Wednesday, January 6, 2010

American Government 1/6/10

In Class - Handout and discuss syllabus. This is due signed by you and your parent by Friday, January 8. In class demonstration - how to set up a blog.

Homework - QOW due by Friday, January 8 by 11:59 pm. Signed syllabus due by Friday, January 8.

Question of the Week - In your opinion, what is the biggest governmental or political issue right now in the United States? Why do you think so? Follow the criteria outlined in your syllabus for adequate responses to the QOW.

67 comments:

palo said...

The most important political issue currently in the United States is...

Kimberly Becerra said...

The biggest government or political issue in America right now is the economy and jobs. I think economy and jobs are a big issue. A lot of people struggled this past year because the economy was all messed up. People are still losing their homes and jobs it affects them, they struggle supporting their families. Also people who are affected by the economy struggle to find a place to live and don’t have enough money. Jobs are so hard to find because no one is hiring there are a lot of businesses that have closed. The economy is really bad and it has affects a lot of our parents in their jobs. Some parents still continue to work but their hours are lowered and their paycheck is less.

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me vs. you said...

I think that the most issue in this times is the economy, in the past year many people lost their jobs, houses, cars, and most of their belongings because they didn't have money to meet their needs. Many people that keept their jobs don't get the same amount of pay that they did before, and those who lost their job are now desperate to find one to be able to find a neew job and try to support their families, and in this economy jobs are now harder to find because of the same economy no one wants to use the money that they have left so the economy can't flow and get better. This issue is not only in this country but it's also all around the world and it's getting worse every time and many people around the world are suffering for this ressesion.
Noemi Figueroa

brandbwilliams said...

The biggest government or political issue in America right now is illegal immigration and over population. Which also spills into the economies issues, such as jobs being less available do to illegal immigrants, who are taking most of them for less pay or shipping jobs over seas. It's obvious that no one really wants to crack down on this issue, because their sister's brothers cousin might be illegal but hey, the state of California is loosing a lot of money every year because of illegals and other countries. Who are either sending their paychecks back to their homes in other countries or as I stated before, are getting jobs given to them because they cost less to hire. In my opinion, something must be done about this sooner rather than later.

Dominique said...

The biggest government political issue right now is the economy. Every job, every company , every single individual here in the states have encountered a loss, correct me if I'm wrong. There has been a tremendous fatality in the workplace. Companies rarely hire anymore,people work overtime nowadays to catch up with their payments. People seem to be getting into debt and bankruptcy hastier than ever.Its mere ridiculous and needs to be fixed . We need to count on our government along with our society.Not just in america but its happening all over the world folks.we need reconstruction!

Fide said...

I believe that the economy is the main political issue. People have been losing their jobs because of the economy. By this it effects peoples income to family homes. The government should start taking action to fix this problem. Yes, they are making changes and trying to fix the situation but i feel like the economy is still the same. One example is that the government lent out money to corporations to bail them out, but did this bailout really help out the economy? Also is the government using our money properly to help out the economy or just throwing money out there? Another outcome of the economy is families with low incomes have been losing their homes and ending up in debt. The government should take in consideration how it is effecting peoples lives in this crisis. So when will this recession end?

-Fidencio Romero Per.4

brenda g 106 said...

Airport security is one of the biggest problems. Apparently America has to learn post an incident to actually apply laws that would have prevented the attack. Well even though we take off our shoes, go through a metal detector and get our carry-ons scanned the government still can't prevent explosives to get on the plane. Liquids are limited to size when going on a plane after the shoe bomber attacker (thank you Mr. Palo for telling me) used liquids in an attempt to set off a bomb. Now come into play the Christmas bombing failure that happened because of a flop in the explosive. The bomb smoked failing to kill as intended. The bomber hid it in his underwear and was able to get past security. Either way we were warned by the bomber's father who clearly told the government of his sons radical thoughts. So what was is to happen if possible bombers are to use his idea of hiding the bomb in their clothing? So there is the idea of using body scanners but Americans are protective of their privacy. So is the question a. our personal space? or b. our lives?

carolina tinajero said...

A big governmental issue right now in the United States is unemployment. Today about 8.1percent or 12.5 million people are unemployed in the U.S., and also is about 11percent of the population in Riverside. I believe this has become a big issue because when workers are unemployed, they, their families, and the country as a whole lose. Workers and their families lose wages, and the country loses the goods or services that could have been produced. In addition, the purchasing power of these workers is lost, which can lead to unemployment for other workers. People are becoming homeless in most cases. Many people are losing their homes. Also, banks are not giving loans anymore. Since production is low prices are going up in general, things are getting more expensive.
- Carolina Tinajero
Period 2

arisbel said...

