Explore and discuss the US economy, including the impact that governments have upon economic matters and the cost of welfare programs

Political Theory And The Budget

Explore and discuss the US economy, including the impact that governments have upon economic matters and the cost of welfare programs

Week 6 Discussion 2: Political Theory and the Budget

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Review Chapter 2, 3 (pp. 56-59), 13
  • Lesson
  • Additional scholarly sources you identify through your own research

Textbook:

Magstadt, T. (2017). Understanding Politics: Ideas, institutions, and issues (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

 Instructions:
Explain how a liberal and conservative would approach developing the US budget. Use evidence (cite sources) to support your response from assigned readings or online lessons, and at least TWO outside scholarly sources.

Lastly, to look at a REAL U.S. Budget (2015), and see what discretionary and mandatory spending are, and also to see how much is really spent in the budget, and on what, follow this link. The info is really good. https://www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/spending/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

 

Writing Requirements

  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references. Please use proper APA citations on paper and reference page to get full credit.

Lesson:

Week 6 Lesson: Economics

This week we will explore the economy, including the impact that governments have upon economic matters and the cost of welfare programs.

The US Budget