The bills that Congress reject are as informative as the ones it does. Reviews of all the legislation that meet their fate in government halls.
Election Year Lies About Healthcare
It's an election year and you will be probably hear it said, "If we elect/re-elect Xyz millions of Americans will lose their health insurance and die!!" This is being said because some politicians, notably Donald Trump want to do away with the "Affordable Care Act" (A.C.A). Why do they want to get rid of the A.C.A? The "Affordable Care Act", is a 2010 federal law signed into law by former President Barack Obama. This law requires insurance companies to cover every and all medical conditions and they cannot deny you based on pre-existing conditions. This law, as a result, is causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket. Even with the subsidies that A.C.A offers you based on income, this insurance is still too high for most. Do you want to pay $117 a month for $8,000 deductible? I didn't. That was the cheapest insurance I could get through A.C.A and it didn't pay a dime for my E.R visit back in 2016.
Medicare For All: A Comprehensive Study
Millions of Americans attend the doctors every year; however, hundreds of thousands go bankrupt each year due to medical bills, and the issue is only increasing causing concern. According to a recent AJPH study, the American Journal of Public Health which focuses on health policy and public health, states that there are around 530,000 bankruptcies due to medical bills annually. This leaves many Americans with great financial struggle which can often lead to decreased emotional well-being. In fact, according to a study from the University of Princeton, “High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being” by Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton, states that money does not equal increased happiness, but less money is frequently associated with emotional pain. In recent years democratic politicians such as Bernie Sanders have proposed plans to expand healthcare to all, but faces a lot of opposition from both Democrats and Republicans and has been a recent subject of debate in the recent 2020 election cycle. So with many Americans facing issues with paying for medical bills, and thus an overall decrease in emotional wellbeing, how would Bernie Sanders’s policy of Medicare For All affect the United States? And what opposition does it face, and why?
Why I Do Not Trust Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins
Since 2008, Jenkins has implemented the 287(g) section of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996. IIRIRA gives law enforcement the ability, in cooperation with the DOJ Attorney General and INS, to detain suspected illegal immigrants and deport them. Jenkins has removed 1400 people from Frederick County. But by his own admission and numbers, only 100 of the 1400 were suspected members of MS-13. If it is true that these were gang members, then perhaps Jenkins was correct to deport them. But what about the other 1300?
How the Australia Points System eases the entire process of Immigration
Australia uses a point-system to screen the best and the brightest international students from all corners of the world. The points system was introduced so that skilled workers can be selected without any bias. In addition, it sets a clear and transparent standard for entry and allows the Australian Government to control economic migration into the areas that are a major driver for the country’s economic growth.
A terrorist attack on a teacher throws France into an international conflict
Samuel Paty was a beloved father and respected teacher at a middle school in Conflans-Saint-Honorine, a Paris suburb. He taught history, geography, and "moral and civic education," a subsidiary course in French schools. According to his students, "Mr. Paty" was a good teacher, committed to his work.
Weird Laws of California
I am from California and I thought it would be fun to go over some weird laws they have. I love my home state but some of these laws I cannot wrap my brain around. Now I googled these laws and they were consistent across different websites but if I’m wrong, it’s googles fault. I will say this about California, it is definitely a woman. Expensive, finicky and firing off. Let’s move on and have some fun.
Advertising and the First Amendment
Hypocrisies of a Nation Reading the origins of Defamation was an “eye-opener” for me. It touched on multiple issues of law, that were influenced by opinion, religion, or some other bias influencer. I don’t want to lose my thought process, but as this is a journal, I feel I should dictate my thoughts on it before I continue with my assignment. History shows the origins of most of our laws are influenced by some sort of religious background rather than the more objective approach of ethics. If our Constitution holds a clause that should uphold the Separation of Church and State, then why are so many courts and laws influenced by religion? “Some critics of the courts' interpretations of the principle of separation of church and state have argued for the protections of some aspects of religion in government practices. Believing the United States to be a Christian nation, founded on Judeo-Christian religious beliefs, these critics argue that the federal government is only prohibited from establishing a religion at the national level and from interfering with the establishment of religion in the states, but not required to stamp out any hint of religious reference in governmental actions,” (Bailey, 2018).
Know and Protect Your 2nd Amendment
What Is Your 2nd Amendment? In simple terms, the second amendment to the United States Constitution gives you the right to keep and bear arms. In other words; this is your right to own a gun and to use that gun- or other weapon- to defend yourself and your property. This is an official amendment added to the Constitution that is considered a “right” given to you as an American citizen. Obviously; there are laws that govern the purchase and use of a firearm or other weapon, but the right to own one is still yours as long as you operate within those laws. We Americans have to face a brutal truth as well; the world is losing its mind, and the need to defend yourself and your property is becoming more and more of a likelihood each day.
Bryanwatch: September II
A fairly slow week in the House, with only eleven votes, six of them party line. Biggest news of the week: Rep Steil was one of only 56 Republicans to vote against HR 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, which funds government operations through December 11. That’s right, Steil voted in favor of shutting down the federal government on October 1.
Secure "Restrictive" Scheduling
Secure "Restrictive" Scheduling takes away a worker's right to create a work-life balance and places it in the hands of the government, special interests, and employers.
Law as a political weapon
Law as a political weapon Courts destroying democracy. The law has always been used by governing authorities, as a means of exerting their right to govern and enforcing their laws on opponents, but in the 21st Century this is being turned on its head and being taken to absolutely absurd levels, as a means of destroying democratic rule.
Five Steps for Making Good Policies
Mega disasters stretch government and relief agencies to the limit. Examples include Hurricane Katrina (2005), Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (2011), to Cyclone Amphon (2020), etc.