Author: Kwaisi France

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Minimum Wage and Damage For Probable Growth

  In 2013, bills to raise the minimum wage were introduced in more than 30 states and Washington, D.C.   Minimum Wage Increasing the minimum wage would help shrink the gender pay gap. Women make $.77 on the $1 that men make, and comprise 56% of all minimum wage workers....

Social Security: If It’s Still Around, Wait

Social Security Act The Social Security Act was signed into law on Aug. 14, 1935, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Social Security calculates benefits on the average of the 35 best earning years. Low or zero earning years will reduce the benefit. Half of all people begin social security at...

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What Did The Tired, Poor, And Huddled Masses Do?

  Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shores. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. The Problem 11.7 million undocumented immigrants currently reside in the country. There is a current...

Here Are The Facts On Unemployment Benefits

What Are They? Payments made by the government and other authorized bodies to unemployed people. The benefits themselves are very modest, averaging just $300 a week. However, only about 40% of the long term unemployed collect benefits.   How Long Do They Last? State unemployment benefits are 26 weeks. Extensions have passed Congress 11...

BCS Wrapped Up

What Happened? We saw USC absolutely destroy Oklahoma in the 2005 championship. The Trojans would have to vacate the win because Pete Carroll takes liberties with rules. We saw Alabama have the only shutout of the era in a rematch of the SEC Championship game in 2012. We saw Vince...

Nothing Was The Same

Nothing Was The Same by Drake

  Drake’s third studio album, Nothing Was The Same, shows that Drake is not only at the forefront of a genre of music I like to call “singing rap”, but that he is also not afraid to step out of his comfort zone even if he stays within the realm...

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Why Trent Richardson For a First Round Pick Wasn’t Worth It

  Production Trent Richardson had approximately 900 yards and 10 touchdowns in his rookie year showing incredible toughness playing most of the year with two cracked ribs. He had 58 catches last year, fifteen more than all Colt running backs combined.   How Will He Help The Colts? He’ll bolster...