Argumentive Essay The topic of my Argumentive essay is on the benefits of Issue 2. The purpose of Issue 2 is to pass Senate Bill 5, which will budget Ohio’s money, and “better the economy”. I believe that there are no benefits from Issue 2; in fact, I believe that Issue 2 is nothing but trouble. Senate Bill 5 will lay off more teachers, fireman, police officers, etc. Also, it will budget the economy as a whole, taking away from our youth. Finally, it will cause a rise in the unemployment rate, poverty rate, and crime rate.
Firstly, Senate Bill 5 will lay off our teachers, police officers, and firemen. This will lower the protection that we have in the state of Ohio. Also, this will greatly impact our youth. The layoffs will affect the teachers who do not have seniority, which can affect the children greatly as far as education. When the recent layoffs happened at my old High School, Collinwood High School, most of the teachers that were laid off did not have seniority. Because of this, we were left with some older teachers who barely even taught. Not to say that this will happen at all schools, but it is a possibility.
In addition to the previous statement, less teachers means that more students will be bunched, and packed into classes, which could possibly make the teacher’s job harder, because of the overflow of students in the classes. With our protection down, the possibility of anything happening is greater. Students might feel the need to bringing firearms and deadly weapons to school again. The primary goal of the police force, and the firefighters is to protect and serve, they will not be able to do this if there are short on men and women.
Secondly, Issue 2 will budget our economy, taking away from the youth. All of the seasonal sports, activities, and clubs throughout the CMSD are funded through the CMSD. This includes High School and Elementary/Middle Schools. Because of the lack of money, the CMSD has been forced to issue a statement, saying that all spring sports, except for Baseball and Softball, will be canceled. This means that Outdoor Track and Field, Basketball, Tennis, and any other spring sport will not be played at any of the high schools. I was fortunate enough to graduate before this started to take into effect, I even eceived scholarship offers from colleges for Track, but current seniors and other students are not as fortunate. This will mostly impact the seniors, and the juniors who planned on playing any of those sports. For the seniors, this could potentially kill any chance of college for some of them. There are people who only go to college because of sports, and if those sports aren’t offered, then they cannot play, which means no scouts will be looking at them, ultimately lowering these students chances of getting into college.
Saying as how everyone is not fond of going into the military, and in this economy you need a high school Diploma to even be considered for low income jobs [and most of them are not guaranteed jobs at that], some of them might leave right out of high school and end up doing nothing but adding on to the unemployment rate, and some to be poverty rate. Lastly, Issue 2 will cause a drastic rise in the unemployment rate, crime rate, and poverty rate. If Issue 2 is put into effect, then all of the people who are laid off will more than likely join the unemployment rate.
Finding a job in these times are very difficult. There are college graduates with Doctorate’s that cannot find a job. Just because you were laid off, doesn’t mean that you are required to get your job back. Because of this and also because of how tight money is lately, some people will not make it; this will cause a Domino effect; those who don’t make it might be forced to resort to “underground measures” just to make a living. The term underground measures refer to drug dealing, theft, and other crimes.
This will then cause a downward spiral for Clevelander’s, and Ohioan’s. They might feel obligated to have to protect their homes and families but purchasing firearms, or they will simply leave the state, raising the poverty rate, because for the ones that do stay, they don’t have the money to fully support their homes. There will be more foreclosures, and more people filing for bankruptcy. In closing, I argue that Issue 2 is not what it is hyped up to be. Issue 2 will have terrible impacts on our economy, and state.
All of the impacts that I have stated will affect each and every person in some way, shape, form, or fashion, especially our young people. These are not the kinds of conditions that we want our young people to grow up in, it wouldn’t be fair to them. Also, it wouldn’t be fair to us either because what affects them affects us, mainly because children of all ages bring their problems home, which could essentially cause family uproars. Issue 2, to pass Senate Bill 5, should not be passed, because if it is, it will essentiallt mark the beginning of a terrible future.