How To Create Corruption In The United States Congress

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Yeshey Tshogyel Period-5 Mrs. Lignou Congress is the legislative branch of the federal government that represents the American people. The United States Congress has many roles such as making laws, implementing national policy and viewing over the other two branches of government. These are a couple of obligations the Congress has. Although they are essential to our government, there are potential problems which includes corruption, inefficiencies and equal representation. Individuals are not generally happy with the time span engaged with passing a law as well as the halt Congress put on some issues. The framers of the Constitution created a bicameral legislative in order to compromise at the constitutional convention between the large…show more content…
However this could create corruptions in in the congress because coattail effects are when a popular party leader attracts the voters for other candidates of the same party in an election. Incumbency are those elected officials who are running for new terms of office, they have an advantage in campaign financing. Incumbency helps them because people are already aware of them so they have a higher chance of getting elected. Then there is the Pork barrel legislation in which legislators obtains funds through legislation that favors their home district and Franking privilege which lets the candidates contact with the constituents through mails. This gives the candidates a way to contact with the people easily and win the election.Then there is Gerrymandering where they manipulate the borders of the states in such way that their part's candidate may win. A positive factor of gerrymandering is that it allows politicians, who could not otherwise get elected, to be elected and negative is that it allows politicians, who could not otherwise get elected, to be elected. In conclusion, the congress is very influential as they have created many different sections and processes in order to maintain checks and balances among themselves. There have been corruptions, inefficiencies and equal representation. There’s have been times when people were not happy with how long it has taken to pass a law since the process it self is a very long process. Even the founding fathers themselves created a constitution which benefited themselves in the beginning but had ratified it as time went by for the benefits of their country and the
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