The food inequality in America is not only influencing the poverty, it is also cost hundreds of billions of dollar per year because of Non Communicable Diseases (NDCs) (Ferdman, 2014). In addition, many people think that wealthy consume more food so they are easy to get obesity, diabetes or heart disease. In fact, in America, the low-income groups have the highest rates in NDCs. According to the worldwide study, there are a connection between NCDs and the socio-economic levels link to the energy in America’s meals and the cost of meals. The American has average income spend less than $8 per person per day for their meals and beverages.
Desiree Ripoll Professor Heuer ENC 1102 5/30/2017 Increasing the Minimum Wage is Good for America Raising the minimum wage is not only beneficial to those who are struggling financially, America’s economy would benefit from this as well. Doug Hall and David Cooper express how increasing the minimum wage would be a tool for modest job creation in the article “Raising the Minimum Wage Would Help Lower-Income Workers”. In the article “Is a $15 minimum wage economically feasible?” Jeannette Wick-Lims discusses how raising the minimum wage is good for the economy if we adapt to the changes accordingly. Elise Gould argues about how there is a strong statistical link between economic growth and falling poverty rates in her article “Increasing the
People have to work multiple jobs because most places only hire part time and pay minimum wage. Even after working sixteen hour days people are still barely able to pay bills and can only eat sparingly to get by. The wealthy are getting wealthier because the government is creating laws that allow them pocket more money. As the wealth inequality increases it puts more burden on the middle class. The wealth inequality is growing in America and it keeps
Since the Great Depression, there has been a minimum wage in America, but this minimum wage has changed 22 times since the Great Deprnbession. Many people say minimum wage should stay at $7.25 like it has been since 2009. Meanwhile, other people believe that minimum wage should be $15.00 so they can have more money to live comfortably. People think that a higher minimum wage will help, but it will hurt more people than it will help. If America makes the minimum wage $9.00, people will no longer be in poverty and it will make the economy balance out.
Lay off workers is a habitual routine in every business and private company, if the economic recessions strike at once. Recent years, In America, the economic recessions have been restored back to the roots, where increase demands and needs of goods and services are standardized. It has distributed equally to the businesses, companies, and families from the local and federal government. So I believe the economic inequality in the U.S. is not frequently practicing because there are times that local government and federal government are giving fair-share services to the American citizens
Essentially, Washington D.C. was one of the cities that established raised wages. In Jason Russell’s article, D.C. Lost Restaurant Jobs After Min. Wage Hike, he describes the repercussions placed on employees once the minimum wage was raised. Russell explains that after Washington D.C.’s minimum wage rose to $10.50 an hour in 2015, increases in restaurant jobs failed to keep up with the quick growth it carried during the economic recovery and further explains how restaurant jobs fell by 1,400 in D.C. (Russell 1). This quotation reflects Warren’s cartoon by representing the symbols of the spike and the man being pierced; recalling that the spike in this picture is portrayed as the harm that will be caused to employees due to the hike in minimum wage, and the man representing minimum wage jobs.
They are making so much money that they have no way of spending it all. The best way to put it use would be donations and charity work but they decide to keep it all to themselves and end up with millions of dollars unspent. This obviously hurts the middle class while most of this class struggle to put food on the table. Reich (2013) gives the example of a woman named Erica let us take a look into her life. She makes around twenty dollars an hour working at COSTCO and still has trouble supporting her family.
The nation's financial aid system currently fails to provide an equal opportunity to everyone qualified. with high amounts of student loan debts has been shown to reduce a person's chances of owning a home, getting married, having children, and accumulating wealth. The earnings for a full time minimum wage worker is $15,080 at the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Full-time work means working 2,080 hours each year, which is 40 hours each week. A better educated population could result in smarter decision making at every level of society, which could lead to
Moreover, a family needs to have enough money to buy groceries each week, which can be difficult when paychecks are given every other week. The people Ehrenreich often worked with tended to live below the poverty line as well. Many of them lived in shared hotel rooms or out of their cars because it was cheaper than actually owning their own places. Even then it was hard to save money. Oftentimes, the people who lived in poverty worked two or more minimum wage jobs, but they still were not able to lift themselves above the poverty line.
So people who don’t make that much have difficulty buying houses, and as time goes on houses get more and more expensive with inflation. Houses prices are skyrocketing, “Home prices in places like Denver (up 9% over the past year), Nashville (up 14%), and Dallas (up 16%) have also been booming. The dynamic has helped pushed the national homeownership rate down to a level not seen since the 1960s,” (Time). How can we be okay with people like professional athletes who are purely for entertainment that can afford pretty much every house on the market and someone who saves peoples’ lives for a living like a police officer or firefighter can barely afford even one of the cheapest houses on the market. They do so much for us.
Compared to other states the minimum wage Texas seems to have fallen very far behind. A majority of states customarily have a minimum wage of $10.00 or even more. With a wage of $7.25 it is genuinely arduous to make a living in the state of Texas unless an individual works a numerous amount of hours for such minute pay. Business like Walmart have taken matters