Sunday, February 03, 2013

Which will be the top 5 most important Cabinet positions in the next four years? Why?


Obama's Cabinet: Who's in, who's out?


http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/11/politics/obama-cabinet/index.html?hpt=po_c2

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21 comments:

Natalie Sobierajski said...

"The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General" states the whitehouse.gov. The top 5 positions in my opinion would be Education, Homeland Security, Defense, Treasury, Labor. I believe Education will be important due to the fact that the level of our high schoolers ability to preform mental tasks seem to be much lower than other country's. Homeland Security will always be important, since the government wants to take extra measures to keep our citizens safe. The U.S. spends numerous amounts of money on Defense, making this position highly important. We spend more on defense than any other country, from what I have learned. Our Treasury must work with out debt and inflation issues if they are to occur, making our country's worth in stake. Hence, why I would say this position will be important within the next four years. Labor has to do with our workforce, which is majority of the nation, making it important. I believe all that I have listed shall be important in the ext 4 years.

Zach Matusinec said...

Top 5 Cabinet Positions:
1. Secretary of Defense - conflicts in the Middle East continue to be a problem for US Embassies, making this job extremely important.
2. Secretary of State - always an important position, it will be interesting to see how Kerry follows in the footsteps of Clinton.
3. Secretary of the Treasury - Geithner has lots of trouble with fiscal cliff agreements. Will Lew be able to do a better job of negotiating and improving the economy?
4. Secretary of Energy - this position is important because it is an integral part of moving America toward energy independence.
5. Secretary of Health and Human Services - this position will be important because with Obamacare coming into effect, Sebelius will play a large role in implementation.

Natalie Sobierajski said...

That answer should give me bonus points.

Nadia Tabbal said...

I think the top 5 most important Cabinet positions will be the Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security and The Attorney General. The Secretary of State is an adviser to the president and head of the State Department. He or she is most concerned with foreign affairs and relations. The Secretary of the Treasury is concerned with the monetary and banking system of the country. Finance regulation and the economy are his responsibility. The Secretary of Defense is in charge of all military issues. He is responsible for wartime defense issues, as well as running the military during times of peace. The Secretary of Homeland Security is charged with the safety of U.S. borders. 22 separate agencies merged to create the Department of Homeland Security. The Attorney General is in charge of the Department of Justice. He is the lead attorney in the country, responsible for court cases and enforcing laws.

Zach Matusinec said...

Can't believe I just blogged during the Super Bowl...

Jared Lederman said...

The five most important positions to the President's cabinet go in this order. Secretary of Defense, State, Tresuary, Attorney General and Health and Human services. Defense because there are obviously still problems between the Middle east and the states that need to be resolved. State because we have a new secretary in John Kerry and it will be interesting to see how he handles the job. Treasury because Lew is new in office and it will be interesting to see if he will have as many problems as Geither with the fiscal cliff and other economic decisions/agreements. Attorney General is the head of all attorneys across the nation and will obviously have to make big, important decisions. Health and Human services because obamacare is going to be put into effect.

zach mattson said...

The five most important positions in my opinion would be secretary of defense, health and human services, treasury, education, and attorney general. I chose secretary of defense because of the issues we still face with the war on terrorism. 2nd I chose the secretary of health and human services because Obamacare is going to more than likely be put in place. Thirdly, I picked treasury because of the problems with the fiscal cliff. Next I chose education because of the issue of affirmative action being brought to the supreme court and it's always a necessity. Lastly I picked the attorney general because he/she is in charge of a lot of court issues in which many big constitutional conflicts have been brought up lately.

Jack P. said...

Top 5 Cabinet Positions
1. Secretary of State- There is much controversy over the pick of John Kerry but he will be dealing with foreign affairs
2. Secretary of Homeland Security- Janet Napolitano has a big job on her hands with issues such as security on the United States/Mexico boarder
3.Secretary of Education- Arne Duncan is a stepping stone for Americas future. He plays a big roll in deciding who/where federal funding should go to support education
4.Secretary of Transportation- Recently there has been a big push for more "green" transportation to help preserve the environment. Ray LaHood has an opportunity to help America become an environmentally conscience country while traveling.
5.Secretary of Defense- While being engaged in a time of conflict, the Secretary of Defense heavy input on what each branch of the military is doing

Nick Berry said...

1. Secretary of State- John Kerry needs to fill the shoes of a well-known Hilary Clinton
2. Secretary of Treasury- There will be increased pressure on the position if our debt continues to rise. He will need to control inflation/deflation.
3. Secretary of Energy- He needs to decide on nuclear power plants and opening the country long north-south pipeline.
4. Secretary of Defense- North Korea is aiming missiles at the U.S.
5. Secretary of Labor- has to work on increasing the amount of well-paid jobs to reduce poverty

Garrett LeGros said...

1. secretary of state because Hillary Clinton was replaced by John Kerry.
2. Secretary of Defense because of the conflicts in the middle east, and the arising problem with North Korea.
3. Secretary of Energy because the United state need to be more energy efficient along with being more energy independent.
4. Secretary of Treasury will be scrutinized and criticized if our debt continues to rise.
5. Secretary of Health and Human Services because it will be interesting to see how Obama care will impact us when it as its put into effect.

Amy Klaus said...

The Top 5 Cabinet Positions:
1. Secretary of State- John Kerry, who will be dealing with the foreign affairs.
2. Secretary of Defense- because of the issues occuring with North Korea
3. Secretary of Treasury- person would be criticized if our debt increases
4. Secretary of Labor- needs to improve on the well paid jobs to decrease the poverty people have
5. Secretary of Energy- U.S should be more energy efficient

KurtO said...

