Exactly a month earlier, when the same bill passed the senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the eight no votes (votesmart.org), tweeted “Instead of spending another $70 billion on the military, we could be helping millions of students by making public colleges tuition-free” (twitter.com). This is a direct example of the United States Government putting the needs of war before the needs of poor Americans. The extra eighty billion dollars spent on military planes, which are sold to the government at a profit for a company, were determined to be more important for America’s success than providing for free public college to Americans. Not only was this determined by the United States Congress, but it was determined with excessive support. Ninety-two of the sitting one-hundred Senators voted for the law.
“Campaign finance laws were enacted. Ford's Rockefeller Commission, which conducted a limited review of domestic CIA operations, was overtaken by the much more aggressive Church Committee and other post-Watergate Congressional investigation”(Watergate). All the reforms were good for the country but there is still a sense of lack of faith or no faith in the government. (PBS). One positive about the Watergate scandal is that the government showed that even when a president does the impossible like a Saturday Night Massacre when he fired everyone that was important to the trial, that he is still going to get caught.
The author establishes an objective tone towards the advertising company. Jozui’s statement regarding that celebrities should not be participating in commercials because it is defrauding of the purchasers intelligence is acknowledging true. In confutation, big businesses use celebrities to make more money but not everyone buys the product for the celebrity. To support this, Jozui states, “The audience is expected to transfer approval of the celebrity to approval of the product” to show that many people only get a product with the
One of the recent example is the H1N1. Likely, they created the vaccine way before the illness appears. Just this simple disease generated billion dollars of profit. The pharmaceutical industry is working with the government to keep the monopoly. This conspiracy came from journalist and
Private prison industries claim that it can save the states money on corrections expenses and better the standards of the facilities. However, many citizens are concerned that private prisons should not run facilities that house inmates. This paper will discuss the history of privatization and different debates about privatization. History and Key Debates of Privatization Private enterprise in the United States has a large history of involvement in the provision of correctional services. According to Feeler (1991), the first English colonists arrived in Virginia in 1607.
PESTEL Analysis Political Factors Reform of healthcare and various regulations in different countries can both negative and positive impact on the medical devices companies. The biggest pressure of Coloplast comes from Europe reforms because the company makes most of its revenue in Europe. German issued the reform, which sickness funds cut down the reimbursement of the ostomy care supplies, caused negative effect on Coloplast. It limited sales of medical supplies companies and increased the bargaining power of buyers. On the other hand, the reform on reducing the corporate tax from 25% in 2013 to 22% in 2016 in Danish was a good news for Coloplast.
After the Prohibition, alcohol manufacturers were heavily taxed. Manufacturers cheated the government by reporting fewer sales and keeping the extra tax money. But when Grant found out about the scandal he said, “ Let no guilty man escape!” (Alter 37). After Babcock was charged, Grant was willing to acquit Babcock’s case because they had fought together in the Civil War. By contradicting himself and favoring his friends, he promoted corruption in his cabinet.
Who else is qualified to run corporate America? Sure Sam L. Jackson and Danny Glover are fantastic at acting like executives and leaders, but in reality, they’re only acting. We had one black president, but what did he really do? We’re still trillions of dollars in debt, oppressed by the Middle East, and data coverage is still not seamless, so in reality, a black president didn’t do a thing towards making America great again. We need to focus on what WILL make America great
One of the biggest disadvantages is that since everything is done privately a large number of citizens are forgotten while rich private businesses and companies continue to make more and more money. In the second verse Hill says “Phony nationalism”. This is speaking on how America is seen as such a great country even though America has been the cause of genocides, discrimination, slavery, and racism. We can 't just forget the injustices past citizens and ancestors have faced just because the world we are living in today is safer than it was then. This teaches us that we have to respect the past and current experiences of all citizens.
Americans today find something wrong people will know, with the technology in today’s society government officials and CEO’s of many corporations can’t hide much from the world. Ranging from emails, phone calls, and video calls, people what will know what that certain person is doing expect of Hillary Clinton her emails magically disappeared from the world. Donald Trump does some suspicious activity, but I honestly think he will not transform the government to change it to a kleptocracy, technology today and Americans will keep it under control. Other than that Donald Trump and his administration will maybe do some good for the United States and its people. People’s voices have great power over the
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).
Most people probably think that allowing eighteen year olds to drink legally would create more car crashes and increase their medical bills, but 18 year olds are becoming more responsible. In 2010, the alcohol industries contributed over $400 billion towards the U.S. economy (“Economic Contributions of the Distilled Spirits Industry.”) This is due to the fact that the alcohol industry provided nearly 3.9 million people with jobs throughout the U.S. What this shows is that the alcohol industry produces an extreme amount of money for the economy. The obvious part of allowing eighteen year olds to drink is that it would create a new range of customers for bars, restaurants, and clubs. With eighteen year olds now allowed to consume alcohol, bars, restaurants, and clubs would see their profits increase tremendously with all of these new adults eager to get out and have a good time with their friends. People might think that this creates a new place for them to just get drunk and be reckless, but it actually gives them a safe place to drink responsibly so they are kept off the streets where they could be seriously harmed.
The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their phony Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they are doing. I honestly do not believe America is for sale. But as soon as these two power-drunk billionaires are called out, they say, “It’s free speech, what’s wrong?” Most actual Americans trace their free speech to the Constitution — not a bank account that has lots and lots of zero’s at the end. A prominent pollster once said, “When does the pursuit of victory exact to a higher price?
One position is that defunding this organization will save taxpayers’ money to use elsewhere. It is said that Planned Parenthood has “…nearly 530 million in annual funds” (US News & World Report). This amount of money could easily go to other social issues, not as controversial. In addition, there are many politicians who have spoken out against it and the Commemorative Coin Act was taken off the table that helped research funds for Susan G. Komen, a supporter of Planned Parenthood. The contradicting position is that women also have health care rights and do not want those to be defunded by the government.