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POLS 112 Week 6 NOTES

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POLS 112 Week 6 NOTES 112

Shelby Kolb
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Political science 112 with professor Logan notes day 8 and 9.
Political Science 112
Kathryn Logan
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Date Created: 05/04/16
POLS NOTES DAY 9 ; The American Presidency  Selection of the President: o Formal Conditions: natural-born citizen, 35 years of age, 14-year residency o Informal Conditions: symbolic leader, socially acceptable, family oriented, religious orientation, middle age, occupational background, tv personality o TERMS of the presidency= 4-year , 2 term limit . Removal for impeachable offenses.  Abuses of Presidential Power: (an imperial presidency) o When a president abuses authoritative power o When a president pursues personal agenda o Limiting abuse of presidential power= 1973 war powers act  Formal Roles of the President: o Head/chief of state; ceremonial and symbolic role o Chief executive; head of administration, executive orders o Chief legislator; sign/veto legislation, signing statements.  Roles of the President: o Commander-in-chief= head of the US Armed Forces, use of military action/troops o Chief Law enforcement officer= appointment power over law enforcement institutions, grant pardons and reprieves o Chief diplomat= makes treaties strategic, beneficial, cultural o Makes executive agreements o Crisis manager= psychological role for masses o Party leader= fundraisers and campaigns, coattails effect, party platform  The Vice President: o Formal duties= president of the Senate, serve as acting president. o Informal duties= “do-nothing job” image, “Mario Puzo Theory”, ticket balancer POLS NOTES DAY 10 ; POWER OF FISCAL POLICY  “Power of the purse”= power to raise, spend, and borrow $  Raise $ = revenues o Progressive tax – income ^ , taxes ^ (federal income tax) o Regressive tax- income ^, taxes v (social security tax) o Flat tax – mount is same for everyone (medicare tax) o Import tariffs- beneficial for consumers, affect price of goods  Largest portion of revenues from individual income taxes (47%)  Borrowing $ o Revenue > expenditure  surplus (revenues are more than expenditures) o Revenue < expenditures  budget deficit (spending more than making) o  National debt= accumulation of debt over all the years the government has existed.  When does the federal government borrow money?? o Annual Federal Budget (surplus v. deficit)  if budget deficit, borrow $$  VIDEO : Ten Trillion & Counting o Regan advocates for less government spending and raises taxes. o Bush SR. and Bush JR. want tax cuts. o


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