Lecture 5-1-2007

Lecture 5-1-2007 - Political Science 104 Lecture, May 1,...

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Lecture, May 1, 2007 Current Events Reports that AG Gonzales had delegated to subordinates the authority to making hiring, promotion, firing decisions to non-civil service jobs in DOJ Supreme Court decision on police pursuits (first time in history that decision included direct link to video) Individual Income Tax Distribution of Income levels (2004) Income Tax, Continued Percentage of Individual Income Tax paid And Continued Average total tax rate: Definitions Social Policy: programs designed to protect and meet the social welfare needs of the population Examples: Income maintenance (Welfare, Social Security) Health care (Medicare and Medicaid) Food Stamps, Housing Programs Welfare vs. Insurance Social policy raises fundamental questions about individual vs. government responsibilities When should individuals be responsible for their own needs, and when should gov’t step in? “Deserving” vs. “Undeserving” Poor
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Lecture 5-1-2007 - Political Science 104 Lecture, May 1,...

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