American Political System H.W – Assignment Example
POLITICS My Representative is Diana Degette. She voted in favour of the Healthcare bill. This bill increased the amount of coverage for people without medical insurance by forcing insurance companies to cover them. It also reduced some funding from Medicare, for older folks. A lot of the effects of the bill are still unknown but it will cost around 1 trillion dollars over the course of 10 years. This is clearly money the U.S. doesnt have because of the recession. Some say these will be saved due to prevention and cutting waste, but that is purely speculative. She is an incumbent, but in a year where Democrats are on the ropes, might be vulnerable.
Michael Bennet is one of the two Colorado senators. He voted in favour of Obamas stimulus bill. This bill provided hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money in order to dole out to states and cities, largely to complete infrastructure programs. The money was supposed to stimulate the economy and get people back to work. Unfortunately, unemployment is still very high in the United States. Hundred of billions of dollars have been spent and the deficit and debt have dramatically increased.
Incumbent politicians have a lot of power at their disposal. Their names are usually much better known than their opponents and they have a lot more money. This is not very fair. One way to even the playing field would be to have their opponent be given access to public funds to help them raise their profile. American politics works, but it is not as efficient as it could be. It is often too frequently marred by personal attacks and unchivalrous attitudes.