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Federal Government

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national government of a federated state, such as that of Australia located in Canberra
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Noun1.Federal Government - a government with strong central powersfederal government - a government with strong central powers
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
U.S., U.S. government, United States government, US Government, United States - the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
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They have forced themselves upon the sensibility of the people at large, and have at length extorted from those, whose mistaken policy has had the principal share in precipitating the extremity at which we are arrived, a reluctant confession of the reality of those defects in the scheme of our federal government, which have been long pointed out and regretted by the intelligent friends of the Union.
Congress at this time scarcely possess the means of keeping up the forms of administration, till the States can have time to agree upon a more substantial substitute for the present shadow of a federal government. Things did not come to this desperate extremity at once.
It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
Then, say I, in the first place, that the Confederation is chargeable with the still greater folly of declaring certain powers in the federal government to be absolutely necessary, and at the same time rendering them absolutely nugatory; and, in the next place, that if the Union is to continue, and no better government be substituted, effective powers must either be granted to, or assumed by, the existing Congress; in either of which events, the contrast just stated will hold good.
Is an indefinite power to raise money dangerous in the hands of the federal government? The present Congress can make requisitions to any amount they please, and the States are constitutionally bound to furnish them; they can emit bills of credit as long as they will pay for the paper; they can borrow, both abroad and at home, as long as a shilling will be lent.
In your November 3, 2004, speech, you pledged to "streamline the process with the federal government to design a single corporate income tax collection and processing system." The following day, Finance Minister Sorbara presented the 2004 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review to the Ontario House.
The Federal government employs African American men and women at a higher rate than employed in the U.S.
In "Truth and Transparency: The Federal Government's Financial Condition and Fiscal Outlook" (JofA, Apr.04, page 26), David M.
We refer to them as the "federal-government-sponsored-directors," whose employer is not the shareholders but the federal government.

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