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This is a graded discussion: 25 points possible
due Aug 18
Week 6 Discussion 1: Presidential Advisor
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Read/review the following resources for this activity:
- Textbook: Review Chapter 2, 3 (pp. 56-59), 13
- Additional scholarly sources you identify through your own research
Initial Post Instructions
You are an advisor to the President tasked with cutting at least $300 billion from the budget. The president wants your recommendations to cut lines, not large categories. Explain why you chose those cuts.
Note: These are not true US budget numbers.
DOMESTIC PROGRAMS AND FOREIGN AID
Cut some foreign aid to African countries
Eliminate farm subsidies
Cut pay of civilian federal workers by 5 percent
Reduce the overall federal workforce by 10%
Cut aid to states by 5%