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Unformatted text preview: Michael Blasius Professor Holtzman POLS 256-C 21 September 2007 The Fine Line Between Federal and State Responsibility It is the main issue behind most of our political debates. It was the primary concern of our forefathers who wrote the Constitution. It is the questions on what responsibilities belong to state government and which problems should be left for the federal government to solve. In the article from The Washington Post, Whos for Big Government by E. J. Dionne Jr., this question is brought up in regard to government intervention in the farming industry and also the status of health care in America. These arguments are similar to those posed by the federalists and the anti- federalists relating to the formation of a national government and constitution. The farming industry, like all American industries, is subject to federal and state regulation. In the article, Dionne expresses the farming industrys loathsome attitude towards the welfare program but also their favor towards federal grants and subsidies for the farming industry. Recently, Ron Kind championed a new farm bill that would benefit owners of large farms. It was subsequently shot down by bill that would benefit owners of large farms....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course POLS 256 taught by Professor Holtzman during the Fall '08 term at Bryant.
- Fall '08
- Political Science