Federal Budget Activity
This week we learned about how laws get made by the legislative branch of our government. One of the biggest laws that regularly gets made by Congress is the Federal Budget.. The Federal Budget is a law that spells out how the government will spend its money. This is a huge power that Congress has that is often called, â€œThe Power of the Purse.â€ If the Congress doesnâ€™t give the government money to do something in the Budget, the government wonâ€™t have the resources do what it might want to do.
Part 1 – Create Your Budget
To create your budget, you must use the website: http://crfb.org/stabilizethedebt/
Once you are at http://crfb.org/stabilizethedebt/ and ready to begin click the â€œnextâ€ button.
Begin to make your budget selections by selecting various check boxes. Click the â€œiâ€ icon next to each line item if you want more information about any particular budget line item.
Once you have sufficiently addressed each of the specific budget line items and arrived at the tab labeled â€œresults,â€ right click the link labeled: â€œSave PDF,â€ download the file, and submit this final PDF file along with your text for the following essay.
*Do not forget to also submit your essay. You can upload multiple files in a single assignment submission. If you need help with this please contact your student advisor or instructor.
**It is strongly recommended that you use the Chrome or Firefox web browserfor this activity. If you are having trouble getting your final results todisplay or are having difficulty exporting your final results as a PDFfile, please try the following steps:
(1) Use the Chrome or Firefox web browser.
(2) Take and upload screen shots of your budget selections to blackboardalong with your essay for this assignment.
(3) Contact your instructor to make alternative arrangements.
Part 2 – Federal Budget Activity Reflection Essay
In at least 500 words answer the following questions:
*Donâ€™t forget to upload your pdf file of the budget as well as the text of your essay in your assignment submission.
Please note: APA formatting and citations rules apply to this and all essays in this course.