Conflict Theory and the Government Shutdown Eugene Peter Lewis, Jr. SOCI 200- D01 LUO Mrs. Susan Deneen November 24, 2013 One of the biggest news stories of 2013 as we near its close is the shutdown of the United States government. The legislative branch of the government has a task enumerated by the Constitution- agree on spending so that the government may be funded. When this does not happen, most of the rudimentary processes of the government fail to function. The Republican members of the House of Representatives desired to fund the government with the obvious exemption of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The Democrats in the United States Senate insisted on funding the entire federal government, including
In the case it helped Torricelli find this loophole with the lobbyist already being a former senator. Referred in the primary issue section this is where the government needs to place better controls on guarding these revolving door problems. • Political Action Committee (PAC): helped incorporate organizations contributions and channel those funds to candidates seeking political office like Torricelli did. They watched as all the organizations contributions which the contributors expect that their money will go for campaigning and not sit in an account for years to build someone’s personal business. This also tied in with the case because in the beginning Torricelli was accepting campaign gifts from a contributor which in the PAC is not permitted if the donation of corporate gifts is given to any political politician, it must come from individuals.
It has resulted in a major drop of workers being late, which makes for better productivity throughout my department. I would like to outline two of the more important contributions I have made to this company. This will go possibly further than anything to support my request for a pay raise. First of all, I completely rebuilt the payroll process and changed the pay period from weekly to bi-weekly, which saves the company money in many different ways. There will be half as many paychecks that have to be prepared per year now.
Most people have a preconceived notion on how and what Social Security was supposed to do for all citizens. We must take control of our own retirement. Even though people do not save their money any more and rely on the government for more handouts to get by on, most citizens worked and saved their money until they passed on, they made sacrifices to enhance their future, and passed on an easier path for their children. We should not rely on living comfortably on social security because it was set up to give the people in the depression something to look forward to, and it was a supplement to the money a person saved for when he/she could no longer work. Most people have a preconceived notion on how and what Social Security
Immigration Change Over the Years Immigration is a serious and important part of history in the United States. First prior to the late nineteenth century the immigration policies were very easygoing. Most of the Europeans were taking in, only 2% of arrivals at Ellis Island were sent away, some were band for being criminals, mentally unstable, and communist. Most of that 2% were rejected for health reasons. Despite having to pick up their life and leave, the immigrants came in by millions to the United States in the late 19th century and 21st century to build better lives for their families economically, religiously, and educationally.
When you get before them and explain what real immigration reform means, they have a very different position," he said. Still, most conservatives remain opposed on principle to any reform that would provide what they see as amnesty for people who entered the country illegally. Bill Richardson, a Democrat, says his party is right to insist on legalization, as well as a pathway to citizenship. “We need to bring the 11 million undocumented workers that are currently in this country out of the shadows; make them productive players in the U.S. economy," he
He states, “Company president Lewis Brown and owner W.K. Kellogg noted that if the company ran “four six-hour shifts…instead of three eight-hour shifts, this will give work and paychecks to the heads of three hundred more families in Battle Creek”” (par. 10) This news made a lot of workers happy because it was during the time when the economy was falling into the Great Depression. Because of the shorter work week, the workers would face smaller paychecks. However, Kellogg raised the hourly salary and gave bonuses to make up for the time lost.
I’ve read numerous stories about big companies like Wall-Mart treating their employees unfairly, for example on black Friday they made their employees come into work at 12:00 am Thanksgiving night. The reason they did this is so they could make more money, because they knew people would be shopping on Black Friday. However, Ben & Jerry’s proved that big companies can be very profitable and by being ethical they helped out a lot of people. Then when they joined up with Greyston Bakery they could make a lot more flavors and also helped Greyston Bakery with their business and that created more jobs at the bakery. This business strategy worked very well for these companies, however that’s not always the case for all businesses.
In recent news, The United States government had reportedly shutdown due to a disagreement in which both sides of Congress were unable to follow up on agreement in whether specific government agencies should be funded or not. The last government shutdown had occurred over a decade ago about 17 years ago, a government shutdown is when Congress declines to consent a spending bill on funds certain government bills or agencies. Although it is stated the government is “shutdown” well that isn’t really the case, many government services are still active and running such as the United State Postal Services, Military Personnel, Social security, and Air traffic control. What services that are actually affected and are inactive are regional offices,
Chief Diplomat: Foreign policy? Any special dignitaries hosted? These roles become clearer as they are seen in execution. The presidency is the part of government best understood by studying it through history. Assignment: You will gather research and present the information in a jig-saw group about the president you have signed up to learn about.