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Citizens' Solutions Guide - The Federal Budget


For most voters in the U.S., the federal budget is one of their top concerns as they decide who to vote for this November. "The Federal Budget: A Citizens' Solutions Guide," supported by The Dilenschneider Group, offers an unbiased and realistic examination of the federal budget and the national debt, digesting the complex issue for the everyday citizen, and helps voters understand the pros and cons of policy scenarios that candidates have endorsed. Public Agenda’s Citizens’ Solutions Guides are nonpartisan, unbiased resources to help you think through a difficult issue in alternative ways, weighing and evaluating values, priorities, pros, cons and tradeoffs. The Guides can also be used as discussion starters for community and group conversations and in classes. Note that the Citizens’ Solutions Guides are meant to help people start thinking and talking about an issue in productive ways — they are not meant to rigidly restrict thinking or dialogue. The perspectives described are not the only ways of dealing with the problem, nor are the viewpoints mutually exclusive in every respect. You can mix and match from different perspectives, or add additional related ideas.

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