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Bell Ringer: What Contributes to Budget Deficits?

How federal deficits are created

Appropriations Committee member Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) talked about the federal budget and how federal deficits are created.

Description

Appropriations Committee member Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) talked about the federal budget and how federal deficits are created. He also spoke about federal budget surpluses in the 1990s and the factors that increase these deficits?

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • How are deficits created?
  • How can tax cuts impact deficit spending?
  • How can increased revenue impact deficit spending?
  • What is meant by a budget surplus?
  • What factors can increase budget deficits?

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Bipartisan
    • Budget
    • Debt
    • Deficit Spending
    • Fiscal Policy
    • Revenue
    • Surplus

    Topics

    Economics & Financial LiteracyLegislative Branch

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity