1. The decrease in the cost of healthcare due to Obama's medicare and medicaid making health care cheaper and more accessible has greatly decreased the deficit.
2. The proposed 2015 budget would continue to decrease the deficit because cheap healthcare would allow for more money to be invested into the economy in things like infrastructure and education which would eventually pay off.
3. The President is willing to compromise with congress in allowing a large portion of the money to go toward defense spending which is generally a Republican supported issue which shows that he is willing to compromise with the Republican-dominated Congress. The President would like to use an allocated portion of this budget to go toward education. He is really advocating an improvement in preschool and early education.
4. Obviously a huge pro to this budget is lowering the deficit which is something both parties want. The President's focus on early childhood education is also a pro because that sets the foundation for future growth and developement which can ensure a promising future for the country. A con is that the preschool education initiative could be a risky one, it may or may not pay off. Congress is already hesitant to pass anything proposed by the President so a risky proposal is even less likely to be passed by Congress.
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gerrymandering is the act of redrawing congressional districts in order to gain a favorable majority for a specific party in order to gain as many seats as possible in the houses. it got it's name from founding father Albridge Gerry who drew a contorted district in order to win his election in 1812. The newly drawn districts are often very contorted and form very unconventional shapes. They do not look like what one would imagine a district to look like. House seats are reapportioned every presidential election year.Many propose that there be regulations put into place for congressional redistricting in order to reform the corrupt system. gerrymandering is very effective in reelecting incumbents because districts can be redrawn in order to favor a particular party or candidate which could mean easy reelection. Both the electoral college and gerrymandering can be seen as unfair or corrupt government practices because they can sometimes both not accurately depict the peoples' votes. In the case of the electoral college, a candidate could win a majority of electoral votes without winning the majority of the popular vote. In the case of gerrymandering, a representative could be elected simply as a result of a skewed, gerrymandered district and the way it was redrawn.
1. They seem to be looking for a candidate who has a good political record thus far with impressive policy records. They also seem to be looking for someone who is well-known nationally in order to gain support. They also stress that funding is a huge part of being a promising candidate as funds are extremely lucrative in gaining a nomination. It does seem to generally be the same for both parties. They both want a well-known candidate with a good policy record.
2. He actually does not seem to be too concerned with their platforms probably because they are likely to change as they gain/lose public support. He seems to be more concerned with their track records as politicians and their financial support.
3. The permanent presidential campaign refers to the candidate constantly having to rely on political consultants and the media to protect their approval ratings and public image. The public has become increasingly dependent on the media and coverage of candidates in forming their opinions of them. This could possibly make the candidate over-concerned with public image and less concerned with actually governing which could create major problems.
4.I think that there is an advantage in being initially identified as an early leader in elections because it gives the public time to warm up to them and become familiar with their policies. At the same time however, it could also be a disadvantage like the article states in reference to Hillary Clinton that the public could grow tired of you.
Texas remains a Republican-leaning state because its white residents are becoming increasingly Republican and its large Hispanic population, though solidly Democratic, is less so than Hispanics nationally.
1.There is an increasing number of hispanics that have identified themselves as democratic which means that they have the potential to make Texas a blue state instead of their long history of a red state. This is related to minority majority in that the increasing number of Hispanic immigrants to Texas will soon make them the majority population in the state and the white people the minority.
2.Throughout Texas' history the population has overwhelmingly voted republican. It is one of the few guarunteed red states. However, recently the population of Texas has been divided to about 61% republican and 48% Democratic which is the closest it has been in years. This can be attributed to the rising number of Hispanic immigrants to Texas.
3. Hispanics make up only 38% of the Texas popultion so their vote alone cannot swing any election. Also, the voting rate among Hispanics is not high. Therefore, the state will not switch to democratic any time soon. This relates to politcal participation because the hispanic's political participation is so low that their vote alone does not change anything.