The most political issue that is going on today in this world is economy.Economy is one of the mian issue thats has been going on since 2009.Many people in the united states have been losing thier jobs and there homes.Why can't the president or goverment do something about it?Lots of people are losing their homes because of the jobs,how can they pay the house if they dont have a job,also by them losing their jobs they lose health benefits for their families.Till today thier has been a lot of violence plus people are trying to do whatever they can to support their family by getting money. I just basically that the president should keep his word by saying that if we vote for him he will help the ecomomy grow.
-Arisbel Miranda per-4

Mr.McBride said...

There is no single most important issue in the United States. Yes, the economy is in a state of disaster, we are fighting two seperate wars on "terror", and we are facing increasing moral and religous issues amongst many other political problems. How can we single any of these issues to be the most important? Our morals are what caused the economy to fail either through bad choices on loans we knew we could not pay or our national leaders making horrible choices in spending our money. The war on Terror has been a very large tax dump for our tax payers money, and it has affected everybody in the United States in one way or another. Religion is if anything the most important political issue. THERE IS NO SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. Every persons choices are influenced through their religous or non religous back rounds. Leading to many decisions that has caused heated debates, civil strife, and ultimately the state of our union at this point in time. So to answer your question properly, Religion is the most important political issue currently in the United States.

Chelsea said...

The most important polictical issue in the united states today would be to me is the health care and financial aid. The reason because many people right now are getting terribly sick from the swine flu that is going around and fevers also. Is it our fault that we get sick and our medicare or financial aid can't help us because the goverment says we don't have enough money coming in or some excuse. We need this more then ever but we the people don't meet the standards the goverment wants. If a kid were dying right in front of a hospital and the family didn't have health care or aid then they would let the kid die, that's not right and fair. The goverment says they want us to have the better and to please us people, but where is the good, where's is the health care we need? Not all of us in this world can be rich, we try but with the economy right now lots of people are losing their jobs and homes. How can we afford a doctor's bill if we are losing money? Pretty soon if the government doesn't pass this then lots of people will be suffering and facing lots of losses.
chelsea chavez period 4

Sean C said...

As a whole there are a lot of issues in the government. Since the attack on 9/11 it seems that the country has been in a downward spiral; from the recession to the two different wars that we are fighting. I feel that the biggest issue that stands above the rest would defiantly have to be the state of our economy. I feel this way because this certain issue affects most of the United States citizens as a whole. The state of the present economy causes people to lose their jobs which in turn makes them lose their possessions which include houses, cars, and other items that the may have be paying for. The loss of jobs that also leaves people with no money to spend on products that other people sell in order to make a living which then starts a chain reaction causing more people to become unemployed and receive payments from the government. So I feel that if the government some how finds a way to fix the economy I think that would help address some of the countries issues.
Sean Cavenee Period:4

OmgPerkins said...

I believe that the biggest political issue currently in the United States is the unemployment and the increase in job losses and unemployed Americans. Our economy is most definitely in a terrible situation. Unemployment is rising, and people are running out of free-spending money. Paychecks are being lowered and most families are living from paycheck to paycheck, just like I am, and this is really effecting the way me and my mother live. We've had to cut back on spending and are trying the best we can to save water, gas, and the money that we have saved up. Health care was the biggest issue we were facing, but I believe that it has become all the unemployment we are experiencing. Some parents and certain teens are working 2 jobs at once! It will take a while for our economy to get back on the right track, lets just hope it happens soon, in our generation.

Davion B. said...

The most important issue in the United States right now is unemployment. A lot of people are having a difficult time trying to find a job. There are many adults that cant find a job that gives them enough money to support a family. They are also competing with teenagers for jobs that they usually wouldn't. For example many adults are now looking for jobs at fast food restaurants. These jobs are usually stacked with teens. Many people are starting to get discouraged now because of how difficult it is to get a job these days. Now people cant buy houses and are living paycheck to paycheck. They really cant afford anything else. This is why i believe its the most important issue currently in the United States in my honest opinion.

-Davion Jusaee Brown Period 2nd

LizzieG4 said...

