Delayed and inexperienced decisions such as this can sway the opinion of one who should be voting for the best candidate. When President George W. Bush was reelected in 2004, the people who voted him thought that he would be able to stimulate the economy and create jobs. However, once the voters realized that he was unable to run the country as productively as they wanted him to do, his popularity faded. This resulted in Congress and President Bush popularity votes dropping to all-time lows of 38 percent and 28 percent respectively (Milakovich & Gordon, p.8). These numbers resulted in voters believing they should vote democratic as opposed to Republican, in which added to the victory of Barack Obamas election to the
In this article by Sean Mcelwee(2014) he talks about why income inequality is the toughest issue America will face in the next few decades. In the article, Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem, Mcelwee(2014) believes that after the studies he has seen, the most effective way to solve the policy issue of income inequality is by higher taxes on income and wealth. However, the rich would never buy into this solution, because it would take more of their wealth, when the wealthy are trying to maximize their money returns. Mcelwee (2014) also talks about how when a family is wealthy, money tends to stay in the family for 10-15 generations, which is also true for families with lower incomes as stated here by
One reason is what is Obama doing with military money.Obama had given 150 billion dollars and is pitching a fit over 38 billion dollars that we are using for our defense Our military already do not get paid enough per month.They get paid 1416.30 at the closest per month.Which is not a lot at all. So I think that that is why soldiers should make more. I think that that baseball players should not make as much money as they do.They make an average 3 million a month. That compared to military is a huge gap.The worse that can happen to them
It is already well known that Americans consume far more natural resources and live much less sustainably than people from any other large country in the entire world. Apart from extreme events, climate change impacts in urban centers will be in the form of air and water pollution, ageing infrastructure, water quality and supply challenges. Being so, if a candidate does not take this seriously, America’s continuous exploitation of natural resources will deter us away from any type of advancement. Taking action to prevent the progression of global warming, however, will ultimately affect big industrial businesses, including Donald Trump’s own businesses; so it comes to no surprise when he says that “climate change is a hoax”. He believes that the concept of climate change was created by the Chinese to suppress the U.S. economy and plans to deconstruct the progress we’ve made to a greener society, in order to gain and or keep profits.
Yet since he was in the heart of the racist south his “New Southerner” Liberal Democrat approach to the South did not get much attention. Seeing that his ideas weren’t working there and that Governors were only limited to one term in Georgia, Carter almost immediately began positioning himself for the 1970 election. Jimmy Carter was one of ten candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, and at first he was one of the least well known. However, in a time of constant frustration with establishment politicians who seemingly were stained with the controversy of Washington D.C, Carter 's anonymity provided an advantage at the time of his candidacy. Yet as time went one his lack of skill with political problems lead to many of his programs fail and having no luck in passing bills in Congress.
Since the Great Depression, there has been a minimum wage in America, but this minimum wage has changed 22 times since the Great Deprnbession. Many people say minimum wage should stay at $7.25 like it has been since 2009. Meanwhile, other people believe that minimum wage should be $15.00 so they can have more money to live comfortably. People think that a higher minimum wage will help, but it will hurt more people than it will help. If America makes the minimum wage $9.00, people will no longer be in poverty and it will make the economy balance out.
Furthermore, as the federal poverty line is considered to be roughly $23,050 for a family of four the population that falls below that level take up nearly twenty percent meaning that these families without aid will not have the ability to attend college. Ultimately, free education as a whole may be a great idea to bring America up in global education levels along with stopping the continuous growth in student debt however at this point in time it seems impossible. In addition free higher education in the United States would require a complete reshaping of the economy as the U.S has a national debt that is reaching near twenty trillion dollars along with the recent president elect Donald J. Trump being a member of the top 1% the consideration of the lower and middle class people will likely be overpassed for the businesses of the
Compulsory voting has proven to better represent the young, poor, and minorities who tend not to vote. However, it is not cost effective. The labor involved and the cost to pay for the jurisdiction and congressmen to pass it is extremely high. America would lose more money a year on this system and further drive down already struggling sectors such as social security and education by being forced to draw even more of their finds a way. As it stands now the concept is not constitutional, an altar to the first and twenty-fourth amendments would be required at least, and that would still not guarantee it to pass.
The voter turnout in American politics is dangerously low due to the fact that the citizens feel their vote is no longer a voice. In addition, the citizens of United States have realized the electoral college is overseeing the body of government in elections. The people also do not vote due to the fact their day is busy and in some fields, leaving early from work to vote isn't an option. The citizens therefore do not have time out of their day and since it's not categorized as a "national holiday", they simply fall off the wagon. So why is the voting percentage lower than other nations?
He is planning to spend six trillion dollars less than what we are currently spending every single year. Right now, the U.S is spending about ten thousand dollars per person which adds up to three trillion dollars per year. In other words, he is planning to get the country out of debt with the money we aren’t using for the Medicare. When you propose all these things, it sounds phenomenal to have more Medicare coverage for less, but analysts say it’s too good to be true. According to media and Kenneth Thorpe, an Emory Universal Health-Care expert who worked in the Bill Clinton, “finds that Mrs. Sanders’ proposal would actually harm many working beneficiaries of Medicaid, the state- federal health care plan for the poor and the near poor”.