Budget Challenge

In a new tab, go to: http://www.federalbudgetchallenge.org/pages/overview
1st. Click Start now
2nd. Enter your zip code and whether or not you have taken the challenge before and click Next. Do not enter your e-mail
3rd. You are now on the game screen. The goal of this game is to get the 10 year deficit, seen on the right side of the screen down as low as possible. HOWEVER, you need to make common sense decisions and decisions that reflect your personal beliefs. Do not go in and slash and burn!

Name


  1. Pick two choices you made under the spending tab. Explain why you chose them based on your personal beliefs. What's one pro and one con of your choices?


  1. Pick two choices you made under the revenue tab. Explain why you chose them based on your personal beliefs. What's one pro and one con of your choices?


  1. When you were finished, but was the deficit level? Was it easy or difficult to get this number lower? Why?





Teacher in Residence
Georgia Council on Economic Education
GA