Amanda Meyer

State: California

State Capitol: Sacramento

Political Party: Moderate Conservative

Congress Person:The representative in California that I chose is Tom McClintock. Tom McClintok has created a bill that I believe is worth passing. The bill states that the United States cannot raise the debt limit unless there is a law created for a specific purpose which must be approved by three fourths of each House of Congress. I agree with this bill because the United States is already in debt trillions of dollars, and we do not need to borrow more money.
Endorsement for President:
The person that I would like to be president is Mitt Romney. I am for Romney because of what he believes in. Some of his political views that I agree with are that he supports the no child left behind program. This is a good thing because he cares and worries about what is happening in our schools today. Romney is for helping charter schools and school voucher programs. He is trying to get more jobs for people and is for free and fair trade, which is good because it will strengthen and grow our economy. Romney also stated that he will not increase existing taxes or create new ones. Romney is helping with health care and trying to make it better and easier to afford. I also support Romney on his new gun bill, which will start to ban guns. This is a good thing because it will bring the crime rate down and save more lives. Mitt Romney believes that abortion is wrong and I agree with this because it is not right to kill an innocent baby.

Bill Number: HB51

5 Interesting Facts:
  • More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state.
  • The country store in Baner has sold more winning California state lottery tickets than any outlet in the state
  • California produces more than 17 million gallons of wine each year.
  • There are more than 300,000 tons of grapes grown in California annually.
  • The first motion picture theater opened in LA on April 2, 1902.

5 Reasons to Visit California:
  • You can visit Disneyland the happiest place on Earth ! :)
  • You can visit Redwood National Park, and see the famous Redwood trees.
  • You can visit all the great towns and cities on the ocean all up and down the coast.
  • You can go whale watching.
  • It has lots of famous people that you can see and take pictures with.

Economy:
Agricultural: Vegetables, fruits, nuts, dairy, products, cattle, nursery stock, and grapes.
Industry: Electronic components and equipment, aerospace, film production food processing, petroleum, computers, and computer software and tourism.

Three Largest Employers: 1. Cisco 2. Qualcomm 3. Google

3 Important Issues:
  • Suicide: Suicide is a big reoccurring issue in The United States. It is the 11th leading cause of death in The United States. Mental illnesses such as depression can lead to suicide. This is a serious issue many people face and they need help. Something needs to be done about the issue of suicide.

  • Education System: They are having budget problems which causes many other issues such as having to layoff teachers and not being able to buy all of the supplies they need. I think the representatives from California need to get together and try to create a way to solve this budget problem.
  • Unemployment: The unemployment rate in California is the highest in the country at 11%. To fix unemployment we need to create more jobs and one way to do that is to offer companies tax breaks if they hire more employees. This issue is important because when people are unemployed they cannot take care of their families or themselves. I believe this is something that the government should focus on more.
Links:
  1. http://issues.abc-clio.com/Topics/Display/913453?cid=41
  2. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/tom_mcclintock/412295
  3. http://www.ca.gov/
  4. http://www.deptofnumbers.com/unemployment/california/
  5. http://www.csba.org/EducationIssues.aspx
  6. http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune500/2011/states/CA.html
  7. http://usa.amateurtraveler.com/2009/04/08/11-reasons-to-visit-california/