Business and Government Essay

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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
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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 places in the world which will wreak havoc across the globe. In addition, in the U.S., due to rise in sea-level, the coastal areas could suffer significant damage to the environment and the economy (, 2008).
President Obama would like for the U.S. to show as leader in implementing change in global warming, by investing $150 billion in
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