This election day is one of the most important days in history! Due to economic struggles, our country has one of the highest unemployment rates ever. New York’s economy holds a major part of the funds that make up the nations economy making it imperative to decrease the unemployment rate here. Where can the solution to this problem be solved? Fortunately, on November 2nd , 2010, the race for governor in New York state will be decided. While these candidates continue to debate and make promises to voters, I sit and wonder are any of these candidates really going to be able to lower the unemployment rate?
As of September, the unemployment rate in New York City is at 9.3 percent which is documented to be the lowest in 16 months. The candidate coming into this office has the task of bringing this percentage down and by doing so this will help to improve our nations economy. Why am I so passionate about this subject? Well, I too am unemployed. I have been for a few months now and while the benefits are a blessing, a stable job would help so much right now. There are many expenses that need taken care of but because the amount of unemployment benefits receivable to one individual are limited, many of those expenses must be put on hold. Not being able to take care of your expenses when you want to can be burden because you can’t be worry free.
If and when a job opportunity does come through, some of those bills you owed may have piled up and the majority of your paycheck is going to old bills. Although that can be very discouraging, it is good to have steady income coming in. Unemployment benefits only last but so long and there is no retirement plan or health package tied to them. Hopefully, New Yorker’s will get out and vote this coming election day. Some that are not affected by the failing job market may not care too much about this subject but I am here to tell you that you can be on top today, and be handed a pink slip tomorrow. Not only is it important for us to go out and vote but it is also imperative that we check the background of all candidates. We need no one in the office of governor who is not qualified to get the job done. New York has its share of financial problems now so no flames need to be added to the fire.
One thing I will keep in mind is that things may have to get worse before they get better. I understand things will not just change by the snapping of the new governors fingers but progress will take time. It is my hope that things change for the better and that they change soon. Let us not dwell on the problems that we face today but let us get out and do something simple that can help decrease the problems. That solution can be summed up in one word and that is to Vote! November 2nd , 2010 will bring a change for the better.