4. They surveyed about 180,000 people over the phone across the United States at random. It is also weighted to match the national demographics of race, gender, age, ethnicity, education, etc. to ensure that it was a fair poll that represented the entire population.
1. The NRA is concerned that the President's appoinment for Surgeon General will pose a threat to the pro-gun interest group because the nominee is radically against guns. Because the NRA wants to control the legislation on guns, they are putting pressure on democratic senators from gun-heavy states to reject the nominee.
2. They want to remain in democratic control of the senate. If they go against the NRA they may lose their control over the senate because the NRA will lobby gun-heavy states to reject their democratic senators. This is of most concern in states like Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisianna with democratic representatives in the senate who come from states largely in favor of guns.
3. They choose someone who will help them maintain party control over congress without angering specific interest groups who have lobbying powers over congress (like the NRA). They try to pick a candidate to get enough support so they do not lose their executive control over congress.
4. The White House should really try to play-down Dr. Murthy's anti-gun background just for the sake of him being elected. That is obviously not playing into his favor with NRA members and Republicans. The White House could also formulate some sort of compromise with the senate members and NRA in order to ellect the surgeon general without NRA conflict. Since the White House has had recent nominees struck down by congress they should know more than anyone to pick generally moderate candidates so as not to upset the Republicans and interest groups. Picking strongly liberal democratic candidates only hurts their chances of gaining republican votes.
1. The electoral college system is put in place to be a sort of compromise between Congress picking the President and the people picking the President. In the Constitution, it specifies how many electors each state is entitles to.
2. The common strategy in elections is to win the larger safe states because they have a lot of electoral votes and they are basically guarunteed votes to a certain candidate. It is also extremely vital to win Swing States like Ohio and Florida because historically they have gone both ways. Their electoral votes can make or break an election for a candidate.
3. If neither of the candidates receive the majority of the popular vote then the new House of Representatives is required to go into session immediately to vote for President. In this case, the House of Representatives chooses from the three candidates who received the most electoral votes. Each state delegation has a single vote.
4. In the 2000 election Democratic candidate Gore recieved the majority of the popular vote but Republican candidate Bush received the majority of the electoral college vote so he was elected president. This angered many people who felt that their vote did not matter because of the electoral college system.
5. I personally think the popular vote should be more important than the electoral college vote because the whole purpose of a democracy is rule by the people. If up to 49% of the peoples' votes are not even being counted that seems a little unjust.
More Americans today are satisfied with where the nation stands on acceptance of gays and lesbians, federal taxes, and healthcare availability than were satisfied in 2001. But Americans' satisfaction with the economy has declined.
1. Since January of 2001 the terrorist attack on 9/11 happened with a huge war into Afghanistan and Iraq following it so obviously that influenced a lot of the public opinion on security, military, etc. People are now more confident in the countries military capabilities but less satisfied with the state of foreign affairs. Also the article refers to the "dot-com" era taking place in this 13 year gap which could also influence a lot of things as far as how much information is now available to the public via the internet.
2.Yes it does because the democrats are more satisfied with the current status of gay and lesbian recognition which coincides with their belief in policies to promote equality. The Republicans are more satisfied than the democrats in the aid to homeless and less fortunate category because it is the democrats who generally believe in helping the less fortunate through government intervention. Also, democrats are a lot more satisfied with healthcare which reflects the Obama administration's efforts with the Affordable Care Act.
3. The Republicans will likely continue to rally against gun control and affordable healthcare and continue to push anti-abortion legislature based on the results of this study. Also, democrats will likely try to do something about the quality of the environment as it is the category with the most visible difference in opinion with the democrats being highly unsatisfied. They will also likely continue to push homosexual equality based on these poll results.
4. Since this poll can not accurately represent every single person in the entire country there is a sampling error, which means that this data is estimated from a sample of our population. The sampling error is relatively small at only 4% which means this data can be trusted pretty well as a fairly accurate representation.
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