Ever since I was old enough to work, my mother has encoraged me to keep a job. That the experience would pay off in the long run. So when I take a look at the statistics of unemployment, I wonder why so many people opt to be unemployed. That is until I came across my first termination and searched weeks, even months, to find a new job. Since Obama has taken office, I have seen him work on many different U.S. situations, and now he has now decided to take on employment as well. Friday President Obama visiteed Lehigh Community College to issue a speech on unemployment. Stating that unemployment has indeed decreased by 0.2 percent, going from 10.2% to just 10%. He also took question from the crowd, in which one student asked about VA benefits. The question regarded the students attemps to get in contact with the VA concerning his GI bill.
I must say that it is time to take action regarding unemployment and some how come up with new form of jobs. As well as, people simply losing jobs is a big problem that most people really dont need at this time. I like how when Obama was asked the question regarding the VA situation, he noted that the kid did take the correct course of action, contacting the highest in ranks regarding it.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Who gives the government the right to tell us what to eat or drink? Now, I can understand wanting our nation to be healthier. Ok, well taking into consideration the benefits that could possibly take place if there was a tax added to sugary drink, like Kathryn stated, this could definately be more of a controversial issue. We simply can't let the government run every aspect of our lives, and health issues should be more of a responsibily of self or parents as to how and what we want to drink.
Friday, November 6, 2009
This past Thursday, November 6th, Fort Hood in Killeen, Tx. was under attack. Not by any opposing armies or rivalries, but by a military mental health doctor facing deployment overseas. On this drastic Thursday afternoon, psychiatrist and Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan shot and killed twelve people and wounded thiry-one people. The shooter was initially reported to have been killed, but Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone told a late night news conference that the suspect was wounded and in custody. US President Barack Obama called a shooting attack at the Fort Hood military base in Texas Thursday a "horrific outburst of violence. It's simply ironic that a soldier of the U.S army would commit to assaulting his own men simply do to his upcoming deployment scheduled later on this month. Hasan's cousin, said that she believed it was his upcoming deployment combined with the wartime horror stories he heard from his patients that set him off. She also stated, Hasan was also harassed after 9/11 because of his ethnicity, and was called a "camel jockey." Simply leading you to think what could have been the issue that set him off. this is simply an outrage, and definately probably a highly unexpected act at the base. lets just hope justice serves him right in the end.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Today i sat down and read Benjamin Jealous's commentary: NAACP agenda still 'radical' after 100 years, basically he's stating that the NAACP is still here and still working for civil rights. Being that there is laws and amendments against racial acts some people are under the impression that the NAACP is unneeded, which is definately not the case. Jealous's argument is that the NAACP is still a much need factor in todays society and they are still doing what they were originated to do.i totally agree with this because there are act of racism in everyday life even though we have come a very long way.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Recently taking the time to read Jason Chaffetz commentary "Health care debate turns nasty," I noticed that obviously he is not a big fan of Obama and his healthcare reform. So naturally this commentary was intended for other non-believers of this nature. Now, being that I don’t have lots of political background I can’t go to in detail about the healthcare plan itself, but even I know things can’t be solved in the first few months. I would just like to go on record and say, the man hasn’t even been in office a full year; why not give him some time to get his plans into action? Give him an actual chance to make things happen. Obviously the healthcare issue has been a problem that has been on going through previous presidencies and has still not been corrected. So why within the first months of Obama’s presidency is it so critical that it be done now, instead of giving him actual time to implement his plans. This is where the race card gets played. Obviously people are going to take offense to a man being overly criticized, because a problem that hasn’t been corrected over many years is expected to be solved in months. This is why many believe his race has a big thing to do with it. Instead of being quick to say Obama isn’t keeping his promises and standing by his word, give him the chance. He has four years to prove his worthiness of office, not eight months.
Friday, September 18, 2009
One of the main focuses of the United States today seems to be healthcare. Everyday on the news, on every channel, you hear something on the subject. Well its only obvious that when i go to CNN's website that, of course i see an article on the subject. Covered in the article is healthcare bill implementing the presidents ideas, what it concerns, and what steps that need to be taken to have the bill implemented. In his address to Congress he states that that his plan will provide "more security and stability to those who have insurance," extend it to those who don't and slow the rate of growth in health care costs. Many of the top republicans are still opposed to his plan saying that it delivers an intensely partisan speech to Congress that unfairly maligned opponents and distorted basic facts. Democrats and Republicans are still strongly divided over the question of whether to allow for a government-run public health insurance option. Before reading this article i hadn't kept up with much of the healthcare reform, but this article sums it up in an easy breezy way.