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Discussion and Essay Questions How does California represent broader economic issues? How are California and New York’s problems similar to those of Greece? Are you a Keynesian? Do you believe fiscal policy can get the U.S. out of its current recession? In 2008, President Obama pushed for an almost $1 billion stimulus. Where did it help the economy? Where did it hurt? Where did it have no impact? Is the United States in a recession? If yes, when did it start? Which is more important, fighting recessions or fighting inflation? How has the U.S. government used monetary policy to stimulate the economy? How has the U.S. government used fiscal policy to stimulate the economy? Compare FDR’s New Deal to Obama’s 2008 stimulus package? Do you believe entitlements like Social Security and Medicare should be cut back? What, if any, changes would you make to these programs? Are you concerned about high deficits? Why or why not? Are we in a deflationary period? Do you support an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts? For all groups or some? Imagine your job is to cut the deficit. How do you do it?