The penny does have some good and it isn 't the only coin that cost more to produce than its worth. The nickel is 9.4 cents to produce while the penny is 2.4 cents to produce. People say if the nickel is more to produce than its worth why don 't we get rid of the nickel too, well the nickel you can buy more stuff with and the penny has less value and can 't really help you buy anything. Yes, the penny does help schools raise money for charity,Washington middle raised 3000 dollars in a penny drive last week.(source 3) If washington middle school raised 3000 dollars that would equal to 4200 dollars wasted in the
Not exactly. Even though Obamacare requires that everybody obtains health insurance, 28.5 million people are uninsured in America as of the end of 2015.(“The Fiscal Times”) Why is that? Even though the number of uninsured people has dropped nearly 13 million since the ACA was passed, research has shown that even after the changes many people still cannot afford it(Key Facts about the Uninsured Population). These millions of people are not only taking a big risk and not obtaining health insurance, when they file their taxes in April they will have to pay a fee for each month and each dependent without coverage.
This creates problems because it adds to the eminence amount of tax dollars spent every year. In the article “The high price of incarceration in America” by Aimee shows that the average American taxpayer spends about $260 a year that is almost 80 billion dollars a year for incarceration (1). There have been many voters who have been trying to reduce the amount of mass incarcerations that have been going on since the 1980’s. The majority of prisoners who were released between 2014-2015 returned to crime but the rate that they were committing the crime and returning was dropped at an astonishing degree. In the article “Prosecutors Fight to Plan to Lower Drug Sentencing “ by Sari, Horwitz (1) shows how government officials are trying to cut back on the amount of long term sentencing for first time offenders.
Most of those serviced by the government are minimum wage employees who do not make enough to support their families with the current amount. Raising minimum wage means some of these people would be able to better support themselves without leaning as heavily on social programs and this would ultimately mean lower taxes or a reallocation of those funds to support other
explaining the reason for the disqualification on the eligibility and allotment of the remaining household members . Although Cal-Fresh has helped lower the poverty rate from 16.9 percent in 2012 to 16.6 percent in 2013, about 41.8 percent of Californians were poor or near poor . In November 2013 five billion dollars was automatically slashed from the federal Cal-fresh program, affecting 47 million Americans, because of this funding cuts, a family of four lost about 20 meals per month .
Morgan Spurlock, an American Independent Filmmaker embarked on an experiment of eating only McDonalds for thirty days. He documented his findings in a documentary titled “Supersize Me” As a result, Spurlock gained nearly twenty-five pounds, and his body mass increased almost fifteen percent. The reason behind Spurlock’s investigation was to identify the problem with our countries rise in obesity, largely contributed to a lack of fresh and healthy food being available. Obesity is an epidemic plaguing our country ever so quickly and one of the biggest reasons for it is many communities don’t have access to fresh food, and in many times that food if available exceeds the families budget. The United States Department of Agriculture (1) defines
“Planned Parenthood health centers comprise 10 percent of all publicly funded family planning centers, but they serve 36 percent of all clients who obtain care from the country’s family planning health center network” (Guttmacher Institute). The non-profit organization gets a specific amount of money to fund patients, however, Planned Parenthood serves 26% more patients, which they do not get funding for. The firm is relying on a small amount of funding from the government, yet they serve more than they are able too. Planned Parenthood patients will financially suffer if Congress decides to go through with the defunding of Planned Parenthood. The government does not fund abortion services, which deem to be the most unfavorable portion of Planned
On the other hand, supporters show through statistics that Medicaid, with the latest addition of Obamacare, has benefited up to 17 million Americans since 2013. The big improvement allowed many people to be insured under the health care umbrella, they argue. Furthermore, ACA has drastically reduced the amount of people without health insurance in half a century. Despite the growth of people insured with Obamacare, the latest study by Moody’s Investors Service claims that nonprofit hospitals under this expanded Medicaid are unsatisfied with the results thus far. Instead of a result of reduced debt and monetary progress at hospitals, they face unpaid bills, and Americans paying out of their own pockets, the study says.
2: Make less people unemployed. In Kansas, they were spending 5.5 million dollars on Food Stamps. Now they are spending 1.2 million dollars. This reform in food stamps would get people off the streets and working. It would save millions of dollars.
According to statisticsbrain.com, their are 110,489,000 Americans who are on welfare and more and more Americans are applying for welfare each year. Many Americans rely on welfare for their families and for individual needs. Welfare recipients should not be permitted to take a drug test because drug testing is expensive for states and the country, drug testing is unconstitutional and welfare recipients do not do drugs any more than people who do not receive welfare. Drug testing is expensive and cost states a lot of money one drug test cost averages to about 42 dollars, not including the cost for equipment and hiring people to conduct the test. States start programs that require welfare recipients to take a drug test and the programs end up costing them up to 1 million or, even more, depending on the number of welfare recipients that reside in that state.
So, how did we get so far into debt? Most people would start small, but not the United States of America. Our debt first surfaced during the Revolutionary War in 1776 when George Washington borrowed $75 million dollars to pay for the war and Its casualties(SPCR 2011). Even though it was promptly compensated for, this action started a trend of borrowing to govern. George Washington took the easy way out by printing more money and borrowing from himself.
Is the money you are paying for lunch really worth it? Our district has been losing a lot of money when they were in control of our school lunch prices. So our Board of Education hired Aramark to break even... But at what cost? Many families are spending hundreds of dollars per year on just one student.
The standard cost of living in America is $58,627. Too out of these 1.7 million Americans on minimum wage, only 21% of this number are teenagers, that leaves 79% being adults with families. Minimum wage should be raised because: some people could better support their family with more income, the economy could experience a boost , the quality of line could mean better workers, workers government program like social security food stamps and other government programs can be reduced and lastly taxes can lowered.
People who have low wage jobs live paycheck to paycheck and rely on public assistance as a supplement. Poverty has a negative effect on families such as access to resources, school choice, and social mobility. Minimum wages have been stagnant since 2009 Congress refuses to increase the wages. A solution to end poverty is to increase wages and create jobs. Most Republican politician agrees on cutting public assistance programs.
The federal government and the state government spend a lot of money helping out the poor. They help the unemployed, the sick those who work full time jobs but cannot provide for their families. Raising the minimum wage would save the government money because a raise to $10.10 would take 1.7 million people off of various types of public assistance. The higher minimum wage would result in a less expensive food stamp program. Raising the minimum wage would result in a 6 percent cut in the amount of money the program needs to operate.