He often states that the rich are necessary because they lead our economy and that their money helps them to do so. Then later in the books he calls the rich greedy and that they have more money than enough money for them to have a luxurious life. He is basically saying that while some families are struggling to have at least one meal a day, the rich just save/blow money on useless things. He quotes on pg. 20 that “The poor cannot be expected to save, because they need every dollar for basic needs such as food and shelter.
But the problem is that illegal immigrants are already taking the jobs of citizens. The benefit of giving these illegal immigrants amnesty is that since they are already working in the United States, there would be a tax increase by being able to receive income tax from them. By taxing them they will help pay for social security, and other government funds that will help the unemployed people find jobs and survive. Many illegal immigrants take jobs on farms and places that U.S. citizens don’t want to work, they do plenty of jobs that Americans wouldn’t want to do. So affecting the number of jobs in the United States is definitely a factor but it is not as significant as people think it is.
In fact, some people argue that these people help in driving important parts of the economy because they willingly accept and undertake the tedious and physical types of manual chores that most Americans would much rather avoid. Such labor boasting long strenuous working hours and cheap wages are positively not on the top of any American’s criteria when searching for employment. Some also report that hose illegal’s that are paying their taxes pay greater amounts than the ordinary American does, and this increase in amount of revenue is beneficial to the nation’s budget use to help improve on such provisions of services like, quality healthcare and Medicare, even though the number of those paying taxes is significantly less than the undocumented evaders. For example, a 2006 report by the Texas Office of the Comptroller found that the state's estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants contributed more in state revenues than they cost in state services during fiscal year 2005. The net gain for the state was $424.7 million, according to the report.
Give everyone with their hand out a piece of bread. Now that they have this piece of bread, they’ll obviously get a job and better our economy. That doesn’t make much sense, and yet a certain political party in America (let it be known that this is just a portion of the party, not everyone) seems to think that this is a novel idea because everyone deserves “opportunity.” Giving people money is not rewarding them with opportunity. It’s much like a rocking chair: it gives them something to do but in the end they are still where they were. The systems in this country like Welfare were intended to be temporary, or to help those who are unable to take care of themselves.
This debate has been heated up through the Obama administration (Mankiw, 2012, p. 16). Throughout 2008 and 2009, the United States has experienced an economic downturn. Lawrence Summers, Obama’s economic guru, states “government assistance programs contribute to long-term employment …. By providing an incentive, and the means, not to work” (Mankiw, 2012, p. 309). As indicated in the article, the reduction of marriages, babies, and divorces are indicating that these items are proving too costly to incur during this downtime.
Social Security, taxes, health care is just a touchy subject for many older voters because they depend on it. There is way too much to talk about to write in an essay so that’s why I think I talk about the key points. This can tie up with economics because it is a circular flow of money, just like we went over in Economics class. One way or another we get money to spend money. In President Obama’s case he just makes money, re-opens failing businesses and spends more than we create or can pay back to china.
This is another reason for the American taxpayer to look down on upon welfare recipients. Our national economic situation is going create a longer list that will to have to go on welfare and it will not get any better if something is not done to fix it. Although some people who defraud the system are caught, too many more people get away with it. There are millions of Americans that use welfare as it is intended, they get off of it and become more productive members of society. It is up to our leaders to do what is best for the entire nation by passing new Welfare Reform legislation that will punish those more harshly and get the financial aid to
Or is it that we have such an abundance of food there is no need to be conservative over buying too much at the grocery store (or fast food joint) or saving that last handful of leftover pasta? What about both? Even though efforts are being made to reduce food waste in America, Americans are seemingly creating more of an environmental and economic issue by wasting more food than recycling it. As of 2012 there are over 313 million people in the United States alone (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). With a number this high, it may not be such a big shock to see how much food is being wasted in America.
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
What concerns me is that there are illegal immigrants also working in the US. The only thing I know about businesses hiring illegal immigrants is that they can escape paying taxes. If there will be a lot of vacant jobs, is it going to be enough for the Americans? I hope it will be enough. I know that there are people willing to pay illegal immigrants but I think not paying taxes is going to hurt the US economy.