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Politicians and Macroeconomics
Politicians come from many different backgrounds: educational, social, and financial. This in turn affects just about every decision that is made once these individuals are in office. With so many diverse backgrounds dealing with the same issue that affects millions of people, they are coming with different experiences, yet are expected to make these decisions without necessarily having had dealt with them before. This is the case with macroeconomics. The behavior of macroeconomics is affected by the behavior of the politicians that control and drive it (Mankiw 2009). The ignorance of one politician throws the entire system off.
Politicians today do not necessarily understand macroeconomics. In order for an economy to succeed, and in order for financial gains to be made, stability needs to be a key component of any economy (Mankiw 2009). However, politicians will never truly understand what it means in economical terms to really lift an….
Mankiw, N.G. (2009). Principles of Macroeconomics. Mason, OH: South Western Cengage Learning.
undefined. (October 12, 2011). No jobs bill, and no ideas. In The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/opinion/no-jobs-bill-and-no-ideas.html?ref=unitedstateseconomy .
Zeleny, J., & Parker, A. (October 11, 2011). Romney looks past rivals as debate focuses on economy. In The New York Times. Retrieved October 13, 2011, from http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/us/politics/republican-candidates-in-debate-divide-on-economy.html?ref=unitedstateseconomy .
Politicians & Power
Power of Selected Politicians
he Speaker of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and the Vice President of the United States are all very powerful political figures. Because both houses of the legislature have substantial political power, the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader both have positions where they can influence the legislative process. However, the role of the legislature is not to set policy, but to enact laws. he executive branch is the branch responsible for setting policy, therefore the Vice President, who is the second-most powerful member of the executive branch, has a greater ability to impact the policy-making process than either leader of the two houses of the legislature.
he current Speaker of the House of Representatives is Representative Dennis Hastert of Illinois. he Speaker is the highest officer in the House of Representatives. Speakers are almost always a member of….
The current U.S. Senate Majority Leader is Bill Frist of Kansas. The Majority Leader is a unique position because the powers exerted by the majority leader are not delegated by law, but by custom. The Majority Leader is elected by his party to serve as the majority party's spokesman in the Senate. In addition, the Majority Leader has the power to schedule the Senate's legislative business. However, the Majority Leader is not the Senate's presiding officer is the President of the Senate, which is a role given to the Vice President. In addition, there is a President Pro-Tempore, who leads the Senate when the Vice President is absent. However, those two roles have become antiquated and the Majority Leader is the de facto leader of the Senate. When the Senate majority party differs from the President's political party, the Senate Majority Leader is generally the leader of his party.
The current Vice President of the United States is Richard Cheney. The Vice President succeeds to the office of the President if the President is removed from office, which implies that the Vice President should be the second-most powerful member of the Federal government. In reality, the actual role that the Vice President plays in policymaking depends tremendously on the individual occupying the Presidency. In fact, the Vice President's only official duty is to serve as the President of the Senate. Until recent times Vice Presidents had little power. However, modern Vice Presidents have been included in the President's cabinet meetings, and are statutory members of the National Security Council. Furthermore, the Vice President's role as President of the Senate can be extremely powerful. For example, in 2001, the Senators were evenly split between the political parties; therefore the Vice President cast the tie-breaking vote, which gave the Republicans the Senate majority. Furthermore, Cheney is extremely involved in drafting policy for the current administration.
As one can see, the determination of who has more policymaking power, the Speaker, the Majority Leader, or the Vice President is not simply a function of their Constitutional responsibilities. In fact, of the three positions, one does not exist under the Constitution, while another has very few delegated responsibilities under the Constitution. However, the reality is that both of those positions have tremendous power, because the Majority Leader is the de facto leader of his political party if that party differs from the President's, and the Vice President has had an increasingly important role in administrative policymaking. Currently the Vice President is the most powerful of the three. Not only has he played an extremely important role in Bush's administration, but he also cast the swing vote that gave control of the Senate (and, therefore the entire Federal government) to the Republican Party.
The media's power can also be used to the politician's disadvantage. Often, this comes in the form of attacks from other politicians, whether on a personal or policy level. Investigative journalism can also expose both original scandals and evidence that disproves or casts doubt on some of the claims and/or attacks made by politicians about themselves/others. Often, the positive and negative forces of the media find themselves in direct opposition from different outlets. Specific examples of all of these types of media power in politics can be found almost daily, especially in this time of political turmoil. One such example occurred last night.
