Tea Party: Campaign Analysis

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Both sides are attempting to play political hardball. During the 2010 campaign, the Republicans promised to cut $100 billion from the budget for 2011 and they know that Tea Party activists are going to hold them accountable. The Democrats control the Senate and the presidency and they probably figure that when push comes to shove that many of the new, inexperienced Republicans in the House can be intimidated into giving in. But in the end it really doesn't matter that much who wins this battle. The Republicans are proposing $61 billion in budget cuts which would cut the budget deficit for 2011 by only 3.8 percent. The Democrats are proposing $33 billion in budget cuts which would cut the budget deficit for 2011 by just 2.1 percent. #1 Hundreds…show more content…
#4 Barack Obama will continue to be paid during a government shutdown. #5 Congress will also be paid and will continue to operate at close to normal levels during a government shutdown. #6 The Federal Reserve will continue to operate normally during a government shutdown. The Federal Reserve is not part of the U.S. government. #7 In all probability, all government employees will eventually receive any pay that is missed during a government shutdown. During the 5 day U.S. government shutdown back in 1995, approximately 800,000 "non-essential" government employees were told not to come in to work. But eventually they all got paid retroactively anyway. #8 During a government shutdown, the Department of Homeland Security will suspend operation of its e-Verify system. Employers will be unable to verify the immigration status of job applicants and that could have a substantial negative impact on hiring. #9 The processing of small business loans and FHA mortgages will be delayed during a government shutdown. #10 The U.S. Postal Service will not be affected by a government shutdown. You will continue to get your…show more content…
This could have a negative impact on the tourism industry. President Obama and Democratic leaders have made it clear they are willing to accept even deeper social spending cuts in order to reach an agreement with congressional Republicans to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government .Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden held a White House meeting with House Speaker John Boehner in an effort to reach a deal with the Republican congressional leader to fund the government for the last six months of fiscal year 2011. As of this writing, no deal had been reached.At a White House meeting Boehner had reneged on a previous agreement to cut $33 billion and raised the Republicans’ demand to at least $40 billion in spending cuts, while adding a series of right-wing social policies to the budget bill, including restrictions on abortion and environmental regulation.In remarks during a public appearance in Pennsylvania prior to his meeting with the Republican House leader, Obama said, “After weeks of negotiations, we’ve now agreed to cut as much spending as the Republicans in Congress originally asked for. So we’ve agreed to a compromise, but somehow we still don’t have a deal, because some folks are trying to inject politics in what should be a simple debate about how to pay

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