The systems in this country like Welfare were intended to be temporary, or to help those who are unable to take care of themselves. To help people get on their feet. As the country ages it has become a source of income, or a crutch that is never removed. The welfare system (and similar systems) has been taken advantage of. Instead of reforming them, the populous that uses this “opportunity” has become so dependent on it that it isn’t enough and now our government is increasing these “opportunities” while America sits in the largest deficit it has ever been in.
Any additional raise of minimum wage would totally jeopardize the everyday lives of all Americans. The fewer jobs available, because of the pay hike, will mainly be the cause of the lower class workers’ unemployment. Simply, the minimum wage debate is a touchy subject among many economists and political figures. There are an immense amount of arguments toward the good and bad aspects of minimum wage, but one incontrovertible fact is that a minimum wage elevation causes loss for businesses, as well as, working people. The larger businesses try to make things seem more at ease than they truly are.
They felt the need to do this as soon as they felt the negative changes in the management. The members of the local union were strongly supportive of the company, but they had to demand for something more because they have children to feed and families to support. I found it interesting how fellow towns people, not only pick between p-9 and p-10,but who they considered family. In the documentary, when some towns members decided to return to work. The fellow protester called them traders.
The keyword is “promise”. Although they were promised that they would be free and equal, that wasn't the case. When immigrants came to the United States they were denied their rights and had to put up with persecution. They had to settle for bad jobs that required hard tiring work, because those are the only jobs poeple would give them. As result their period of adjustment was very hard.
Many workin people have no choice but, to live in poor living arrangments. According to the New York Times, “if minimum wage was raised it would cause workers to get a pay raise and others to get fired(2). I agree that workers should be entitled to a pay raise as the cost of living is very high. Some workers find housing away from where they work because the cost of living in nearby cities having to travel often makes it impossible for the minimum wage worker to find stable permante
It’s a nightmare. For those that are living in poverty, but still put in over forty hours of work a week, the American Dream is a haunting reminder of how others get to enjoy their money. The working poor only get to struggle to maintain enough money to get through each day. There is no planning a vacation off of minimum wage, no such thing as a good or even a proper education. For those that live in poverty, working hard to achieve a goal means to work as much as you can so you can have electricity for the month or a decent meal.
Their low wages increase employers’ profits and lower consumers’ costs.” (St. John). Illegal immigrants do work a lot of the jobs the rest of this country does not care to do, and in that way yes it is beneficial. But those jobs only call for so many people, what is to be done with all the rest that come here? This is where the eliminating caps per-country for green cards could really come in
In America today, the issue of immigration is a cause for debate. Families that decide to flee their typically poverty-stricken countries in search of the ‘American Dream’ of opportunity, are forced to pick up unwanted and exhausting jobs that pay next to nothing, often way below minimum wage. Although this human exploitation seems unethical, the illegality of immigrant workers leaves them with no choice but to take whatever it is they get. Consequently, employers acquire a hard worker for next-to-nothing wages, which is clear reasoning for the sheer amount of immigrant workers in America. Recognized as taking the “dirty jobs”, the many skilled labour workers are fundamental to the smooth running of the country and ironically, without them, America’s rich economy would crumble.
They blame Latinos for ruining the economy, Latinos are their specific scapegoats, someone to blame whether it is their fault or not. Back in the day they concentrated their hate on the Black race, don't get me wrong, they are still hated by the clan but the focus has passed on to Latinos. As we saw in the video, the Southern Alliance talked about the millions of dollars Mexican immigrants send back to their country. What they don't want to realize is that it was hard earned and worked for money and that far from ruining the economy Latino immigrants do the economy a big and needed
Zoe Rathgeber ECON 102 Position Paper April 17, 2012 There are many working Americans who earn the minimum wage. Countries throughout the world uphold minimum wage laws, which shows that the minimum wage is important to policy makers. Finding the connection between minimum wage and job loss is one of the most pressing matters for economists. Raising the minimum wage would be detrimental to the economy and has become one of the most significant problems economists and blue-collar Americans have faced during the recession today. A higher minimum wage is detrimental to local economies as well as many workers through increased unemployment, lack of skills and an inability to further careers.