President Barak Obama, though now inaugurated, is still a politician. In his first address to Congress last night, he outlined some aspects of the economic stimulus package, not in financial terms but in broad emotionally-stirring terms. This address was not so much for Congress as it was for….
" On page 29 of the book he mentions this state of mind. "Common Joe, champion the average. ely on your own good sense. Fuck this bullshit. Bullshit, of course is everything -- you and others- fear is beyond you: books, essays, tests, academic scrambling, complexity, scientific reasoning…" (ose, 29)
In chapter 3 Mike oses show the difficulties that he encounters during his transition into college and how he confronted those difficulties, especially, after his friend had committed suicide. The death of his friend changed the course of his life. Through his writing he shows that guidance and advice is needed when tackling a problem too difficult to bear on one's own. He believes that we can't make a successful career without learning from without the experience of others: "You'll need people to guide you into conversations that seem foreign and threatening" (ose, 48) He also states: "you'll need people to….
And, even once in office, should they be elected, black politicians must still at times, it seems (given the Cynthia McKinney incident and its apparent overall cost to her political career) "know their place," i.e., as a patiently-waiting Congressional pin-wearer at the metal detector. Otherwise, black politicians in particular, especially pin-less ones, may very well find themselves again restricted from all but areas outside the House.
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The article also describes how the article went out of control shortly after launch. This suggests that the North Koreans do not have the technology to manage their weapons and this creates a sense of risk. The article then says that "failed so quickly that the United States was never able to ascertain in what direction it was headed." This creates doubt about where the missile was headed. It also creates the idea that the missile may have been aimed at a certain place and not just a test missile aimed at sea. These statements are not backed by fact. They are propaganda aimed at creating fear in people. It is the uncertainty of where the missile was headed that makes the statement effective propaganda. Every person reading the article could fear that it was headed to where they live.
The final propaganda in the article is related to what….
biggest issues citizens politicians confronted 1960s Cold War, defined geopolitical tensions, proxy wars fought United States Soviet Union. Indeed, grew 1950s, 60s, 70s, Cold War a household topic understand.
The interpretation and understanding of history largely depends on the perspective used to process events and experience that create that history. The period of the Cold War and especially the political implications of the silent confrontation between the United States and the U.S.S.R. is seen and perceived differently by people with different backgrounds. For this assignment I chose to interview three people that have different backgrounds in terms of age, life experience, and cultural background. Ms. X is a high-school graduate from a traditional American family, born and raised in the United States. Mr. Y is a middle-aged engineer that came 25 years ago from Eastern Europe. Mrs. Z is as well middle-aged, Cuban primary school teacher.
Each of the people interviewed….
Politics and Veterans
Veterans of war have always been a selling point for politicians in election years. Throughout history one can see how whether on the campaign trail or sitting in office already, politicians have skillfully used veterans in order to promote a "fair deal" or "benefits" to the troops coming home. They do this as a way to curry favor with the public, to show that they can for the soldiers, to show that it pays to go to work for Uncle Sam, and that when an individual does right by his country, his country does right by him. Thus, there was Truman's "Fair Deal," FD's "New Deal," Harrison's pensions for the Civil War veterans, Nixon and Vietnam Veterans Day, and today's VA hospitals and VA loans, designed to assist veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Politicians have used the plight of the veterans yesterday and today….
The Age of Political Machines. (2013). Politics in the Gilded Age. Retrieved from http://sageamericanhistory.net/gildedage/topics/gildedagepolitics.html
Bennett, M. (1999). When Dreams Came True: The GI Bill and the Making of Modern
America. NE: Potomac Books.
Foote, Shelby. The Civil War: Ft. Sumter to Perryville. NY: Random House, 1958.
Politicians and Macro Economics
In merica, the duty of running the economy belongs to members of congress. Some decisions they make concerning the economy shoe they have vast knowledge of macroeconomics. lthough, some of the members of congress are lawmakers and hardly understand the role they need to play for the economy. Macroeconomics involves studying and decision making of the whole economy and contributors of the economy within the country surrounding. During his administration, George Bush demonstrated his knowledge of macroeconomics when he cut down taxes. This is a monetary policy in macroeconomics increasing income disposable to individuals. Increase in disposable income increases the level of savings and investments. In an economic cycle, these are injections into the economy, which promote economic independence. This showed that some politicians understand macroeconomics, but it is hard to generalize for all of them as these congressmen come from different backgrounds.
