It can hinder processes that should go quickly and easily. Separation of powers worked very well, but again, occasionally matters can become too separated and cause more problems and strife than the Founders could have realized. This is by no way their fault, adapting the government to its changing situation is our responsibility, not the Founders. The Founding Fathers limit the power of government in the Constitution utilizing many different tactics, many more than even the aforementioned. Their main intent was to make the nation less democratic and to keep the government small.
Congress and the Bureaucracy has a special relationship of checks and balances. There are methods set up by the constitution that allow Congress to influence the bureaucracy. In doing so, Congress is often able to hold a considerable amount of control over the bureaucracy. The bureaucracy consists primarily of the executive branch of government, and its components. These include cabinet departments, independent agencies, regulatory commissions, and government corporations.
Corruption and bribery affect business directly and indirectly and below is a list of negative effects of corruption on the main systems of our modern society. Legal: Corrupt practices undermine the rule of law, weakens trust in public institutions and challenges democratic principles. According to the Corruption of foreign public officials Act, there are many legal fees and penalties to those who break any part of the act, which include; jail time, fines, and a bad reputation on the individual and the company (Government of Canada, 2014) . Corruption can affect every sector and level of the government, from the top executive, legislative and judicial branches down to regional and local officials, thereby reducing its efficiency. It presents therefore a potential threat to all sectors and institutions within a country.
For economic factors, low wages would be the variable that would lead to poverty. Families that receive low wages can barely support their living expenses. Thus they would not have enough money for programs that would aid their children’s education. Some families think that crime has better incentives than working a low paying job and thus crime could be put in as an economic factor that leads to poverty. Not having enough money for programs like education leads to the ind... ... middle of paper ... ...rograms, churches, government programs, and worldwide community support.
The cost of tuition for higher education is quickly rising. Over half of college freshmen show some concern with how to pay for college. This is the highest this number has been since 1971 (Marill and O’Leary 64-66, 93). The amount of college graduate debt has been rapidly increasing also. With limited jobs available because of the high unemployment rate, college graduates find themselves staying in debt even longer.
Corporations and unions should be able to have a saying into what becomes law, just like anyone else, as it may affect them as well, but due to the amount of money they pour into the political system, it would be best if there were better disclosure laws in place to end the secrecy. The blame does not just fall on the corporations and unions, it also lies within the people that take their money. I would improve the California Fair Political Practices Commission, or FPPC, and raise the fines and penalties for anyone caught doing wrongdoings. We need to stop having individuals corporations, and unions from putting all their money into policies they want. Ultimately this is not improved democracy and disclosure.
Transportation, child care costs, and healthcare costs are going up and your income isn’t ... ... middle of paper ... ... a more rapid pace that the minimum wage rate. Because families are now feeling the squeeze, many families now have two parents working full-time jobs compared to families of the 1970’s. Back then, one income was enough to support an entire family. It’s just not feasible anymore. Can the Middle Class Be Saved?
Welfare is defined as a government program for poor or unemployed people that helps pay for their food, housing, medical costs, etc (Webster 2014). The system takes money from employers and employees in the form of taxes and those taxes fund the welfare program. Though this benefit can be a blessing in so many ways to those who actually need it and use it properly, it’s abused by lazy individuals, the programs that receive funds to help poor or troubled persons and the states. Welfare encourages people who do not need assistance to apply for it because the requirements to receive assistance are minimal. There have been talk of an updated reform to stop the misuse, but no actions hav... ... middle of paper ... ... their homes, going on with their daily routines.
In the United States, the 65 and older population will more than double by 2050, rising from 39 million in 2009 to 89 million (Edwards). However, longer life expectancies come with consequences. We are facing a crisis that will have an unprecedented impact on our economy, labor force, and health care system. While the older population grows at a faster rate than any other age group, the size and quality of the work force is compromised. As the elderly leave the labor force and consume a larger share of goods and services, our economy will suffer along with the wellbeing of all Americans.
Civil servants have heavy job security, and are hired based purely on qualifications. Pr... ... middle of paper ... ...ercentage of the money won in a lawsuit that was created by their complaints. A positive to these laws is that it protects people that have information about malice within the government. However, others feel like these laws can lead to the protection of people that reveal confidential bureaucratic information that could be used to hurt the government. Ever since 1883, congress has worked tirelessly to reform the bureaucracy.