Exam 1 Class Notes - GOV 310L Class Notes Jan. 16 (Wed) NO...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
GOV 310L Class Notes Jan. 16 (Wed) NO CLASS Jan. 18 (Fri) Final Exam: Friday, May 9 from 2-5 pm. optional Lobbyist : the point at which government and business interact How government affects business/ how business is influenced by government Zetia and Vitorin: drugs approved by the FDA that help reduce cholesterol. o Study proves the drugs don’t work o The government is defending business o They make it easier to approve drugs o 70% of their revenue comes from those two drugs Nexus : what businesses want from the government; protection, immunity *Eric Carter -wants to cut the corporate tax rate by 25% Our country works on this idea called pluralism (developed by James Madison) The key to pluralism is compromise. Jan. 21 (Wed) NO SCHOOL Jan. 23 (Wed) Immigration is an example of government interacting with people Government is supposed to protect property. When it comes to politics, business, and us… business wins. FISA – Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act If you do not pass the authorization bill, FISA goes away. o o The proponents of AT&T’s immunity say it’s an existential threat we face with terrorism; that if we don’t pass this bill we have to fight them over here
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Emotional appeal When you want to move someone, you’ve got to scare them It’s a tactic Give money, spend money, etc. No-one can raise money because everyone’s afraid to raise taxes What is the role of government? There are two different views o ONE: Government should provide social security, healthcare, welfare, etc. o TWO: Government should help business, because that helps people (trickle down theory) o Both of these views have animated our government since before the Revolution Government is about power The power to control your behavior Find you if you break the rules Etc. Every government must : Secure its territory Command the obedience of its people **If the government does not do these two things, it will fall (lose power and dominion)** Ex. Iraq’s government fell because Hussein did not secure his territory. Now, there is one way for Iraq’s new government to stay in existence: American’s to stay. Politics is about who runs government . It determines: Who exercises power How much power they exercise Americans say: Government has no innate power. The power comes from the people Even the British (18 th century) believed government held all power until people demanded, fought for, and earned their rights. When the new settlements saw that government was necessary, they saw government as necessary evil. Their concept of government was limited power (meaning only that which is necessary to achieve a goal).
Background image of page 2
Government should be 1) limited and 2) close to the people. Forms of Government
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 14

Exam 1 Class Notes - GOV 310L Class Notes Jan. 16 (Wed) NO...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online