My opinion of the Top 5 Cabinet Positions is:
1. Secretary of State- the Secretary of State is a busy position, always traveling and talking face-to-face with political leaders around the world and discussing affairs in place of the president. Plus John Kerry will have to pick up the job after Clinton.
2. Secretary of Health and Human Services- Now with the US pulling out of Afghanistan President Obama's focus will be fixed on Obamacare, and current Secretary Sibelius will be the major overseer of its implementation.
3. Secretary of the Treasury- the Secretary of the Treasury deals with fiscal affairs and Geither will have to deal with the numerous economic issues, including balancing the budget.
4.Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Homeland Security- Now with US involvement overseas now being relegated to a support role in 2014 following the pullout from Afghanistan the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security will have a smaller but a still crucial job in protecting this country and her interests abroad.
5. Secretary of Energy- now with Obama supporting the movement to renewable energy and energy independence. The Secretary of Energy will oversee the use of government funds to support projects that will help ascertain the President's goals.

Kayla Kenney said...

I believe that the Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Commerce and Secretary Education/ Secretary of Treasury would be the top 5 (6 last two are a tie) for the most important cabinet postion these next four years. The secretary of state will be important with dealing with other countries and keeping peace with them. The secretary of homeland security and defense will be important for the reason that they protect the citizens. With shifts in other countries' leadership there will be new things to watch out for and confront so that we are kept safe. Secretary of commerce will have to help keep jobs in America and look for new trading opportunites. And lastly, education and tresasury should both make the top 5 list. Education should because that is something that we need to look into improving because our country is slacking behind a lot of other countries. And tresaury needs to be improved so that our economy becomes better.

Brittany R said...

1. Secretary of State- John Kerry needs to fill the shoes Hilary Clinton
2. Secretary of Treasury- There will be increased pressure on the position if our debt continues to rise. Geithner has trouble with fiscal cliff agreements.
3. Secretary of Energy-overall, this position will move our country "forward" because the United state need to be more energy efficient
4. Secretary of Defense- North Korea is aiming missiles at the U.S., simple as that.
5. Secretary of Labor- needs to increasing the amount of well-paid jobs to reduce poverty

Brandon Ebli said...

1.secretary of Defense:issue all over overseas
2.secretary of the Treasury: debt needs to be fixed
3.secretary of Health and Human services: a shift for Obama care will be needed
4.Vice president:always there to do the little things the president cant
5.secretary of Education: education if our countries future

Josh DeGrave said...

Top five Cabinet positions in the next four years include:
1. Secretary of Defense because there are increasing amount of conflicts overseas and in the Middle East and we need to resolve these.
2. Secretary of State because John Kerry has to replace Hilary Clinton and needs to work on foreign affairs.
3. Secretary of Energy because President Obama wants to focus a lot on energy independence.
4. Secretary of Treasury because our debt needs to start going in a better direction in order to have a promising future.
5. Secretary of Labor because we need a lot of work done on getting the unemployment rate down and people back in the work force.

Alec J said...

The most important cabinet positions are the Secretary of health and Human Services, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is important because Obamacare will soon be in effect. The Secretary of Defense is important because the Middle East is a big problem and North Korea has been talking out against the U.S. more. The Secretary of State is important because they negotiate with other countries. The Secretary of the Treasury is important because the debt is continuing to rise. The Secretary of Homeland Security is important because domestic terrorism is still a huge treat.

brody kraussel said...

1. secretary of defense- conflicts in middle east, make job important
2. secretary of transportation- programs like bridges, roads, etc. carrying these out make this important.
3. secretary of state- important position, especially with john kerry taking over
4. secretary of health- Obamacare is a widely disputed subject, and decisions to this will be important
5. cheif of staff- important because works behind the scenes like media disputes and deals with issues befor the blow up.

Max Francis said...

1. Secretary of State: always an important position, it will be interesting to see how Kerry follows in the footsteps of Clinton.
2.Secretary of Defense: conflicts in the Middle East continue to be a problem for US Embassies, making this job extremely important.
3. Secretary of the Treasury: Geithner has lots of trouble with fiscal cliff agreements. Will Lew be able to do a better job of negotiating and improving the economy?
4. Secretary of Energy: this position is important because it is an integral part of moving America toward energy independence.
5. Secretary of Health and Human Services: this position will be important because of Obamacare coming into effect nationally.

Peyton Tebon said...

5.) Secretary of Energy - Although energy may not be making headlines at the moment, gas prices and energy prices are rising and the U.S will have to increase production within the near future
4.) Secretary of Education - Initiatives across the nation have started to try to increase the U.S's international standings. Companies like Exxon have begun campaigns and the government may assist these private efforts.
3.)Secretary of Defense - The war in the middle east has not ended yet and the War on Terror rages on. The U.S will continue to target leaders of these terrorist groups along with the UN to help international security. On top of terrorists, other nations cough cough North Korea cough have tested nuclear weapons and are considered dangerous.
2.)Secretary of Homeland Security - Recent news showed a test of Airport security that had allowed a civil service worker with a bomb in his pants through. Reform here is inevitable.
1.) Secretary of the Treasury - Which all of the Fiscal deadlines occurring and a massive federal debt and deficit, this position will be crucial to fixing the spending problems of the government.

Brandon Krawczyk said...

The top five cabinet postions will be: 1) secretary of treasury, to help fix the broken economy, 2) the secretary of state, to help america repair its image abroad, 3)Secretary of energy, to help america become more efficient and able to provided the energy that it needs to begin to grow again, 4) secretary of veteran's affiairs, to care for the veterans of two decade long wars that did not gain america very much and ruined the military establichment, 5) the secretary of defgense, to help america transition to a pacific centered defense and power projection strategy as america becomes less dependant on oil from the middle east and more intertwined with the emerging asian economic and militay powers like the philipeans, china, south korea, indonesia and india.