Overall the American immigration system hurts the economy because the country is not bringing is highly skilled workers; instead they are bringing in under skilled and high-risk immigrants. The only way that the economy can be boosted is if American politicians put their party lines behind them and pass proper immigration bill. Congress has been dragging their feet for the last twenty years because parties are afraid of losing control. Congressional bills aimed at reforming immigration could cut the waiting time for immigrants who are waiting for their green cards. The reform bills such as those recommended by the Jordan Commission would have significantly reduced the wait time for receiving a green card but political lines caused the bill to fail.
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Throughout history, with the formation of political parties the nation has become more divided, and has resulted in many gridlocks. How can a nation be successful when it is not even in accordance with each other? It can’t, hence, the reason why America is slowly losing its power and is starting to crumble. Recently, there was a gridlock on how the government should spend the nation’s budget. While the government shutdown was in session, many people could not work and did not get paid.
Life in the United States could get very miserable, if you do not think it already is. Hard working tax payers will get fed up more than they already are, and refuse to work, because they no longer want their money to go to lazy unemployed Americans. Something has to be done, or more and more people are going to resort to welfare, and I think this could be the cause of our economy hitting rock bottom, again.
Surviving in America has become increasingly more difficult due to the Government’s lack of oversight which causes the income gap to increase and the middle class to disappear. Due to an extreme gap of income between the wealthiest 1% and the remaining 99% in America, the middle class is dissipating to nothing because of unequal distribution of wealth. Poverty in America is a major issue that can and should be addressed as soon as possible because unequal distribution of wealth is causing greed, controversy and hate among millions of citizens. Although an income gap can be very inherent in capitalism, the Government should do more to help combat income inequality and unequal distribution of wealth because it takes advantage of the public and completely dissolving the middle class. An income gap is sufficiently killing the American economy and the Government should step in to help fix this issue.
In America, this reduced standard of living means fewer government funds. First, since people that have lower living conditions can hardly afford to pay for their own expenses, governments do not receive adequate payroll tax receipts and contributions to Social Security and Medicare. This means that the federal government can no longer provide adequate benefits for the growing number of unemployed people in Americ... ... middle of paper ... ....com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2009031300>. Piatak, Tom. "Outsourcing Threatens American Workers."
Our society today has strived to become familiar with our present tax system, but some just cannot come to terms with it. The current tax code is unfair to those who are single, work for under $50, 000 dollars per year, or have large families. The high tax percentages and low exemptions make it difficult for the average worker to prosper and get ahead in today’s world. The tax system also discourages citizens from saving and investing their earnings, ultimately pulling down the American economy. Over the past few years numerous proposals for a flat tax rate have surfaced and been reviewed.
The average American today is working longer hours for less income-and has every reason to worry that the future will be even worse for his or her children. Television news shows may not feature it. Reader's Digest may not discuss it, and the leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties may not make it a priority, but the decline in the standard of living of the average worker is, far and away, the most important and central issue facing this country. The rich are getting richer; the poor are getting poorer; and the middle class is shrinking. This is the great truth of contemporary U.S. society.
With the worsening economy on the forefront of most people’s minds, it is quite obvious that the strategy for turning this depression around needs to be changed. The effort and massive amount of money that has been used in attempt to stimulate the market has resulted in only temporary fixes. To cure the actual problem rather than treat just the symptoms, an out-of-the-box solution is clearly required. At the root of this recession, I believe, is the falling housing market. The market confidence is so low because the property values have been continually diminishing.