We are experiencing a historic reduction in the rate of health care cost. Healthcare costs has fallen incredibly low. If we can restrain the growth, we can slow the spending on health care.
The president's policies would build on the historic constraining health care costs to allow us to invest in infrastructure, innovation, and education which would expand our economy.
The president's budget accounts for early learning. This increases the opportunity for education which increases research, innovation, and infrastructure.
I see the pros of this budget as increasing jobs and education which are both critical to long term sustainable growth. I see the cons of promise zones not contributing to GDP in the long run if their economy does not become sustainable enough to pay back the money given to them by the government.
The president's tradition is to exert his powers on the part of the economy to enforce his own policies on the working class.
The limitations are the passing through Congress. Even if he uses his executive orders, Congress may become belligerent and less likely to pass further bills.
The President is being criticized for not working with Congress as much as he should.
The criticism of this specific law is that it won't be effective because it only affects federal workers and does not require states to raise their minimum wages. Also, it would be redundant to order a bill that would already be passed.
Executive orders have not been made on gender equality in the work place.
Obama might be hesitant to make this decision because it would be a bold move to make given the affinity of the President with Congress. If the president wishes to effectively pass this bill, he needs to work with Congress and increase his reputation before making change.
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Gerrymandering is the process of redistricting areas to favor a candidate by creating partisan districts. It received the name due to it's similarity to the appearance of a salamander. The redrawn districts are partisan - highly concentrated with members voting for one candidate. Congress basis apportionment on changes in state population recorded in each census every 10 years. A potential solution to gerrymandering is algorithmic determination for equal apportionment. Incumbents who have committed gerrymandering would have a harder time winning future elections, as their guarantee is now at risk. Gerrymandering has the potential to inaccurately represent a state by concentrating votes in districts, faking a majority. This could send the states electoral votes as blue or red, when in reality the state was mostly the opposite.
1.) The media is looking for a candidate that is widely popular and well aligned with previous party policies. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton is fairly set as the candidate for the next presidency as she already has a strong campaign and vast support in the nation. The Republican party does not have a set candidate, and attention from the media to one of the potential candidates Chris Christie isn't entirely beneficial with the George Washington Bridge scandal and the medias coverage of that. The media wants both parties to polarize as they usually do in order to gain the most tension and attention.
2.) Sabato is focused on the popularity instead of the issues. He only brings up the issues when addressing the candidates popularity and how it could affect their potential for gaining candidacy.
3.) Permanent presidential campaign means that the campaign for presidency never ends. Keeping the personal image and the policies in line with your party is what keeps your political position and authority. With presidency also comes more responsibility and the candidates must continually act and progress their policies to better the world and situations that arise. These all contribute to the medias coverage of the candidate, which must remain positive if the candidate wishes to keep popularity.
4.) I think there is an advantage of being identified as an early leader in elections because it not only intimidates other candidates but it gives you more public attention. However this could be a disadvantage as the attention of the average American is very transient and will follow where the media takes them.
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 of a party realignment because of Texas' growing Hispanic and African American population. These groups, previously considered a minority, have become the majority. Although represented as Republican, if the political participation of these ethnic groups increased, they would predominately be Democratic. Since these populations are surpassing that of non-Hispanic white voters, Texas could become a blue state.
2.) Most Texans identify themselves as Conservative. 61% of non-Hispanics white voters identify themselves as republican, but only 27% of Hispanics identify themselves as republican, and 46% liberal.
3.) Gallup suggest the current situation is unlikely to result in a party realignment in the near future because voting patterns are unlikely to drastically change. The non-Hispanic white political participation rate is much higher than Hispanic political participation, so the non Hispanic white political views will remain representative of the political views of Texas.
4.) Gallup ensured low sampling errors in various manners. Interviews were conducted in different languages, samples were weighted to correct for unequal selection probability, non-response, and double coverage. Also, minimal quotas for different responses were created and met. Only ages 18+ participated in hopes of having a knowledgeable subject base.
1.Conservatives have been consistently favored in Roberts court decisions. He consistantly is persuading the court’s more liberal justices to pass different laws in this polarized system.
2. The precedent of the Roberts court is that no new cases having to do with business created new laws. This has affected rulings by allowing states to have a choice in undertaking the Medicaid portion of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
3. What strategy(ies) might the President pursue to see greater success in the Court?
The president needs to have a more philosophically in line mindset with the Court in order to be successful. The president needs to explain today's holding and align the people with the court.
4. Which Justice is considered the “swing vote” on the court and why?
Justice Kennedy is considered the swing vote, as he has voted both liberally and conservatively. He is the least partisan and both the conservatives and the liberals feel he can be used in their favor.
5.This article has minimal bias, as it presents others' opinions in either side, conservative or liberal, and presents the information to make an educated unbiased opinion on the issue.
The NRA is exercising their influence by expressing their opposition as the most powerful gun rights advocate group in the U.S. They also have close ties to the Republican party. Their ratings of candidates are highly influential to Americans, who mostly want guns.
The democratic positions are at risk, as there are a significant amount of democratic senators opposed to Obama's appointment, highlighting the disconnection between Obama and his party in the Senate. This is where the concern is greatest because only one Republican is voting for the nomination. Obama cannot synergize with Congress and thus is losing his power in Congress.
The President nominates candidates to be approved by Congress.
The White House can simply not appoint the nomination. The White House has learned that Obama might not make the best nominations, and that he isn't as connected with his party as he should be in making these types of decisions.
1.) The founding fathers established a system between election of the President by a vote in congress and by qualified citizens. Article II of the 12th amendment refers to "electors" but not electoral college. The system was put into place in order to efficiently and accurately elect the president without slowing down the nation.
2.) The strategy of winning 270 is winning over the large swing states. Safe states are states that vote repeatedly one way or another, and would be a waste of time to campaign in, whereas swing states are states that no candidate or party has a distinct advantage, which means that candidates focus on campaigning in swing states order to gain their vote.
3.) If no candidates receive 270 electoral votes, the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most electoral votes.
4.) The 2000 election sparked criticism of the electoral college because it's biggest flaw was shown, as the majority vote was given to Al Gore, however because of the electoral college votes, Bush won the presidential election.
5.) The current electoral college system holds up nicely and keeps the Presidential election efficient and timely. I am satisfied that it does this while keeping the nation moving forward.
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.) Yes. With the realization that America's debt is not decreasing, events of 9/11, the crash of the housing market, etc. the confidence in the American economy is declining as people have less faith in the country as a whole.
2.) Yes. Democrats are more satisfied in their own advancements while Republicans have not made as many advancements and therefore are less satisfied on their addressed issues, reciprocating accurate feelings towards the economy of both parties.
3.) Democrats are more likely to address environmental issues, strict gun laws, homeless reform, equality laws, etc. Republicans are concerned with limiting healthcare, enforcing stricter immigration laws, promoting business and economic growth.
4.) The data may be slightly incorrect concerning the economic satisfaction rates of topics that dithered slightly in opinions of Democrats and Republicans. The major changes in opinions are indisputable.
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