The Presidential Election of 2012 is approaching fast and this is a very important election year. The running candidates for president are Barack Obama who is seeking reelection and Governor Mitt Romney. The United States is currently trying to get out of its worst economic recession since the great depression. The three main political issues that I have used to help me choose who I will vote for are student loans and education, social security, and taxes on the middle class. I have chosen to vote for the reelection of President Barack Obama based on his views and actions he plans to take on the three main political points that will have the greatest impact on my life personally. President Obama is planning on trying to help the education system and on the student loan debt. He plans on adding an extension to the student subsidized federal loans that are in place. This issue here is huge for me, because I am currently in college and have subsidized federal loans that I will need to pay back in four years when I graduate. Tyler Kingkade also explains, "Obama also launched a new website on Tuesday touting his student loan reform measures and comparing them with Romney's positions. Specifically it promotes the "Pay As You Earn" plan, which caps monthly federal student loan repayment at 10 percent of monthly discretionary income." This is a good step towards getting students out of debt now, but also makes it so I will have a better change at paying back my loans. Over the last four years tuition prices to colleges have gone up, but Obama also said that is due to colleges wanting more money for their costs. To help fix this problem Obama wants to help stop tuition increases to pay for costs or they will lose their federal loans. President Obama plans on improving our education system and working to help students like me after college. Governor Mitt Romney has views on student education and trying to help with student loans. He wants to try and make more jobs available to students getting out of school to help them pay back student loans on their own . He doesn't want to have any more government funding available to students. Tyler Kingkade stated, "It wasn't a new statement from Romney on Monday, since he said in March he wouldn't promise more federal money to students and families paying for college and not to expect the government to forgive student loan debt." If it was not for the government aid and federal loans that I got last year I would probably not be in college right now. Mitt Romney also feels that students should borrow more money from their parents for loans. My parents do not make enough to send both my brother and I to school at the same time. So if I did not have the federal loans and money then I would not be able to attend college from just borrowing money from my parents. Mitt Romney's vice president Paul Ryan also proposed that a budget is put into place that would prevent many low income students from being able to receiving the Pell grants. With Mitt Romney's plans to help education and working on student loans I would probably have to find a full time job instead of getting a higher education. President Obama has put together a plan that would help to save Social Security. This issue of social security is important to me, because I am paying into right now through my pay checks and want to be able to use this money down the road. Obama plans on protecting the social security and trying to strengthen it. He wants to improve it now for the future generations like the one I am a part of. He will do this in a way that won't put current retires at risk. This is important because I don't want to see people like my aunts and uncles not have social security benefits now that they are looking to retire in the next few years. Brett LoGiurato explains, "President Obama is committed to protecting and strengthening Social Security for future generations, without putting current retirees at…
How Significant are Presidential TV Debates in a Presidential Election?
Televised debates have become an important aspect of every presidential election. The first general election presidential debate was held on September 26, 1960, between Democratic nominee U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee. There are, however, suggestions that actually these TV debates hold absolutely no significance in terms of changing the outcome for the candidates. This…
Running Head: The Importance of the Latino Vote in an Election
The Importance of the Latino Vote in an Election
The Importance of the Latino Vote in an Election
This past election reached a turning point for Latinos when Barack Obama was reelected as president of the United States. If it were not for the increase percentage of Latinos voting, Obama would not have had a chance in taking victory in the election. On the other hand, Mitt Romney received one of the lowest percentages…
represents 15 million workers in various industries and occupations throughout the US. It follows a liberal agenda that favors workers over management.
14. The Sierra Club-This is the oldest and largest environmental group in the US. It was formed by John Muir in California and help establish Yosemite National Park to help protect giant Redwood and Sequoia tress found in that region.
15. The AMA (American Medical Association)- Dating back to the mid 1800s, the AMA is the largest and most prominent…
country America. This nation is the land of diverse ethnicities and there should be room for everyone as a citizen to take part in social and economic issues, most especially in politics. The major question is; “Does skin color influence presidential elections?” Basically, it will because America is a country made up of different races and in most cases, favoritism of race tends to overshadow the importance of leadership and democracy.
Exactly forty five years after Martin Luther…
African Americans can most be identified as citizens of the United States that have bloodlines tracing them to ancestry in Africa. They have been a major part of development in the United States from the invention of cotton gin to the election of Barack Obama as the first African American president. Their contributions to the American society have been nothing but extraordinary. Through their successes they have revolutionized music, arts, and education, while also becoming more prideful…
there were presidential elections for each country. In the United States President, elect Barrack Obama and Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney ran against each other the presidency of the United States of America. Across the Atlantic, President elect Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Holland faced off for the presidential title of their nation of France. The election in France took place on April 22, 2012 and the election in the United States took place November 6, 2012. Elections in France take place…
AP Gov Review
John Locke- 17th century English philosopher who believed people live in a state of nature, have natural rights and that the only type of valid government is one built on consent of governed
Natural rights- life, liberty, property
State of nature- people are generally self-centered but are capable of being rational
Social contract- an agreement between government and citizens; idea that if gov fails to live up to standard, breaks contract then people can dissolve the…
someday he would study law."
Clinton has named two influential moments in his life that contributed to his decision to become a public figure, both occurring in 1963. One was his visit as a Boys Nation senator to the White House to meet President John F. Kennedy.
College and law school years
With the aid of scholarships, Clinton attended the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree in 1968…
1969: Banks were nationalised
* 1976: Emergency was imposed
* 1991: Indian economic reforms were initiated
* Harshad Mehta Scam in 1993
* The Indian stock market and investor saw a frenzy
* The Indian middle-class saw new avenues of making money. Broking firms came into being at a large scale
* The panwallahs were also discussing the stock market
* Corporates then became more proactive and felt the need to communicate