Choose one department within the federal government.

  • Find the most recent presidential budget submission. You can locate it on the website for the Office of Management and Budget. Based upon that budget, discuss the following topics:
    • Analyze and discuss whether the total budget is increasing, decreasing, or staying the same as compared to the budgets for the past three years. Check the percentage increase/decrease/constant in terms of current dollars, constant dollars, and share of total federal outlays. Be specific. Reference specific items within the budget to support your position.
    • Choose one department within the federal government. For that department, analyze and discuss whether the outlays for that department are increasing, decreasing, or staying the same over the past three years. Check the percentage increase/decrease/constant in terms of current dollars, constant dollars, and share of total federal outlays. Be specific. Reference specific items within the budget to support your position.
    • Based on your analysis of your selected department, discuss what the most recent presidential budget submission for that department has in mind for the operations of that department in the next (upcoming) five years. Be specific. Reference specific items within the budget to support your discussion.
    • Choose any three topics discussed throughout this course, and discuss how those topics relate to your review of the presidential budget (in total) or for the department you selected.

Be specific. NOTE: You will find all the data you need to respond to this assignment in the presidential budget and the current federal budget’s historical tables on the website of the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Requirements:
    • 3,500 – 4,000 words; at least 500 words must be related to Christian worldview application to the subject matter
    • APA-compliant formatting, including title and reference pages
    • Minimum of eight scholarly references
  • Class book: Mikesell, J. L. (2018). Fiscal administration: analysis and applications for the public sector (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. ISBN: 978-1305953680.

 

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