The issues and arguments by Tom Hayden, Charles Kernaghan, Nicholas Kristof, and Sheryl WuDunn of cheap labor, lost of jobs in the U.S., unsafe working conditions, economic markets, enviromental pollution issues, and huge profit corporations need to be addressed. The government needs to enforce more strict regulations in order to avoid disaster. The only way this can happen is if you the reader take a stand on it!
It is important to analysis and learn from previous monetary policies in America. A significant rise in wages did not achieve the goal of reducing poverty. Therefore, raising the minimum wage in the remaining states would likely produce no significant reduction of poverty. Furthermore, increasing the minimum wage will shift the financial burden from business owner to customers through higher prices. Over 500 economists from institutions and universities across America signed a letter to President Obama in warning when they stated, “business owners...will need to cut costs, or pass the increase to their consumers in order to make ... ... middle of paper ... ...s. U.S. News & World Report, 11 Mar 2013.
Will the Implementation of “Obamacare” Hurt the Nation’s Economy? “President Obama made this telling claim about his signature health-care law: Americans are “Going to the able to sign up for affordable, quality health insurance at a significantly cheaper rate than what they can get right now in the individual market.” (Roy p.1) Since President Obama introduced the legislation bill of the Affordable Care Act, there has been mixed feelings, as a nation, on how it can possibly affect their lives, but more importantly, the economy that is already in chaos. It is interesting to see that even though the nation as a whole is not in favor of the Affordable Care Act, the population will still be in favor of what the Democratic party proposes for health care reform more than the Republican party They show little to no interest in health care reform. Socializing health care in the United States can have its positive and negatives depending on how they are implementing it. The way the Affordable Care Act is written at the moment will not only hurt the patient, by making them wait even longer for care and forcing them to buy health care, but it will also hurt the economy by making the nation dependent on the government and their services.
Others argue that technology and new inventions will fix and solve our population problems, and that the population growth is actually slowing down. . As of October 1999', the world obtained 6 billion people. Predictions have been made that by the year 2075' there will be 12 billion people. The major question asked by concerned people is "Is our planet able to provide a healthy and prosperous life style, which we are all a custom to, and can it, be for twice as many people in the future?"
That it is not a question of whether or not the countries are being overpopulated, but that developed countries are consuming the most of the world’s resources and that this is why environmental destruction and resource depletion is ensuing. David argues that to solve this issue we must, “reduce waste and consumption, find cleaner energy sources, and support other countries in finding ways to develop that are more sustainable than the ways we've employed.” Personally, I agree with David on his opinions about population growth. I feel that we are so privileged in North America that we have became numb to the thought of many people suffering from starvation and poor living standards. Many of us take for granted the products and resources we are able to utilize and consume on a daily basis. Individuals might think just because it’s happening on the other side of the planet it should not be a concerning issue for them, but it is happening and we just can’t let so many people on the planet undergo these adversities while we, the fortunate few, pretend that it’s not taking place and continue on our lives as if nothing’s happening.
According to shared technology, the super power nations should be able to come together with getting the developing nations off the grounds. They should do it because it will help them become more developed, less dependent and decrease and poverty rates, not because it will be beneficial to them and to help the nations as a whole. Numerous of third world countries began industrializing when they noticed that the United States did during the Cold War. Some would debate that increasing financial resources and trading opportunities for the poorest countries is not a sufficient substitute. Consequently, even if it wasn’t that would still be a start in helping the under develop countries thrive more.
Recently President Obama, because of the lack of effort and action by congress, has used executive action to implement the raising of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for new federal contracts, effective 2015. This, naturally, has brought out commentary, studies that support and oppose this, as well as predictions that are totally opposite of each other. (Davis, S.) The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) examined the impact of raising the minimum wage to two levels, $9.00 and $10.00 an hour. On February 18, 2013 the CBO report concluded that at $9.00 300,000 workers’ wages would rise over the poverty line; however 100,000 jobs would be eliminated by employers to maintain profitability. The impact of a $10.10 an hour minimum wage on these numbers would be 900,000 workers moving above the poverty line while 500,000 jobs would be eliminated.
According to Governor Walker (R-WI) and many conservatives the protesters are simply trying to hold on to unsustainable wages and benefits that they have gained through collective bargaining negotiations in the past. The legislation Walker is attempting to push through would require public employees to contribute a much larger sum toward their pensions and health insurance plans, and therefore lessen the burden of the state. However, Walker's bill would also permanently strip the unions of their collective bargaining rights. It means that in the future public employee unions would not be able to negotiate benefits, and could only ask for pay raises at the rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Ten years from now if the economy is fully recovered and the state of Wisconsin is running a surplus the unions would still not be able to negotiate for better benefits or higher pay raises than the CPI because their rights to collectively bargain will be taken away.
This country would have to reduce immigration down to 255,000 a year to do this (Beck 1). If nothing is done to stabilize the immigration to this country, what will become of population in the next decade? The population will continue to grow even faster - not due to births, but to massive immigration to this country. Immigration can become a serious problem to this country if the government does not produce stricter laws. The government must restrict immigration laws because of overpopulation of the United States.
Another quote to show how it needs to be taken care of. “Unlike with the topics of energy and the environment, dialogue addressing the population crisis is lacking. Often misunderstood, overpopulation is viewed as a problem of developing countries and that there are too many humans consuming the planet's resources.” (Winters). Shows how humans growth is going to