PAD 510 Week 3 Discussion 1 & 2

Balance of Power. Please respond to the following:


·         From the readings introduced in the e-Activities, explain 3-4 strategies that you would implement to persuade one of the following people (you choose) to go along with you on deficit reduction measures. Remember that you want to practice bipartisan and bicameral negotiations. 


·         Majority Leader Reid

·         Speaker Boehner

·          Minority Leader Pelosi

·         Minority Leader McConnell

                        I choose Minority Leader Pelosi. Democrats are committed to have the wealthy pay their fair share of the tax bill.  Why is it fair for the rich to pay fewer taxes than the poor.  We need to find a way to make it fair for all citizens of the US.  We can start by impleting the following:

·         Doing off shore drilling.  If the US can produce their own oil then gas prices would be lower for everyone. This will then allow citizens to travel and spend more money on something else to stimulate economy.

·         Reform the tax code.  Everyone one should be paying their fair share of taxes. The amount of tax should be equal across the board.  This will also put more money in the economy.

Stop sending more to other countries.  We need to take care of our own.  By sending millions of dollars for years to fight the war in Afghanistan in my opinion this wasted funds that could have return to pay off the US deficit.   The US
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