Ch 03 PPT revised

Ch 03 PPT revised - Chapter 3: What Government Does-And How...

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Chapter 3: What Government  Chapter 3: What Government  Does—And How It Does It Does—And How It Does It
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What govs do? Federal government? State government? Local government?
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What the federal government does? Entitlement: government programs created under legislation that defines eligibility standards, but places no limit on total budget authority. The level of outlays is determined solely by the number of eligible persons who apply for authorized benefits under the existing law.
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What the federal government does? DOD: Department of defense 48% (1963)—20%(2007) Interest on the national debt 9% Together accounts for 89% Discretionary spending: 11% Category of budget authority that compromises budgetary resources in appropriations acts.
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14623.9 billion in 2010
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The Federal Government A large part of the federal budget goes to writing checks. A small share of federal employees manage entitlement programs. Almost all federal employees work under the discretionary spending
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state spending patterns have remained relatively constant. States concentrate their services on welfare, higher education, highways and prisons. States play a major banking role by receiving federal grants and administering them. Intermediary role: support local governments
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