties thereby insuring that his hotels and clubs are making money from charges for his minions and the secret service rooms, food, and equipment. Likewise, the Republicans are handing even more money over to corporations, cutting taxes again for the wealthy, corporations and doing bailouts for corporations. Meanwhile, Trump is NOT mandating that corporations look to employee safety and health concerns in order to receive the money, nor is the administration verifying that bailout money is being used to actually pay employee wages. Furthermore Trump is simultaneously ordering US citizens back to work in unsafe working conditions, downplaying any and all safety regulations.