According to FEMA reports, in September 26, 2005, they have already approved 265,000 applications for temporary housing payments. Eventually, many families will resettle back into their homes or even join in new communities, but regardless, families and communities have been dramatically transformed by the storm. Additionally, Hurricane Katrina has made one of the poorest areas in the United States even poorer. According to geographical analysis by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood and damage assessments and year 2000 Census data, The CRS estimates that of the people to have been displaced by the hurricane, about half lived in New Orleans. Due to the city’s social composition, the storm most heavily impacted the poor and African Americans, who were less likely to have connected to the workforce and were educationally disadvantaged.
By 1939, budget cuts had forced the project to scale down to 3,500 workers, although it was so popular that every state provided money to keep it alive when Congress reduced funding in 1939. The Federal Writers' Project was eliminated along with the WPA in 1943 and much of its unpublished work was lost or destroyed. Even so, the FWP left a large impact in its American Guide and life in America series and in its tales folklore
Introduction The national expenditure levels in the United States have more than tripled over the last decade (US Census, 2011). Regardless of inconsistencies in national budgets, health care is still in high demand. Unfortunately, nearly half Americans cannot afford health care and are now forced to rely on Medicare and Medicaid. The generation of Baby Boomers, who was once the back bone for American Capitalism, is living with a growing health care crisis. Considering the age of the boomers, health care is essential.
It goes against our Constitutional right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Studies show that more than eighteen thousands adults die each year because they are uninsured and can't get proper health care. How is it that in America, the greatest country in the world, thousands of people can die each for something that can be changed and nothing is done? Each year we deny eighteen thousand people the right to live, a right guaranteed to them by our fore fathers. The implementation of a universal healthcare system would save lives and allow people to be free to pursue their
Lincoln is an anomaly. Most presidents did not wield expansive powers until FDR. His “New Deal” created many federal programs to remedy the devastating effects of the depression. There was record high unemployment, poverty and hopelessness. Veterans came and set up camp in DC and planned to stay until they were given money to feed their families.
9-1-1 The earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane in New Orleans, and the Demolition in San Francisco are all examples of National Disasters around the world. The human population has been affected by national disasters since the beginning of time; over billions of people have either become homeless, heart, and in most cases dead. The United Stases is the most powerful and richest country in the world yet the government and celebrities go out and help other countries spending billions of dollars on water, food, and shelter before helping people back home. We have more than 500,00 people homeless right now, that alone is a national disaster. Unfortunately, other countries aren’t so lucky; like Africa.
Unfair Taxes Under Obamacare The Obamacare decision that was made two weeks ago was an outrage to many people including myself. The only group of people it seems to benefit is the poor people on government assistance and now myself and every other hard-working tax paying American are going to have to foot the bill. I realize that many people have legitimate problems finding a job and supporting themselves but there are also a lot of people out there just working the system because they can and now Obama is only going to make that easier for them by taxing the people that do work for their money. I was absolutely shocked by the amount of taxes Obamacare is imposing when I was researching it. I was also surprised to learn that a lot of
This is a historic federalism versus state rights conflict that has defined our nation throughout our entire history and continues to divide us politically, as evidenced in the recent presidential election. Thus, we rank high in many critical care and surgical services, but rank low in overall morbidity and mortality rates due our lack of comprehensive horizontally integrated healthcare services that extend far beyond our hospital borders. We spend approximately 18.4 percent of our gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare, which is almost double that of any other industrialized nation. Part A of the Medicare Trust Fund is due to go bankrupt in 2017. The need to offer higher healthcare quality and service at lower costs requires incentives for innovative delivery systems and new ways of working with fewer resources.
Welfare is a growing tradition in the United States. More and more people are requesting aid from the government. The question that should be ask is, are the people who are requesting the aid really need it or just want it? Is the person making 50,000 a year really need it to survive? Is the system really flawed and what are the requirements on getting welfare?
Poverty in America Poverty has been around for a long time now but hardly anybody has done anything to stop it all around the world. Child poverty is an indicator of the hard times the world is going thru. Families all over the world have the responsibility to guide their children to the right path by providing them with everything they need in order to succeed, but with poverty in their footsteps it’s making it basically impossible for many families in general to do so. Challenged with so many things like economic insecurity and unemployment parents have had to beg for money in the streets so that they could try and support their kids. The Children of this great world are the future but with the consequences that poverty causes every year