Lower Class In America

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In America after World War Two, citizens were split between classes based on their economic stability. Americans today still look at these classes and define these people as better off or worse off than the next person. Why do people judge others for having less money than them? Why do employers send lower class citizen away when they need the money the most? These are some question that citizens in the lower or middle class have when they are looking at their position in America’s economic system. Research shows that lower class citizens face more hardships to better their lives than those who are more stable. When living in the lower class, they must overcome obstacles, while trying to get help from the government, and face the opposition–the…show more content…
“People can be wealthy if everyone had the chance,” (Inequality For All). The work force in America is made up to be an equal opportunity system and that everyone gets a chance, but when a person goes into an interview they are immediately getting judge by the way they look and how they present them self. An example of this situation; a woman walks into an interview she is missing one of her front teeth and tried to find the best clothes she owns. She can not afford to get dental work done and she cannot get the best looking clothes to wear, so she continues to look pretty homely. When the interviewer meets her, in his mind she already not at the top of his list for new employees because everyone else in the office has the best cars, clothes, houses etc. that he could not have a lady like her representing his company. Was that really equal opportunity, when situations like this happen all the time? The best way to put it is in the words of David K. Shipler, “The American ideal embraces an equality of opportunity for every person but not an equality result,” (Shipler 88). An example of this was stated above, this woman could not get the job based on the way she presented herself even though, that was the best way that she could. Job inequality is not just by the way one looks, but research shows that with the new technology emerging, people are having a harder time getting jobs because of…show more content…
Hillary Clinton, a democratic candidate, touches on her ideas of the economic classes today. She plans to “give working families a raise, and tax relief that helps them manage rising cost,” (Plan to Raise American Incomes). She also wants to “create good paying jobs and get pay rising by investing in infrastructure, clean energy, and scientific and medical research to strengthen our economy and growth,” (Plan to Raise American Incomes). Her ideas are what lower class people want to hear, but because they have been lied to so many times they do not know who to trust. The lower classes does not know that if we were to raise the minimum wage it would it possibly make them pay more than they already do in taxes now. That is why most lower class Americans look at Bernie Sander—the other democratic candidate—as a great solution. Bernie wants to make taxes fair and have everyone pay the same amount and at the same time increase the minimum wage to allow Americans in hard times to survive (FeeltheBern). At the same time, he also wants “access to affordable housing and childcare, as well as the expansion of social security and nutrition programs,” (FeeltheBern) .If Sanders were to succeed in all of his above statement he could possibly get the lower class to move up a little more than they are now. Unfortunately, in order for both Hillary Clinton
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