Should the Government Be Required to Balance the Federget?
At times, politicians have argued that we should have a law that requires Congress to balance the federal budget. Some politicians believe this is the fiscally responsible approach while others think it is better to allow the federal government the leeway to determine the budget based on the state of the economy. Some politicians worry about running a deficit as this will add to the federal debt. Most states in the US have balanced budgets. Read these articles and answer the following questions.
What are the arguments for a balanced budget and what are the arguments against having one?
Do you think we should be worried about the size of the federal debt? Why or why not?
Which approach do you agree with and why?
https://www.concordcoalition.org/blog-post/looking-back-20-years-1997-balanced-budget-agreement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.pgpf.org/budget-basics/balanced-budget-amendment-pros-and-cons (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://www.fool.com/knowledge-center/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-a-balanced-budget.aspx (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
https://vittana.org/12-key-balanced-budget-amendment-pros-and-cons (Links to an external site.)