Tax reform teems with details. Its politics are sometimes treacherous, even for seasoned politicians. Some recommendations for Members of Congress is take several steps, including: -Lay the groundwork for tax reform by holding meetings with constituents to discuss the complexity of the existing tax code and the trade-offs between tax rates and tax breaks that tax reform will require. -Apply a “zero-based budgeting” approach to comprehensive tax reform that starts out with the assumption that all tax benefits will be eliminated and then adds a benefit back only if Members conclude that, on balance, the public policy benefits of providing that benefit through the tax code outweigh
Assignment: Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation Justin Stennett Com220 5/23/2010 Stacey Bagwell Bias, Rhetorical Devices, and Argumentation There are many fallacies that I have seen within this speech. Scapegoating is used when Kane implies that Boss Gettys is responsible for the economic and political downfall and accuses him of not caring about the ordinary citizen and not keeping his promises. Slippery Slope is also used in this speech, Kane implies that if Gettys continues to have control over the state that no one will watch out for the working class citizens. If Boss Gettys stays in office, he will face a decline due to Kane's vision of a dangerous future. The speech also uses the fallacy False Dilemma, Kane offers voters just 2 choices.
Communication is the key. My group, in time, will interview the members of the community, and the article “Gathering Data in the Field” will be valuable information to keep in mind. It is important for us to see that “conducting a rich, informative interview requires strong questioning and listening skills as well as finely honed observation skills” (pg.116). If we plan on making a difference in the Tzunania community, we should make sure that we are well-rounded interviewers. In order to understand someone you have to see that person’s perspective and when trying to interview one person or a large group of people, that can only be done if the interview is in-depth.
The political, legal and social factors In this section I will analyse how political, legal and social factors have impacted Manchester United and Sue Ryder. I will also consider which of the factors are most significant and what sort of impact they are having on Man U and Sue Ryder. I will also analyse the changes in business planning that have resulted from these external changes and how are these two businesses coping with these changes? Manchester United The most important political factor for Manchester United is the tax. When the government decides to raise the tax rate this has a negative impact on Manchester United because this means they can not carry out given activities and this will prevent them from achieving their aims and objectives.
Like almost any law, there’s always a con to every pro. All of a sudden a person will go to a political candidates website to try and find more information about him, and he/she will see that the only language its given in is English. The person will feel ashamed and maybe even oppressed by their language. It removes the right of someone who is new to this country to participate in government events. This might also potentially hurt the votes of the candidates running for office.
David Lerner seeks to warn us of the ever increasing loss of control in our lives caused by external forces such as governments and corporations. He does so in his poem ‘Mein Kampf’, through the use of metaphor, allusion, simile, and hyperbole. It can also be said that Lerner wants us, the reader, to move away from the Gary Snyder aspects of poetry and move to a more realistic and rational manner of thinking. The main aim of advertising is to make us forgo our common sense and rationality, and believe whatever companies are telling us. Most of us are aware of this about advertising and yet we still get suckered in to their effects.
Mr. Pring Name: ________________________ AP U.S. Government 161 Date: _________________________ Chapter Nine – Interest Groups – Pros and Cons Question: Are special interests damaging American politics? Should special interest groups be banned from giving campaign donations and from lobbying politicians for their causes? Context: Political discussion in America often involves negative references to “special interests”. These special interests are organized groups that play an active part in politics, especially through the giving of money to parties and candidates in elections. They also lobby (try to persuade) elected law-makers (legislators) and government officials in an attempt to influence new laws (legislation)
In the wake of the current financial aid scandal some pretty serious accusations and findings have been released to the public’s attention. This scandal is like many we see today filled with lies and deception. This though is not my moral argument. As the scandal continues to unfold, implementations are being made in order to reduce corruption and bring back structure to the system. The question of whether or not to get rid of the “preferred lender” list is the problem.
Lobbyists could be used to get voters demands to Congress after elections, but now most lobbyists are paid by large corruptions to influence lawmakers. A great example of their influence is the recently introduced bill, called SOPA. It was aimed to make major reforms to Internet piracy. They proposed to accomplish this by censoring any site that had been accused of copyright infringement. Any site with user generated content; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many more could quickly be blocked.
Free will allows us the ability to look at each and every scenario with an open mind. Truth allows us to evaluate the facts presented so we can make an educated assessment. Knowledge puts our experience to use so we can make more intelligent decisions while critically assessing something. Most importantly, opinion allows different view points to come together and hopefully make the most intelligent decision. Identify three hindrances to the critical thinking process.