Analysis of Funding Levels for the U.S. Government
Department of Education
In 2009, Barack Obama took office as the 44th President of the United States. In February that same year, President Obama signed a stimulus bill into law that included tax cuts and a safety net of spending and appropriations for projects in our nation. When President Obama took office, he was faced with experts stating that this is the “worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression” (CNN U.S. 2009).
Several documents that incorporate 2009 funding levels for the U.S. Government and the Department of Education, will attempt to identify trends for the years 2009 to 2011 in regards to outlays and receipts along with the GDP relationship. The following articles will be analyzed; The Budget Message of the President, Restoring Responsibility, Rescuing the Economy and Reviving Job Creation and Laying A New Foundation For Economic Growth. When analyzing this articles, we will look at what progress has the country made during this past year, what issues are we facing as we move forward, what is the economic situation and what significant issues and initiatives are discussed in these articles.
One other piece of document that will be analyzed is the Department of Education. When we look at the Department of Education, we need to know what departments mission is, major funding items and what the budget in regards to outlays and receipts for the years of 2009, 2010 and 2011. When looking at these figures, a Budget Summary will be included so one gain a better understanding of where exactly the Department of Education is heading where they expect to be at in the next couple of years.
The Budget Message of the President
Upon being elected into the top leadership position of our country, the President is faced with many responsibilities and or roles from being Commander in Chief to Guardian of the Economy. As much as we want to believe that the President controls...