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1. Because of the decreasing costs of healthcare. These are a huge potion of mandatory spending and this reduction has been being done for no reason other than the medical changes.
2. According to Mr. Deese, how would the president's proposed budget for 2015 affect future deficits? Explain. It would decrease future deficits because it would lower mandatory spending by using "common sense" on intiatives. Thus, future budgets would also be affected.
3. How does the president’s budget try to build on Congress’s effort to compromise in the allocation of discretionary spending? Provide a description of at least one component of this initiative. The presidents budget arranges where discretionary spending should be spent. They added an apprenticeship program which helps under educated Americans get skilled labor careers.
4. Knowing that you do not have all of the pertinent information to make a fully-informed decision, what do you see as the pros and cons of this budget proposal? Pros: it will provide many jobs for americans, and will strengthen our national defense.
Cons: Half of our spending is on defense, and I am not sure if thats what america needs right now.
1) The NRA is going grass-roots and emailing all its members not to vote for any representative who votes in favor of Murthy's appointment. They are concerned that he will somehow use his position of power to enact gun control laws.
2) The senators are concerned about losing supporters in their home states who support the NRA. The worry is greatest in conservative states.
3) The president actually nominated him
4)The White house could either drop the appointment or accept him with conditions. They've learned that the congress will not always approve of the appointments.
1) Because without the electoral college each state would just vote on a representative from that state and then no majority would form. it also balances power between the states.
2) Politicians focus all of their campaigns on "swing states" because they dont have much of a chance of losing the nomination in their "safe states" and they dont have much of a chance of winning safe states that oppose them.
3) The congresses have a majority vote and the more popular candidate will take the presidency.
4) In the 2000 election one candidate won the popular vote and the other won the electoral college.
5) I dont like the electoral college because it doesnt give much weight to voters in safe states, such as texas. If it were popular votes then politicians would have to spread their campaign everywhere.
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) Obama has chosen to increase the federal minimum wage in an attempt to influence congress to extend this principle to the rest of the economy.
2) Limitations on executive order are things such as the fact that the executive branch only has influence on a quarter of the economy, and in this case there aren't many minimum wage workers in this sector anyways.
3) Some criticisms are that he isnt cooperating with congress and trying to go through the system, and that he is abusing his executive power.
4) Some criticisms of a minimum wage increase is that it will negatively affect suppliers by increasing input cost.
5) LGBT rights are something that the white house hasnt acted on.
6) They are hesitant because they dont think it will affect congress.
Video on msnbc.com: The age-old practice of politicians re-drawing Congressional districts to find friendly voters, or, gerrymandering, has allowed members of the House of Representatives from both sides of the aisle to stay in power regardless of...
1) the media is looking for a candidate that will both please their party and the moderates. Extra points goes to those who are from a swing state. This is only true for republicans, as the democrats seem to be set on Hillary.
2) he is not focused on the issues very much. He is only focused on whether or not the party would champion that persons ideals.
3) the permanent presidential campaign refers to how candidates run many times throughout their career for president. This frames politics around the executive branch.
4) I think that there is no advantage in being labeled an early leader, as it is really up to the voters to decide who gets the nomination.
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) democrats are hopeful for party realignment in Texas because of the growing number of "minorities" which tend to vote democratically. It is now true that there are no "majorities" in Texas, and so the democratic party has great hope.
2) Caucasians tend to vote republican, while Hispanics and other minorities tend to vote democratic.
3) Republicans in texas tend to be very devout voters, and the percentage of republicans in whites is higher than the percentage of democrats in Hispanics.
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