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Democrat or republican

  1. 1. Democrat or Republican?
  2. 2. Or Somewhere in Between? • List of political parties in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  3. 3. Emergence of the Tea Party • Emerged in 2009 after the bailout of the US’s financial institutions(President Bush-2008), the economic stimulus package(President Obama2009) and the new health care law(President Obama-2010). • The name is taken from the Boston Tea Party as they protested against the British King at the time • Tends to be very conservative and libertarian in nature
  4. 4. Core Beliefs of Tea Party • Illegal Aliens Are Here illegally. • Pro-Domestic Employment Is Indispensable. • Stronger Military Is Essential. • Special Interests Eliminated. • Gun Ownership Is Sacred. • Government Must Be Downsized. • National Budget Must Be Balanced.
  5. 5. • Deficit Spending Will End. • • Bail-out And Stimulus Plans Are Illegal. Reduce Personal Income Taxes A Must. • Reduce Business Income Taxes Is Mandatory. • Political Offices Available To Average Citizens. • Intrusive Government Stopped. • English As Core Language Is Required. • Traditional Family Values Are Encouraged. • Common Sense Constitutional • Conservative Self-Governance • http://www.teaparty.org/about.php#beliefs
  6. 6. • Not all Democrats or Republicans agree on all issues within their party • Discuss media bias—Fox News vs CNN • Where you live can effect what party you belong to
  7. 7. 2000 Election Map Red-Republican—Blue-Democrat
  8. 8. 2004 Election Map
  9. 9. 2008 Election Map
  10. 10. 2012 Presidential Election
  11. 11. • Republicans are conservative – favor traditional institutions and the status quo – favor laissez-faire system • define – favor a limited role for government in society and believe that people should help themselves, not rely on the government – favor lower taxes – believe in the trickle-down theory – Believe in rugged individualism
  12. 12. • Democrats are liberal – favor change in society – oppose government intervention into one’s private and social life – support regulations on economic activity and businesses – favor an active role for government in society – believe that involvement – be it environmental regulations against polluting or anti-discrimination laws- can improve the quality of our lives – willing to increase taxes to support programs
  13. 13. Abortion • Democrat: – Abortion is a woman’s right and should be legal • Republican: – Abortion should be illegal and restricted by government – http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/abortion/
  14. 14. Abortion Laws prior to 1973 Roe V. Wade Case Red--Illegal. Purple--Legal in cases of rape. Blue-Legal in cases of danger to woman's health. Green-Legal in cases of danger to woman's health, rape or incest, or likely damaged fetus. Yellow-Legal upon request.
  15. 15. Pregnancy, Birth, Abortion, and Fetal Loss Rates Per 1,000 Women Aged 15--19 Years, by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity
  16. 16. Parental Consent and Notification Laws • http://www.plannedparenthood.org/healthtopics/abortion/parental-consentnotification-laws-25268.htm
  17. 17. Flag Burning • Democrat: – Flag burning is political speech and is protected by the Constitution • Republican: – Protect the flag from burning by a constitutional amendment
  18. 18. Gun Control • Democrats: – Favor/Gun control is needed • Republicans: – Oppose/Gun control is unconstitutional • NRA-ILA :: Gun Laws
  19. 19. Natural Environment • Democrats: – Strong regulations are needed to protect the environment • Republicans: – Strong environmental laws harm the economy
  20. 20. Race Relations • Democrats: – Strong anti-discrimination laws are needed – favor affirmative action • Republicans: – People and businesses can be trusted not to discriminate – Many oppose affirmative action • Affirmative Action Timeline
  21. 21. Minimum Wage • Democrats: – Favor/Increase the minimum wage to help workers • Republicans: – Oppose/Do not raise the minimum wage because it hurts businesses – http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0774473.html
  22. 22. Healthcare • Democrats: – Government should require universal access to healthcare • Republicans: – Private insurers are preferable to government controlled system The Affordable Care Act-March 2010 http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/healthcareoverview#healthcare-menu
  23. 23. Taxes • Democrats: – Increase taxes on the wealthy to pay for public programs • Republicans: – Cutting taxes for everyone helps the economy
  24. 24. 2012 Tax Brackets Single filers Married filing jointly or Married filing qualifying separately widow/widower Head of household 10% Up to $8,700 Up to $17,400 Up to $8,700 Up to $12,400 15% $8,701 - $35,350 $17,401 - $70,700 $8,701- $35,350 $12,401 - $47,350 25% $35,351 - $85,650 $70,701 - $142,700 $35,351 - $71,350 $47,351 - $122,300 28% $85,651 - $178,650 $142,701 - $217,450 $71,351 - $108,725 $122,301 - $198,050 33% $178,651 - $388,350 $217,451 - $388,350 $108,726 - $194,175 $198,051 - $388,350 35% $388,351 or more $388,351 or more $194,176 or more $388,351 or more Tax rate
  25. 25. Military • Democrats: – Cut military spending; expand veteran’s benefits; act in concert with other nations and/or with support from NATO and the UN • Republicans: – Increase military spending; cut veteran’s benefits; don’t be constrained by other nations or by NATO and the UN
  26. 26. Death Penalty • Democrats: – Oppose/It is not a deterrent and innocent people are in jeopardy • Republicans: – Favor/The death penalty is necessary and effective
  27. 27. History • Furman v. Georgia, (1972) • In this case, the court found the death penalty to be unconstitutional on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the 8th to the United States Constitution. • http://www.clarkprosecutor.org/html/death/ dpusa.htm
  28. 28. Gay Marriage • Democrats: – Favor-Gays rights and marriage are civil rights • Republicans: – Oppose-Marriage is a sacred trust between a man and woman
  29. 29. 2012 Election • Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington all have gay marriage on the ballot for voters to decide upon
  30. 30. Civil Unions • Civil Unions provide some legal protections and responsibilities to gay and lesbian couples at the state level. • Gay marriage supporters say civil unions have since proven to be ineffective, a separate but unequal status • The protections and responsibilities do not extend beyond the border of the states in which the civil union was entered.
  31. 31. Domestic Partnerships • Domestic partnerships are a form of union under which gay (and sometimes nongay) couples in some states or regions can formalize their partnerships. • Gay marriage supporters say that, as with civil unions, the status remains a separate and unequal compromise which does not apply when a couple travels out of state, and offers no federal protections.
  32. 32. Prayer in School • Democrats: – Oppose/Violation of the separation between church and state • Republicans: – Favor/It is a religious right and our Christian heritage
  33. 33. War in Iraq/Afghanistan • Democrats: – Favored at first but criticized President Bush for messing it up. – Wanted a defined exit strategy during the Bush years. – President Obama withdrew all combat troops from Iraq in August 2010 – All US forces were out of Iraq at the end of 2011 – President Obama wanted to focus on Afghanistan-Sent 30,000 more troops 12-09. – Started US withdrawl from Afghanistan in July 2011. – Hopes to be out soon-2013-14 • Republicans: – President Bush stated 8-21-06 that US would not leave Iraq until the job is done. – Admitted to mistakes in Iraq and says it will be a tough fight. – Hoped Iraq’s new gov’t and people would eventually be stable enough for US withdrawl. – President Bush pulled 8,000 troops out in late 2008/early 2009. – Afghanistan was not focused on as much after the Iraq invasion. – Allowed Taliban and al-Qaeda to gain in power.

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