How to Reduce Deficit
A function of the government that deserves elimination is spending too much money on the armed forces with intentions of maintaining peace in other countries. These countries that benefit, always end up complaining and ungrateful and yet the American citizen get inadequate services due to this spending. The government should eliminate Federal Reserve in the country. Federal Reserve keeps the government in debt, as the government cannot withdraw enough money to pay its debts. Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the currency continues to depreciate. This shows that the Federal Reserve does not in any way control the strength of the country's currency.
Concepts of Macroeconomics
In the perishable goods market, a concept that influences business is the demand and supply concept. Sellers must ensure goods supplied to the market are enough to meet the demand gap. Extra goods on the market will need more time to sell and as the goods are perishable, they will go sour. Low supply will not meet the demand gap hence create inflation and lack of consumer satisfaction in the market. It is easier to sell non-perishable goods. Sellers can consider the concept of inflation and hope to get higher prices for their goods. They can hold goods and still have them safe for consumption after a long period.
tagged along with the burning issue of slavery in those years preceding the American Civil War, expanding American territory would redound to the best advantage of its people and further enhance its economic and political objectives and gains.
The principle of manifest destiny could be invoked, whereby the people of those days had the power and duty "to overspread and to possess the whole of (the Northern American) continent, which Providence has given (them) for the development of the great experiment of liberty." This tenet, introduced and made popular by journalist John L. Sullivan in 1845, which maintained that it was the American nation's destiny as well as duty to conquer the West and to expand its limits "in the name of God, nature, civilization and progress." Reminding both Northerners and Southerners, whether pro-or anti-slavery, about this divine right and supreme responsibility could incline their minds to the necessity of….
ar Room and Today's Politicians
The ar Room documentary exposes the absolutely cynical nature of modern day politics -- though it is probably not much different than it has always been, if one thinks on Shakespeare's treatment of the democratic process in Coriolanus. Nonetheless, the cloying nature of the politicians as they toss tidbits of information to their needy public (needy because they need to believe in the political process, in their candidate, in the thought that their vote matters and that they can make a difference) shows how divorced from reality the actual process is. For example, early in the documentary, Clinton is sitting on a couch at headquarters in t-shirt and shorts, a ball cap on his head. His eyes are tired, focused on the viewer, looking straight into the camera (but really past the camera as he mentally prepares for his phone interview). In his phone interview….
Bush and Kerry
George W. Bush belongs to a political family as his father; Bush Senior was also the President of the United States. Bush won the presidential elections 2000 against Al Gore in a cut-to-cut competition and heavy controversy pertaining to the results of the elections. At that time he was serving a second term as Texas's Governor since 1994. Basically, Bush is a businessman and had run previously oil business with keen interest in baseball.
Comparatively, John Kerry is a Vietnam War veteran who, on his return, opposed the motive and the actions of the war vehemently. In 1982 he was elected as Massachusetts lieutenant governor and has been a senator since 1990.
Both Bush and Kerry are experienced politicians, have had a history of elections, where as Bush has an advantage of being the president of the United States. This is the experience that counts most in the strategy for….
Bell, Jeffrey & Frank Cannon (February 9, 2004), Weekly Standard, Volume 009, Issue 21 http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/676rgxov.asp?pg=2
Burni, F. (2002) Ambling In To History: The Unlikely Odyssey of George W. Bush. Perennial, Pg. 42
Frum, D. (2003) The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush. Random House, Pg. 12-45
Kerry, J. (2003) A Call to Service: My Vision For A Better America. Viking Press, pg. 82
NYC elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velasquez is one of the most impressive persons in the state due to the numerous historic actions she is responsible for. "In 1992, she was the first Puerto Rican woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In February 1998, she was named Ranking Democratic Member of the House Small Business Committee, making her the first Hispanic woman to serve as Ranking Member of a full House committee. Most recently, in 2006, she was named Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee, making her the first Latina to chair a full Congressional committee." (About Nydia Velasquez) One of the most surprising things about the U.S. politicians is the fact that she comes from an underprivileged environment -- she was born in Puerto Rico in conditions that made it difficult for her co-nationals to earn a living.