The most important political issue currently in the United States in my opinion would be the lack of jobs available. The economy is going through a crisis and people are struggling to support themselves as well as their families. Unfortunately, scarcity of money is leaving them in debt and many are suffering from unemployment. It's unbelievable that even those with college education, like bachelor degrees, and even master degrees are having trouble finding a job! Before, people were able to pay for their homes, cars, school, and other personal expenses, but now, that is not the case. Even if you have a job, there is no guarantee that it will be permanent. Many are getting laid off and others are getting a pay reduction. Overall, many have felt the impact that has been struck upon them, due to the economic crisis.

KiMbErLyFaRiAs said...

I think that the biggest goverment
issue in America is the economy.In some way or the other it has affected everyone.People are losing their jobs or getting paycuts.The economy has affected me and a lot of people because its really hard to find a job.People that still have a job I think are lucky.The government needs step in and do somthing about this.They need to come up with better ideas in trying to change the economy.Instead of bailing out corporatios they should have helped the people pf this country.Im really looking forward to this year and Im hoping the economy will get better

ALEJANDRA(: said...

I think the biggest issue would be the economy. People have been losing their jobs, and that their lives at home. They have a chance of losing their homes, cars, basically any of their belongings. They just aren't making enough money to meet their needs. It's hard for them to find new jobs to support their families, especially when they went from high paying jobs to earning minimum wage. Each and everyday it just seems to get worse, and more people are now suffering.

-Alejandra Justo Per 4.

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<3julie said...

i think the biggest government issue in america right now is health care.many people died this past year because of the crazy weather and the outrageous diseases going around.many people cant afford to be paying constantly to visit the doctors office,or their prescriptions. because of this many people are just left there to get worst and in many cases many people die.as many as 2.2 million americans in 2007 reported being in medical debt.some 800,000 people reported owing up to $2,000.every year more people get sick, and every year there are less and less people working in the health care field.it is estimated that 1 million workers for allied health careers by 2030 to care for nearly 49.4 million people.thats a lot of people needed to work, and alot of money to spend......period 4 (julie monroy)

MariselaM said...

The most important political issue currently in the United States is healthcare because not alot of people can afford to pay for it. And people that need to go to the hospital don't want to because the just can't afford it and don't want to be in debt. There are doctors who accept Medicaid payments must charge regulated fees for various types of services.

Chocolate_thunder_shari92 said...

the biggest political issue in the united states is the economy. i think that because everything is turning to crap. people are losing there jobs, the government is getting rid of public services that the American people use and need. i have went to school practically my whole life and im not even sure im gonna be able to get a job which is sad. so basically the government should stop thinking with old ideas and start thing more logically.

Edward said...

The current political issue at the moment is the failing economy which has been leaving many with no job, no home, and no where to go to gain more cash, this has a horrendous effect in the economic cycle thanks to the fact that the economic cycle requires a constant stream of money being set through the system in order for America’s consumer life style to continue. This becomes a problem because people cant feed their family if they get fired from their job, and people cant get new houses if the banks refuse to loan out cash thanks to the imminent threat of them closing! This problem is gonna get worse if the economy continues to fail and nothing changes, leaving only the rich folk rich and everyone else poor because jobs are becoming increasingly hard to find because employers are becoming highly critical thanks to the fact that each new worker they hire means more money they have to pay out that they may not have in the coming future.


Brian Navarro
Period 2
1/7/10

eliziel said...

i think that the biggest issue in the united states is the economy. the pastyears the economy has been hiting peeple hard.we have a lot of people and not enough jobs.the united states also owes money up the ass and still spends billions of dollars on the war. i think they should just get back and stop spending that money because america alredy owes a lot and i dont think it will ever get out of that debt. one thing i learned though is that you should not complain about the econnomyeven if its all messed up beause if you go to other countries you will see how great america is. i think that the uumemployment issue right now leads to slanging drugs because its easy money and i think that its always going to be a good business because i noticed that people still buy drugs knowing that the economy its messed up.

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Knight Rider said...

I think that the biggest and most serious issue in America right now is the economy. Yes economy, because that is the root cause of every other problem. As we talk about other problem like health-care,prisons-budget, crimes, they all are related to the downfall of economy. As I say economy, it means money. Nobody really cares about "Economy" when they are/were getting enough money for themselves. But now because of economy being in recession, everybody is caring about economy. And yes we reached here because of ourselves, yes we contributed to the situation we are in right now. The main and biggest cause is buying on credit, for example when we "buy" our houses. People kept on buying on credit and gradually the whole money flow got messed up. And thus we turned our American dream into a Nightmare.

aLeX said...

