Modern Public Welfare in the United States

Government exists in order to design and implement public policy to address social problems and controversies. Politics is the contest between interest groups competing to have government represent their varied and often irreconcilable interests as public policy. In a 5-7 page essay,

1.) Identify and explain an important political issue that the federal government administers through public policy. Why is the issue controversial? What are the relevant facts and historical circumstances surroundi9ng the issue? Provide data. 2.) Identify the primary interest groups involved in the politics of the political issue. How do they get government to do what they want? Do they lobby the Congress and executive branch of government? Do they mobilize the public with information and grassroots movements? Be specific. 3.) Identify and explain how the Federal Government administers the policies that address the political issue. What laws have Congress passed regarding the issue? What executive department, agency, or bureau is responsible in creating and enforcing the public policies and programs related to the issue? How have the federal courts and Supreme Court ruled in interpreting the constitutionality of legislation and policies related to the political issue? 4. Conclude by providing an assessment of your research: Are government institutions effective in solving the social problems/controversies through public policy? Why or why not? What would you recommend?