According to Source 4: Favor Abolishing The Penny? By the New York Times, The data shows 59 percent are for keeping the penny while an underwhelming 23 percent are for abolishing it. Conversely, the reason for the difference is unclear but, if more people were aware of the repercussions pennies are causing they arguably most likely would switch sides in the argument. According to Abolish the Penny by William Safire, “There is no escaping economic history: it takes nearly a dime today to buy what a penny bought back in 1950. 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.
There are so many times when we do not know what is going on or we do not fully understand where our money is going to. For example, the US invested in war in Iraq and they spent over 200 billion dollars. McLauren had such a good point in the book were he said the war’s cost could have taken care of the world’s poor for five years. When I processed through this idea, I could not imagine how much different our world would be if we took some of our focus off of the wars and put more of our wealth into our own country. I know war is inevitable, but I think the US needs to think of other things to do before we jump to having a war with another country.
“ We have fought war on poverty and poverty won”, is one of the most famously quotes of Ronald Regan. The meaning behind this quote is that America has been struggling to overcome poverty over years, but as years keeps increasing so do the number of people living poor. The percentage in poverty did decrease in 2000 but today it still affects 15 million people. According to Peter Edelman’s article “ Poverty In America: Why Cant We End It”, there are four reasons why America has not achieved to decrease the number of poverty: Low- wage jobs, households headed by single parent, welfare, and gender/ race. The plan that America has to improve this number of 15 million is by providing food stamps, enacting programs, and social security.
School Funding In schools, we have lots of priorities such as Athletics, academics, profit making... to be honest where is all the money going? Some like to believe the school is just broke. We pay twenty-one dollars just register and continue to pay for school through taxes throughout the school year. Even student council understands the jeopardy of the schools situation. Desks are always breaking and bathrooms are always out of order, it begs the question “why aren 't these things getting fixed?” Based on the proposed school district budget, each student is assigned a base student cost of $2,984.00, so for example, if there are 500 students attending the school, the total base student cost is $1,492,000.00 for the school year for that school.
If they don’t pay bills than they can end up being homeless, and if they can’t afford the food they can’t survive. This reminds me of an article I read on talkpoverty.com. They suggested that with the 170 billion in economic saving the government can pay for over 11 million jobs at a salary of $15,000 per year. I 100% agree with this idea. This can help save so many lives of people that are suffering from poverty.
in fact in six of the last 11 years we actually consumed slightly more food then we produced and the buffer we take from one year to the next has been steadily falling so our system already seems pretty fragile ,but it's when we look into the future that things grow very dire indeed. Rising populations and are rich diets that take a lot more resources to produce than they used to are driving our demand for food up and scientists figure will need 50 percent more food by 2050 but producing this food is going to be hard this is because the rising demand is coming precisely at the same time as high energy prices and climate change are making food harder and more
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.
Health care is a plan made to help Americans to stay healthy. Krugman says, “The hedge fund tax loophole costs the government more than $6 billion a year in lost revenue, roughly the costs of providing health care to three million children.” 568. Health insurance can be expensive and hard for the lower-class to afford. Taxes that could have gone towards children who parent could afford health insurance, but the taxes went back to the wealthy. Krugman writes,” American children from low-income families are often uninsured, they’re more likely to have health problems that derail their life
It is the fifth and highest FSI category and requires 22 months (almost two years) and 2200 hours to learn. One of the most difficult aspects of studying the Arabic language is learning to write from right to left across a page instead of left to right. The extra letters and new sounds (like “ayn” for example) are also notoriously difficult for English speakers to pronounce. 5. Mandarin Mandarin is the most difficult language to learn.
The bottom 2% of Americas population has grown out of poverty since the minimum wage was increased around 2000-2003 (Wright 39). Some people think in order to solve homelessness America needs to take the overall money the government spends on programs that help the homeless and increase that budget, but America runs into the problem of
This is a mockery to those living in extreme poverty. It is estimated that around 175 billion US dollars would be necessary to end world poverty. In place of the industry that kills around 500 000 people annually in the US, this money could be contributed towards the evident catastrophe that causes nearly half of the world 's population to live in poor conditions. The cigarette industry depends on the nicotine (an addictive additive which can lead to the development of nicotine tolerance. This means that the affected person needs to use nicotine regularly to maintain normal brain function) to expect returning customers to pay more money to satisfy their addictions.
Cutting civilian employees which currently is higher than it was during World War II. Tricare costs are high and can be lowered if we do not offer free healthcare to retired military and their families. Use of more civilian schools nearby military bases instead of funding military schools. Raise the retirement from 20 years to 25 years, a more reasonable age since lifespans are longer than they were over a hundred years ago. My suggestion is to inventory all the cash, supplies, people and bases the military has.