At a basic level, Source B suggests this trend, pointing out that intense contact with politics may instead pushed people away from it. However, Source D confirms it. It is interesting to note that television ratings for presidential debates have virtually perpetually gone down since their start in 1960, but it is far more important to realize that the number of people watching these debates have, bar an initial rise, most likely due to increased television ownership, attracted increasingly less viewers. In fact, in 1980, the debates reached 45.8 million homes. In 1996, even with population growth, the debates reached 31.6 million homes, a number marginally greater than the number of viewers at the conception of the presidential elections.
America already got rid of a coin which was called the half cent. It was discontinued in 1792 - 1857 for being worth to little. But when the half cent lost its fate it had more buying power than today 's dime. Everyone one loves the Abraham Lincoln and some people are afraid because they don 't want to erase him from history. John Green, a well known NY times author proclaims, “If Abraham Lincoln were alive today, he would say ‘why is my face on a coin that is worth 1/26 of what a penny was worth when i was president?’” Lincoln and his monument would still be on today 's $5 bill.
Winston Churchill, The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, once said “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” While this blunt statement might bear some truth in a slim amount of cases, Americans have mostly turned off their mental capacity to keep up with the latest current political happenings as a result of the ongoing negative stigma associated with our government and its representatives. This unfavorable conclusion reached by the voters has made the art of political canvassing arduous. This process which entails volunteers of a political campaign going door-to-door in effort to get their candidate 's message out and to attract them to vote for them on election day. Canvassing
When the court calculates your allowable living expenses, it will use the approved IRS schedules, not your actual documented expenses. So even if you don't think you can pay $100 a month or more, the judge will probably disagree. Instead of a fresh start, many people will be faced with the grim reality of a harsh 5-year plan, on a court-mandated budget that forces them to adopt a much lower standard of living. That's where debt settlement starts to look pretty attractive. Yes, I know debt settlement has its critics.
Losing a loved one is hard enough, but owing the government millions of dollars because of a demanding tax makes it even more devastating. The inheritance tax, also known as the death tax, is a transfer tax that can be applied when property is passed on to the next generation, based on the value of the estate. This tax is hurting our farmers and small businesses by forcing them to pay the government millions of dollars they do not have. Inheritance taxes in the United States trace back to the 18th century. These taxes have lasted throughout time, occasionally being repealed and reinstated.
This point of view makes sense since, as I said earlier, there are 100 million people that have not voted in the last election, this means that around 40 percent of those eligible to vote, do not. We are missing a huge gap in our societies opinions. However according to text 2 “Countries such as Venezuela and the Netherlands practised compulsory voting at one time but have since abolished it”. This means that there are countries that have tried it in the past, and it did not work. Lastly, since 100 million people vote the majority reason that people do not vote, do not vote because they do not have the knowledge for an educated answer.
Socioeconomic Structures Explain how various socio economic conditions (e.g.,international competition, prejudice, unfavourable economic conditions, military occupation/rule) operate to increase poverty How does Welfare increase poverty? The United States Federal Government spent over $477 billion on over 50 different programs to fight poverty. That money does not count for welfare spending by state and local governments. Despite America’s effort there are still around 37 million Americans that live in Poverty America has spent over a trillion dollars since Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty in 1964. The poverty rate is perilously close to where started in 1964 Since 1996, 2.5 million families have left welfare programs, a
The Great Crash generally refers to the stock market crash (in America - Wall Street) on 29 October, 1929. It started on Thursday, 23 October when just before the 3:00 pm bell rang, the stock prices instantly fell. For the following week stocks fell lower and faster and changed hands so fast, the machines that kept track of these stocks seemed unable to cope up with the activity. All along while President Herbert Hoover reassured the people of America that the nation was “on a sound and prosperous basis”, more panic spread and because the uncertainty and risk was rising, people wanted their money back. In all this frenzy the United States Securities Regulation agencies could have shut down the market but they feared that would only spread more fear and could have led to a violent display of the emotions of the public.
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.
Everybody was taking over there share. Tax rate was also interrupted from 72%to 28%. Now, when they started investing in money market which was a risky investment, they did not have money to cover the insurance funds. FSLIC was “ill equipped” as per the changed behavior of the thrifts. When FSLIC started to bail out in 1983, it costs FSLIC $20 billion but it had only $6 billion in reserve at that time which led to its bankruptcy.