Government Expenditures and Revenues, Budget, National Debt
Monetary and fiscal policies, and the trends in the economic environment over time, can have both subtle and major affects on almost all organizations. The purpose of this SLP assignment is to have you examine your organization regarding how it is affected by these economic variables and policies.
You are to place yourself in the position of being a paid lobbyist for your organization. Pick two or three major fiscal or monetary policy initiatives you would lobby Congress about. However, this is not in general, this is for your organization, not for the economy as a whole, so make sure to take that specific focus. Again, if you’re using an unconventional organization, you may have to get a little creative here.
1. As your organization’s lobbyist, what would you like to see done by the Federal government that would be of help to your organization? This could be what the government could do or what they could stop doing. It can be all fiscal, all monetary, or a mix of each type of policy. As a lobbyist it is not your job to be concerned with the deficit, or the environment, or the general health of the financial system (unless, of course, you are lobbying for an environmental, financial, or deficit reduction group). Your answer to this question can give an interesting perspective as to how lobbying can distort economic policy and decisions. CAUTION: I am not looking for general comments that could apply to the country as a whole or any given organization, what I want is comments that are relevant specifically to your organization.
There are three articles below on the pros and cons of lobbying, feel free to google the subject to find more:
2. The majority of lobbying efforts centers around fiscal policy so we will stick with that area. Please discuss your opinions on lobbying regarding if it is useful and should continue as is, if it should continue but with constraints to limit how much is done, or if it should be eliminated.
SLP assignment expectations: Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find. Make sure you cite all resources you use and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.
LENGTH: 2 typed and double-spaced pages.
In addition to the overall quality, depth, grammar, and organization of the paper, the following will, in particular, be assessed:
1.. Analytical ability in relating Federal policies to the specifics of your organization.
2. Your ability to relate Federal government activity to your specific organization.