Questions for Discussion
1. Do you think that people with more money should be forced to pay more money in taxes than people with less money? Why or why not? Argue both the positive and negative sides of this question.
2. The Supercommittee is not expected to successfully reach an agreement. What can we learn about Washington, D.C., from the fact that the Supercommittee was unsuccessful?
3. Do you think that the leaders of Congress thought that the committee would be able to successfully propose ways to make the deficit smaller when they first created it? Why or why not?
4. If you could tell the members of Congress one thing that they most likely have not heard before what would you tell them? Why would you tell this to them?