What different programs are there currently that aid families in affording healthcare, housing, food, etc.?
According to newly released census statistics, the wealthiest 10% of Americans, those making more than $138,000 each year, earned 11.4% times the roughly $12,000 made by those living near or below the poverty line in 2008. What is your personal belief on the matter of the wealthiest earning more than 11 times the amount of the poverty line?
The unemployment rate hit 10.2% in October. That means 15.7 million Americans are out of work. The number of filed bankruptcies jumped to 9% as well. Also in October, 937,840 homes had received a foreclosure letter. Where are some of the major areas and regions in the US that are finding unemployment and homelessness to be a growing concern? What is happening to families in those areas?
What are statistics on children who are now homeless such as percentage of homeless children in regards to the homeless population, risks, education, and health concerns? How do you believe this will effect future generations and families?
While National Health spending is expected to reach $2.5 trillion in 2009 , what do you believe should be done to make it easier on individual families(socialist healthcare, capitalist healthcare, other)? Do you have any graphs or statistics to back your conclusions?
Employers are finding that healthcare is now the biggest expense they have to pay. It is possible that by 2019, healthcare costs paid by employers could reach $850 billion. How do you believe this affects the work place in relation to hiring? Would those who have families instead of someone who is single have a harder time of getting hired?