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    Africa 's government bond yields have risen to their highest levels in almost five years as worries grow that the rating agencies could bar the country 's to junk status(-BBB) (Frankel, 2005), this is due to the ongoing drought, civil service wage increase and most of all corruption (Chand, 1999). South Africa’s economic growth has been slowing down and yet the finance mister Pravin Gordhan reduced deficit by cutting down government which means a further GDP slowdown (Sachs, 1997). Our country is in need of strong economic growth and a way in which to create and increase international and local investments. For this reason, cutting spending to avoid being downgraded to junk status was a good decision (Onaran, 2010).…

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    what is the meaning of deficit spending. A government that spends more over fiscal period, thus creating or enlarging a nation debt balance (Investopedia). Many may say that this is a tool to simulative the economy, however most see it as irresponsible spending by the government. However, many government use deficit spending to pick up the national economy from a recession. To simply put it deficit spending is almost like the government writing a check in account that has no funds to back…

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    Debt Even as China Sold, it summarized the current situation and past events that have occurred in the U.S Treasury bond market. This article is relevant because it shows China’s affect on the U.S. Treasury bonds, which sparks massive movement in the global markets. The collapse of the Chinese stock market affected all the Stock Exchanges in the world because of globalization of the markets. The collapse in China led to the following events, in December China sold U.S. government bonds and as a…

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    Viti-Barro Equivalence theorem, is an economics hypothesis stating that an increase in government borrowing to finance their spending may have no impact on consumer spending and aggregate demand. This is because consumers predict tax cuts or higher government spending to stimulate the economy will result in future taxes increase to pay back the debt. Therefore whatever they gain now will be offset by future taxes raise. Assumptions under Ricardian Equivalence are:  Consumers are rational and…

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    Tax Deficit Essay

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    Taxes are always a highly debated topic when it comes to economics. The reason for that is because taxes play a major role in it and also in everyone’s lives. Most of government spending is paid with taxes, and a large portion comes from income tax and social security taxes (Bouman). These taxes affect everyday people the most, which is why taxes are so heavily debated and discussed. This paper will discuss which taxes should be raised, who will get the raises and opposing opinions or…

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    Finance Case Study

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    (TCO F) Answer completely all of the following questions: Why do state and local governments go into debt? What is a municipal bond? How does a municipal bond differ from a corporate bond? What is Net Interest Cost (NIC) and how does it differ from True Interest Cost (TIC)? What role does TIC play in governmental capital project financing? 5. (TCO E) What is the purpose of a tax system? One of the basic criteria that is considered when a tax system is evaluated is the equity standard.…

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    properly feed all of their citizens. In addition to this national reputation boost, a tax increase on millionaires would also help reduce the deficit the United States is so deeply immersed in. Business and economics journalist Andrew Leonard argues, “Extending the bush tax cuts would add another $2 Trillion to the deficit over the next 10 years. I don’t know what could possibly expose the utter hypocrisy of the Republican deficit hawk stance better than the simple math of that last sentence”…

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    Defense Budget Priority

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    1. Purpose. To provide information on the DSG and Defense Budget Priorities 2. Discussion. The Budget Control Act of 2011 dictates a 22% reduction in Defense spending. Recognizing this limitation, the DSG outlines mission priorities that will shape the Joint Force of 2020 over the next decade. The Defense Budget Priorities outlines the allocation budget resources to accomplish the DSG’s priorities. a. Background. The Budget Control Act of 2011 requires the Department of Defense (DoD)…

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    Hayley Knox Texas’ Top 3 Leaders Asking for a 4% Budget Cut for 2018-2019. Do you agree on blanket cuts with or without exceptions or just raising taxes to cover state government needs? The debate over whether Texas should be cutting services, raising taxes, taking a 4% blanket cut across each agency or should there be exceptions to the 4% cut is a major ongoing discussion. You can justify all sides if you look deep enough and listen to all the politicians. Governor Greg Abbott, Lt.…

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    Student Financial Aid

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    money to go to college. The government is investing in specific plans for people to attend college and to repay loans. These plans help hundreds of people get into college. The United States government is making an effort to get all students to college if that is what they desire. Education is widely available in this country which backs up the Preamble common welfare to college students. Education in the United States of America supports common welfare due to college enrollment increasing, the…

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