Critical Issue: Is America Becoming More Unequal? Essays

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Patrika Anderson 9/7/11 African Diaspora/Edwards Critical Issue Report

The Issue: Is America becoming more unequal? Significance of the Issue: I ask how America is becoming more unequal, if she wasn’t equal to begin with. The great Karl Max said “America has always been unequal to and that it’s based off of the philosophy of “Capitalism”, which is an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange for wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporation, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth .So is America becoming more unequal the answer is yes? My next question is this a good or bad thing. I say it’s a
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Unfortunately it didn’t last that long. In the year 1995 Clinton said he wanted to balance out the budget in 10 years because of the pain the government inflicted on the elderly, students, and economy. He promised to cut taxes on the middle class, so he drew sharp distinctions between is intensions and decisions and those of the GOP. His main goal was to cut Medicare by reducing hospital bills. Bill Clinton was the first president to use fiscal discipline to balance a budget. The budget deficit that came from George Bush sr. was still around. “Bill felt a commitment to the kind of fiscal politics out of which Republican presidents had made rhetorical for two generations, while presidents from both parties allowed debt to pile up. “ In Rep. John Kasich book Stand for Something: the Battle for America's Soul, he said that also in 1995 “Clinton wanted to phony up the numbers on this first go-round, so we shut down the government. Today we look back and suggest that shutting down the government under those circumstances was an irrational idea, but I look back and think it was one of the greatest moments of my career. Why, because typically, politicians make their decisions based on votes. And yet in at least this one instance politician set aside these concerns and stood up for what was right, for our children, our shared future, and for America. For this one battle, for the time being, we forgot about politics and focused on good government, and if we had

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