Chapter13 - Chapter 13 Domestic & Domestic...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 13 Domestic & Domestic & Economic Economic Policy Policy Domestic Policy Domestic policy = all the laws, government planning, and government actions that affect the lives of American citizens Policies = created in response to public problems or public demand for government action Major policy problems = poverty, welfare, crime, environment, social security Government response entails policy trade- offs ; spending priorities; you cant have your cake and eat it too. Policy Making Process Agenda building identifying a problem, getting it on the agenda Policy formulation debate that occurs between government officials, the public, the media, and in campaigns Policy adoption selection of a strategy for addressing a problem Policy implementation administration of the selected policy (by bureaucrats, the courts, etc.) Policy evaluation public, officials and groups determine if the selected policy has the desired impact Defining Poverty Low-income poverty threshold in 2003 was $18,300 for a family of four Poverty level has changed since then to account for changes in the consumer price index, enabling government to adjust the poverty level by taking into account changes in prices of goods and services Official poverty level based on pre-tax income, but does not include in-kind subsidies, like food stamps and subsidized housing Major Government Assistance...
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