Describe the current relationship between government and business in the United States
The government’s position is to ensure that citizens do not suffer harm resulting from business operations, such as selling tainted food or preparing foods in unsanitary conditions, causing ecological harm, or dealing unscrupulously in financial matters. The larger the government grows, the more it introduces regulations and taxes onto businesses (Carney, 2006).
The business’ position is that they want the government to stay out of their operations. Businesses believe the government has too much involvement in their affairs. In a poll taken in year 2005, 90% of Americans believed that large businesses had great influence over the government. The CEO’s of large corporations are able to have personal meetings with senators and cabinet secretaries to discuss their position and influence their decision-making (Carney, 2006).
Since the Obama Administration, the government is interacting directly with businesses to ensure that they are being fiscally responsible so as not to negatively impact the American citizens. President Obama had to intervene on behalf of Wall Street, automotive companies and the banking industry by means of stimulus package to avoid an economic depression for the country. Both businesses and the government need to work together to ensure the citizens receive the greatest protection in all issues, to include health and safety, defense, economics and environmental protection. The relationship between government and business is crucial and critical if American is to remain successful. Government will have to lay aside its bipartisanship and legislation on complex and important issues, while the business world must be held accountable to maintain fiscal responsibility (Milken Institute Global Conference, 2009).
Describe one public policy goal of the United States for its citizens
According to the National Center for Smart Growth (2008), a broad definition or purpose of public policy is to help U.S. citizens have better living conditions, in all aspects. The government will make it possible for the citizens to have services, such as schools, or environmental protection, that individually they would not be able to provide for themselves.
One public policy of the United States for its citizens is to resolve global warming. The Obama Administration states that Global warming is a very serious situation caused by human activities. As a result of global warming, hurricanes that rated in the 4 and 5 categories have practically doubled in the last three decades. The ocean acidity has increased; the trees bloom earlier than ever; glaciers are melting at a much faster pace, and certain water species will become extinct. To combat these issues some scientist suggest reducing emission are else climate change will worsen. If there is no reduction in emission the world will be faced with famine and drought in some of the poorest...