* The article from the NY Times by the Editorial Board headed “Senate Democrats finally take a stand” is written dealing with the Senates response to the Budget proposal made by the House. The plan would raise a $1trillion from new revenue over ten years simply by closing the existing tax loopholes and eliminating the tax breaks on the wealthy and corporations. It also provides for cutting spending by $1trillion from “wasteful projects” which are unspecified. It rejects the demand that the budget must be balanced in the short term which is the argument of Paul Ryan’s House version. The author has a clearly liberal slant and is clearly biased, and this is seen in his treatment of the Murray and Ryan Budgets. Murray is viewed positively “eliminating tax breaks on the wealthy, protection the programs that aid he poor”. Ryan’s budget on the other hand is called “the heartless collection of obsolete dogmas that is the House budget”. In discussing Ryan’s proposal the writer contrasts ”giving tax cuts for the wealthy” with cutting programs for the poor and lower income group and he specifically lists them without providing any evidence. To me this is biased reporting as the writer seeks to portray Murray’s budget as pro poor and Ryan as “heartless” towards the poor, and in fact actually going to drop taxes on the rich and take away benefits from the poor. In my view the article has a major weakness. USA might be getting out of Afghanistan, but war against Iran, Syria, and North Korea are possible and the “wasteful” programs are not specified. However Ryan s budget is presented as “give tax cuts to the wealthy” and cut benefits of the poor” with no evidence presented. The issue is probably the most important one in the United States today as the economy has lost millions of jobs. Personally I think that Ryan’s insistence on a balanced budget is important, and that Murrays plan is weak because it does not take that into account. * Brian Bennett writes an article in the LA Times “Immigration bill could favor skilled workers over relatives”. In this article he takes a look at the proposal of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham writing a bi partisan Immigration Bill. Graham wants to cancel the right of adult children and siblings of American citizens to enter the USA as immigrants, and rather open up the way for more skilled workers to immigrate into America. He proposes that the US citizen’s spouse and minor children should be unhindered. This has met opposition from Democrats, especially from Michael Honda who point’s Asian American citizens would be discriminated against. Only 15 percent of green cards are issued to job seekers, the rest to families. * I found the article to be accurate and without an ideological slant. The writer uses a respectful tone whether speaking about the Republican Senator, whom he called “an influential Republican senator”, or the Democrat senators. He simply stated the numbers, but stressed it was not going to affect spouses and minor children. He quoted Rubio’s aide saying, "There is no final agreement yet…” which gave a balance to the article that it is a discussion position not an accomplished fact. I think immigration is a very serious issue to the California with its large immigrant populations, and to individuals. Individuals who have adult children who are in another country will find this very important to their emotional well being. The issue as I see it is difficult as the USA needs skilled workers and investment immigrants. However as a nation I think we need to promote family over materialism. The
whether slave or free, from any territory acquired from the Mexican War. This blend of racist and antislavery sentiment appealed to many Northerners anxious to preserve new lands for free Whites. Although the House initially approved the Proviso, the Senate defeated it. In these Congressional votes, politicians broke down along sectional rather than party lines. This sectional divide was mirrored in state and local reactions to the Proviso as well, providing an ominous foreshadowing of the conflict to…
the Civil War in early 1861.
status of white yeoman farmers in the South: What does this even mean
Basis of African American society: Seriously what is this
violence in Congress: (Guessing here) 1856 - Charles Sumner gave a two day speech on the Senate floor. He denounced the South for crimes against Kansas and singled out Senator Andrew Brooks of South Carolina for extra abuse. Brooks beat Sumner over the head with his cane, severely crippling him. Sumner was the first Republican martyr.
Political Cartoon Report – Post-Civil War to WWII
“The Bosses of the Senate”
by J. Ottmann Lith. Co. after Joseph Keppler
Lithograph, colored, 1889-01-23
This often copied cartoon is an essential work of art for many history textbooks and lessons about Congress. Joseph Keppler was an Austrian immigrant who sailed to America in the middle of the nineteenth-century. He was a humorous illustrator who sought to exploit the dishonesty of politics in this time. The cartoon depicts corporate interests…
There was an unusual factor about this robbery, these
crooks were said to be connected to the campaign reelection of President Nixon. The
men had been caught trying to wiretap phones, and steal secret documents. Whether
Nixon knew about the watergate episode or not, he did take steps to camouflage it, he
began to raise “hush money”, money used to keep those participating quiet. He tried to
convince the FBI to cease investigation, destroying any evidence, and firing his staff
who were being uncooperative. In August 1972…
2001 as the 42nd President of the United States. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president from the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Before becoming president, he was the Governor of Arkansas for five two-year terms, serving from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992. He was also the state's…
in these lands?"
2. Further, with this question, the political parties (Whig and Democrat) were put into a tricky position. No matter which way they answered, half of the nation would be offended.
1. Largely, the parties simply chose to side-step the slavery-expansion question (give no clear answer) so as to offend no one, hopefully.
3. In the election of 1848, Polk was ailing and would not run again.
1. The Democrats nominated Gen. Lewis Cass who'd spoken previously for popular sovereignty (the people…
individuals in the first place. This is a problem that the United States is addressing, or trying to address, in heated debate on Capitol Hill. Many of our Republican politicians want to continue with the status quo of the health care system while Democrats seek to eliminate pre-existing conditions altogether. The American public has come to recognize there has to be a major overhaul of the current health care system starting with pre-existing conditions.
Pre-Existing Conditions Defined
-- a procedure which would add substantially to the time, cost, and effort already devoted to selecting a president and which might well deepen the political divisions while trying to resolve them.
A second way in which a minority president could take office is if, as in 1888, one candidate's popular support were heavily concentrated in a few States while the other candidate maintained a slim popular lead in enough States to win the needed majority of the Electoral College. While the country has…
-with French threat removed, England becomes the new anti-Christ in 1760’s and 1770’s
-british decide to make war of it led by Edward braddock(devastating losses.
-French and Indians win early years of the war
-1758-9 British take control
-Consequences of French and indian war are British gain about double original amount of land, all the way to the Mississippi river. River was absolutely critical and more important than all the rest of the land they gained
Treaty of Paris…
interest group that helps new members interact with one another is known by the name of the National Tea Party Federation. They also gather all the interest groups for the sole purpose of addressing new issues that occur within the social movement. Finally, the Tea Party Patriots show no signs of participation whatsoever while all other interest groups whether big or small are also welcomed to aid the Tea Party movement.
Through the implications of various objectives the Tea Party movement has been…