The Importance Of Politics In The United States

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It could be argued that medical breakthroughs, technological advances, and various other advancements surpass politics in importance. I, on the other hand, argue that politics determines if such achievements benefit the people. Each country’s greatness is inherently dependent upon its politicians to make wise political decisions that will allow the entire nation to prosper. This is especially true in America, where democracy allows citizens to choose their leaders. In November of 2008 and 2012, Americans used this democratic process to elect Barack Hussein Obama II as their president. Like every other president before him, Barack Obama is by no means perfect. There have been times within these eight years where the hope-and-change mantra …show more content…
The Rebuild America Act and bills similar to it raised questions about what role the government ought to play in the U.S. economy. According to many, there should be no role. Those who hold this view believe that when government steps in, things get worse. Historically speaking, however, this is incorrect. The fact that government aids business and a market economy should come as no surprise. The truth is this: there has never been a divide between the public and private sectors. The line has always been muddled and the government has always been involved in the economy. Active government support for business, boosting economic growth “can be traced back to the very beginnings of our Republic” (Douglas, 2007). In the early 1800s, the United States was unknown on the international scale. As the importance of industry grew, however, the government took a bold risk and taxed imported manufactured goods. Additionally, before Obama became president, the low taxes promoted by George W. Bush’s administration led to insignificant economic growth Incomes flattened, unemployment reached an all-time high, and American workers lost their productive edge. A vigorously competitive marketplace may be key to sustaining the modern-day economy, but …show more content…
He has made many controversial decisions and committed his share of blunders from time to time. But, then again, there is not a president in American history who has not make mistakes. President Obama is handing his successor a remarkable gift: "an economy that 's the envy of the world” (White, 2016). The unemployment rate fell to an all-time low of 4.6 percent in November. The economy grew a surprising 3.2 percent in the third quarter while the stock market and U.S. home prices are at record highs. Not only that, but consumer spending and wages are both rising steadily. Compared to Ronald Reagan, revered for his economic successes, “President Obama 's job creation…promoted people into the workforce faster” (Hartung, 2014). The economy is never perfect. Nonetheless, with the numbers better than they were before Obama took office, his expansion of government intervention to boost the economy has been beneficial to say the

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