The Government's Effect on Everyday Life
Length: 380 words (1.1 double-spaced pages)
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Government effects my life everyday in a vast variety of ways. From the quality of the milk that I drink in the morning, to the license and Insurance I need to drive my vehicle to school and work. Government also effects the taxes that are deducted from my salary. The government uses this money to protect consumers and provide services for the public amongst many other things.
The first thing that I noticed government effects in my day is the milk that I drink. Milk is a very easily spoiled liquid that must be pasteurized and kept cool so that the consumer will receive a quality and safe product. The government sets standards for dairy farmers as to what kind of feed and hormones they can give their cattle so that the will produce healthy milk for public consumption. The government also inspects the pasteurization process and the distributing of the milk so that the consumer receives a fresh and safe product.
Secondly I noticed when I was in my car on my way to work was the license and the insurance that the government requires in order to operate a motor vehicle. The government requires that all drivers pass a drivers test to demonstrate that they are capable of operating a motor vehicle without harming themselves or others. When they pass this test they are giving a drivers license. If the person violates the laws of the road too many times or seriously this license can be suspended or revoked. The government also requires that the driver have insurance. Insurance is required so that in the event of an accident the parties involved in the accident can afford medical care.
Thirdly I noticed that government effects how much money is deducted out of the paycheck I receive at work. The government deducts money for many different programs. One of those is the social security program. The social security program is made up of money deducted from everyone's pay this money is distributed when the employee becomes disabled, retires, or passes away. The money is there to protect the worker and their families if that person is no longer able to work. The government also takes money out of my pay for Medicare, Medicare is a program that provides medical care for people that can not afford it. There is also a federal income tax that is deducted and used for a various assortment of programs from road paving to bridge building and many other public needs.
In closing I find that government effects my life in countless ways everyday. I know that the breakfast that I eat in the morning will be safer and healthier because of government standards on dairy farmers. I can drive to school or work with peace of mind knowing that the drivers of other vehicles have passed driving standards and are insured in case of an accident. I also know that the money deducted from my pay is going to take car of me when I am unable to work, buy me medicine when I am sick, and provide the basic public services that I need such as roads and bridges.