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American Dream.

CAP Corner

 

Does it really make any difference who is elected and who makes the laws? Take a minute to review the questions below and determine whether you think they are affected by politics.

1. Between the time you wake up and the time you leave the house, several things usually happen to you. Do you think any of the following activities are affected by politics?

  • The water with which you wash your face and brush your teeth.
  • The electricity which lights the room.
  • The price and quality of food you have for breakfast.
  • The safety of the products you buy.

2. Most of our waking time is spent at work or in travel to and from the job. Which typical incidents listed below are affected by politics?

  • Your method of transportation to the job.
  • The safety conditions under which you work.
  • Your membership in a Union and the right to bargain collectively.
  • The income you receive when you are unemployed.

3. We value our leisure time and the chance to get away from it all. Are any of the following activities affected by politics?

  • The parks and lakes where vacationers fish and swim.
  • The air you breathe.
  • The radio and TV programs that entertain you.

 4. Most of us want to see our children properly prepared to take on the responsibilities of adulthood? Are any of these experiences affected by politics and why?

  • The elementary school experience.
  • The potential high school dropout.
  • The chance for education and training beyond high school.

5. As the average person's life span grows longer and as the retirement age is lowered, these later years become more meaningful. Are any of the following decisions affected by our political system?

  • The elementary school experience.
  • The potential high school dropout.
  • The chance for education and training beyond high school.

6. Most of us want to have extra money in our pockets and pay lower taxes. Are any of the following offices affectd by our political system?

  • The National Labor Relations Board.
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Social Security
  • Medicare
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