RollCall1 - April 9, 2008 POLS 30005; Prof. Roos...

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May 12, 2009 POLS 30005; Prof. Roos Legislative Roll Call Analysis The legislative vote on House Resolution 975 on Bankruptcy overhaul split Democratic vote rather significantly. Since the Republican Party voted unanimously for the bill, one would assume that a more conservative group of democrats is more likely to vote in favor of the bill. In addition, this is a bill that makes erasure of debts more difficult, formulating a repayment scheme as opposed to elimination of debt for those that file bankruptcy. This would also lead one to assume that economic conservatives were more likely to vote yes, which is supported by the unanimous Republican vote. Since it is expected to see a conservative block of Democrats voting yes on the bill, I hypothesize that Southern Democrats are more likely to vote yes on the bill. Southern Democrats are traditionally more conservative than there classically liberal Northern party members. In addition, this is an issue that would be vehemently opposed by a champion of the poor, looking to protect the rights of citizens struggling to earn a living, and enable them to move forward from a past of possible mistakes and certain
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLS 3005 taught by Professor Roos during the Fall '07 term at Notre Dame.

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