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What do you feel government is responsible for providing to the people it serves?

Any and all ideas are welcome. I think this is where many of us part ways when it comes to government's job. Some of us expect more while some of us expect limited return.


Asked by QuinnMae at 10:03 AM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Article 1, Section 8, Congress (Legislative Branch)
    - Collect taxes.
    - Pay debts.
    - Borrow money.
    - Regulate commerce.
    - Establish uniform naturalization laws.
    - Establish uniform bankruptcy laws.
    - Coin money.
    - Establish punishment for counterfeiters.
    - Establish post offices and roads for delivering the mail.
    - Provide laws for copyrights and patents.
    - Constitute tribunals accountable to the Supreme Court.
    - Establish punishment for crimes committed at sea.
    - Declare war.
    - Raise and support various branches of the military.
    - Establish a national capital.
    - Make laws.

    Article 2, Section 2, The President (Executive Branch)
    - Serve as Commander in Chief of the military.
    - Make treaties.
    - Fill vacancies of various government posts.

    Article 3, Section 2, The Supreme Court (Judicial Branch)
    - Serve as the superior court for law and equity. <

    Answer by Carpy at 10:19 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • fire dept,police dept,defense

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:09 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • They need to provide our constitutional rights. I also think they should provide limited help when someone becomes down on their luck, but this 2 years of unemployment is bull.

    Answer by layh41407 at 10:05 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Our safety

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:05 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Accountability first and foremost. Honesty, transparency, equality?


    Answer by meooma at 10:21 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • 1. Military..................................that's about it for now.

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:14 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Accountability is what they OWE us.

    Answer by vbruno at 10:20 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • What Carpy said. All of the rest is socialism.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 1:07 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I guess I should have clarified, our FEDERAL government. Of course your city and state have other infrastructure that they build / create and maintain, but I am really more interested in what people expect from the federal government. I think they have their hands in too many pies right now and some people don't think they have enough hands in it. I think that's where our fundamental difference of opinion is based. JMO.


    Comment by QuinnMae (original poster) at 11:57 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Carpy pretty much covered it ~ There will always be a need for social services, no matter what. A society cannot turn a blind eye to those incapable of caring for themselves.

    Answer by tasches at 2:58 PM on Apr. 22, 2011