One side of the argument states that we need to decrease funding to make room for spending in other areas of the government (ex. healthcare). Barney Frank states, “If we fail to cut military spending, it will be impossible to fund domestic spending at necessary levels.” This is a major concern for people siding with this argument. The idea presented by this side is a “pay ourselves first before we worry about other countries” kind of mentality. Debaters on this side want to make our welfare systems and the development of our country a priority over the size of our military.
For the next issue at hand, bilingual education, Republicans propose an approach that leads to an English-only instruction. In the case of the 2010 Texas Republican party platform, this topic was further explained, with English being proposed as the state’s official language. Democrats, however, reject efforts to destroy bilingual education. The Republican’s view on minimum wage, which was also a topic on the 2010 Texas Republican party platform, is that it is too high, and should be repealed. Democrats, on the other hand, support minimum wage and believe that higher minimum wages will help the economy.
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. Many people, even some Republicans, are worried that the states, without much government intervention will cut people from the services they are receiving currently. The politicians who are in disagreement with this proposal strongly favor a more centralized government and cling tight to the original meaning of
Planned Parent Hood Funding Planned Parent Hood is funded by multiple different ways, by donations, money that they profit off from there services and federal tax dollars. There has always been an argument between are politicians rather there should be a cut in government funding towards Planned Parenthood and many Americans would argue the fact that rather their tax payer money should or shouldn’t fund Planned Parent, personally I think it should be founded by federal tax dollars. But, what really is Planned Parenthood, and what are American tax payers’ money paying for?
This is undemocratic because it allows political leaders or people of high power to choose which party will govern that district and it may make it harder for the majority of the people and voters in a specific area to get what they want. Two districts may be mainly democratic and 2 districts may be mainly republican but politicians may choose to change the districts as 3 districts to be republican and 1 district to be democratic. The general public does not have a say in this therefore it is undemocratic. The act of gerrymandering has been proven to severely change the outcome of democracy by allowing politicians to choose what they want rather than let the voters who represent democracy choose. It is unfair to the party to the party that is trying to compete against the party which gerrymanders.
The Singer Solution to World Poverty Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics, wrote an article featured in The New York Times Magazine. “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” which explored Singer’s idea of taking all money which is not being used for necessities, from people across the world. This idea would, as Singer purpose, is supposedly supposed to solve the World’s poverty issue. However with an issue this complex, a solution is not always going to black and white, thus it is important to weigh the pros and cons before rejecting or endorsing this idea.
Voter ID laws are two sided, but most Americans feel that it is necessary to prevent voter fraud. Republicans feel that an individual should already have a state ID because this is required by so many government agencies. Unfortunately, the Democrats are the ones to be most likely affected due to their voters’ economic status, disabilities and age. Whereas, Democrats believe that it is a tactic to defer their supporters from voting.
I believe that there is a difference between the Democratic and Republican parties, on the grounds that they both differ policy attitudes. Individuals who claim to be Democratic turn out to be more liberal when it comes to policy questions, such as, supporting federal expending on day care and the such, as opposed to those who claim to be Republicans. The representatives to the Democratic and Republican presidential proposition conventions most of the time have contradicting views on questions regarding to crime, welfare, military, and the such.
The increase in the number of diseases in America is becoming problematic due to religious reasoning to not receive vaccinations. This is creating a problem in society because there are some that are not being treated for these diseases and since they aren 't being treated for it, they put others at a large risk of getting the diseases. The parents that choose to not have their child/children vaccination are making it unfair to their child and other children. If someone isn 't vaccinated then they are putting all in society at risk since they aren 't vaccinated.
American political ideologies are variations on classical liberalism. As a result, these ideologies tend to be very similar. Almost everyone in the United States, for example, believes in limited government, the free market, and individual liberty. Democrats just happen to lean slightly to the left and Republicans to the right. Differences arise between these 2 groups because each party has a slightly different opinion on how best to achieve these
A recent article, Trump, Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement posted on reuters.com states previews to some key aspects of the replacement. One statement said by Republicans, “intend to repeal the penalties for Obamacare 's mandate requiring individuals to get coverage and employers to provide it, the policy brief said.” I believe that this will be a very bad decision. If you are going to remove the penalties, then less employers will offer health care to their employees. This will increase the cost for individuals to get health care insurance on their own and will cause many to not get health care insurance due to the cost.
Trump’s immigration plan proposes reforms that “[put] the needs of working people first,” and brings us in line with the rest of the world in putting the needs of our own nation above the needs of other nations (Trump). However, the popular opinion on immigration isn’t always factually correct in its assertions. Since Trump’s immigration reform is based on and shaped towards public opinion, his reform is then, by extension, not always correct. Since Trump is currently a front-runner in the presidential elections, voters need to be aware of the truth of the matter to make an informed decision.
The Democrats are more supportive of government action on social welfare issues and efforts to regulate the economy; and Republicans typically support government action on national defense and foreign policy. Because of the increased ideological differences between the parties it has been more difficult to reach a compromise. Republicans are ideologically extreme and oppose compromise on principle. With more Moderate Republicans and less Conservative Democrats it makes compromise a lot less likely as there is no middle man to mediate and influence those on the extreme side of their party. Because of this polarization and unwillingness to compromise, Congress is now divided and practically dysfunctional, and it has caused legislative gridlock, and has also undermined the power of the President.
Republic vs. Democrat How strong of a role should government have in our lives? This question has been struggled my life as a teenager growing up. Major political parties plays a majoritarian role in the United States. The United States is a government run by the people and for the people. The United States is well-known for its two party political system where Republic compete with Democrats, trying to promote their political ideals and searching the means for maintaining their continuous political leadership.
The Progressive Platform is an institution that is willing to persevere the rights of every individual, just as it should be. There is a great division in the nation not just politically, but also economically. America has become the land of the wealthy not the land of the opportunities for the poor; as seen with the railroad tycoons in the Gilded Age which became extremely powerful. Federal land grants and friendly loans led the rampant corruption within the government, while the poor were left to do the hard labor at a low wage allowing the rich to become richer and the poor to become poorer.