HOW CLINTON AND TRUMP’S ECONOMIC PLANS IMPACT U.S. DEBT

Former Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, (R-NY), Reason Magazine Editor-at-Large Matt Welch and Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov on the economic plans of the presidential candidates.
DATE: 10/21/2016

Discussion Questions

1. What do you think about taxing the rich and large companies to pay for the extra stuff the government wants to do? Defend your answer in detail. Is it fair? Is there an alternative? If so, what?

2. What, if any, could be some unintended consequences of raising corporate taxes? Are the consequences worth it? Why or why not? If your opinion is that there would not be any consequences, explain why.

3. Do some research on our current national debt. Why do some argue that debt is a big problem? Is it important to balance the budget? Why or why not? How do you or your family budget your own money? Compare it to how government uses tax dollars. What are the differences? What are the similarities?

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