Posts Tagged ‘balanced budget’

‘Budget Hero’ Game Allows You to Try to Balance the Budget


Monday July 18th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 2:50pm PDT   •   1 Comment

An USA Today article discusses a new game ‘Budget Hero’ which allows players to enact their policy objectives while keeping the government from going broke. The article explains the demonstration: In a quick demonstration of the game, two college students, one taking typical Republican positions and the other Democratic, showed just how difficult it…
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U.S. Debt or Default: False Choice on Why the U.S. Debt Ceiling Should Not Be Raised


Thursday July 14th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 5:16pm PDT   •   2 Comments

With the White House and the House of Representatives still at loggerheads over how to resolve the debt crisis, administration officials are turning up the heat, claiming that Washington has only two choices: increase the government’s borrowing capacity beyond the current $14.3 trillion limit or face a catastrophic U.S. Treasury default. If the latter…
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Raising Taxes Without Raising Tax Rates


Monday November 22nd, 2010   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 3:23pm PDT   •   5 Comments

How can the government increase the amount of money it collects in taxes without increasing tax rates? Or rather, for politicians looking to remain as blameless as possible when their constituents get their new, higher tax bills, how can they make it look like they’re not increasing taxes when they’re taking more in taxes?…
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Obstacle to Deficit Cutting: A Nation on Entitlements


Tuesday September 21st, 2010   •   Posted by David Theroux at 11:24pm PDT   •   1 Comment

In an incisive, recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Sara Murray reports that: “Efforts to tame America’s ballooning budget deficit could soon confront a daunting reality: Nearly half of all Americans live in a household in which someone receives government benefits, more than at any time in history. “At the same time, the…
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