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Local, state, and federal governments sometimes consider across-the-board budget cuts during difficult economic times. For this assignment, please complete the following:
Answer the following questions:
- Describe what is meant by across-the-board budget cuts.
- The author of the course text suggests that across-the-board budget cuts are poor fiscal policy? Why does he take this position? Do you agree?
Find a news article about proposed or enacted across-the-board budget cuts at the local, state, or national level. Summarize the article, including arguments voiced for and against the across-the-board budget cuts, and include a link to the article. Please be prepared to present an initial summary in class on March 8.