Over the timeline of Dr. Lanier’s lecture there have been many essential topics on how the government functions. With the complex culture of today’s America, it is important to understand how the country works. In a study executed by Business Insider it has been recorded, “The poll showed only 36% of Americans could name all three branches of the government and 35% couldn 't name any of them. It also found over 60% of Americans don 't know which political party controls the House of Representatives and the US Senate” (qtd. Business Insider). With American’s running amuck through streets protesting and rioting, I believe it is important to understand how the country works and what it takes to make a difference. In Dr. Lanier’s Lecture, I …show more content…
One of the main problems of the economy is the federal minimum wage. One of the bigger issues with the minimum wage is that it isn’t enough to support a family. Another relative issue with the economy is the possibility of Government incentives to businesses providing jobs within the country to keep jobs domestic. An issue among most of the lower democratic class is the hope of a heavier taxation on the rich to give back to the poor. The most important foundation of American relations is the way we manage Foreign Policy. According to the Presentation Foreign Policy is defined, “programs and policies that determine America’s relations with other nations and foreign entities” (qtd. Lanier). The more important areas of Foreign Policy are Diplomacy, Military and security policy, International human rights policy, and Economic policy. Since 9/11 one of the main concerns for security have been to ensure domestic tranquility. However, with the security of America, the U.S. Government has utilized humanitarian efforts to provide aid to foreign citizens and governments in need of help. I believe the U.S. prides itself on providing help to others, or at least reaping the benefits of getting involved. Recently, there has been a political problem with the government of Syria. The Syrian Government released toxic chemical bombs into a rebel-captured town last week affecting innocent civilians living in the town. President Donald Trump
Nationwide government officials often wonder how this country is going to overcome unemployment, and the common misconception is through the provision of low wage jobs. By providing people with some source of income, congress believes millions will no longer depend on government aid. In actuality, however, providing minimum wage work is not going to solve such a drastic problem now, in the future, or at all for that matter. Minimum wage ($5.15), while serving at the socially acceptable pay standard, does not even compare with the nationwide ?living wage? of $10.18 (Ramisch). It is becoming increasingly more difficult to survive on such tragic wages, yet there is often little debate because it is money, and every little bit matters when it comes to paying bills.
My biggest issue in this year’s election is the economy. I know that these candidates have their own plan, however, once they are in office, how will it change? I am a current full time college student and have a part time job that is low paying. Currently, this economy faces numerous situations and poverty is one of them. Around the world, countless number of families just pull through life to make ends meet, however, according to the Washington Post, it states,” In the richest nation in the world, one in three kids live in poverty.” This issue is important to me, considering that minimum wages are still a controversial topic today and has only increased ever so slightly. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the minimum wage in 1966
Until this event, American president Donald Trump had been following in Obama’s footsteps by ramping up his bombing campaign against IS. After the chemical attack however, Trump publically said “My attitude toward Syria and Assad has changed very much” and just days later, he launched his strategic attack (Myre, 2017).
The United States of America gives billions of dollars in financial aid each year to help support a myriad of different countries to include Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and multiple African nations. It is morally and ethically correct to help countries in times of true emergency, but how much help is considered too much? Are we as a nation hindering our own growth and future preservation by contributing to this worldwide aid? The answer is very clear when put into perspective.
