Well, somebody had to bring it up... and I really don't want to promote one candidate or another out of respect... I wanted to spark a debate on the issues that may effect (affect?) the animation industry in the US.
The obvious issues (that I can tell anyway from an indie point of view):
1. The economy. What effect is the crashing market and The Great Depression 2 going to have on our work... especially us indies?! Should we be concerned?
2. Jobs outsourced overseas. Will stopping a tax break for outsourcing make any difference in how things are done here? Will this help indies or small studios out at all?
3. Health care. Socialized health care vs. privitized health care. What would be good for animators with benefits from studios might not be the same as indie animators. This could be a tricky one.
4. Tax benefits. How many animators actually make over $250,000 a year, and what studio are you at!? Are they hiring??
Are there more issues to think about? How about from a studio animator's point of view? Sound off. We've got 3 weeks to make a choice... if you're voting at all.
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