Week #1 Article #1
1. Jim Tankersley. For workers and the economy, autumn could be scary
(September 3, 2013). Washington Post
2. Category of problem: Social Economic
3. Level of problem: National
4. This article concerns: Individuals and families face expensive gas prices everyday.
5. Importance/affect on families: This will highly affect families because the expensive price of gases causes a burden on families because they need a means of transportation to get around to their daily routine and families are are forced to pay more for utility bills, groceries and many other things because gas prices have increased over.
6. My input: I personally feel the economy is getting better slowly but surely! Gas prices have increased in the past few years. As a college going student and working part time to pay bills, filling up twice a week for gas can add up pretty fast. Unemployment has increased and welfare is up, I feel the government should increase funding for government programs and one way we can do so is fixing the tax code. The reason why gas prices have gone up is due to deregulation and we can fix this by allowing government agencies to regulate laws.