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FAM SERV 3162: Issues in Family Policy - Fleming

Find Support/Opposition

Can't find opposition?

What if I can't find opposition, even after trying the suggestions above? Finding opposition for "no brainer" bills can be hard. For example, no one is going to come out and say we want to increase child abuse when there is a related bill introduced. But opposition may come from:

1) A funding argument. How will the proposal be paid for?
2) The "better solution" argument. Does the opposition think there is a more effective way?
3) The "someone else" argument. Does the opposition think someone else should be responsible (ie. states instead of the federal government or private organizations instead of a government agency).