Despite this, the U.S. Mint keeps churning out a billion pennies a month.” The complete waste of time and money spent producing these pennies just to be forgotten in the couch cushions is astounding. If every penny is 1.8 cents to produce than the government is giving away 800 million USD every single year. The same article says, “...10 million new useless items punched out by government workers who could be more usefully employed tracking counterfeiters.” In other words, the government isn’t only wasting money on penny production but, also a working staff. U.S. currency could be more protected if it wasn’t for the pesky penny. To sum up, if people took the time to research how the penny was affecting us as a nation we could be closer to the
If it wasn’t for them, the U.S economy wouldn’t be where it stands now. In recent discussions of whether immigrants should be deported, there has been sides where immigration would be good for our country and others disagree. Some believe that immigrants should be allowed to stay in our country, because they believe our economy wouldn’t be good without them and many businesses rely on immigrants working for them. On the other hand, the other side believe that immigrants are overpopulating the U.S and don’t have the money to support all of these immigrants (education/jobs.) Immigrants should be allowed to remain in the country because many families would be separated, they are already accustomed to the American society, and they contribute to the economy.
I was asked a question which is: will you reenlist and fight for our country or will you quit and go home.I am going to reenlist for three reasons which are: I want to have freedom, Washington needs more men, and Congress is bringing more supplies. The first reason I am going to reenlist because I want freedom. Britain should not lay down huge taxes (Thomas Paine page 153). This reason makes me want to reenlist because Britain lays down huge taxes, and there are strict acts. I also couldn’t even afford to live in a house without losing so much money because of the taxes.
Taxing was apportioned due to the size of each state; bigger states would rebel because they were paying much more taxes than a smaller state (doc. 5). The representatives from smaller states would try and enforce taxes so the larger states would have to pay much, much more; the smaller states wouldn 't have to pay much at all. Shays Rebellion was also an outcome that the inability to tax led to; farmers and workers were getting too high of a tax, so they rebelled, later causing the government to rethink its
Even though the fence along the U.S./Mexico border is already being built, it should not continue being built because it is expensive, hurts the environment, and immigration rates have significantly dropped. With the wall comes its high costs like the cost of materials to build it or the money paid to the workers that are building it. When President Trump was doing the presidential campaign, he predicted the border was going to cost about twelve billion dollars, but that turned out to be untrue. Vanda Felbab-Brown herself writes, "... A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) internal report in February put the cost at $21.6 billion, but that may be a major underestimate.” Most of this is due to the size of the wall and all the fees that come along with building the wall on other territories. You would think that Trump would pay for it all himself but, that is simply not the case.
Because they are useless. Three reasons why they are useless is because, it's more convenient to use paper money, now and days there is nothing you can buy with a few pennies, and last they cost more than they are worth. To start off, if you were put in the situation where you bought a few items from the grocery store and your total came out to be $11.16 cents. Would it be easier to hand the cashier a ten dollar bill and a one dollar bill.
I believe that sweatshops should be illegal everywhere because of the treacherous working conditions and pay. No one should have to work long hours in really bad conditions for so little money. I believe the company should pay a lot more than than they normally would because if someone is working in a sweatshop, usually the really need money. If a deli clerk makes about $10 per hour, than a person who workers day and night in dire conditions should get paid more than a dollar a day. My problem with sweatshops was how little pay the companies gave their employees.
For instance, from the article “The effects of minimum wage” by David Neumark states that employers will try to keep away from low-skilled workers if the wage were to increase because it would cause them to be wasting money to train them; especially for students and high school graduates who are in absence of any work experience. With minimum wage increasing for the past couple of years it makes it difficult on employers who run small businesses to hire more new workers because they too are also citizens that have to pay their taxes and extra just to keep their business up and running. Such as the author Gina Kim who wrote the article “Minimum wage: helpful or harmful for small businesses” states that 85% of small businesses pay workers a bit more than the minimum to keep their workers interested in the job and they have to make profits out of their business to keep it on track. These businesses cannot innovate if the wage increases because then the labor market will pick up the prices on materials as well creating more of a problem for small business owners to keeping their company open for as long as possible and their solution would be to not hire a lot of employees. This pretty much explains the reasoning about how it will be troublesome for new fresh workers trying to just gain experience and get hard earned
$15 an hour sounds great to almost everybody, but most people don’t realize that if we all made $15 an hour it wouldn’t be as great as it sounds.The federal minimum wage should not be raised and should be kept at $7.25 because its negative effects on people 's income, inflation of prices due to a domino effect and the loss of jobs in mass numbers. There is no reason to raise the minimum wage in the first place, one of the claims I have heard from you is the ”reduction of poverty.” The problem with this claim is that the majority of poor Americans do not work at all, for any wage, so raising the minimum wage does not help them. It is like giving extra milk to a lactose intolerant person, it has no effects and only takes milk away from the rest
“Legislators from both major parties talk about reform, but refuse to do anything substantial -- if they did, they would be voted out of office since reform would likely mean benefit cuts or higher taxes.” (Badertscher) Social Security needs reform and it has had it in the past. Since its inception there have been steady changes to the program to ensure its sustainability and continuation. However fixing the problems that arose usually ended up causing new ones to form. The National Commission on Social Security Reform, also known as the Greenspan Commission, was created in 1983 to ensure these problems were seen to. However, movement is slow and some politicians are reluctant to changes in the system.
Since there is no navy to protect the ships he has to hire people to protect his cargo which adds on to the total cost of the cargo. He is still an anti federalist though because he is worried after reading the constitution that since he is being taxed by two people his taxes will go up and he would be still losing customers. George still wants the articles of confederation changed though so he won 't have to worry about his ship’s cargo and save some
Sanders also wanted to spike the minimum wage to be $15 in 2020. That might seem good, but it is actually not, a minimum wage of $15 would mean an increase in unemployment because most companies don’t have enough money to support that many workers and it would also mean an increase in everyday items. Most of Sander’s decisions have a great impact across the world and the economy and most of it isn’t going to be approved by the Congress, especially the republicans. The government doesn’t want to waste that much money on the people. Bernie Sanders being the president might mean a lot, but his chances of winning are very slim.
“The time has come to abolish the outdated, almost worthless, bothersome, and wasteful penny,” says William Safire. The coin today is not worth what it was before, and very few items can be purchased with the penny. Also, the cost to produce and ship the penny through the country cost more than it is worth. Reason one as to why the penny should be eliminated because in today 's world nothing can be purchased with a penny. According to William Safire, in 1950 a penny would buy what a dime would buy today.
The bill that was supposed to be passed to help soldiers get more benefits was denied by us government and shoot down by 41 senators. The reason for that is because the seniors could not agree on how money should be spent on veterans a year. The government spent 3 billion dollars and they are not even sure if the effects are even helping the soldiers with the treatment that they are given. Ptsd is not taken taken seriously enough to tho very high and rapid growth in suicide rates. Which to current estimates is taking at least on average 22 soldiers a day in total 8008 a year due to the fact they can 't get the help or think the help won’t help them at
The penny cost 2x as much as it really is. 700 million dollars isn 't worth the one cent piece, we could be using this money on charity or something else important. Though the penny has been part of the U.S for more than a hundred years, it should not be minted anymore because of the high production cost and other countries such as canada don 't even bother using them at all. People argue that the penny should stay because of its long time and history with the US, but what they don 't know is that the penny cost more than 2.4 cents per penny. “The US Mints budget in 2010 was 27.4 million dollars in penny production”(source 1).