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  1. Domestic Public Policy

  2. Unemployment: Issues • Outsourcing- people are going to other countries to find work • Not enough skilled workers- not enough people have the necessary qualifications to have significant jobs • Providing adequate pay- unequal pay and minimum wage

  3. Unemployment: Democratic Goals • Promote hiring in the country as opposed to outsourcing • Making college and a higher education more accessible and affordable • Raise the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour • Provide more jobs through energy production in America • Create stronger families by creating equal pay for equal work

  4. Unemployment: Republican Goals • All-of-the-Above energy approach to provide many jobs • Remove restrictions from small businesses • Get the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act passed • Tax code reforms to make it easier on small businesses • Reform the immigration system to keep highly skilled and educated workers in America

  5. Unemployment: Democratic Strategies • Invest in infrastructure to create new jobs • Increase government spending • End tax loopholes for large corporations • Provide tax cuts to small businesses

  6. Unemployment: Republican Strategies • Free market policies and deregulation will boost the economy and create jobs. • Help small businesses create more jobs • Extend tax cuts to encourage companies to hire more employees. • Encourage private sector investment in the housing market. • Reform the tax code to increase hiring • Government must invest in the nation's infrastructure to make business easier.

  7. Unemployment: Participants • The National Employment Law Project (NELP) • evaluates state laws • designs model policies • works to reform the unemployment insurance (UI) system • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)

  8. Education: Issues • Competing in math and science with foreign countries • Controversy over undocumented immigrants being granted in state tuition

  9. Education: Democratic Goals • Raise the bar for early learning • Parent involvement • Make college more affordable • Strengthening community colleges • Improving accountability

  10. Education: Republican Goals • Empower parents • Attaining academic excellence for all • Lower college costs • Improving classrooms • Giving every child a chance at education • Advancing special-ed students

  11. Education: Democratic Strategies • Reforming and expanding the Head Start Program • Promoting parent Involvement through training and conferences • In-State tuition for undocumented immigrants • Grant $90 million for community college • Race to the Top requires teacher evaluations based on student improvement

  12. Education: Republican Strategies • Advocate advancement in STEM subjects • Proper implementation of technology, as a factor of providing equal access and opportunity to students • Expanding community colleges and technical institutions • Involving parents in education; supporting the English First approach • Encouraging legislation to correctly define a "Highly qualified teacher" • Using the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program as a model for schools; government funding for education

  13. Education: Participants • Joel Klein mixed corporate ideas into education. Universalized curriculum. Abolished social promotion. • Arun Alagappan transformed preparation towards college with Advantage Testing Tutoring • Randi Weingarten, president of the United Federation of Teachers. She has the power to swing close to half a million votes

  14. Energy: Issues • CO2 emissions from "unclean" energy • Not utilizing Green Energy • Too much reliance on foreign oil • Untapped potential oil, coal, and LNG

  15. Energy: Democratic Goals • Develop and assure America's energy resources • Produce domestic gas and oil • Produce more efficient buildings and means of transportation • Implement clean energy research and development • Invest in the use of clean energy in the country

  16. Energy: Republican Goals • Adopt an "all-of-the-above" diversified approach • Energy security to ensure an affordable, stable, and reliable energy supply • Private stewardship of the environment • Conserve the environment • Reduce pollution

  17. Energy: Democratic Strategies • Proposing legislation that enforces scrubbers for coal • Subsidize clean energy (solar, wind, and hydro) • Investing in green energy research

  18. Energy: Republican Strategies • Subsidize oil production • Encourage the use of multiple energy sources • Encourages companies that drill locally • Supports fracking

  19. Energy: Participants • PA Energy Alliance • "Nuclear power is clean, safe and reliable" • Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) • the policy organization for the nuclear technologies industry • Bill Gates • major investor behind Terra Power (next generation power plants) • Christine Todd Whitman • former New Jersey governor • head of Environmental Protection Agency • strongly believes that nuclear energy should be a part of the national policy

  20. Energy: Outside Influences • WEC's concerns with nuclear energy • UN Energy monitors countries' energy • EU-US energy Council

  21. Sources (factual) - house.gov: House of Reps - senate.gov: Senate's website - congress.gov: Library of Congress - ed.gov: Department of Education - energy.gov: Department of Energy - dol.gov: Department of Labor - bls.gov: Buerau of Labour Statistics

  22. Sources (policy) - whitehouse.gov - gop.gov: Republican's website - democrats.org: Democrat's website - www.barackobama.com

  23. Group Abiha Abbas Amy Huh Ann Bonner Brendan Berndt Bria Hill Cassidy Anderson Caroline LaGow Chris Hutchinson Shantanu Biswas Katelyn Brigham Grace Brune Abriana Kiser Daniel Kozlowski Suraj Papaiahgari