What is the federal government’s single greatest responsibility to the public? In my opinion the federal government has many responsibilities to the public, but most importantly is its pledge of protection to the public. When I say protection, I mean not only from military attacks from other countries, but by supplying funds for all the needs of the citizens. As the population in the U.S. increases and federal funds decrease, the government tends to forget all of the little people who elected the politicians into office. The people to whom I am referring are the farmers and small business owners, who rely on the government’s support to protect their investments. As shipping and international money-exchange has become easier and faster, the ability for small business owners or farmers to sell their goods have conversely become harder. I believe that it is the gocernment’s responsibility to ensure that these people do not struggle to earn a living. Bills such as trade restrictions, etc are created so these people can earn a living.
Another type of protection that the government must provide abundantly is aid to the smaller governments, such as state or city offices. I feel that this is most important in crime-ridden, overpopulated cities, such as New York or Los Angeles. These are the great tourist attractions in America, but they don’t receive the recognition that they deserve from the government. Without government funds, these cities don’t have enough money for upkeeping and allow their images to become tarnished. This will cause a domino effect because less tourists will want to visit America.
Less tourism means that these cities have less revenues and less importance to the government. Less importance means that they will receive even less aid. Such an effect will ruin any bright spots which still are in the U.S. The public created the U.S. government to ensure that there will always be a wise and fair leader for America. This gave us the ability to put someone into office, who fits the needs of the country, at present time.
This person undertakes the sole responsibility to ensure the welfare of all “his” people. The government’s responsibilities are great, but with a little control and careful planning, all can be accomplished.