Dela Cruz 1 One big issue we have in our country is the United States education because our American children seems to be falling behind. In Michael Moore's essay, Idiot Nation, shows an evidence to why our children are struggling and not getting the education that they are suppose to. After reading his essay, this concludes that our kids are struggling and falling behind for the following reasons: library loss because of budget cuts, our kids are being bribed for wrong reasons and not all kids are getting the freedom that they deserve. "The U.S has been perceived upon as a country of hard workers, overachievers, and gifted people all having vigorous work ethic."  Different people from different countries look up to America not just the country of freedom but also the “land of oppurtunity”.
It’s irrational of them to keep all of the staff when over half of the institutions populations were released just so that they can keep their jobs. I believe this is why America is in so much debt that because of greedy people not helping children and just thinking about themselves has gotten America to were they are now. Yes They have put in place new laws and reforms to help children but how much is it really helping them and how much are we not
Poverty can exist in rich and civilized countries to an extreme extend In many other countries, people believe that poverty doesn’t exist in the U.S. They believe that every individual has the resources to survive and provide for the families, but that is not true. It may not too very obvious for other people to see, but there are many people who face poverty and are looking for ways to get out of it in the U.S. Due to lack of resources, people struggle to break out of the cycle of poverty. According to Census Bureau Report (2001), "The official poverty rate in the U.S. increased for four consecutive years, from a 26-year low of 11.3% in 2000 to 12.7% in 2004, and then declined somewhat to 12.3% in 2006. This means that 36.5 million people (approx 1 in 8 Americans) were below the official poverty thresholds in 2006, compared to 31.1 million in 2000, and that there was an increase of 5.4 million poor from 2000 to 2006 while the total population grew by 17.5 million The poverty rate for children under 18 years old increased from 16.2% to 17.8% from 2000 to 2004 and had dropped to 17.4% in 2005 and 2006".
This is another effect of the war and how it impacted America. With all of the people who lost their jobs, the unemployment rate went down drastically. It became very difficult for people to find jobs and even harder to these people to provide for themselves and their families. The economy crash and recession hit the United States very hard and the citizens of the states are still trying very hard to recover from it. With the help of the government and the president Barack Obama’s efforts to create jobs, the United States are slowly starting to recover from this huge
Poverty is an important issue to take notice of. Many people in the United States fall within the life status of living in poverty. Just as adults are affected by poverty so are the youth. Since the youth is the future of the country they call America, it’s critical that the children do not grow up in a horrific environment. Poverty could be simply defined as being economically poor but many researchers like to refer to it as the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.
It was marketed towards the citizens of the United States as a tool to “put Americans back to work” without adding “a dime to the deficit”(Epstein, 2013). This legislation is proving to be unsustainable due to it being hard to price on an annual basis (Epstein, 2013). While unemployment rates have been going down, the increase in jobs leans more towards part-time rather than full-time work (Epstein, 2013). This can also be attributed to the change in unemployment benefit laws, which restricted the length of time you can claim
Reforming the Welfare System The welfare system as we know it is broken. It is unfair to the recipients themselves, to those who need it and do not receive it, and to those taxpayers who struggle in middle class helping to pay for it all. In many cases, the system itself keeps people in poverty. The uneducated are not given the necessary resources to get them out of the system and no requirements are in place to prevent generations of families from staying in the welfare cycle. One reason the welfare system should be reformed is because of inequalities.
Poor people encourage other not poor people to better than them and kind of set an example of what you don't want to be There are millions of dollars that are out there to have but some people need to just get up and find it for example most poor people start to give up and they believe that there is nothing else to do but to be poor and and they can never have money again which is not true they can but they have to make an effort to go out there and get that money. Poor people need to be more self determined to make something of themselves and not be
I believe the reason we are in an economic crisis, the reason our growth as a country has tapered off, and the reason so many poor people can’t picture good futures for themselves, as well as their children, is because of inequality in this country (Johnson). We’ve allowed a few very wealthy people to accumulate a massive amount of political and economic power in this country. We have unknowingly built a financial, economic, and political oligarchy here, and until we break from that oligarchy or put it behind us by “reforming the banking system and changing the way finances are organized in this country”, we're not going to have anything that we will feel is appropriate to call a dream (Johnson). Where is the dream for those living on the street and begging for food and spare change? Where is the dream for the child at school with no supplies?
The Great Depression just ended and more than twenty five percent of the American working force was unemployed. Jobs were scarce and millions needed help just to feed their families. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established several programs designed to help those in need. Today there is another need for welfare reform and the President and Congress cannot agree on what changes need to be made. Along with Immigration, Welfare is one of the hot topics that separate us as a country because there is a stigma that being on Welfare means that you are lazy and do not want to work and a lot of that displeasure is pointed to minorities.