Dealing with the budget deficit
1. If you are one of the policy makers determined to control the federal budget, which federal spending item(s) would you cut?
2. How would you change the tax policy to increase the tax revenue? Would you increase the tax rate or decrease it to increase revenue (review the Laffer curve and comment on the relationship between the tax rate and and tax revenue)? Who should have the burden of tax?
Please review the 2018 Trump tax law and Biden administrations tax proposals. Below are two short videos: One supports the lax cuts, the other opposes.
3. What is the impact of Covid-19 on the budget deficit and national debt? Should we be worried about it?