The Effects of Outsourcing on the Economy In recent years, outsourcing has become an increasingly popular alternative for some of the largest corporations in North America, who are looking for inexpensive ways of lowering overall costs. Outsourcing, which is the relocation of jobs to other foreign countries, has become a controversial new way of doing business. In considering the pros and cons of outsourcing, we have to ask some key questions: Who is benefiting for outsourcing? What types of jobs are being outsourced? What effect does outsourcing have on Americans?
In practice, the cost of the Welfare State has become much greater than expected and it is now the biggest single item of public spending. Taxation has had to cover much of the cost. Many politicians now question whether a system of universal benefits is affordable. If benefits are targeted towards those in greatest need, the amounts paid out could be raised but the overall cost held down. However, this means making more, if not all, benefits subject to a means test.
As a U.S citizen and tax payer, I believe the government should worry more about the welfare of our people and the way they live. Instead, it seems the only thing they are concerned about is, health care is costing them too much money, taxes need to be higher, and they want to dump more money into the war on terrorism, yet they still think they deserve a pay raise. The United States Military is a very respectable and honorable organization, that puts their lives on the line every day, and sacrifices the most beloved things in their life. Congress needs to save a little money, so why not stop paying our soldiers while they are fighting a war? Two weeks later, congress gets a raise, because they feel their jobs are more important than anyone else in this country.
Based upon social class and political power in public policy, the United States has proven to be a nation where the economy, society, and political system do not function in the same way for all of its citizens, and everybody works for the benefit of the few, and against the interest of the many. Professors Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson argued in their book, “Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class” (2010), that changing tax rates has been a major factor underlying growing inequality. They claim that the globalization and technological changes are not the causes of economic struggles of the middle and working classes in the United States. Instead they blame a long series of policy changes in government that significantly favored the very rich since the late 1970s. Those changes were the result of, well-financed and well-organized efforts by the corporate sector to push government policies to lean in favor of the very wealthy.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act joins this exclusive list” (Leahy). “In many ways the likelihood of a bill’s passage is proportional to the support it has when it enters the legislative queue and in many ways a bill’s prospects for passage have to do with both its initial popularity and the strength of its opposition” (McKnight). Even with proof that the VAWA Act actually saved the government money, more than $14.8 billion in the first 6 years, by reducing recidivism, Republicans in the House are having issues with this new reauthorization. (NACADV). “Just because a piece of legislation is morally right, has wide public support, and is high on the agenda of powerful members of Congress does not mean that it cannot be blocked or compromised by powerful interest groups with ‘deep pockets’ and the power to circumvent legislative mandates through manipulation of the regulatory process”
According to Gallup, the lack of good jobs in America is a greater problem than the inefficient healthcare costs, runaway government spending, and even global terrorism. The lack of good jobs is a poignant crisis in America today, and is making our nation bankrupt. When GDP is up, there are more jobs in a nation, resulting in better welfare. This is why GDP is so important to the welfare of its citizens. GDP is the sum of all goods and services produced in a country during a year (Ferrell).
This view is ultimately a right wing argument; this is because that the right want a small government which would be ensured by strong checks and balance which promoted gridlock which is against the idea of certain branches being overextended as overextended powers lead to less gridlock which leads to larger government making this issue a right wing one. It can be seen that the powers of the executive have increased far past the intended levels in particular the president’s power can be seen to be increased for example the president has far too much power in terms of foreign policy i.e. the president is allowed to go to war without consulting congress if he/she doesn’t officially declare war, he/she can also negotiate with other foreign entities without the consultation of congress so the president essentially has as much power as they wish in
Is Bigger Government Better Government? The most pervasive institution in life is government. Government and its programs are important in maintaining a quality of life. Government spending around the globe has increased, bigger governments is not necessarily associated with being better. Large governments can hurt economic growth, and do not necessarily contribute to a better society.
In the 20th century, it has gained a more civilized manifestation in the form of state lotteries. And though lotteries can make a few people rich, in fact they can inflict serious damage both to a state’s economy and to one’s personality. The first and foremost reason against state lotteries is that they harm national economies. For example, in the United States, only in the year 2009, more than $50 billion was spent to print state lottery tickets, set video kiosks, and on other preparations. From this total, in 2010 the most part of this money was wasted on the commissions for stores selling these tickets, and prizes; the government received only $17.9 billion, which broke down to 30 percent in profits and 8 percent in administrative costs.
The transformation of the future and the new meaning of war) is in hopes to make a math-like problem, to show the correlation of how changing the system as we know it, basically turning it upside-down, can actually transform this world into an unimaginable place. By first recognizing our financial deficit is dangerously high and lowering military costs, can save millions each year. Also not only will it save us millions each year, but much less conflict will occur between other nations, by not acting like the supreme law of the world. Our country’s debt is out of control. This is in the largest amount of debt in the history of the world; The U.S. military has over 865 facilities which are located in over 40 different countries around the world.