Overall right now the United States is going through a tough time, and is currently facing various issues from governmental to political ones. Yet, despite all the on going problems the one issue I view as being the biggest problem would be the economy, which consists of unemployment. The economy is such a huge topic because it is something that affects everyone dramatically. Right now we are facing unemployment at a high percentage rate, being around 10%. Since unemployment is so high it’s very difficult to get a job, or even keep one, because people are constantly getting fired or laid off. Things have gotten so bad that this is the first time that the economy wasn’t able to create at least 10 million jobs over the course of the decade. If that wasn’t worse enough there have been many companies that have closed down and ceased to exist, which lowers the demand for labor. Due to this day after day families are loosing their homes, their jobs, they aren’t able to make their payments, and they are being stressed with financial issues. Therefore, I believe the economy is making people lead hectic lives because they are unemployed, and can’t come out strong. It’s even been said that eight out of ten Americans say that our economy is in really bad shape. So what is that telling us? Solely that the economy is the biggest issue we are dealing with right now since it is closely related to all the other issues we are facing.
-Alejandra Lopez
(ALEX)
Per.4

Eop Jay said...

Personally, I feel that the biggest polotical issue right now has to be the "recession" in the sense that a lot of people are blowing it of proportion. Yes, this is something we should all stay aware of and yes, this is a very improtant subect. All these people being so worried about loosing there money is keeping them from spending it. Just today my da told me how hes gonna cut back on his spending, just in case the economy gets any worse. But from what I learned in economics is the best way to defeat recession and depression is to spend. And when I say spend I do not mean to run out and go blow all your cash on stupid stuff, but just not let the word rcession scare you into not spending. So if we can rember this and not panic I believe we will get out of this faster.

bRiDgEt said...

There are so many governmental and political issues right now in the United States like Iraq,Immigration,Social Security,Health Care,Economy and National Debt. However I believe that Economy is the biggest governmental or political issue in the United States. Economy is the biggest issue because many people have lost their jobs,homes and many other belongings. This problem is going to keep on getting worst by the day if we don't do any good changes. Which meaning that only higher classes will be seattle while others are struggling to bring a plate to the table. Why, because finding a job or keeping a job is getting harder by the minute. I have being attending school and planning to go to a university and I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to have a seatled job, which is ridiculous. Also because the government is getting rid of public service that people still need and want. When they can be doing other stuff like increasing fuel cost,increase goods cost and plenty other stuff. This might not sound right to do but this will help our economy and it wouldn't be as bad as it is right now. The government should be thinking of better ideas that would help our economy and not be satisfy of what is going on.


-Bridget Fuentes Period 2:)

Connor57 said...

In my opinin the biggest issues in government are health care,immigration,and recession. Our national debt is now at 12 trillion dollars and the recession has caused made unemployment sky rocket. Californias debt is the billions, I feel that they can saolve this issue by refining the prison system. it costs upwards to 40,000 dollars to house inmates and it cost even more to house inmates on death row. these Inmates just keep appealing and appealing so they end up dying in prison. I think that we should stop letting these criminals to appeal and just give them the chair. It would save us so much money.Some of these prisons give some inmates t.v.'s in there cells and other ammenaties that someone in prison should not get. Ypu are in prison to serve time not to go on vacation. And some criminals just keep going back to prison so that way the get free food, free clothing, and free recreations. As for universal healthcare should be available only to people that work. If you don't work then you should not receive healthcare. But on the the other hand if you dont offer universal healthcare to everyone the tax payers are going to have to pick up the tab for the peopl without insurance.
Connor Mungon

OrionPax said...

In my mind, our most important political issue currently is that our economy is practically at a standstill. No one is making money. Few people are getting the opportunity to get a job. Even if a job is open, the pay is initially lower than your previous occupation. To make things even worse, the school district is making their workers take extra furlough days. (I should know, my dad is a maitenence worker for a school district in Orange.) It was bad enough with the 5% pay cuts last year. The news isn't extactly making it seem any better either. It makes you worry.
-Katie S. Per.2

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Eden Huerta said...

