In today’s world money seems to be the center of gravity for many people. Unfortunately, many people have lower incomes and struggle to pay all of their taxes, while on the other hand, the rich are rumored to evade paying taxes. There are many controversial topics in the tax world including flat tax and the way the lower income people are treated with taxes. Before I discuss problems of today’s tax world, I will give a brief history of taxes in America.
In Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Philip Mazzei, he describes the “Aristocratic Party”, he points out the shift of the people in power. He recounts how the ruling body is now mostly controlled by men who don’t support republican ideals, these are the federalist. They are shifting the away from what the war was trying to achieve and instead looking towards Britain. Only the legislative branch still holds the ideals of the revolution and the need for liberty. While the rest of the ruling party forgot what they were fighting for and many were enticed by the treacherous British.
Income Inequality Income Inequality or “wage gap” is a big topic for freedom fighters and liberals for the simple fact that it isn’t equal for everyone. Because the wage gap is so prominent it's one of the biggest “facts” that discrimination is still apart of everyday American society. The wage gap from these radical interest groups think the economy is get a dollar take a dollar instead of a free flow economy. This misguided idea of the economy is absolutely not true and isn’t at the fault of the Government, but the people.
The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their phony Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they are doing. I honestly do not believe America is for sale. But as soon as these two power-drunk billionaires are called out, they say, “It’s free speech, what’s wrong?”
This can be anything from flying out politicians to Israel, using their own members to contact politicians who have similar interests as them, and even mentoring students at their local student government. All of this to muster up pro Israeli sentiments from the current politicians as well as the future generation. These techniques work so effectively according to polling 46 percent of Americans are more sympathetic to Israel whereas only 12 percent did for Arabs. This statistic is a key reason as to why Americans recognize Israel as a state instead of Palestine. The A.I.P.A.C is instrumental to the amount of military aid Israel gets.
Why is America so sought after, and how did it come to be this way? Many claim it is because the idea of America, was born from the compromise of the people 's utopia, which in turn made a country constructed with a fragment from the ideas of many. Being American means that you are part of the bigger picture, a picture to which millions helped paint, being American means freedom, means choice. America is where dreams come true; Over a million long-term immigrants join the U.S. each year.
The commissioner disobeying the laws created problem for all because the men that gatsby and Rothstein harmed while the police knew where and when they were at places. The men who gave passes some people which spiked the drinking surge more than before the act. The newly illegal alcohol market has to part: the makers and the buyers. The buyers are always forgotten in this market such as Tom and Daisy. Tom condemns Gatsby of making his money illegally, while he is spending his illegally.
During the birth of our government, our country’s leaders promised our democracy would be the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.(Bernie Sanders) In our current society, it has been said that our political campaign finance system is corrupt and primarily controlled by billionaires, wealthy donors, and corporations. Many say our government has strayed from the original democracy that our country was built upon. Despite this claim, if monetary restrictions for campaigning were set then there would be controversy due to wealthy supporters and corporations wanting to support political candidates. Millionaires and wealthy organizations might come together to form super PACs.
Unfortunately, the political system within the United States is prolifically corrupt. This not only applies to the people in charge and the ease by which they are able to be bribed, but to the system itself and how it fails to represent the public. It is a sad truth that the wealthy in this country have more representation, and a greater ability to change public policy than the average American. A Princeton University study concluded that, “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant influence upon public policy (Gilens, 11).” Political corruption is the greatest reason as to why wealth inequality is so great in the United States.
“RIP, The Middle Class: 1946-2013” by Edward McClelland is a heated piece on America’s past and current events happening regarding the middle class on how it has influenced our country as it sits today. There are many fallacies detected intended to affect people and what they do, but the question stands is if they accomplished this? The writer of this piece is trying to get across the value of the middle class and how it is not okay for “them to be one of the losers” (McClelland, 989). From the 1940’s to the 1970’s life was easier regarding school and jobs as states McCelland, “I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970’s, when it was still possible for a high school graduate-or even a high school dropout- to get a job on an assembly line and earn more money than a high school teacher”(979). He has experienced this life first hand which would lead him to have a biased opinion on the
Summary According to Dictionary.com, poverty is defined as the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; also known as a condition of being poor (Dictionary). In the article, “The State of Poverty in America,” written by a renowned lawyer and author, Peter Edelman, the issue of poverty and the extent of how widespread it has domestically become is redundant throughout. Within his writing, he explains in great detail how poverty is a deeply rooted problem that society faces in two ways, as well as the longtime affects of the troubles and hardships poor people experience every day. The first way poverty is categorized is when people consistently work long and hard hours for a job that is very low-waged with no benefits.
Living rich, living poor, and living life in between. During the 1920’s life in New York was booming, unemployment rates were low, partying was high, families were happy. After World War II people were happy getting to see loved ones who had gone to fight. People partied all the time, constantly, weekly. Life in New York during the 1920’s was always exciting if you knew the right people.