Wal-Mart’s main defense is all the jobs it creates for American citizens. While Wal-Mart does create many jobs it destroys more than it creates. According to the book, How corporation’s hurt us all, By crushing local businesses, this giant eliminates three decent jobs for every two low-paid Wal-Mart jobs it creates (Dan Butts 167). So basically every time a Wal-Mart comes to a small town, a lot of the employees have to join the superstore and work for less or lose their job all together. Another reason people like to defend Wal-Mart is because they have better prices than most everyone else which is easier on peoples wallets.
When their funds run low and the desperation process begins, they spend all their remaining money investing in failing businesses trying to make a quick buck. They don’t really know how to work in the real world. The negative effect here is the financial problems these athletes will face after retirement. They leave the game with no source of income, other than a spouse, and end up spending all their money on big houses, fancy cars, or failing businesses (USA Today Financial Ball). These problems have had
In this cut throat and disproportioned world, we see imbalance like no other time in history. Children are starving, while athletes play a sport they love and get paid fortunes to do it. We live in a world where people drive 13 cars to where people can’t afford shoes to walk miles every day just to get water for their family to live. Once a symbol of international pride and the love of fair play, sport brought countries out of war to come together to test their skill ("United nations," 2008). Now it is a get rich scheme where the rich get rich and the poor will stay poor.
The big superstars of the teams also get bonus for scoring a touchdown, making a basket, making a goal, and getting on base. The fans want to watch a game in person not on television, but they can’t afford to go to the games because the ticket prices are too expensive, so they have to sit at home watching the game. Owners of team franchises have to pay their athletes so much because of the countless hours of hard work they put in year around. “Many athletes put in over 40 hours a week with practices, study, workouts, and game time” (bleacherreport.com). The countless hours over many years takes toll on their bodies is why they should make as much as they.
However, there is one huge difference between the players in the National Football League (NFL) and the players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Players in the NFL make a lot of money for their performance, while players in the NCAA never see a dime for fueling a multi-billion dollar industry. Players are sent to schools not to advance their education and obtain that increasingly important degree, but to play football. Graduation rates are quite low on many of these teams because the message players take to heart is that if they work hard on the football field, eventually they can make it playing professional ball and become a millionaire. Money drives the desire for so many of the players to play at higher levels.
Should they be paid that high? Do athletes deserve more money than firefighters or teachers or people who hold what many consider to be more valuable jobs? There are thousands of people living in homeless shelters across Canada and the U.S and devastating environmental disasters across the world. While all of this is happening, we are simultaneously watching professional athletes get paid millions of dollars to play sports and entertain us. Is it just me or is something seriously wrong with this picture?
Everyday, wealthy consumers buy big-screen TV's, $100,000 Mercedes, and countless other luxury items. On the other side of the world, there are people who are homeless and lack of basic food and water to make a living. I agree that there is no reason I see why these prosperous people who can afford to do not donate to the needy if as you said ‘$200 in donations would help a sickly 2-year-old transform into a healthy 6-year-old——offering safe passage through childhood’s most dangerous years.’ (8). I believe it would be hard to find someone who would object to giving this relatively small amount of money if it meant saving a life. Nevertheless, I found the statement "I can see no escape from the conclusion that each one of us with wealth surplus to his or her essential needs should be giving most of it to help people suffering from poverty so dire as to be life-threatening" (21) unrealistic and extreme.
The residents of this county needs help but not they help that the government continues to give to them. They need help in the form of more jobs in their county, instead the government is supplying them with government funded programs. More available jobs can help to decrease poverty levels. Mark Riddix explains, “The death of jobs in the United States has directly impacted the poverty rate” (Riddix, 2011). The government funded programs are supposed to have been a temporary fix for the people of this county.
This movement was a social movement wherein Christians were urged to improve social conditions for those less fortunate. | The movement helped some of the poor population, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to close the huge gap between the rich and the poor. | Today there is still a gap between rich and poor, the upper class and low classes are perfect examples. Today many people are still without homes or jobs, living under bridges, and starving. But on the other hand, tons of celebrities have millions of dollars with nice houses and fast cars.
The condition of the economy and the uncertainty of the times we live in put added pressure on individuals who are responsible for maintaining employment and supporting their families. The cost of living for many states is considerably higher than in previous years, whilst the unemployment rates are also at record highs. It is unfair for America’s taxpayers to foot the bill for the drug-abusing bad apples in the welfare system. As a member of society, it is each and every one of us’ responsibility to help enact laws such as drug testing for welfare to help preserve the integrity of a system that is challenged every minute of every day by those individuals who have no consideration and low or no ethical standards. Works Cited Greenblatt, Alan.