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The politics of Domestic Policy Domestic policy refers to those actions and initiatives taken by the government to deal with matters affecting the country internally. Domestic policies are developed by the federal government in collaboration with the various state governments in the country. Domestic policies are crucial as they promote peaceful living and the ability to respond to internal matters in a appropriate manner since the government has set a budget which can be used in addressing pressing issues in the country. Domestic policies are centered on the daily lives of citizens and they determine how each issue related to health care, security, natural resources and taxation would be handled in the country( Scacco,& Coe,2016). The domestic policies attract a lot of politics since they determine how certain resources would be shared in the country as well as how political positions would be allocated to different parties in the country. The political class is always ready to control the domestic policy development process so that such developed policies can effectively address their personal interests. Law enforcement process in the country depends on how on the provision set by the domestic policies. Therefore, American politics are centered
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5 on domestic policies development and implementation so that people can be in a position to determine what is happening and how such policies affect their personal life’s ( Pika, Maltese& Rudalevige,2017). For example, the democrats and republicans have been accusing each other over domestic policy implementation process and development. In a nutshell domestic politics are increasing as a result of increased cartels and personal interests in matters to do with public resources as well as the need for power and increased control in in the society. Presidential Role in Domestic Politics The level of presidential activity affects how domestic policies are to be implemented as well as how they are going to be developed. The president has essential obligation regarding guaranteeing that the laws made by Congress and the government guidelines made by administrative offices are decently and completely implemented. The president is said to be the custodian of the constitution which is the main document used to document all domestic policies. The president is supposed to control the U.S. economy directly ensuring that all households in the country are benefiting as a result of economic development. The president must also ensure that the foreign policy is not allowed to affect any domestic policies which are essential in the development agenda of the country. The president possesses the power to appoint senior cabinet members, commit troops and conduct high level talks with foreign governments. Congress must also ensure that all presidential appointee is vetted and the appointment process should be within the guidelines of the law. Domestic polices are influenced by the goals and agendas put in place by the government. The goals set by the government actively determine the type and kind of domestic policies to be put in place.
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6 In the modern world in most political systems, implementation of proposed policies requires a consensus by the government and not only the leader’s whim. The degree of acceptability required will depend on the political system where the decision maker is operating.
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