DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 11/30/10 , Topic: Bureaucracy 2) Next line, write “ Opener #50 ” and then: 1) Write 1 high + 1 low in last 24 hours 2) Rate your understanding of yesterday: lost < 1-5 > too easy (3 is perfect) 3) Respond to the Opener by writing at least 1 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Announcements: None
Agenda 1) Complete Simulation 2) Introducing the Bureaucracy 3) Military Introduction Friday: Film Workshop What you will be able to do: 1) What is the bureaucracy?
Mock Quiz 1) When a president orders the bureaucracy to do something, without congress’ permission, it is a) Illegal b) Called a signing statement c) Called an executive order 2) When Congress passes a law AND the president wants to give his/her opinion on the law, it is a) Not allowed b) Called a signing statement c) Called an executive order
Review 1) Legislative Branch : Research laws, creates laws, and investigates if laws are being carried out by the executive branch 2) Executive Branch : President overseas the bureaucracy in executing the laws of Congress 3) Judicial Branch : Interprets the constitutional and laws for the country when people disagree to their interpretation.
Review , Title: “ Executive Branch Notes ” POTUS (Executive Branch) White House Staff (Chief of Staff, Advisors, 1000+) “West Wing” Cabinet: Dept Secretaries Departments + Agencies (Bureaucracy): 2 million (4000 appointed, rest thru merit+testing)
Notes #50a , Title: “ Bureaucracy Notes ” 1) Obama’s White House (Executive) Office : a) Chief of Staff : ( Pete Rouse ) b) National Security Advisor : ( Thomas Donilon ) c) Press Secretary : Speaks to media ( R. Gibb ) d) Director of Speechwriting : Speaks to media ( Jon Favreau ) e) Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement : ( Kal Penn )
Notes #50a , Title: “ Bureaucracy Notes ” 2) Bureaucracy (Bu) : Part of Executive Branch , govt dept + agencies that execute the laws. 4 mil+ workers ( top 4000+ appointed by pres ) 3) Bu Secretaries : Secs hired/fired by Pres at any time. Sec balance loyalty to pres and their dept
Choosing Your Secretaries, Consider: Loyalist, Rivals, Skills, Political Advantage Often first pick Secretaries of State, Defense, Treasury based on loyalist or rivals, and skills . Pick Lesser Secretaries for political advantage .
Journ #50a , “ Cabinet Selection Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Choose loyal members 1) You need the bureaucracy (dept) to do what you order 2) Loyalty means efficiency, things get done PRO: Choose a team of rivals 1) You want to surrounded by people who will bring new ideas 2) Diversity in political ideas means better govt, + one that more ppl trust
Notes #50b , Title: “ Bureaucracy Notes ” 2) POTUS’ Work Schedule : Executive Office Staff: Daily Cabinet of Secretaries: Weekly (+ case by case) National Security Council: Key Ex Office + Sec case by case (intel briefing daily) VP: Weekly
3) Federal Register : Contains rules Bu’s add to laws ( Cong + Pres often leave laws vague, so Bu make laws enforceable )
4) Hearing : Like Cong., Bu have hearing before making rules, citizens/lobbyist can give input . 5) Freedom of Information Act (1966) : If citizens request gov info, burden on gov to prove there is a privacy or security reason not to reveal.
2) Defense Department : Military policies DoD workers are Bu ( but soldiers ruled by independent military rules ) a) Secretary of Defense : Robert Gates b) Central Command (Mid East) : James N. Mattis c) Commander in Afghanistan : David Petraeus NSA Advisor: Tom Donilon Sec of Defense: Roberts Gates General Petraeus General Mattis
9) Iron Triangle : Former Bu’s often get hired by the businesses they regulate, + business leaders often get appointed to lead Bu’s
Military Industrial Complex Video Iron Triangle Military Industrial Complex Congress Bureaucracy Corporations Congress Military Weapon Companies
V-22 Planned Cost: $2 Billion Final Real Cost: $30 Billion Controversy: History of crashes Inability to safely crash land with out no power
Journ #50b , “ Military Debate ” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why . 2) Then write down what your partner thinks ( include their name at the end ). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: We can not cut the military budget 1) America faces more complex threats now than ever 2) Cutting the budget would cost millions jobs PRO: We can cut the military budget by at least 50% (save $350 bil) 1) We will still be the world’s largest military 2) We can focus on fighting terrorism, and cut “Cold War” weapon programs like carriers