The majority of Americans don’t want invasive ultrasound bills, they do want the Bush era tax cuts to be eliminated, they do want affordable or even single payer healthcare. The reason that certain bills and laws are being pushed through against the will of the majority is money. Money from billionaires and corporations has more influence in this country than the voice of the people. There is supposed to be a system of checks and balances
Usually, the election represents the competition between two major parties – the Democratic and Republican. However, there exist many third parties that constantly fail during the elections. One of the major differences between Democratic and Republican Parties concerns taxes and the economy. Democrats promote fair trade, balancing budgets, and believe in necessity to pay down national debt through enhanced taxes on higher income Americans (Parla). The Democratic Party states that the government has the possibility to create economic opportunities, help those people who suffer from current real estate crisis and prevent it in future.
The greatest issue that has dominated these two parties recently is healthcare. The Democrats follow a liberal ideology and therefore would be in favour of providing some form of universal healthcare; however, the Republicans disagree and favour a more conservative approach of people paying for their own private healthcare. Therefore, these two parties came to loggerheads in recent times when Obama brought in his Health Care Act more commonly known as Obamacare. Obamacare is a system which provides cheaper health insurance for a large number of people in the USA, it is seen by liberals as a positive approach and keeps more people out of poverty and in good health. Whereas, for Republicans this is federal government spending which should be reduced and that people should be self-sufficient and shouldn’t rely on the government.
Being an Agnostic, I believe that every religious institution should be treated the same as any other organization in America and have to pay taxes. In such bad economic times such as these it could help reduce our national deficit and help heal our economy. On top of that, it would help preserve the “separation of church and state”, a term that has been used by the Supreme Court numerous times by not forcing Americans to support religion, which we basically have been doing by allowing them to remain tax-free. Not only is it a passive aggressive way to push religion on citizens, but it helps to create a money machine out of religion, which in turn is used to influence politicians through the use of lobbyists. I believe these reasons alone should find tax exemptions for
A simple example of this is the concept of that evil, deceptive tax cut. That same party will tell you that the only way to make money from taxes is to raise them until every rich patron of this country is paying an arm and a leg just to stay alive. Not only does this punish the rich for being rich, it is a form of socialism though it's redistribution of money in an attempt to reward the idle for doing nothing, and punish the busy for endeavoring to make money. Doesn't make much sense does
Clinton defined himself as a centrist Democrat in his 1992 campaign in part by promising to "end welfare as we know it." After the Republican takeover of Congress, he fended off certain GOP welfare provisions but ultimately signed a bill that liberal members of Congress considered much too cruel to the poor. In another notable reversal, it is generally liberals who champion social engineering – and conservatives who scoff at the idea that government should try to change individual behavior. Now it is conservatives who most strongly support certain welfare rules, including the family cap and a requirement that most teenage parents live with their own parents in
As the new Speaker of the House, John Boehner began making immediate changes to the chamber’s agenda. Along with creating new house rules, he put the Health Care Overhaul Repeal bill at the top of his priority list. The reasons behind his agenda setting were economy based. With regards to the bill, Boehner commented, “our spending has caught up with us, and our debt will soon eclipse the size of the economy.” Boehner is a member of the GOP and is a firm believer in the decrease or stagnation of taxes. His statement is letting the people of the United States know that as Speaker of the House, he is dedicated to ensuring that the economy pull through its fragile state without any new taxes that he believes would increase the national debt and create another economic hurdle for the United States to climb.
“And, of course, anyone who makes major financial contributions to a congressional candidate’s campaign becomes a very important constituent” (Dye 283). Elites in Congress are very much against term limits. They argue that if they put a limit that it is taking away the freedom of the voters. The elites
There are many reasons why we should support immigration reform such as: immigration is good for the economy, immigrants already pay taxes, everyone deserves equal rights, it strengthens families, and it can stop racial profiling. Many of us can say we are children of immigrants. Either our great grandparents, grandparents, or even parents came to America for a better life. Today, we find that immigration is not seen as a positive for our country, but rather it is unquestionably considered
If the government is taking in more taxes than it needs, what should be done? Seems to me that the most sensible thing to do would be to reduce taxes. Others don’t feel the same way. The recent presidential election was a strenuous one filled with controversy and turmoil. The election being so close showed how divided America really is.