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Let’s take a look at some of the “welfare” programs, namely Food and Nutrition Assistance. The Food Stamp program in 2005 required $32.6 billion and totaled 1.32% of the federal budget. The Child Nutrition and Milk Program (school breakfasts and lunches) ran $11.9 billion and represent .48% of the federal budget. The Supplemental Feeding Program (WIC) which targets only families with infants and children cost $4.9 billion and represents .20% of the total budget. These three programs together cost $49.4 billion and represented 2.00% of the budget. Cut them? You tell me what you want to do.
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Unformatted text preview: I want you to start cutting the budget. I want you to play the roll of an elected representative with an objective to “streamline government spending.” Also, remember that you wish to remain in office another term as well. Therefore, you will have to be aware of how your constituents will be affected by your decisions. I would like you to e-mail me with your recommendations on cuts and I will try to assume a roll as an objective your recommendations on cuts, and I will try to assume a roll as an objective consultant in terms of the potential costs and benefits of your recommendations. 16...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 210 taught by Professor Malls during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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