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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Kathy Jennings; Lynn M Zott
|ISBN:||9780737760507 0737760508 9780737760514 0737760516|
|Description:||264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||ch. 1. What are some key issues in the debate over the deficit? Deficit reduction is crucial to strengthen the US economy / Carla Fried --
Deficit reduction will not strengthen the US economy / Joseph E. Stiglitz --
Job growth will lead to US economic recovery and deficit reduction / Dean Baker --
Deficit reduction must take place before job growth can occur / Peter D. Schiff --
Debate over deficit reduction is more about politics than the economy / Christopher Hayes --
Poor economic policy does more harm to the economy than a large deficit / Daniel Berger --
ch. 2. What role should taxes play in deficit reduction? Raising taxes can help reduce the budget deficit / Congressional Budget Office --
Raising taxes will not resolve the budget deficit / Tino Sanandaji and Arvid Malm --
Placing limits on tax expenditures will raise revenue and lower the budget deficit / Martin Feldstein --
Tax increases for wealthy Americans would greatly reduce the deficit / Robert Reich --
The price of taxing the rich / Robert Frank --
Tax reform is necessary to reduce the deficit / Barack Obama ; Reducing the deficit through tax reform is unrealistic / Len Burman --
ch. 3. Will cuts to entitlement programs reduce the deficit? Cuts to entitlements and other programs are essential to reduce the deficit / Michael Tanner --
Cuts to crucial government programs will make the deficit larger / Mike Whitney --
Medicare reforms benefiting middle and lower income Americans could reduce the deficit / Michele Swenson --
Cutting Medicare spending is unnecessary because it is an affordable program / James Kwak --
Social security spending is a major contributor to the deficit and must be cut / Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget --
Social security does not add to the deficit and cuts could destroy the program / National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare --
Cuts should be made to health care costs, not to entitlement programs / Alan S. Blinder --
Entitlement spending must be cut because the US population is aging / Charles Blahous --
ch. 4. Should defense spending be cut to reduce the deficit? Cutting defense spending will reduce the deficit and increase national security / David Morris --
The dangerous debate over cutting military spending / Robert J. Samuelson --
Cutting defense spending should be done carefully to preserve national security / Dick K. Nanto and Mindy R. Levit --
The US defense budget is bloated and can be easily cut / Taylor Marvin --
Past presidential administrations provide a blueprint for sustainable defense spending / Lawrence J. Korb, Laura Conley, and Alex Rothman --
Reforming the defense industry will help cut defense spending and the deficit / August Cole --
America can no longer afford to keep the world safe / Will Wilkinson.
|Series Title:||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
|Responsibility:||Kathy Jennings and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.|
- Budget deficits -- United States.
- Government spending policy -- United States.
- Taxation -- United States.
- United States -- Economic policy -- 2009-
- Budget deficits.
- Economic policy.
- Government spending policy.
- United States.
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