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The unenviable path of the United States

The good news from our politicians is that the current budget deficit is only $500 billion or as I like to say, a half trillion dollars. 107 more words


Impediments to Successfully Raising the Age Pension

As the Senate battles over the implementation of the federal budget, a new battle looks likely to face future generations of Australians who would be expected to stay in the workplace until their 70th birthday.


"The Fiscal Fizzle": An Imaginary Budget And Debt Crisis

For much of the past five years readers of the political and economic news were left in little doubt that budget deficits and rising debt were the most important issue facing America. 820 more words


Public service bargaining: a bruising battle lies ahead

It will be a round of bargaining like no other.

In 1967, Lester Pearson gave public servants collective bargaining rights that allowed unions to choose whether to settle contract disputes by arbitration or, if necessary, by strike. 2,326 more words


Budget Mania Game

Budget Mania Game

Goal: Reinforce or introduce “Budget 101” facts about federal spending and revenues and unmet needs in our communities.


  1. Budget Mania spinner (and easel or stand),
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Skill Building Exercises

Penny Poll

Penny Poll

Goal: To  provide an opportunity to decide how to spend the Federal Budget.

Have labeled jars for each of the main budget categories – education, transportation, health, social services, jobs, state, agriculture, energy, labor, military. 87 more words

Skill Building Exercises