In my opinion one on the biggest issue in the United States right now is our bad economy. The reason I state this thought is because that is an issue that is commonly talked about in this time period all around the country. This issue is not just talked about in the public but also between politicians. A big fact that I rest my case on is, when president Obama went into office the biggest expectation of him was to see what he could manage do with this bad economy. Another example I would like to refer to is my economy class because an issue that was discussed almost daily was how our economy was doing and the struggles we are in at the moment. The economy itself is always a big part on every-day life for our time and in the position it’s in right now it helps the issue to be more talked about. This is not just something that is being talked about a lot it’s something that is affecting our lives because of all the people losing their jobs or homes. My family has been affected directly with this economy because my father lost his job around September and has struggled greatly to find another job. The economy is the biggest issue in my opinion because of all the controversy it has caused in our society.
-Pd.2

crystal said...

I think the bigggest political issue in America would be the economy.This past year the economy hasnt been doing so good.Many peope have lost there jobs and its real hard right now for anyone to find a job.People are even losing their homes and because of this people have been struggling and going through hard times.Another problem in the United States was that the gas prices were to high and most of the products being sold have gone up.But problems like this arent only happening in America its happening all over the world.

alex_silva4 said...

The greatest government or political issue going on in in the United States in my opinion is how the economy is down, as well as jobs. To find a job now and days is super tough. Not a lot of places are hiring so you have to find away to come up with the money needed to pay your bills and other stuff. some people got lucky with the holiday season, when stores do their seasonal hiring. BUt another thing is our economy. again with less jobs opportunity, educational cuts, and people loosing their homes. i wouldn't want to get thrown out on my butt. do they ask themselves the same questions? to me these are the important issues going on right now in America.

kelleyhobbie said...

The most important issue currently in the United States is the economy. Whether or not someone is a teacher or a CEO of a huge business, everyone is being affected. Because of the economy and recession going on in the US, a lot of people are suffering from job losses or not finding a job. For highschool students it is really scary because going to college might not even help us out. The jobs given out to people with college degrees are getting less and less. Some people are saying once you have your college degree the opportunity to find a job in your major is getting more and more unrealistic. Hopefully 2010 is a better year for the economy.

HorH@y said...

The most political issue that I think is occurring in the United States in the past 3 years is the economy crises with everyone having less working hours and people losing their jobs. With the economy like this it has been hard for young teens and even adults to find a job anywhere at this moment. I have been looking for a job for about 4 or 5 months and I have received no calls or emails from any employers that I have applied too. Also the most current issue is national security for example a young man that was on the terrorist national security list was recently able to get on a flight and had an opportunity to bomb a plane with three hundred plus individuals on Christmas day. Luckily for the passengers of the flight the bomb did not ignite because it was a dud bomb. Also the three people that were able to get into the white house parties without a security check have also been a great concern in our nation’s security system.
George Gallardo
Period 2

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cory909 said...

I think that one of the biggest government or politic problems today are jobs and the economy. These are important because they effect everyone not just a couple people. This past year it made a lot of people loose their jobs. If they didnt loose their job their hours would be cut back.Then as well people started to loose business. The economy effected a lot of people too making it difficult to buy a house and make a home.
Corina Camacho Per.4

soulmatesneverdie said...

I think the biggest government/political involved issue, is basically the high unemployment rate in the US and every part of our country being in debt. I believe the reason why there are not enough jobs to go around is mainly caused by illegal immigration and maybe even too much immigration. The problem with illegal immigration, is that the people that move in to the country uninvited, take up the work that actual tax pays could be doing. In Canada this isn't a issue and the unemployment is far less. The US shouldn't have to support Mexico. In return for not controlling this. The US citizens don't just loose jobs, they loose the income tax from the tax payer. The income tax that pays for there health care at the free clinics and public education, it pays for the right to live here. If your living in the US illegally you are straining/bending the economy hard. The second reason for the shortage of work, there are way to many people with no education, all fighting for the same low class jobs. The US needs to close up its boarders and clean itself up and take charge of it's problems. If they don't do something about it, this country will be taken over and never recover completely.

Kenton R. Goodburn P.4

DaTiger10 said...

I think the biggest Political issue currently in the United States is the economy. This was a huge issue last year and affected everyone. It was tough to keep your job or find a job for all the teenagers. The bad economy affected my family and other like on losing their homes. This issue is causing some public goods to be cut off or just cut in their budget. Great example schools school got cut by five days so they wouldn't have to pay the teachers more. This not only affects the teachers but students have to be able to learn stuff quick or you will get behind. The teacher has to keep going in order to teach everthing she/he needs to teach by the end of the year.

DaTiger10 said...

Tony Chavez Period 2 SORRY!!! I forgot to put my name

buisnessman said...

