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.
Now that child can continue to live off the stock earnings and not have to work. The Bush tax cuts allows inheritors to pay less taxes on their investments and not have to pay taxes on an estate they inherited either. When taxes are cut on the wealthy then the middle class and the poor have to make up for the difference. This is a serious problem because the wealthy are able to earn more money off their stock earnings and not have to work while the middle class workers take home less money because they are forced to pay more in
“The minimum wage is currently more than 25% below its real value in the late 1960. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that the Harkin-Miller bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 would cumulatively boost incomes of people below the federal poverty line by $5 billion..... other academic research finds that the same bill would lift more than 4 million people out of poverty (Gould 2 par. 5). Raising the minimum wage may also help cut back government assistance, such as SNAP or cash assistance, which is ultimately beneficial to our economy. Besides helping the economy, we, as American citizens, need to help our fellow Americans.
Since all students wouldn 't be in school all at the same time, it eliminates the overcrowding problem. Finally, another drawback is that without summer break, there will be a financial toll. In a newspaper article titled “Year Round Schooling Explained”, it says, “Tourism and other industries that count on summer vacationers might suffer. High schoolers might be less able to get summer jobs.” This could end up causing a big financial problem for a lot of people. To conclude, the benefits and drawbacks of year-round schooling are about equal.
They now enroll 13 percent of those currently attending American colleges, or 2 million students.” Radical Futures stated in their article, making tuition free will drive people to go to college. Making the first two years of college free would cut some of the debt for students in college. Truly, the main reason people aren’t going to college is
Converting to a flat tax system would mean everybody would give an equal percentage of their annual income earned for taxes. Now as this seems fair, is it really though? People who have lower incomes would obviously have a lot less money left over after the flat tax was collected. Another disadvantage of flat tax would be the loss of jobs. The IRS would be hit hard considering their line of work would be gone if the United States shifted to a flat tax system (Gordon
In the book The Minimum Wage by Opposing Viewpoints they say that the minimum wage does hurt small businesses. In the book it says “A 10 percent increase in state minimum wages is consistently associated with a 1 percent reduction in retail employment and a 1 percent reduction in small business employment” (Viewpoints 72). Every time an increase occurs by 10 percent than in effect to that a 1 percent reduction in retail and small business employment. This shows that the minimum wage increases has a huge impact on the small businesses and also the retails. When the wage in increased then the small businesses can’t afford to employ all these new people.
Seven dollars and twenty-five cents an hour, or fourteen thousand five hundred per year, is the lowest amount the government deems appropriate to pay workers. This amount is sufficient for a single person with no extra expenses, but that is often not the reality of minimum wage workers. While some believe that raising the minimum wage would do more harm than good, increasing the minimum wage to a living wage would benefit society by reducing poverty, increasing productivity, spurring economic growth, and improving peoples’ quality of life. Some people say that paying workers a living wage would benefit not only the workers but the whole of society. Raising the minimum wage would lift many people out of poverty, making opportunities more accessible
“When congressional lawmakers last reauthorized the landmark Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, in fiscal year 2002, they gave about $547 million for juvenile justice. Today, federal spending on juvenile justice totals less than half that amount — about $251 million” (Gately, 2015). Although this may look like a big amount of money to any citizen it is still not enough for our juvenile system. Some say this amount falls short of the needs at a critical stage for federal juvenile justice funding. If we can spend a few more millions dollars each year to deter juveniles from committing more crimes in the future then we are only going to better our country and communities as a whole.
Again many of the patients and democrats are scared that many people would lose the health care they receive if Planned Parenthood is defunded again not thinking about the abortion allegations. With the defunding of Planned Parenthood the government is able to save money. Steven Ertelt wrote in his article that a congressional report shows that defunding Planned Parenthood clinics for 1 year can save the federal government $235 million (Ertelt). The defunding of Planned Parenthood would be beneficial in general to the government because they are able to save millions of dollar within one year. Even though it is believed that it would cost money to defund Planned Parenthood there is a report showing how much can be saved easily by even defunding for one