Congress Cuts Hazard Pay for Solier Junior S. Griggs HUM/114 NOV 04 2014 Dr. George Williams Congress Cuts Hazard Pay for Soldiers In February of 2012 congress agreed to cut the hazard pay for deployed soldiers. This is a choice that I do not agree with. As a former soldier, I firmly stand behind armed service members. Not only do they dedicate service for the United States of America, but when called upon, soldiers travel overseas to fight for our protection. While fighting in wars overseas, soldiers are placed in environments with raised threat levels.
Tax Reform In recent years, the Republican Party has become increasingly doctrinaire about taxes, with many legislators and candidates signing a pledge promising not to raise taxes under any circumstances, including as a part of any plan for long-term deficit reduction. Romney stands by that pledge, assuring voters that his tax and spending cuts will pay for themselves by “igniting the] growth of our economy.” In addition to 20% across the board reduction in income taxes, he would permanently extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts currently slated to expire in 2013, as well as eliminate taxation of investment income and the Federal Estate (commonly referred to by Republicans as 'Death') Tax. Romney has outlined two basic tax principles: the first would be to cut taxes (20% across the board) and the second would be “that people at the high end [top income bracket] will still pay the same share of the tax burden they're paying now”—in other words, Mitt Romney would freeze the share of federal tax payments, not average tax rates. The two principles put together would mean that he could theoretically cut tax rates for everyone without reducing their current tax share. While somewhat technical, the prospective
Same situation goes for if we yank the spending programs on the defense. Cutting health clinics, benefits for federal retirees and veterans, schools, highways, food safety, air traffic control, and so forth is all going to directly affect the economy, doing this will cause much damage to our economy than it could ever handle. So again this would have to be a cut slowly made over the next several years, in order to not have an economic
Hilary Clinton, a Democratic candidate for the 2008 presidential election, in her speech “Economy: Solutions for the American Economy” (Jan. 24, 2008), claims that the Bush administration stood still while the economy slowly started to go into a recession, and now it is up to us, the American people to make the right choice and elect a new President who will bring us back onto our feet. She supports her position first, by using examples of families losing their homes to high interest rates, this is intended to try to bond with the families who had that happen already or is close to having that happen, second, she uses statistics to confirm the economic recession and by doing this she brings credibility to herself for knowing that our economy is in danger, and she (if elected president) could help, third, she uses a lot of ad hominem in her speech, constantly referring to how President Bush is irresponsible and uncaring for not doing anything, lastly, she includes all of the ways she would make the economy better so she does not seem like she just wants to be president without an agenda. Her main purpose for writing this speech is to inform all the Americans who are in trouble, that they are not forgotten, she still knows they are their and she wants to reach out to everyone facing problems. Clinton has a very caring and empathetic tone in her speech, she intended audience would be middle class Americans because these are the people who are being affected the most by the foreclosures, interest rates, taxes and unemployment; these are the people who she wants to
Europe, in which also On October 4, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced that a scheduled meeting with EU diplomats regarding the proposed Transatlantic Free Trade Area (TAFTA) would be postponed as U.S. officials could not travel to Brussels. Finally, the economic effect, in which Moody's Analytics estimated that a shutdown of three to four weeks would cost the economy about $55 billion. Lost wages of Federal employees will amount to about $1 billion a week. Goldman Sachs estimated that a three-week shutdown would reduce the Gross Domestic Product of the United States by 0.9%. The negative economic effect of the shutdown will specifically be severe in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.
On March 23, 2010, a majority of Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Commonly known as Obamacare, this Act has perhaps been the most controversial component of Obama’s presidency. Though Obamacare’s goal is to recognize a human’s right to health and healthcare, it fails to do so in an affordable and effective way. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act will increase taxes on the American people, decrease the salaries of healthcare professionals, negatively impact jobs and the economy, increase insurance premiums and will end up costing the government more money than it will save. When the Supreme Court deemed Obamacare constitutional in June of 2012, it set into action a new group of taxes on American tax
Along with provided data the company has its financial statements for the years range from 2006 to 2008. Evaluation of this data will help to highlight budgetary items that raise concern in the budget planning. Sales budget The company plans to realize 3510 units in 2009, which is 110 units more considering realized units in 2008. In its statement, the company noted that the current economic situation and declining sponsorships are the reason for the decrease in sales and it is expectation of the further decline for the three following years. However, the company doesn’t provide strategy to support its plan to realize more units.
The committee argues that we are cutting defense spending and the size of our armed forces due to the spending of Obama’s administration. Tom Cole committee took a different approach. "I am also concerned that these cutbacks will slow the development and acquisition of needed new systems such as new cannon for the Army and a new aerial refueling tanker for the Air Force. We still live in a very dangerous world that won't be safer with fewer American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. Tom Cole Praises House Passage of Concealed Carry Rights which allows law-abiding gun owners with valid state-issued concealed firearm permits or licenses to carry a concealed firearm in any other state that also allows concealed carry.
It was. Just weeks into office, the president pushed through a major stimulus package to save the American economy, restore credit, build infrastructure and create jobs. Now, unable to get Republicans to support what was their idea — a bipartisan commission on the deficit — the president has appointed one of his own, complete with warnings about how the deficit will sink us in the future if we fail to act. Republicans shouldn't be able to get away with opposing a bipartisan
Recessions and Economic Policy. Please respond to the following: Discuss the main causes of the 2007-2009 recession. Identify and analyze some mistakes of economic policy makers which led to what some refer to as “The Great Recession.” Propose and defend alternative policy measures. The first mistake that was made during this period of time was the failure of the government to address unemployment. This subject is near and dear to my heart because my husband was laid off several times during this period and has still been laid off now for nearly a year.