Don’t let political rhetoric dissuade you from reading on the issues: read this article

Look, I know that amidst all the rhetoric that is happening in U.S. politics it is easiest to have a knee-jerk reaction of rejecting anything anyone on the opposing side says, but I implore you to consider the implications of certain political decisions.

A recent Newsweek article calls for the election of Romney primarily due to fiscal policy through his running mate Paul Ryan. Again, I know, if you see “Romney” or “Paul Ryan” you may think “evil bad guy” and stop reading, but please read on the issues. This article is from Harvard Professor, Niall Ferguson, who specializes (in part) in economic history. Here’s just one choice quote:

“[O]ne thing is clear. Ryan psychs Obama out. This has been apparent ever since the White House went on the offensive against Ryan in the spring of last year. And the reason he psychs him out is that, unlike Obama, Ryan has a plan—as opposed to a narrative—for this country.”

What is this plan? Read the article and find out. Yes it’s 5 pages. No, it isn’t filled with attacking individuals. Yes it focuses instead upon actual fiscal policy and defense decisions. Read it. Let’s have political debate on a higher level than mud-slinging.http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/08/19/niall-ferguson-on-why-barack-obama-needs-to-go.html