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    Chaos Syndrome

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    Writing for The Atlantic, Jonathan Rauch defined chaos syndrome as "a chronic decline in a political system 's capacity for self-organization". Rauch writes that chaos syndrome starts with the weakening of the institutions and brokers (parties, career politicians, congressional leaders and committees) that have traditionally held politicians accountable to one another and stopped everyone in the system from using it for naked self-interest all the time. As these intermediaries ' (we 'll call them middlemen) power fades, politicians, activists, and voters become more self-centered and unaccountable. The system fragments. Chaos becomes the new norm in both campaigns and government. A second virus was initially identified in 2002, by the University of Nebraska at Lincoln political scientists John R. Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse. Using polls and focus groups, Hibbing and Theiss-Morse found that between 25 and 40 percent of Americans (depending on how one measures) have a severely distorted view of how government and politics are supposed to work. They think of these people as "politiphobes," because they see the contentious give-and-take of politics as unnecessary and distasteful. Specifically, they believe that obvious, commonsense solutions to the country 's problems are out there for the plucking. The reason these obvious solutions are not enacted is that politicians are corrupt, or self-interested, or addicted to unnecessary partisan feuding. Not surprisingly,…

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    Peter, et al. "Trump just praised earmarks. Here’s what the fuss is about." The Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2018. Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/01/12/trump-just-praised-earmarks-heres-what-the-fuss-is-about/?utm_term=.04fbb5603d08 Journal Entry: On January 9, 2018, President Trump told members of Congress that reinstating earmarks could be a possible solution in resolving political issues in currently in gridlock. Earmarks are funds that Congress approves to fund…

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    You can’t judge a book by its cover (except when you can). Perhaps this aphorism is still applicable today, but not when considering class. There have always been defining marks that separate one class from the other. True, sometimes there are those who fall into two classes, but this is because they possess a relatively equal number of earmarks from both classes. In her essay “when the Joneses Wear Jeans”, Jennifer Steinhauer argues that while the class qualifiers have changed, there is still a…

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    Federal Grant Types

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    of the general population. Federal Grants have specific guidelines and failure to follow these mandated guidelines can lead to severe legal impact for the recipient. These grants are awarded to state and county governments or to not for profit organizations. Individuals and businesses do not qualify for federal grants directly. These grants are normally large scale grants to fund medical research or for large scale community projects. Each grant is designed for a different purpose, with a…

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    During this process as well as while the subcommittee is discussing it, they are considering the funding for the bill, by deciding whether to use a pork barrel, where they would use tax money in order to fund it, or an earmark, where funds from Congress would pay for the bill. In this case I believe that the bill would need to be paid through an earmark due to the fact that in order to help the middle class, we need to continue to keep the taxes down. Also during this process while the different…

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    on and is married to his wife Janna and has three kids. Ryan is part of the Republican party since 1999 and is serving the first district of Wisconsin and is currently in the role of Speaker of the House. Janesville was established and developed by three main families, the Ryans, Fitzgeralds, and Cullens. The Ryan families can still be found in the area with around eight households in a six block radius of his house. They also still own a family construction business. Janesville has seen its…

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    Ethical Reform Case Study

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    . Following decades of failed effort to close the most loophole of the 1946 Act, the US congress to end with stepped up to the plate at Amendment, and the Federal Regulation of Lobbying under one law and given considerable improvements in their definition, treatment, reporting requirements and enforcement. Overcoming early objections, President Bush signed a lobbying reform bill Friday designed to curb the corrupting control of big money-special interests by needing more disclosure and less…

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    The United States Congress is the ground for policymaking in our nation. I chose to write about corruption in Congress, because the 535 members of the House and the Senate have the power to place limitations on levying taxes, and solving problems that cause America to be so divided. The legislative branch is able to control almost every aspect of American life in some way. A Princeton University study comparing 1,779 outcomes to what the public actually wanted found that groups representing…

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    Fitzgerald lived in this age and it demonstrates intensely in The Great Gatsby. All through the book there are endless parties, some at Gatsby's and a couple at different areas. These parties’ are depicted as having numerous individuals included and being exceptionally garish and extravagant. Ensembles and moving are included, with numerous individuals drinking and having a grand ole time. While as the pursuer we know Gatsby tosses these gatherings to draw in Daisy, for the individuals these…

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    601). For fraud to occur there must be opportunity and motivation. Opportunity means that there are deficient or no internal controls which gives a person an opportunity to commit fraud (Murphy & Dacin, 201, p. 604). This means that one can commit fraud without getting caught and probably would not commit fraud if there were controls. One lack of control involved the DAS and the black budget. Authorization committees are meant to vet earmaks to see if they meet federal priorities (Stewart 2010,…

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