It is often quipped that we all want police officers on every corner, but no one wants to pay for it. It is quite a challenge to make everyone happy in terms of what services the government provides and how much it costs. What have you seen/heard in the news about budgeting? How does this relate to how you budget? What would happen if you ran a deficit on your household budget? Give the federal budget a shot and see how well you do.
Using the Budget Explorer’s creative tool, share how you think the federal budget should be allocated. Defend your choices, promote your ideas, and evaluate each others’ proposals. If you are an elected official, will you still have a job if your budget proposal becomes a reality? Remember to be respectful of each others’ perspectives and priorities.
Access the website here: http://www.kowaldesign.com/budget/This tool will let you set up your own budget and show you how yours compares to the federal budget. Analyze these results, explain your choices, and be sure to relate it to your text. Remember to cite your sources.
Each week, students provide a critical review of the questions and substantially reply to the contributions of at least two peers. Individual postings should include an evaluation of the content of the forum questions and explain how it relates to the concepts in the text and other external resources. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts and examples that can support your argument.
Your essay should be posted by midnight Friday and be approximately 750 words. Your responses to your classmates (min 2) should be posted by midnight Sunday and be approximately 250 words each. Remember to use and cite multiple scholarly works using APA format.