Discussion

Discussion Post 5: Can you fix the US Budget?

Let’s play the budget game!!!! Go to http://www.crfb.org/debtfixer/ (Links to an external site.)

Spend at least 15-20 minutes playing the game. Answer these questions in your discussion post.

1) Explain how you successful (or unsuccessful) you were. a) Did you cause spending to go up? By how much? Why? What choices caused the spending to go up? b) Were you able to bring spending down? By how much? Why? What choices caused the spending to go down?

2)How did playing the game change how you see the problems in managing the US budget?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words and answer those questions above.  Make sure you respond to at least 2 classmates of at least 4-5 sentences each.