In agency representation the constituents give the politicians the ability to make decisions on their behalf when they don’t know the issue, the constituents expect them to work in their best interest. An issue that has recently been in the news is President Obama’s efforts to close Guantanamo Bay. Since the issue has not attracted the attention of a lot of people it is up to congress to vote in the public’s best interest. Yet, according to New York Times, congress has been blocking the president’s efforts to shut the prison down. The United States spends $2.5 million per detainee in Guantanamo and it currently holds 532 detainees. Acting as agencies on the behalf of the American people, Congress should work with President Obama because the money that the United States could save will be spent on issues that directly affect the public. This raises the question of how well does congress represent its
certain number of electors based on population size. The results in a state determine which
Free-Response Questions from Past AP Exams 1999: 1. Is Congress effective in exercising legislative oversight of the federal bureaucracy? Support your answer by doing ONE of the following: a. Explain two specific methods Congress uses to exercise effective oversight of the federal bureaucracy. OR b. Give two specific explanations for the failure of Congress to exercise effective
votes, debate was brought about as which votes were going to be counted and which
Our Founding Fathers’ idea of an Electoral College is not the same as our current Electoral College as amendments have changed their structure and function. Despite the changes and adaptations to our country’s changes, the Electoral College is still the method that selects presidents and vice presidents. Exploration of the structure and function of the Electoral College will provide an opportunity to understand its formation and operation while the debate between the Electoral College and popular vote usage and its effects on election results will provide an understanding of issues and misalignment with the popular vote while the understanding of how an individual’s vote is valued by the Electoral College will provide a clear demonstration that the vote informs the Electoral College for their duties.
Case Study #4: Public Budgeting-Death of a Spy Satellite Program Wideline Servius Columbus State University 1) Why does Irene Rubin at the outset argue that "public budgets are not merely technical managerial documents; they are also intrinsically and irreducibly political"? Do you agree or disagree based on your reading of the case "County Prison
Introduction After the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the United States Government was reorganized under the Constitution. This gave the federal government far more power than did the Articles of Confederation, which invested power within the states. Basically, the Constitution created three branches of government (Executive, Judicial, and Legislative) which would work together to run the government. To make sure that there was an equal balance of power among the branches, a system of checks and balances was devised so that each branch could limit the power of the others. It is important to note that "the doctrine of separation of powers is not established by any constitutional provision [but] rather it emerges from he framers'
The United States is considered to have the world's greatest democracy, however, every four years when Americans go to the voting polls to select a presidential candidate, the controversy of our voting system arises. The United States voting system consists of many components and is referred to as Electoral College. The
Ch 7 Question 69 Essay Question The following are key terms in Chapter 7 that relate accounting for the business-type activities of state and local governments:
City, State, or national level, where this is true. The person who gets more votes — one
Sarah Veslany PLSC 111 - Final Exam 12/11/2015 Section 1: Who runs America? Give evidence. The question of who runs America is is a loaded question no matter who is asking. The answer is entirely dependent on who is being asked and in what context it is being asked. From a federal governing standpoint standpoint America is run by its elected representatives in Congress, the executive branch, and the members of the United States Supreme Court that are appointed by the President with the approval of Congress. While the straight-forward textbook answer to the question involves the three branches of the United States federal government, such an answer begs the question of whether or not interest groups, PACs, or corporations have an
To begin with, the Winnebago County sheriff is interested in a federal detention center. After the sheriff stated that he found an interest in the plan he then asked interest groups for feedback. We covered interest groups in chapter 6; Parties and Interest, and the focus of an interest group is to voice their concerns to the elected officials in hope to influence policymaking. The author
4. Spending and Revenue are divided into ten categories, such as Investments, General Government, etc. Choose three spending categories and one revenue category to write about. What decisions to spend or cut did you make in each of the categories that you chose? Explain your choices. Be sure to read the pro/con arguments for each decision. Which arguments did you find most convincing?
The number of seats a province is given in Parliament is established based on the population of the province. Voters are then divided into constituencies, also known as electoral boundaries, ridings, or districts. In order to win, candidates must get a highest amount of votes than any other competitor within the same electoral boundary. This means that if candidate A receives 41% of the votes, while candidate B gets 39% and candidate C 20%, candidate A becomes the winner of the election and gains a seat in Parliament. Note that 59% of the electorate opposed candidate A.