"About Chuck," Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://www.schumer.senate.gov/about-chuck
"About Nydia Velasquez," Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://velazquez.house.gov/about/bio.shtml
"Biography," Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Sheldon-Silver/bio/
"BIOGRAPHY," Retrieved March 27, 2015, from http://council.nyc.gov/d22/html/members/biography.shtml
Female Veterans in U.S. Politics
Alisa Chang's article "Female Vets Say They'll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill" addresses a pressing matter in the contemporary U.S. -- female veterans who are interested in having a political career.
The fact that many of these respective women fought in a series of conflicts in recent decades provided them with a more complex understanding of their country's politics and of ways they could improve the system as a whole. As a consequence, they want to get actively involved in making reform possible and one of the most effective methods of doing so is to become politicians.
hen regarding things from a point-of-view involving feminism, it would be safe to say that U.S. female veterans joining political communities play an important role in improving the way that women in general are seen. Individuals in the U.S. today are thus influenced to acknowledge the fact that women….
Hezbollah has committed itself to the betterment of societal Lebanon not just in the context of Muslim families and organizations but all those who stand for an independent Lebanon. They have also provided a great deal of assistance when conflict has rendered regions without electricity or water (International Crisis Group, 2005). It was Hezbollah who provided not only medical supplies and food to Beirut during the 2006 conflict, but they also provided electricity and clean water for the people left without such vital resources. In a revolutionary move, Hezbollah even offers free medical care to every individual who pledges themselves to the organization. While it is clearly propaganda to further their cause, the access to free healthcare in a region plagued by poverty, starvation, and disease is truly radical and identifies Hezbollah as a militia genuinely concerned with the welfare of the people it is fighting to liberate (Fisk,….
1. Ajami, F. (1986): The Vanished Imam: Musa al-Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon, Cornell University Press.
2. Byman, D. (2003) "Should Hezbollah Be Next?," in Foreign Affair, Vol. 82, n. 6, pp. 54-66.
3. Cobban, H. (1987): The Making of Modern Lebanon, Hutchinson, London.
4. Cobban, H. (1985): The Shia Community and the Future of Lebanon, American Institute for Islamic Affairs, Occasional Paper n. 2.
Politicians and Macroeconomics Politicians come from many different backgrounds: educational, social, and financial. This in turn affects just about every decision that is made once these individuals are in office.…Read Full Paper ❯
Politicians & Power Power of Selected Politicians he Speaker of the House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, and the Vice President of the United States are all very powerful…Read Full Paper ❯
The media's power can also be used to the politician's disadvantage. Often, this comes in the form of attacks from other politicians, whether on a personal or policy level.…Read Full Paper ❯
" On page 29 of the book he mentions this state of mind. "Common Joe, champion the average. ely on your own good sense. Fuck this bullshit. Bullshit, of…Read Full Paper ❯
And, even once in office, should they be elected, black politicians must still at times, it seems (given the Cynthia McKinney incident and its apparent overall cost to…Read Full Paper ❯
Black Studies - Philosophy
The article also describes how the article went out of control shortly after launch. This suggests that the North Koreans do not have the technology to manage their…Read Full Paper ❯
Drama - World
biggest issues citizens politicians confronted 1960s Cold War, defined geopolitical tensions, proxy wars fought United States Soviet Union. Indeed, grew 1950s, 60s, 70s, Cold War a household topic…Read Full Paper ❯
Politics and Veterans Veterans of war have always been a selling point for politicians in election years. Throughout history one can see how whether on the campaign trail or sitting…Read Full Paper ❯
Macro Economics Politicians and Macro Economics In merica, the duty of running the economy belongs to members of congress. Some decisions they make concerning the economy shoe they have vast knowledge…Read Full Paper ❯
tagged along with the burning issue of slavery in those years preceding the American Civil War, expanding American territory would redound to the best advantage of its people…Read Full Paper ❯
ar Room and Today's Politicians The ar Room documentary exposes the absolutely cynical nature of modern day politics -- though it is probably not much different than it has…Read Full Paper ❯
Bush and Kerry George W. Bush belongs to a political family as his father; Bush Senior was also the President of the United States. Bush won the presidential elections 2000…Read Full Paper ❯
NYC elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels Congresswoman Nydia M. Velasquez is one of the most impressive persons in the state due to the numerous historic…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Women
Female Veterans in U.S. Politics Alisa Chang's article "Female Vets Say They'll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill" addresses a pressing matter in the contemporary U.S. -- female veterans…Read Full Paper ❯
Hezbollah has committed itself to the betterment of societal Lebanon not just in the context of Muslim families and organizations but all those who stand for an independent…Read Full Paper ❯