Federal/State Budget Presentation

In this project, you and your group will analyze the broad strokes of either the Federal or State Budget.

First, make sure that you identify:
Next, analyze the current situation and identify possible solutions for creating a healthier federal/state budget:
You might find it easier to just make sure you are answering these questions:
  1. What kinds of taxes does the federal/state government use to generate revenue?
  2. Who pays most of these taxes?  Why? Is this the best way to generate revenue?
  3. What specific things would you change about the tax structure?
  4. How does the federal/state government spend its money? (what are the major categories, departments, etc.)
  5. How much of this spending is mandatory?  Discretionary?  How much goes to service our debt?
  6. In your opinion, do our spending priorities match our national priorities?  If so, why?  If not, what would you change?

You need to summarize all of your above finings in a PPT presentation.  Be sure to include charts, graphs, and other visuals.