Federal Budget debt fixing Discussion

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One of the biggest laws that regularly gets made by Congress is the Federal Budget.. The Federal Budget is a law that spells out how the government will spend its money. This is a huge power that Congress has that is often called, “The Power of the Purse.” If the Congress doesn’t give the government money to do something in the Budget, the government won’t have the resources do what it might want to do.

In at least 500 words answer the following questions:

Provide a justification of the budget choices you made within one of the following categories: Defense, Domestic, Social Security, Healthcare (you may NOT choose to focus on the categories labeled: “Budget Path,” “Other,” “Revenue,” or “Tax Expenditures”). In this defense you must address possible counter arguments to the budget decisions you made. If you are spending more under this category how are you going to get new revenue or gain public support for more deficit spending? If you are cutting funds – what are you going to do with these surplus funds?

Discuss how this assignment impacted your understanding of the budget process, and the debates between the parties and within Congress have regarding the federal budget? Do you think anything should be done to streamline the current budget process?

Discuss how difficult this would have been to do this activity as a group project – what budget issues would have been contentious? How could you have come to a compromise?

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School: UCLA

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Running Head: FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

Federal Budget
Institutional Affiliation
Date

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FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

2

1.
The United States is the world's military superpower. Any budgetary allocations and /or
tradeoffs on debt fixing should, in my opinion, be made on that premise. I am one of the staunch
believers of a strong military and will support budgetary allocation increments to the department
of defense even at a time when our gross domestic product and debt ratio is quite unimpressive.
This is due to the fact that the United States military is known world over and its impact in
quelling crises in the world is unparalleled. By cutting military spending to fix the everincreasing debt, we will be showing our weaknesses to the warmongers like the North Korean
president and they will go ahead and come up with nuclear warheads to the detriment of the
world.
A strong military is in my opinion non negotiable and the US Congress must shun any
proposals geared towards the reduction of budgetary allocation to our men and women in
uniform. I, however, support pulling out our forces and military spending in places like
Afghanistan and Iraq which will end up saving the exchequer $440 Billion at the long run. There
is no justification for the United States to engage in financial cuts to the defense department
since a strong military requires immense capital outlay and I strongly believe even the 440
billion which will be recouped by our defense cuts to Iraq and Afghanistan should be spent on
military personnel welfare. For instance, our Walter reed memorial hospital is in bad shape and
our military personnel who get hurt at the battlefield should get the best treatment in a state of
the art medical facility.
2.

FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

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This assignment is, in my opinion, an eye-opener owing to the fact that the budget
process, especially for the federal government of the United States, is a very complex activity
which requires tradeoffs for those involved .For instance, the United States congress is
comprised of members emanating from two distinct parties which have glaring ideological
differences. The Democrats are regarded as being liberal whereas the Republicans are regarded
as conservatives. There is currently no party in the US Congress which can pass the budgetary
allocations single-handedly without the support of members from the other party. That is where
sobriety of mind and realistic tradeoffs come into handy. Since the US Congress is the one
mandated with passing budgetary appropriations, I think there is nothing that can be done to
streamline its operations without engaging in lengthy constitutional amendments so the best way
out of this problem is to ensure common sense prevails in the United States congress as they pass
the budgetary appropriation bills. In my opinion, I think the men and women in the US Congress
are of high integrity and we have had no problems which could not be overcome in our long
history of congressional debates touching on budget appropriation bills.
3.
Group discussions touching on fixing the national debt will not be a challenge
academically savvy students cannot handle. I believe in such debates reason will prevail and the
person with the most realistic ideas will have his /or her opinions prevail. This is due to the fact
that some economists have been scaring the general public that our debt, which is only 77% of
our GDP, is unprecedented and quite unsustainable. What these pessimists do not tell us is that
the world's technological superpower, Japan, is servicing a debt which is an astounding 100% of
her GDP. Our debt problems are not unprecedented and we can fix this debt without interfering

FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

4

with defense spending and welfare programs for the poor. In a nutshell, while indulging in group
discussions, sound reasoning and rather convincing arguments always carry the day!


Running Head: FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

Federal Budget
Institutional Affiliation
Date

1

FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

2

1.
The United States is the world's military superpower. Any budgetary allocations and /or
tradeoffs on debt fixing should, in my opinion, be made on that premise. I am one of the staunch
believers of a strong military and will support budgetary allocation increments to the department
of defense even at a time when our gross domestic product and debt ratio is quite unimpressive.
This is due to the fact that the United States military is known world over and its impact in
quelling crises in the world is unparalleled. By cutting military spending to fix the everincreasing debt, we will be showing our weaknesses to the warmongers like the North Korean
president and they will go ahead and come up with nuclear warheads to the detriment of the
world.
A strong military is in my opinion non negotiable and the US Congress must shun any
proposals geared towards the reduction of budgetary allocation to our men and women in
uniform. I, however, support pulling out our forces and military spending in places like
Afghanistan and Iraq which will end up saving the exchequer $440 Billion at the long run. There
is no justification for the United States to engage in financial cuts to the defense department
since a strong military requires immense capital outlay and I strongly believe even the 440
billion which will be recouped by our defense cuts to Iraq and Afghanistan should be spent on
military personnel welfare. For instance, our Walter reed memorial hospital is in bad shape and
our military personnel who get hurt at the battlefield should get the best treatment in a state of
the art medical facility.
2.

FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

3

This assignment is, in my opinion, an eye-opener owing to the fact that the budget
process, especially for the federal government of the United States, is a very complex activity
which requires tradeoffs for those involved .For instance, the United States congress is
comprised of members emanating from two distinct parties which have glaring ideological
differences. The Democrats are regarded as being liberal whereas the Republicans are regarded
as conservatives. There is currently no party in the US Congress which can pass the budgetary
allocations single-handedly without the support of members from the other party. That is where
sobriety of mind and realistic tradeoffs come into handy. Since the US Congress is the one
mandated with passing budgetary appropriations, I think there is nothing that can be done to
streamline its operations without engaging in lengthy constitutional amendments so the best way
out of this problem is to ensure common sense prevails in the United States congress as they pass
the budgetary appropriation bills. In my opinion, I think the men and women in the US Congress
are of high integrity and we have had no problems which could not be overcome in our long
history of congressional debates touching on budget appropriation bills.
3.
Group discussions touching on fixing the national debt will not be a challenge
academically savvy students cannot handle. I believe in such debates reason will prevail and the
person with the most realistic ideas will have his /or her opinions prevail. This is due to the fact
that some economists have been scaring the general public that our debt, which is only 77% of
our GDP, is unprecedented and quite unsustainable. What these pessimists do not tell us is that
the world's technological superpower, Japan, is servicing a debt which is an astounding 100% of
her GDP. Our debt problems are not unprecedented and we can fix this debt without interfering

FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT FIXING

4

with defense spending and welfare programs for the poor. In a nutshell, while indulging in group
discussions, sound reasoning and rather convincing arguments always carry the day!


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