In the editorial piece in the New York Times, "Wal-Mart reaches out to Veterans ", the author writes about Wal-Mart's resolution to offer any veteran a job who wants one at Wal-Mart. The author is attempting to persuade the reader to support the increase in job opportunities for veterans by using Wal-Mart as a positive example.
Unemployment is a major issue in this election. During this time of economic crisis many people have been laid off and are in search of work. But the fact that many people are unemployed is not the only problem. Many people have been forced to take up jobs in which they are very unhappy in order to pay the bills. Barack Obama feels that the solution to this is more government spending on unemployment insurance and public work projects, in the hopes that they will create jobs and improve the government’s infrastructure. But this is only a temporary way to improve the job market.
I am very involved in the presidential discussions. There are several issues that directly affect my life and will be impacted differently based on the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Election. The most important issue for me is health care. I believe in a system of making health care public like the Obamacare plan. I don’t think privatizing all health care will do anything for American people. Mitt Romney believes that if we privatize health care, competition will arise and it will bring prices down. I don’t believe this.
In the passage “Ninety-Nine Weeks: A Fairy Tale” http://blog.bookviewcafe.com/2011/11/21/ninety-nine-weeks-a-fairy-tale is mostly related to Occupy Wall Street in the ways of politics and protesters fight for what's right and unemployment issues. In the passage each character has a meaning to the fairy tale and how each represents a symbol as in what's going on today with Occupy Wall Street. I understand how they use ogres as the rich, fairies as in government help, foxes as protesters and the old man as a unemployed person.
It's hard to trust the statistics we hear about unemployment, debt, and the distribution of wealth in America. But no matter what sources you think are valid, the fact that the distribution of wealth in America is skewed is an easy point to prove. The video I watched today illustrated in a simple manner how the richer portion of Americans (which is a small percentage of people) own the majority of wealth in the United States; while the majority of Americans own a very small percentage of the wealth.