President to warrant military action; as were the many thousands of civilians killed over the past years in the Syrian civil war between government forces, ISIS, and various other sectarian groups vying for power in that country, including some backed heavily by the Iranian regime, and others enjoying support from
The world today is ravaged by weather disasters, economic disaster, diplomatic disputes, and even military conflict. The United States puts these issues into a category called foreign policy. Foreign policy is defined as a government 's strategy in dealing with foreign affairs. (“Foreign Policy,” 2017) The United States has the challenge of facing all of these problems on a daily basis. Whether it is resolving issues in the South China Sea, or aiding countries damaged by natural disasters, the US foreign policy is at work. The US has taken different approaches in dealing with this policy. There is really two ways that a country can approach it. There is a view of an isolationist state, which is a stance in
American foreign aid, when utilized appropriately and with a clear organization and planning, ultimately does help U.S. national interests. However, when the United States doles out foreign aid carelessly and with little prior planning and foresight of possible negative consequences, American foreign aid can also hinder U.S. national interests. Such an example of inadequate planning can be seen in the humanitarian relief given to Haiti, where much of the aid was utilized inefficiently and mostly spent on relieving Haiti’s debts and just barely keeping people alive. The United States’s mistake in this regard was that it had only planned for a short term humanitarian aid package to Haiti, while not considering how to map out a developmental aid
The purpose of a nation is to look after its own citizens to insure that they are free from harm, stay healthy, receive public utilities, and become educated. If protecting a nations? people require its country, for example, to send aid to an African country to help prevent the spread of HIV, then foreign aid is acceptable. However, if there is no immediate threat to US security, then aid and foreign involvement should be kept to a minimum. In other words, aid should only be offered when a clear gain for that country can be achieved. There are not enough resources to save the destitute and sick of the world out of compassion alone. Special interest groups such as Peace Corps, private donations, and volunteers serve the purpose of helping others. It is all right for a country to help provide these groups with the necessary resources required to
Considering recent economic and sociopolitical incidents in the middle east and Africa and the U.S’ increasing unpopularity as an oppressive ethical enforcer in Europe and Asia, it must be implored with the greatest sobriety that America terminate most all financial donations to and interferences with other countries. A more practical use of the resources currently invested in foreign aid is monetary assistance for the Americans who are in need of food and shelter. In this way, the U.S.A may gradually lose their unfortunate reputation and improve their standard of living. It is quite invigorating to think of the potential of the America to
Human nature is to help those in need, everyone has seen the commercials, or passed a homeless person in the street and has wanted to help them. But how many people have you actually helped, and how do you know that they don’t just take your money and buy products that can be detrimental to the health of said person. The US should not give foreign aid, this is the same thing on the street, just a global scale with a few concentrated areas. We have to help ourselves before we help others.
Foreign Aid is assistance provided by one country to another. The U.S. provides the most aid than any other country. While we help try to resolve problems abroad, we don’t receive assistance from any other countries that we have helped and are still helping. As for the problems we face at home are worsening, we only make our situation worse by meddling in issues that don’t concern us. In the past, we have helped countries that were struggling and needed our help but only led them to the birth of Saddam suhann. Then experienced tragic events like the pentagon being bombed twice and 9/11.
In April of 2017, one of the worst chemical bombings in Syria turned a northern rebel-held area into a toxic kill zone on Tuesday, inciting international outrage over the ever-increasing government impunity shown in the
In a world full of chaotic events as well as corruption and communism the United States has an extremely distinctive role, an active role, in which it should remain that way. Throughout history the United States could be considered the “police” of the world, offering help and guidance when needed. In the past foreign policy decisions such as NATO and the Marshall Plan illustrate seamlessly the role of the United States amongst the world. Two foreign aid and or humanitarian decisions which illustrate the ideal active role in which the United States should maintain are the IMF organization as well as USAID. In response to the turmoil the United States has responded with presence in the Middle East as well as the War in Iraq which support the thesis on an active role.
A major problem that has affected many Americans has been going on for decades and is still an issue today. The unequal distribution of wealth has impacted middle class and poor families and Americans all over, but has not affected the rich as much. There have been multiple setbacks that have impacted the middle class and lower, including significant ones such as the Great Depression and the Great Recession. Numerous factors go into the economy and there has not been a clear solution to help raise the middle class and lower up in the economy. While these classes are struggling, the rich get richer and are not impacted as much. The wage gaps have been growing even wider, which also has a significant impact on the lower economic classes because their wages are not going up like the upper classes are. Although the economy and stock market is growing, it still does not impact the middle class as much. The government has been trying to find ways to stimulate this and make the middle classes grow, but the ways that they go about it have not worked. The thought of using a progressive tax to tax the rich more so that more money goes to the lower classes sounds like it is a possibility, but that is not the case, as there needs to be a focus on certain ways to make more jobs while boosting the lower classes up in the economy. If Pro-poor policies are implemented with Pro-growth, it will stimulate economic growth as more jobs will be created and the lower economic classes will rise and
The earliest foreign aid given to other countries can be dated back to wars between countries, in the form of military aid. Powerful countries helped war-stricken countries at times of turmoil and chaos. The U.S. is one nation which has been active in sending military troops as allies to invaded territories in Asia and in other parts of the world for so many years. Nowadays, aid given has transcended to other types of support.