This scandalous coinage, also known as the penny, is a lousy excuse for a currency and should be abandoned. The penny costs the American people precious time and money as they attempt to scour through their purse or wallet just for a 1 cent coin, which is having devastating effects on the economy. The obvious solution to this ordeal is removing the penny and rounding all prices to the nearest nickel. On the other side of the argument, people view this as an opportunity for businesses to charge extra for a product or service that you originally would of although, there is simply no hard defining evidence that this would even occur. With everything considered, the penny is a nuisance to society as a whole, we need to abolish it before it creates
“The US Mints budget in 2010 was 27.4 million dollars in penny production”(source 1). The time wasted counting money could add up to over 700 million dollars, this money could be spent on something important. For example some countries don 't even use them, one of those countries is canada they stopped minting them in 2013. They didn 't actually ban them they just stopped minting them but made them legal to use(Source 1). In conclusion the penny cost more to produce than it is worth, so it 's not worth making and most countries don 't even mint them anymore.
Don’t you hate when your taxes go to making useless pennies or when they take up space in a mess. Even though people think pennies are helpful they are not because they cost 2.41 to make just one. For years the Unites States have been discussing if we should get rid of the penny. Pennies shouldn’t be made in the United States. Source 1 states, other countries have got rid of the penny and were successful.
Our carbon tax just passed, now we accept these pipelines, it doesn’t make sense at all. The whole world is harvesting down 3.5 acres of forest every MINUTE. Canada requires companies to plant a tree for every cut, but you are not getting the same forest in return. Canada has 385 endangered species, the reason it that the best land won’t be converted to a protected area, it would be used for farming, forestry, and housing. But I will give Canada one thing they have recognised the risk we are doing to our environment.
All these factors slowly but surely affect our daily lives. There is a documentary, “affluenza”, which directly focuses on statistics and specific things that we over use. The video states “the bible does not say buy a new Cadillac each month, it says control our money within our home.” People believe that the more we over consume our natural resources. The more environment will decline in wild life animal’s home “over consumption is the mother of all environmental problems.” If the global population would consider recycling we would not have such a big over consumption
Minimum wage should not be raised because it is not an income that someone sold live off of. Minimum wage in the country is currently $7.25 but some states have changed it in a way that is way too much. For example Washington state currently has the highest minimum wage at $9.32 that’s a $2.07 increase to the current amount minimum wage. Seattle is currently considering to raise their minimum wage to $15 it’s understandable that the city is very large and things cost more money but if they raise minimum wage to $15 that will only bring inflation causing things to cost only more money than it already does. If there is one thing that should not be done to the country it is to cause inflation.
The writer, Michael Peers, is upset about citizens being called “taxpayers” when they are sent their bills and in regular conversations. Nobody should be viewed as less than a person or as less than a citizen of Canada just because they don’t pay money to the government — I agree with his opinion. There are valid reasons to not pay taxes and I agree with Peers when he says that people shouldn’t be judged or thought of as “less than” for not being able to afford the pesky task that is taxes. If the government doesn’t acknowledge poverty-stricken citizens as citizens, then why would the government want to protect them? If the government doesn’t acknowledge the youth—the youth that is still being educated and not yet ready to pay taxes—why would the government protect the youth?
Howe less of a political minister, and more about getting the job done. Canada had a very small reserve of military and transportation supplies, but the department of munitions and supplies had completely changed that. By the end of the war, the Canadian industry had spent over $10 billion dollars ($100 billion in todays currency) on 1.7 million small arms, 16 000 aircrafts, 50 000 tanks and armoured vehicles, 9000 ships, and so much more. In order to pay for this, the Wartime Industries Control Board, along with the Munitions and supplies had applied tough wages, and price controls in 1941. However, the newfound industry allowed anyone to work, who wanted to work (with restrictions on wages, and choosing and changing jobs) but after the depression of the 1930’s, it was a huge step forward.
For my survey project, I chose to talk about whether or not it is a good idea to raise the minimum wage. My goal for my research is to prove that it is a bad idea to raise it. While it is convenient for minimum waged workers to get paid more, it would not be for the rest of us. It would result in everything becoming more expensive. My main focus is on keeping the minimum wage at its current value, nine dollars.
At first glance, raising the current minimum wage seems like an outstanding idea and one may think, “Hey, it’s not hurting anyone.” In reality these good intentions will result in many unintended consequences such as causing businesses to hire fewer workers, it has no effect on reducing poverty and will decrease employment. A common misconception referring to minimum wage in the United States is that the current minimum wage is not enough to make a living and support a family. The majority of minimum wage workers are between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. These individuals are high school and college students that are not trying to support a family, and if they are, they are in the minority. Also, more than three fifths of all minimum
This is grade equality. This is what is going to be considered fair. This is what is going to ruin America. After spending hours researching the effects of increasing the tax on the rich, I have proven that it will worsen income inequality and not help. If we do increase taxes on the rich, how will we define them?
Far too long in this great country of ours have the big corporations taken advantage of the people at the bottom. Unfortunately, because of our laissez-faire oriented feelings this leaves millions of Americans who need to rely on government programs in order to survive. With this in mind the 28th Amendment will tackle the problem of big corporations head on with as little government intervention as possible. This Amendment will be composed of three parts initially the first two focused completely on the corporations themselves while the last part will deal with the individual so that he/she may not further exploit the system. A company large enough to hold more than a million people will not be permitted to have employees on government assistance
Bill Quigley’s Top Ten Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage argues that since the impact is so negligible there should be no reason businesses can’t afford it. He also addresses the “free market” system stating it will not take care of the workers. He points out the special tax breaks for businesses and states that this is nothing compared to raising wages, but this has yet to be done. Overall they seem to all agree that the workforce should be paid more, but do not agree how this should be enforced or even encouraged. Quigley very clearly believes in a minimum wage hike, stating that businesses will not take care of the people.