If the government would anonymously give welfare recipients a drug and alcohol test once a month, then the amount of people who abuse the welfare system would dramatically decrease. If the person who is anonymously tested monthly fails his/her drug or alcohol test, then he/she should immediately be cut from their benefits and should be charged with governmental fraud and with illegal drug charges as well. By doing this, the people wouldn’t have to pay as much money to the government, there would be less drug abuse in the system, and there would also be a very large drop in the amount of welfare abuse in the
The Effects of a Government Shutdown Government shutdowns have been around for what seems like a long time but really, quite hasn’t been. They can come in many different lengths and severities. In this paper I will be researching the causes, effects, and the processes uses to resolve a government shutdown. Causes of a government shutdown may vary slightly but every previous shutdown have been caused by a spending bill or funding issue (Matthews). However, for the most part main causes of shutdowns are quite balanced between a presidents refusing to sign a bill or vetoing a bill and congress failing to approve a budget to propose to the president to sign (Longley).
For instance, the Justice Department may direct that prosecutors should always aim to obtain at least the minimum prison sentence, when pursuing drug related cases. The Obama administration abstained from using this prerogative, as it causes a strain on the budget in the long run. Trump also took part in paying lip service on the drug problem, which is a serious public health issue. He stressed that he would expand treatment options in the future, although this statement goes against his repulsion of the Affordable Care Act. The repealing of ObamaCare clearly has the potential to adversely affect a quarter million people, who are currently receiving treatment for opioid based addictions.
Is Gerrymandering a Controversial Topic? Gerrymandering is a process where the ruling political party uses the map of their state to draw lines that create voting districts in favor of their party. The result of this is that it doesn’t reflect the voters political views. For about 200 years the government has used gerrymandering during political elections and it continues to be used today (King, Elizabeth) . But recently gerrymandering has become more controversial because people feel that it has taken away their rights as a voter and it swings the votes to one side by a big percentage.
Planned Parenthood Hearing The Congressional "hearing" of Planned Parenthood was more interrogation than listening tour. It was political grandstanding of the worst order. Only in the US do we have a "serious" political party who spend their time and taxpayer resources attempting to legislate their citizen's sex lives and keep (poor) women in reproductive chains. I guess when the world's problems get too complicated for tiny minds, talking about sex is the best option. Another explanation is offered by John Dean in his book, Conservatives without Conscience, he calls them, Authoritarian Conservatives.
By being a provider and educator, the organization has created a reputation as a safe, reliable source that many individuals can depend on for their health. Nearly 4 of 10 Americans are reliant on such programs and up to 25% of Planned Parenthood patients would be completely without medical insurance if the organization was defunded. Defunding Planned Parenthood was an effort put into effect in Texas of 2011 where it proved to be disastrous for both healthcare providers and their patients. The two-year budget for Planned Parenthood was cut from $111 million to $38 million, which resulted in 82 clinics closing, reduced services and supplies, and ultimately an upcharge for what was available. This resulted in a 36% decrease in IUDs and other implants and a 31% decrease in injectable contraceptives, all because it was limited, too expensive, or too difficult to receive (Willingham).
This is not due to lack of room in this country, for every year, the US lets in an average of 1,500,000 immigrants and of that sizable number, less than one percent are the people who need it the most. “The House passed a bill requiring the FBI director, the secretary of homeland security and the director of national intelligence to all certify that each individual refugee poses no security risk to the U.S. In the name of increased security, the House is aiming to slow Syrian refugee intake to a crawl.” (Bremmer, Times) Syrian refugees are discriminated against during the application process, by having additional and far more intensive checks, before being considered. If this step is being taken for just these people, shouldn’t the same be done for all applicants? In a Gallup poll conducted, 63 percent of Americans said that immigration is a “good thing” for the country.
