It 's one of Bernie Sanders utopian dreams, it won 't happen, but that 's not to say it wouldn 't be welcome. At the least, our most able students should be able to afford an education with scholarships because it will be the future of the country to have new and fresh ideas to aid the economy in years to
The Chemeketa Community College (CCC) was the first of many colleges to help form the new taxing power in Oregon. Launched the previous year with LSCA funding, CCC plans to put a tax levy on the ballot to persist the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Services. If the levy were to be approved, issued extensive library cards and bookmobile services to rural areas would be initiated, and seen as a mean of, “preventing double taxation of city residents who already are assessed for library service” (1975). It was very important for Straub to establish a state to satisfy people’s need in a safe environment, but he didn’t do it alone, his wife Pat was to help him find environmental issues. Pat Straub served on the Oregon Forestry Council, and donated ten acres of farm property to the city of Salem, which turned into a park.
Nemko, Marty. "America 's Most Overrated Product: Higher Education". The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 2008, Web.Feb.28, 2017 Marty Nemko 's main argument in his article "America 's Most Overrated Product: Higher Education" is that college education is not necessarily needed in order to achieve a greater success in the future. He in fact argues that college education just creates a bigger debt that will be very hard to pay in the future for students. Nemko includes a vast number of statistics in order to help support his main argument; he appeals to the reader ' logos.
In the 2000 presidential election, George W. Bush’s 271 electoral college victory over Al Gore’s 266, prompted renewed calls for reforming the electoral college. Al Gore had won the nationwide popular vote by more than 500,000 votes over Bush, yet he still lost in the electoral college. Several reforms were called during this time period, all different methods that would benefit the country. One of these reforms included a district plan, which would give electoral votes by legislative district rather than at the statewide level. This reform is similar to the current system in Maine and
Bernie Sanders wants to raise minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour and minimize the requirement for welfare. He wants healthcare and education to be free. He is also for the legalization of marijuana. Sanders has a strong bottom line that mainly consist of passing the “popular” laws. Bernie Sanders has a “paper theory.” Which means, it works in theory, on paper, but cannot actually be applied.
President Obama’s immigration reform bill would keep five million illegal immigrants from being deported, but Republicans are saying the Obama Administration tried to bypass Congress in trying to change the immigration policies. The executive order from Obama will go to the Supreme Court for a ruling. If it passed, this immigration order would allow undocumented parents of children born in the US, who are US citizens, to get work permits and stay in the country as long as they do not commit any crimes. Immigration advocates feel this is the humane thing to do. (Bredemeier) Our country was built on contributions from generations of immigrants.
But only about 29 percent of the voters in each camp said they strongly support their candidates, and some 22 percent said that they chose their presidential hopefuls for dislike of the other party or candidate. As many as 82 percent men and 76 percent women, including Republicans, Democrats, and independents, are ready to elect a woman for president, which amounts to double the number of people who wanted to vote for a woman president some twenty years ago. A recent Bloomberg national poll showed a 12-point gap between Clinton and Trump, with 49 percent of Americans favoring Clinton over Trump (37 percent). "Clinton has a number of advantages in this poll, in addition to her lead," said pollster J. Ann Selzer, who oversaw the survey. "Her supporters are more enthusiastic than Trump 's and more voters overall see her becoming a more appealing candidate than say that for Trump."
One of the most notable accomplishments in the immigration reform has been The Dream Act. Maybe this is not what immigrants were expecting, but at least they are a little bit closer to obtaining what they always wanted: a full immigration reform. The Dream Act was enforced in 2012 by the president, Barack Obama, and it’s a kind of immigration reform for people younger than 30 years old and that were students in the U.S. Duhita Mahatmya is an Assistant Professor at in New Century College where she specializes in childhood studies.She states that the referred action is going to help to “Eliminate federal provisions that penalize states for granting undocumented students in-state tuition (as of May 2013, 14 states allow lower tuition for undocumented
t 's said we all have one vote no matter how rich, poor, tall, short, smart, or uninformed, we get one vote and elections are the great equalizer as everybody is reduced to "one vote." (Wrong) When it comes to the US presidential elections, some voters have more influence than others. When we vote, we aren’t voting for the President. We are voting to encourage our state’s Electoral College members to vote a certain way. And if the past and current elections hold, it looks like one candidate will win the electoral vote while another wins the popular vote as we saw in the 2017 election.
The founding fathers idea for a great government was to distribute powers into branches that can also be balance and check by each other, which will also help them make the best decisions for their people. About two years ago, Obama put into place an executive action which protected about four million illegal immigrants from deportation. Since we were not able to deport all eleven million immigrants the Obama administration chose to help those that deserved to be here. They decided that the people that fell into that category were living in United States for several years, had not committed crimes and who have families here to take care of. It didn’t give anyone official legal status nor put them on the path to citizenship, because only congress can do that.
The Failures of Free College Chris Christie, a Republican candidate running for president, recently stated that “... if college graduates are going to reap the greater economic rewards and opportunities of earning a degree, then it seems fair for them to support the cost of the education they 're receiving. Earning a degree should actually involve earning it.” Recently, free college has been a topic for debate. In January of this year, President Obama presented his proposal to America for community college, free of charge. This proposal of free college is impractical for everyone around the world. Nothing is ever really and truly free.
To be clear, the two numbers do not necessarily indicate causation, and there could be several other factors attributed. However, what cannot be debated is the same Pew Research Center study found a majority (Both, Democrats and Republicans) believe money has a greater influence on politics today, and the high cost of presidential campaigns discourages good candidates. (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015). The sentiment of voters is clear, big money has permeated campaigns to an unacceptable degree. To illustrate, Super PACs made $65 million in expenditures in 2010, $608 million in 2012, and $339 for the 2014 mid-term elections (Desilver & Van Kessel, 2015).
On drug issues, she supports the legalization of marijuana, and wants to give states more resources to deal with the “opioid epidemic” and says that “We have to move away from treating the use of drugs as a crime and instead, move it to where it belongs, as a health issue,” (“Hillary Clinton on Drugs”). Clinton has always supported improving and increasing funding for public schools. She’s strongly supported by the National Education Association. On free college, at the NH Democratic debate in February she said “I believe in affordable college, but I don 't believe in free college, because every expert that I have talked to says how will you control the costs. I want to make sure middle class kids, not Donald Trump 's kids can afford college.” On women’s and family issues, she’s pro-choice, supports equal pay, and says she’ll “fight for paid family leave and affordable child care,” (“Women’s Rights and Opportunity”).
In early January, President Obama announced his plan to make community college free for all Americans. The president’s bold statement has drawn lots of attention and debate to the concept of free community college. Some states and cities have adopted free community college programs in just the past couple of years, and the president is using those examples to base his own nationwide plan. Conversation on the topic has not died down, Presidential candidates for the 2016 election are also tackling the issue. Supports of free community college believe the educational opportunities would help poor Americans succeed in society, closing the wage gap.
“A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” - Theodore Roosevelt Do we need uneducated, random, and altogether unconstitutional forced votes clogging up our ballot? Those rallying for compulsory voting boast better representation of the lower class. If compulsory voting is so grand then please do explain why so many countries (the majority even.) do not enforce or even avoid their compulsory voting laws in place. The lower class needs to be better represented, the middle class strengthened, more Americans need to vote, but forcing people to is not the answer.