Government Shutdown In The United States

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As the United States gets ready to enter into another election year, each party is gearing up and raising money for their political campaigns. Numerous polls will take place and questions as well as platforms will come together in an effort to get the publics endorsement and hopefully their vote. It is important to understand why money and polls play a vital role in the American political system. It is equally important to look at certain aspects of issues that have plagued Congress such as the government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis and how each of these aspects shape the political arena and what needs to be done in the future to preserve our way of life. The political poll by ORC International and paid for by CNN which was conducted…show more content…
The government shutdown originated on of the on-going fight about the Affordable Healthcare Act. While the shutdown occurred Republicans saw an opportunity to obtain a legislative win. Concurrently the debt ceiling issue raged on andnin order for the debt ceiling to be raised Congress must approve the increase. It is merely a power struggle day in and day out between the two parties and essentially boils down to control and money. A gallup poll taken on May 5-8, 2011 and then again in July 7-10, 2011 asked the question: “From What you know or have read about the discussions of raising the debt ceiling, would you want your member of Congress to --___________---or don’t you know enough to say”(U.S. Debt Ceiling Increase remains Unpopular with Americans)? American’s reaction sided with that of the Republican’s that they did not want the debt ceiling raised. Most American’s would rather that the United States concern itself with creating jobs and jumpstart the economy and to get the United States back on the right path. John Hudak stated that “in the late 2008 and early 2009, the United States rapidly entered a profound economic recession. In concert with Congress, the Bush and Obama administrations crafted legislation, which became the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (Hudak, John 2014: 1-10). It is time that the government deal with ways of cutting spending to reduce our deficit so we don’t have to worry about a debt ceiling. A huge expenditure is that of political

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