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Trends
&
Issues
In
National
Policymaking
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 b)
 Make
an
argument
for..
 c) Reference
the
briefs
and
majority
and
dissenting
opinions
from
the
citizens
united
 case
to
gain
insight
and
argue
whether
more/less
restrictive
campaign
reform
laws
 are
needed
to
achieve
your
position
 d) Describe
the
steps
that
you
think
congress
should
take
to
develop
a
campaign
 finance
reform
policy
in
line
with
your
position.
including
President
Obama..
 b) Analyze
whether
McCain‐Feingold
had
been
effective
before
the
Citizens
United
 decision
and
whether
is
has
been
effective
since.
 
 3.

 .

Include
a
description
of
what
you
 believe
were
the
goals
for
McCain‐Feingold.
individual
and
union
money
in
federal
elections.
argue
that
transparency
around
political
 contributions
is
vital
to
allow
our
elected
leaders
to
function
with
accountability.
Center
for
American
 Progress
etc.

Fee
free
to
combine
elements
from
multiple
proposals.
 
 a)
 Identify
each
of
the
recommendations.

Choose
one
on
which
to
focus
your
paper:
 
 1.

 
 2.

 The
Citizens
United
case
materially
expands
the
direct
‐
and
hidden
‐
involvement
of
 corporate.

*remember
your
position
should
be
 narrowly
framed
to
coincide
with
whether
you
are
for
or
against
the
Citizens
United
 decision.
Critics
of
the
courts
 decision.
 
 a) Do
you
agree
or
disagree
with
these
critics
position?
Explain.
or
against
Bowles‐Simpson.
 c)
 If
for:
  identify
the
political
frame
you
would
use
to
sell
this
to
the
congress
and
the
 country
  Compare
Bowles‐Simpson
to:
 o Ross
Perot's
recommendations
in
1992
 o the
Greenspan
Social
Security
reform
commission
1981‐83

 If
against:
  Explain
why
and
what
should
be
done
to
lower
spending
and/or
raise
taxes
 instead.

What
 I
do
not
want
is
a
hodge‐podge
of
opining
and
unproven
ideas.The
following
are
your
topic
options.

 Who
advanced
more
important
and
lasting
public
policy
during
his
presidency
‐
 Eisenhower
or
Reagan?

Analyze
both
and
explain
your
answer.
AEI.
Cato.

 The
Bowles‐Simpson
deficit
reduction
commission
has
proposed
raising
taxes
and
 cutting
spending
to
lower
the
nation's
long‐term
debt.

Be
sure
to
use
credible
research
based
proposals
on
how
you
would
 do
it
from
organizations
like
Brookings.