Do you like to control your own money? In People’s Pie, you control the budget of the federal government! You choose how federal revenues should be raised and how taxpayers’ money should be spent. You must decide how to fund programs that are important to you, without setting taxes too high or borrowing too much money.

 

Learning Objective

The student will...

  • Analyze how federal tax and spending policies affect the national budget and the national debt
  • Explain how federal, state, and local taxes support the economy as a function of the government
  • Describe various types of projects and services provided through local, state, and national taxes