The WWP reports that they spend 73% of their budget on programs for veterans but after investigation by outside sources, the truth came out to be only 58% of the budget spent for veteran programs. The CEO’s salary also comes under fire from critics, stating he makes almost $400,000 a year while there are veterans in need of that money. His rebuttal is that he makes less than a tenth of a percent of their budget, so he isn’t taking more than he should. The opposition voices their opinion about the detractors, saying that they’re jealous of the donations the WWP receives and that their smaller organizations are not collecting as well as they are. The organization is supported even by its fiercest detractors who believe in what the WWP is doing.
The unemployment rate among our veterans is 6.9 percent compared to the national average of 7.3 percent according to Covert in the article, The Four Economic Challenges Veterans Face. This means that our veterans are clearly having a hard time getting employed after they retired. The military only gives veterans two years of unemployment after they release them back to the civilian life. President Barack Obama signed the "VOW to Hire Heroes Act" in into law in 2011 telling companies that they would receive tax credit if they were to hire a veteran who’s been unemployed for four weeks, and that he was also willing to give even a higher tax break to those companies if that would to hire a veteran who’s been unemployed for six months. As Compton mentioned, ‘This is just one of the initiatives the President has enacted in order to ensure that the country fulfills its obligation to our service members and their families (Compton, 2011).’ Having a job in society is essential for the veterans to set them up to a successful
One reason is what is Obama doing with military money.Obama had given 150 billion dollars and is pitching a fit over 38 billion dollars that we are using for our defense Our military already do not get paid enough per month.They get paid 1416.30 at the closest per month.Which is not a lot at all. So I think that that is why soldiers should make more. I think that that baseball players should not make as much money as they do.They make an average 3 million a month. That compared to military is a huge gap.The worse that can happen to them
“ 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.
The couple was worried about how they are going to pay for the bill which was more than $400. They didn 't get to pay the bill because it was more than they have. On their last day, they counted the money they had so far and figure what they can pay with how much money they have. Her husband figured that it 's going to take them at least three month for them to fully pay all their bills with the job that they are having. The issues I saw when watching this show was; house, transportation, and health care.
As the time went on I ended up spending that money. By the time my parent would allow me to by my own longboard I only had about 30 to 40 dollars left. I think that we all know is that longboards are expensive and the one I wanted was up to 230 dollars. Do you want to know the reason why it was that expensive. “ Mom can you buy me a longboard I don 't have that much money from my birthday and the one that Dominique got for her boyfriend Efrain is the kind that I want.” So my parents were being reasonable about them telling me after I said that statement that I
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
America the land of opportunity where you can live the American dream, but as great as this sounds it is the American “dream” for a reason, because the harsh reality is poverty. In 2010 poverty and welfare was a National Debate topic, what many do not realize is poverty can take many forms, currently 37 million Americans are living in poverty, and this number has been increasing since 2000 (“National Debate Topic”). In America, there several types of poverty, in order to combat poverty the government instituted the welfare system was put in place by temporarily assisting individuals with the hopes of getting these individual back to supporting themselves. Due to there being several different types of poverty, the welfare system is not effective in combating all types because of the varying degrees of severity and longevity of each types of poverty, and the amount and types of programs that are in place are not the most effective for all types. Life does not always go the one would like it to road bumps and unexpected situations always come up, examples of these unexpected situations are unemployment, medical crisis, death, and other unexpected situations.
He is planning to spend six trillion dollars less than what we are currently spending every single year. Right now, the U.S is spending about ten thousand dollars per person which adds up to three trillion dollars per year. In other words, he is planning to get the country out of debt with the money we aren’t using for the Medicare. When you propose all these things, it sounds phenomenal to have more Medicare coverage for less, but analysts say it’s too good to be true. According to media and Kenneth Thorpe, an Emory Universal Health-Care expert who worked in the Bill Clinton, “finds that Mrs. Sanders’ proposal would actually harm many working beneficiaries of Medicaid, the state- federal health care plan for the poor and the near poor”.
An article in the washington post written by author Matt Zwolinski, talks about how too often in the united states, welfare comes with strings attached. Even though american are willing to give the poor we are not willing to trust them. Most people believe that people fall into poverty because there 's something wrong with them. That simply is just the case in most situations. Even though not all americans are on welfare, The United States Census bureau found that “Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012” ().