13 December 2010
Currently in America there are 15.1 million unemployed out of a total 307,006,500 people according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s a whopping 9.8 percent of our population. The unemployment rate is a severe crisis that not only affects the families and lives of the unemployed, but also our great nation as a whole. The unemployment rate adds to the National Deficit as well as affecting our economy. Since 2008 the unemployment has raised exactly four percent. That means over 600,000 people have become unemployed in approximately two years. The Democratic Party under the leadership of President Obama is to blame for this spike in unemployment. The Democratic Party has focused on nationalizing the main areas of our nation’s infrastructure from Medical Insurance to the Private Business sector. The only sound and risk free solution to solving the unemployment crisis is to focus on reviving local economies and infrastructures in the states.
The Federal Government employs anywhere from 2.5 to 2.7 million employees, while the states and local branches employ around 15 million people. It is the state not the National Government that are responsible for basic citizens needs, such as medical coverage, education, food stamps etc. These needs are the foundations for a stable and functioning in a local economy, which in turn helps to stabilize the Nation’s economy. (Ravitch,Richard, 2010)
Many critics of States powers turn to many unbalanced budgets and lack of money in the correct areas is a cause of unemployment in the nation. This statement is false because a majority of the state’s budget is eaten up by nationalized healthcare through programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. As the state budgets lose money to these programs, there is less money to use for education and the state’s overall infrastructure. The lack of revenue for these programs affects the public and private sectors, which in turn affects the...