• Social Security System Age Problem
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    Since the Second New Deal and the Social Security Act of 1935 the elderly and disabled of the United States have relied upon their monthly checks from the government to survive. However, from its inception the Social Security system has been plagued with numerous problems. Out of all the problems that have enveloped the system. There are only two that have seriously threaten the existence of the entire Social Security system. The first problem that jeopardized the existence of the system was in ...
  • Social Security Reform Benefits Government Budget
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    Social Security Reform A little over sixty years ago the nation struggled through what was, up to then, the most dramatic crisis since the Civil War. The economy was uprooted after the crash of the stock market and the country's financial stability destroyed. One of the many steps taken to alleviate the burden on the American people was that of the passing of Social Security Act of 1935 and its amendments by Congress and the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt (web). Under the provisions of the Ac...
  • Social Security Workers Living Reform
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    ... loved years. This worked in 1940, when there were 42 workers for every retiree. But, thanks to longer life spans, fewer children, earlier retirement, and other changes, there will soon be only two workers paying into Social Security for every retiree drawing checks out. That can't work" (Glassman 13). The baby-boomer issue is not the only problem facing the future of the budget regarding Social Security. The Social Security Trustees Report projects that population growth is expected to slow...
  • Ending Poverty To End Crime
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    Ending Poverty to End Crime In 1995, approximately 13. 8 percent of the United States population was living below the Social Security Administrations (SS As) poverty standard. Many of those that do live below the poverty standard are given some form of assistance, be it monetary or otherwise yet, the amount of money given often results in resource deprivation. For example, in 1995, the daily amount of assistance given to a person on welfare for food was $3. 66. This is barely enough to live off...
  • Minimum Wage People Raise Service
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    The Minimum Wage and Why We Should Leave it Alone When was the last time a 'value' meal from McDonald, let alone any other fast food chain, did not cost five dollars or more? When was the last time premium gas was under a dollar a gallon? It's hard to remember, isn't it? Wouldn't it be great if everything cost a nickel, like back in the good ol' days? According to the laws of economics, it's not logical for things to have gotten more expensive competition should drive prices down. Then why have ...
  • Living Wage Initiative Minimum Workers Set
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    The living wage initiative is a movement to pull the many families living at the poverty line, due to the underdeveloped minimum wage, into an income bracket that will allow them to provide basic needs for themselves. In order to completely understand the fuel behind the living wage initiative movement, the insufficiency of the current minimum wage, the people that would be benefiting from the ordinances, and how successful the programs might have and the future possibilities they might offer, m...