Description (TCO 7) What is your final plan to present to the president? What changes did you decide to implement? (TCO 7) Please explain why you chose the options that you did. (TCO 7) How will your decisions affect the elderly, the poor, the rich, and national security if implemented? (TCO 7) Was covering the hypothetical budget gap more or less difficult than you expected? Please explain. (TCO 7) Which of your decisions might be perceived as politically motivated? Why? (TCO 7) What are the trade-offs of preserving some programs while protecting others? (TCO 7) How do your decisions result in a marginal benefit to society so that they can outweigh the marginal cost to society? (TCO 7) Did doing this exercise change your feelings about the budget debate in Washington? If so, how? If not, why not?