Moore states that Americans have no health care. This is true because Bush did nothing to reform the corruption of the health care insurance companies. His new policies for health care just cut funding and left many Americans with no medic... ... middle of paper ... ...nd the Dow hitting a record low. The economy may just be going through a normal cycle, but the decline was certainly propelled by Bush being in office. Many people felt unsure with him as president and, therefore, felt unsafe about how he ran the economy.
Gerson says, “If only Obama had made a few more speeches, Americans would have been delivered from their misconceptions.” Gerson comes off as being sarcastic in this statement and he also points out that the president lacks sympathy. Both writers have a tone about the health care reform, but Will saying the president is calling Americans incompetent and Gerson is saying no matter how much information there is presented in the reform will not be
Well, superficially, it is because Congress could not decide on how the government should be funded. However, to truly understand, one has to know why the members of Congress disagree. When the situation is looked at closely it is found that the cause of the shutdown is indirectly the result of fundamental value differences of the Democrats and Republicans, and how those values translate to the policy goals of each party. The Facts: How did the Shutdown Happen? A major policy goal of Democratic President Barak Obama in his first presidential term was to pass a healthcare reform.
Some politicians even called the elections referendum on president Obama. Obama himself never thought that the people would bla... ... middle of paper ... ...idents to nominate the right person for the right job, but it should be done without the fear of politics in mind. In president Obama’s case, “vetting [process] became the most irritating headache of [his] first year” (Alter 121). What president Obama did not take seriously was the importance of selecting the right person in the middle of the worst economical crisis since Great depression. Even though he was able to nominate quite experienced people, the fear of “political humiliation” made “many of the president’s choices, once so eager to go to Washington felt more like public enemies than potential public servants” (Alter 121).
Tompkins is incorrect about Johnson because he was a bad president, no matter the time, or congressman in charge. Johnson let his personal vendetta against aristocrats and view of African Americans cloud his judgment. Also he did not work with moderates even though they desired to work with him, which would have given him more support in Congress. Plus he knowingly got himself impeached and did not care. A President should put the country before himself and the presidency also requires him to provide stability of the Government.
Failure of Democracy According to David Herbert Donald in the article Why They Impeached Andrew Johnson, “Rarely has democratic government so completely failed as during the Reconstruction decade.” As voiced by Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address, the nation is a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” However, during the period of reconstruction, the government was far from this philosophy. Public opinion was all but ignored, and all matters were decided by either President or Congress. Southern voice in government policy was essentially nonexistent, and the former states were compelled by military rule to accept northern laws. Lincoln understood that in a democratic nation, the will of the public was very important, and he strove to act in accordance with their opinions. However, with the death of Lincoln, came a temporary end to these democratic principles.
All of them were frustrated by congresses unwillingness to conform to the president's agenda, highlighting again a weakness. In the British system of parliamentary government, a PM with an overall majority is more or less assured of getting his/her policies approved but the US system deliberately make it hard for the executive to get policies through the system, this avoids tyranny but it frustrates proposals of change - e.g. Clintons health bill. Although the president of the United states is often regarded as the most powerful head of state in the world. It is never the less a constitutionally limited presidency.
Almost naturally, and within the last decade, many Republican leaders have been condemned as laughable in the political realm due to their lack of “acceptable” orality. The 43rd president of the United States could easily agree that political tidiness has always played a major role in deciding who is fit (or no longer fit) for leadership in the bipolar nation called the United States of America. The populace wants someone to dazzle them with the flashiest words and bring false security through the vaguest ideas. This rock star position was gladly taken by none other than Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential elections. Sadly, over the past few years the public has grown weary and hesitant toward the upcoming elections because of recent misfortunes.
First, healthcare was not an option, but later, they decided just to scale healthcare back. V.P. Joe Biden opposed health care. Too many universal health care programs had died in Biden's time in Washington, and he saw the same fate for Obama's deal as all the others. Obama's economic team warned Obama that to fund a big program, with the recession still greatly affecting the people, was risky.
He has lost any hope of majority support from the American people for his agenda. Obamacare has wiped that out." (2013) Limbaugh is definitely not alone. From those who are outspokenly angry about the required healthcare mandate, to the ACA being an underlying cause of the government shutdown, this relatively new legislation has taken some scrutiny. This is clearly shown with data done by a CBS News poll claiming that 53% of Americans disapprove of the bill with only 41% saying they approve (2014).