Income tax coming back

They say the income tax is supposed to go back to "normal" come January 1st unless this government, that seems to only have the goal of embarrassing President Obama in national history, does somethin to extend the system in place. That 2% break we have gotten comfortable with is about to vaporize. They say the average family will lose around $80 per month. That may not be a WHOLE lot for some but its enough for majority to feel. That changes your weekly movie theater visits to redbox nights. It makes you think twice about dating that materialistic person who lives two counties away because that gas tank has to make it all week instead of just Monday through Thursday with a second fill up for the weekend.  The sad part about this "increase in taxes" is that we kinda need it, as it funds social security. The same social security that they say will run out in 25 - 30 years if we don't do anything about it.

It's a catch 22. If we get this increase in taxes, consumers won't be able to consume as much. As a result, businesses will suffer, which will possibly lead to job loss and a resulting further downward spiral. On the flip side, we can't throw our elderly to the wolves and tell them to fend for themselves. So what do you do? Try your best not to do anything that will run the risk of further slowing the economy or do you say "forget about that 'old folks welfare system'" and possibly let my generation suffer when we reach retirement age?  I'm torn. There definitely needs to be a system in place to help the elderly but... if the economy sinks a lot further, the elderly won't have much to work with anyway.

In the words of satan...

This is somethin for Sunday. Never heard a song written like this... but its a well written song and actually makes you think...

Heavy D has passed away at the age of 44

So it sounds like one of our rap legends has went on home today. Dwight Arrington Myers, better known as Heavy D from Heavy D and the Boyz, passed away around 1 pm pacific time. Nobody knows quite how or why at this point; all we know is that he was rushed to the hospital earlier... and now he's gone. I have posted two videos below from how I remember him.

Stephenson High School vs MLK

I guess this game is a pretty big deal on the eastside of Atlanta... MLK vs Stephenson, both 9-0, are going at it this Friday at Hallford Stadium around 7:30pm. Somebody has to win... Somebody has to go home with a "1" in the loss column. This fella done sat back and made a song about the rivalry.

(Sidenote: The fella mighta said something true in his rap... Stephenson is known for their "Superband"... ain't nobody talking about MLK's band. When he said it, I had to pause myself and ask "Wait... DOES MLK have a band?!")

Crazy how this lil music video trend has started for highschool pep rallies and stuff. According to an article on AJC, Grayson kinda got things started with a song called "Brookwood, where you at?" (Sidenote: Where IS Brookwood? And while we're asking, where is Grayson?!). Anyway, "KUDOS" to you Grayson fellas for starting this up (Nobody says kudos but Im giving praise to Grayson, so its cool). I posted their video below if you wanna take a look at it. Its a cool lil rap song.

I didn't watch the whole video from either school but, from what I saw, you can tell who had money to get professional camera (with professional camera lenses, I might add) and took time to do some heavy editing... not to mention the wherewithal, according to their youtube, to put their original song on itunes as well... That being said, you gotta love the team spirit from each school. I like what's happening.