I believe that the biggest issue in America or the government is health care. A lot of people in America are in debt today because of the health care anyway. Even if we could cover those payments with health insurance. Half or even most of the time our illnesses or not covered by our insurance. We have over priced medicine but lower priced drugs. About most of America will take care of their own health problems before going to the hospital. They don’t even have insurance because of the economy and the prices are either staying the same or going up as we speak.

Jarrel Thomas Per 4

Missa.. said...

I think that the biggest political issue in the United States right now is the recession that were in. A lot of people right now are struggling to support their families and pay for their homes. Many people are being laid off of work and it’s hard for people to actually find work right now. Because of this recession people are doing crazy things for example suicide. The economy right know is really bad and its hard for families and for parents to look for jobs and find ones to support their kids, pay for their college and the house expenses. The teachers in California are getting days cut off their paychecks because there isn’t any money to give anymore. California is bankrupt. People who still have their jobs are getting their hours cut or money taken of their paycheck as time goes by. It’s hard because some people have to watch what they spend their money on and not waste it on little things that are not a necessity. Just because you want something doesn’t mean that you need it. In my opinion the biggest issue in the United States is the Jobs and how bad the economy is.
Melissa Ortega
Period 4

gabby. said...

One of this biggest government issue right now in the US, I definitely think it's the failing economy. As each day goes by and by I see no difference, really people are still losing their jobs and their homes. Things really don't seem to be getting any better anytime soon. I personally want to go to school after I'm done with high school and I'm pretty much required to move out to do so, but I'm afraid that with this lame economy that I won't be able to find a job. I hope that more sooner than later the government and the president as well can find a solution to this growing problem, although I do believe the problem doesn't entirely fall into to the hands of the government, we as citizens need to find a way to help out in our part.

Gabby Cervantes :] p.2

EoPMaio said...

The biggest political issue currently in the United States is the health care situation. But I believe that the heath care problem is distracting the government from what is affecting Americans most. And that would be the recession that this country is in. The recession is what is cause most of our problems; housing market crash, loss of jobs, as well as lack of jobs. But the government is no longer placeing an importance upon it because their attention, as well as the attention of the media, is now on health care. Therefore, I believe that the health care situation needs to be resolved quickly so that the government can turn back to getting the people out of a recession

EoPMaio said...

Haha oops..btw its zach maio p.4

LyDiA:) said...

The economy is the most important political issue. Many individuals have lost there jobs and the current unemployment has rate has gone up to 13%. This is affecting schools no more bussing, the school year is shorter, and the lunch portions are smaller. People are losing there homes. They have limited supply of food on the table. Were in a state of saving everything. Obama is telling America to toughen up, save more and spend less. He recently went on a lavish Hawaiian vacation rented extravagant hotels and so forth. On his behalf its hypocritical how he’s not practicing what he’s preaching. Companies are going out of business. The economy is the most important issue right now.
-period 4

chickenkoongoose said...

The most important political issue currently is terrorism. What should be done to make sure we are secure.The fact that we still have many troops dying overseas. The fact that many people are confused about wat is actually going on. The fact that with any little mistake a person can bomb our airlines. The scare terrorism gives to people when it is almost executed on us. This causes people to be terrified, and to take extreme measures lasting long enough to uncomfort us but not long enough to stop the next attack. Our efforts on the war on terror show no reflection of success, but more and more casualties. Terrorism is a complicated problem. It will continue to be the most important political issue because it involves the lives of every american.
Udi-Mac

Giggles82 said...

I think the biggest issue in America is the economy. The government needs to start finding better ways to help all the struggling americans. I personally havent seen anything get better. People are still losing their jobs and they can't find another one after that. Most families are going into debt and losing their homes. Plus, if adults can barely find jobs, us teens can't either. Nobody will hire a 17 year old with no experience. So the big issue is the economy and job loss.
Shari period 2

SLacy222 said...

The most important political issue int and the United States is the financial crisis. We currently are in debt of over 12 trillion dollars, which is the largest debt we've ever had. This crisis has led to a high rate of unemployment. Education has took a severe downturn in budget cuts. Also, it has the standard of living for many of families across the United States. The financial crisis has made government create stimulus in which we are trying to spend more to get out of government spending. And even health care has been hit drastically because people have lost their health care because of the financial crisis. To me, this is the most important political issue as of the year 2010.

Shawn Lacy P.2

janefurdui said...

