Fiscal Policy Descriptive Essay by Hartdad

Fiscal Policy
Examines fiscal policy within the United States including examples of taxation and revenue policy.
# 115105 | 755 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jul 07, 2009 in Economics (National) , Political Science (Fiscal Policy (economy))

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This paper explains that fiscal policy, which is conducted at the national, state and local levels, refers to the attitudes these governments take toward revenue, spending and taxation. From an individual standpoint, the author relates, fiscal policy has a direct impact on the amount of money an individual can save or spend. The paper concludes that, although in recent years some stereotypes concerning the deficit and fiscal policies have collapse, politics will continue to influence fiscal policy in the United States in the near future.

Table of Contents:
Fiscal Policy
Definition of Fiscal Policy
Goals and Objectives of Fiscal Policy
Analysis of US Fiscal Policy

From the Paper:

"Although taxes are considered to make up the primary source of revenues for the federal government, total revenue can be significantly more than just taxes. This means that the government must balance not only taxation policy, but also miscellaneous charges in its fiscal policy. Although taxes form such a large percentage of total revenue, they generally form the bulk of fiscal policy considerations as well ."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "A Better Use of Surpluses." Business Week, 15 February 1999, 122.
  • Forstater, Mathew. "Robert Eisner's Common Sense Commitment to Full Employment and Activist Fiscal Policy." Journal of Economic Issues, June 1999, 471-473.
  • Rotfleisch, D. J. "Unquestionable Incentives." CA Magazine, November 1993, 27-29.
  • "Summary of Federal Government Finances." Washington, DC: US Census, August 1999. Internet address:
  • "USA Statistics in Brief--Health, Social Welfare, Government, Employment." Washington, DC: US Census, August 1999. Internet address:

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