Senator Everett Dirksen once quipped about Federal spending “A million here, a million there, and pretty soon, you’re talking real money”. A conversation today about the federal budget would need to substitute BILLION to be relevant. How is it that our nation now is in debt to the tune of $20 trillion dollars, an 18% increase in 2 years? Why is our current deficit $985 billion dollars, the largest ever? Where does the government get all this money anyway? This five-week class will briefly review our complicated and confusing Federal budget process. Topics will include: revenue and taxes, deficit and debt, appropriations and monetary policy, With such heavy topics we will endeavor to keep things light and upbeat while we gain some really useful knowledge and perspective on these issues. Come prepared for some lively discussion. General Public/Member: $58/$52 For more info or to register, call 360.586.6181 or stop by the Olympia or Lacey Senior Center. Registration starts March 4th.
George Rother taught Civics and American Government for over 25 years. He has worked on numerous political campaigns and has a Masters in Teaching from TESC. He is passionate about democracy, informed voters, and fact based analysis.