In the United States of America, childhood immunizations have prevented an estimated twenty-one million hospitalizations and seven-hundred and twenty thousand lives among children born in the last twenty years (CDC). In recent discussions of childhood immunization, a controversial issue has been whether the amount and composition of these vaccines being administered intravenously, to enhance the body’s immunity, are in fact safe for the human body at such a vulnerable stage in its systematic development. Consequently, this has brought about a belief among a division of people who believe that their child shouldn’t be vaccinated. Anti-vaxxers commonly believe vaccinations can cause autism spectrum disorder, contain harmful ingredients that constitute
I have gotten off birth control because I cannot afford to spend 30 dollars a month on it any longer with the way my job has cut hours, bills, and school loans that need to be paid. I am in a serious relationship and have been for about three years so not taking birth control is kind of a big deal, but it is too expensive for me right now. You have to decide what is most important in your life, a roof over your head or your health and it should not be that way. We should all be able to have the health care we need to survive in reach and at a more affordable
One of the reasons they give is that “vaccinations can sometimes cause permanent injury and death.” The article reveals that, “the government concedes there is a problem, and it established The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to reimburse parents for children who die from or are permanently disabled by vaccines. According to the article, “the National Childhood Vaccination Injury Compensation Program has paid out over 1.5million dollars in damages to families for injuries and deaths following a vaccine reaction.” “However, the risks of not being vaccinated far outweigh the risks of associated with vaccination.” “According to researchers at the Pediatric Academic Society, childhood vaccinations in the U.S prevent about 10.5 million cases of infectious illness and 33,000deathes per
This was a law that offers workers up to twelve weeks of unpaid, job-guaranteed leave for medical or family issues. This was really nice when I was pregnant and I was able to take off for maternity leave. He was also able to cut taxes of several families with the earned income tax credit act. “President Clinton also ordered the U.S. Justice Department to conduct the first ever crackdown on dead-beat parents who refuse to accept financial responsibility for their own children” and he also “signed an executive order cracking down on federal employees who owe child support (whitehouse.gov, 2013).” This shows us how good of a president Bill is. He is doing so much for our country and he is making it a better place.
Flippen 1 Shaunice Flippen Planned Parenthood is considered a public interest group, which are citizen activist groups that try to represent what they deem to be the interest of the public at large. The most recent controversy in the news today is the proposal by the Republican Party to defund Planned Parenthood for one year, which is expected to fail, which could shut down the government. President Obama and Senate Democrats are willing to shut down the federal government to ensure that tax dollars keep flowing to the Planned Parenthood organization, one of their biggest political allies and financial contributor of millions of dollars to the Democratic Presidential campaign and Party. Lobbyist who works for the Planned Parenthood
Americans face higher insurance premiums, higher deductibles, and higher prescription drug costs than ever before. Trump attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act with the American Health Care Act but the bill was pulled because the legislation was not going to receive enough votes to pass. Trump had promised his voters they he would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a much better plan. This has yet to come to fruition and it looks like Trump isn’t any closer to repealing Obama Care. Healthcare is still a major discussion point in this country and will continue to be while so many Americans struggle to afford health insurance.
ON September 19th, the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Mike DeBonis for the Washington explains in House votes to defund Planned Parenthood, but will that help avert a shutdown? the events that occurred in the House. Two bills were passed, the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act and Defund Planned Parenthood Act. The former addressing criminal penalties if a health staff member did not help a child produced from a failed abortion, the latter addressing a year of no funds going to the Planned Parenthood group.
Trump, to modify the Affordable Care Act put into place by the previous president Barack Obama. Many Republican leaders are pushing to give states more control over health insurance programs, much like President Reagan intended to do in 1981. The Republican National Committee has its sights set on lowering the amount of people on federal programs such as Medicaid and other health benefits. The Affordable Care Act created by the federal government under the Obama Administration provided an example of “dual federalism.” The federal law proposed that every state was required to expand Medicaid but gave states their own decision to bow out of the arrangement. Today, President Trump, like President Reagan, is interested in transferring government spending on Medicaid and giving block grants to the states to control their own Medicaid programs.