The 2014 Budget

The American budget is an incredible document; written by the President and approved by Congress, the amount of money involved is eye watering. The one to always looks out for is the Department of Defense spending; whenever any President tries to cut this, there is some emergency occurring that requires similar if not increased spending (…not that we are conspiracy theorists here at LGS!). An important example for checks and balances as well as for the power of the President, the budget is a simple yet effective example for exam use. Below, is an interesting assessment of the battle for this budget between the two parties and provides good fodder for party based questions too.