The most important issue currently in the United States is the economy. With the recession taking place, people don't know what to expect in the near future. Is our economy going to turn back around or are we going to enter into the second Great Depression. From the looks of it now, there doesn't seem like there could be any solution. Our unemployment rate is increasing by the minute. Just last month, over 80000 people lost their jobs; only in a month! With these numbers increasing, there will be many people searching for new jobs; but is that possible, especially now with our economy like this?
p.2

Leo said...

The biggest government or political issue in America right now is the economy and jobs.That those are two of the biggest issues at United Estates.
Lots of people are losing their houses, cars and most of their belongings, because they did not have to much money to pay their bills. Last year we had a lot of people unploment , because of the economy and the immigrates. So because we don’t have to much money to spend on the restaurants , they are closing it and faring people from the restaurant. The people that keeps their jobs are getting the same amount or less, with that they can’t support their families. If you don’t like the idea you nave to like it, because if not they could get you feri and rite now is to hard to be looking for a other job. We are not the only country that have this problem, they are much more countries that are at the same situation. Like for example Mexico, I went last year and everything was the same. I lot of my family did not had a job, and others were losing their houses too. A lot of people around the world are suffering for these two issues.
Leo CabaƱas, Per:2

sues said...

The biggest political issue in my opinion is the state of the economy and the way its affecting the people, education, and employment. take education for example, alot of high schools are trying to lessen the expense of the school year by taking an entire day off of school. Our school, La Sierra high school shortened its school year by about five or six days. This is a good thing for students except that finals will be even closer, but for staff and teachers thats five to six days that they don't get paid, as they were used to. Sadly,education's budget is one of the first to be hacked away at, which i don't really understand. Aside from that, the people are still feeling the effects from the dip in the economy. Of course, seeing that in the past that the economy has some kind of cycle were it goes up and then down and then over again, We really can't escape the fate that we have coming to us. Our national debt according to the U.S. National Debt Clock in New York is $12,285,583,397,649.25 and counting. Thats insane, and I don't think we'll be getting out of that anytime soon.

Jesus Gomez

kaitlyn_m said...

The American population is hurting in the current economy. 12% of the citizens are left unemployed and searching for jobs, but the true percentage of unemployment is around 17% being that many have given up on finding a job. Although the recession is nearing an end, it left the economy in a crippled state. Recently the housing market crashed leaving many house owners penniless. Also at this time banks were unwisely giving loans on a stated income, and allowed people to begin liar loans. These uncredit-worthy citizens caused the banks to now withhold money. Yet at the moment Americans need a money flow that is simply not arriving. Our economy is in a disastrous state and desperately needs to recover.

Kaitlyn Morales
Period 4

Katie T. said...

In my opinion the economy is the biggest problem our country has. Many people have lost their jobs or were required to take pay-cuts. The unemployment rate has risen and the stock markets have been unstable. Many people have lost their homes due to the fact that some Americans do not have the same financial situations they once had. Many businesses have failed due to this recession. Since the citizens are not making the type of money they used to, they have not been spending as much. Therefore, our economy is not getting enough money put back into it so it can recover itself. Once people starting putting more money back into our society we will begin to pull ourselves out of debt. In order for us to do this, the people need to be able to adjust to life earning less money than they did a few years ago.
Kaitlyn Timmermans Per. 4

xX*KR3W*Xx said...

i think the biggest political issue is health care and the economy. the reason why i think that is because they are trying to figure out who should get it. people who don't have a job or contribute to society like work and stuff like that should not get it. If they get it then others that work have to pick up the slack for those who are getting it for free. The economy is very bad. people are losing there jobs and therefore the unemployment percentage goes up which makes another problem. there are too many people and not enough jobs because of all the cutbacks. many companies are shutting down and or going out of business.


-Gustavo Sanchez (period 2)

ramon castaneda 4th period said...

i think that the biggest political issue right now is health care. i think its big because president obama is trying to get a bill passed for health care. people want to get the bill passed because a lot of people don't have health care. it would be great for people some type of health care because every should have it. it is a right for people to have health care because people should die just because they can not afford to pay bills for their health. people should not be left to pay bills for the rest of their life because they can't afford it. it is not any ones fault they get sick it just happens. people are scared when they get sick or hurt because they don't have health care but if they get it they won't have to worry about there bills. that is what i think is a big political issue.

ramon castaneda per.4

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ImariL14 said...

the biggest political issue in america right now is the lack of jobs and money for school. i think that no bein able to get a job is a big issue because we need money and how can we get it if we dont have a job. Another issue is money for school, as a student we look forward to different clubs or organizations that will help for our future but with budget cuts these things clubs or organizations are cut. where do we go from here. also teachers work hard to and now for the lack of money they have days to work and no pay not fair. they lucky to have a job and not to get what they deserve is wrong.

fatema marvi said...

