Advantages & Disadvantages of the Balanced Budget Amendment Original post by Tom Gresham of Demand Media A federal balanced budget amendment occasionally emerges as a political hot-button issue. The amendment would require that the U.S. government not run a budget deficit, limiting expenses to the amount of revenue the government brings in. Passage of a balanced budget amendment requires overwhelming congressional and state support, needing the approval of three-fourths of the states and two-thirds majorities in both houses of Congress. Debt Load The chief advantage of a federal balanced budget amendment is that it reduces federal debt because it requires the government to operate without a deficit. Advocates argue that a balanced budget amendment would lead to a smaller federal government and less government waste, including a major reduction in pork-barrel spending -- the practice of legislators pushing pet projects for their constituencies.
Why and how do US Pressure Groups attempt to influence election results? US pressure groups attempt to influence election results to get sympathisers into power and monitor how these individuals use the power. William Storey sums up the reason why Pressure groups try and get influence an election into two goals, the first is to help sympathetic people win elections. The second is to make sure those elected help use their power to advance the agenda of the group that helped them win. It is clear that pressure groups do gain influence over election results as there are concerns that pressure groups play a too significant role in elections, potentially making politicians more responsive to their agenda than to the concerns of the voters.
To rid out economy of the penny, the government would first needed to confront a public greatly in favor of preserving the penny. As indicated by Source E, a poll by the prestigious Harris group, public opinion shows a strong desire to keep the penny. Not only in removing the penny would need the census of two-thirds the population of these view, but also the physical wealth needed to fund for such costly and logistically near-impossible change. As shown in source A, state economies that depend on penny production for continued prosperity, such as Tennessee, would suffer economic adversity if this was to be amended. In the end, the benefits to be reaped by ending the penny are not worth the investment involved.
This system tends to favour and give more opportunities to smaller parties such as the Liberal Democrats, who currently feel that the first past the post system is unfair towards them and numerous other parties. The system also tends to result in a coalition government being formed, which in some respects can be seen as a good thing, as proportional amounts of power are spread evenly between parties according to the amount of votes received. Northern Ireland, Germany, Australia and France all use different proportional systems at this current time however it is also a key issue in the UK at the moment, as we can see from the recent AV referendum which was held this year. Subsequently it was the decision of the Liberal Democrats to hold the election. Proportional systems are already currently being used in some parts of the UK, and is quite successful where it is in place.
Fewer companies are willing to enter the market because of the SOX requirements that make going public too costly. Plus, the maintenance required to stay public is too expensive for smaller companies, forcing companies to look elsewhere to raise capital. Rising costs persuade large numbers of companies to exit the public markets to sidestep SEC regulation, creates two problems. First, the overall economy could suffer because corporations limit investment projects due to the higher-cost sources of capital to fund potentially new operations. Second, financially stressed companies that go dark are the very companies’ shareholders need to monitor usually and where transparency is most important.
If bills get past the committee stage, members can make influential recommendations as they are perceived to be policy specialists. This could mean it is harder to gather enough votes due to the range of evidence provided and therefore the bill can be rejected at the 2nd or 3rd readings. The issue of ‘pork-barrel’ politics also arises in the committee stage. Congressmen may insert ‘earmarks’ into bills, which is a provision that gives money to a particular Congressman’s state. In order for many bills to get passed there is often a need for compromise between members of Congress as such favours are often exchanged in order to gain crucial votes on legislation.
Each side has valid points concerning voter ID requirements but in the end, more states are passing law in favor of supporters of voter ID laws. Voting has not always been a privilege for everyone so the issues that surround the topic are very sensitive when debated on. In order to run and maintain an honest election, voter ID requirements are necessary. Spakovsky makes great important points that state regulators obviously agree with. One main point is that without voter identification laws, such as registering in your home state, Americans will try to vote in several states in hopes of increasing their candidates chance of winning the election.
* Having control of the past allows the government to have control of the future. * The future is a direct consequence of the past. * The party will feed them lies about the past, to gain more support for their political agenda by portraying the past in a negative light. * Limiting memory, to limit knowledge of the past. * Makes control of people easier, as they will be more like to support the Party if they think the party has brought positive changes.
The Electoral College is the complex method by which the United States of America elects its president. While conducive to the political environment of the Founding Fathers, elections in the United States have changed dramatically since that time, and thus the Electoral College has outlived its usefulness in American politics. The Electoral College was established at a time where communications technology was limited, and thus the founders had to consider the potential of an uninformed electorate. In addition, states have altered the method by which electoral votes are allocated. The Electoral College also unequally apportions electoral votes due to the significant population increase since it was established.
It becomes complicated due to political manipulations. It is very difficult to successfully implement government intervention. It may result in some kind of overwhelming aspect in some countries with limited resources. After reviewing these negative aspects, there are many alternatives which can be used to achieve the same pricing control goal. It can be made through making shifts in the financial methods, such as the expansion of insurance coverage.