The biggest issue in the Unites States currently is national security. Most Americans have begun to live in constant fear because of the terrorist attacks and threats, and it seems the government has not taken more action to ensure safety. Even after the September, 11 attack, which changed America forever, there have been more cases which proved national security to be sub-par. The recent bombing attempt on an U.S bound flight and the couple that came to a White House dinner with the Indian prime-minister uninvited are perfect examples. If common people can easily pass through security measures, then our national security is extremely flawed and Americans remain in danger of future attacks. Also, national security has a trickling effect that has caused many other major issues in this country, like the war and the recession. The 9/11 attack put America at war and started the “War on Terror”, as the administration likes to call it. So far, thousands of lives have been lost, not only of American soldiers, but civilians living in Afghanistan and Iraq. The government is trillions of dollars in debt because of the war, and is now unable to properly provide for it’s people during a recession

a said...

I think that one of the biggest governmental issues right now would be unemployment/budget-cuts. There is an unbelievable amount of people that are unemployed in the united states. I think that this is a very big problem. When you are unemployed, you’re not making any money. When you don’t make money, you can’t spend. When you don’t spend, other companies don’t make money. When they don’t make money, they lose their jobs and it just goes into a circle again and again. I think that it is very sad to see people lose their homes because of unemployment. Also, budget-cuts is a big issue as well. For example, many schools, including ours have to lessen our school year by a whole week because of these budget-cuts. I know that it seems pretty awesome that we are out a whole week earlier but when I really put more thought into it, they are taking away from our education because of the money problems and that doesn’t seem right. Hopefully this economic crisis will take a turn and people won’t have to stress about this anymore.
Amy On
Period 4
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justinee.grace. said...

I believe the biggest political issue right now is economy. My reason to that is because the economy has become so bad that a lot of people have lost their jobs. And now it is extremely hard to find a new one. How the economy is has caused taxes to raise, but how are we supposed to pay for those taxes when most of us are unemployed. Not only does everyone have taxes and payments to worry about, many people have families they need to care for and support, but the bad economy isn't making it too easy for anyone in that situation. It also makes it hard for highschool students to get a work experience and save up for college. Someone really needs to find a way to fix this because in my opinion nothing seems to be getting better with the economy.

~Justine Aguilo per.2

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Anna Gonzalez ;) said...

The biggest political problem plaguing the United States is the decrease of education. Lack of funding is causing cutbacks at schools which in turn is shortening the school year, limiting our children’s resources, and sharply raising tuition costs at universities. For example, the state of Hawaii has the shortest school year, cutting seventeen days out of the school year when it is already ranked at the bottom of the list in educational achievement. Universities have increased the tuition for students which cause many to not attend at all. They have raised costs by as much as thirty percent. Seven years ago, the tuition for Universities was only 6,000. Currently they have risen to as much as 26,000 dollars a year. More students throughout the country have turned to community colleges to continue their education. This still poses a problem because many community colleges have shortened the amount of classes available to students. This causes an abundant amount of citizens to not be able to further their education at a time when it is extremely crucial.

viper8u2 said...

The biggest issue that we have in the United States today is unemployment.
Most of our jobs have either being outsourced, or are being given to illegal immigrants. These problems are caused by the government raising wages. The government raises the minimum wage rate to combat the cost of rising living expenses and the business cannot afford to pay the workers. The only option that the business has left that will not damage their revenue is to find a way to cut costs. Most of the businesses have either outsourced their jobs to a country that has a much lower wage rate or one that has little or no labor laws, or the businesses hire illegal immigrants to do the same job as the previous worker, but for a lot less. The rest of the people that lose their jobs are the ones that get fired because the company goes bankrupted. Most of these companies go bankrupt because other businesses outsourced their jobs to other countries. When the workers get fired they no longer receive a paycheck and cannot afford to buy products from these companies. So if the company is not getting profits from their customers, they have to eventually have to fire some employees, (if not all), and thus the cycle starts over again with another company. This is why I think that unemployment is the biggest issue that we have in this country.
Jeff Austin period 4