Summary Of The New Normal By David Brooks

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In the article “The New Normal” by David Brooks, he argues that the countries future will depend greatly on how the government makes budget cuts. He points out three principles that should be considered when making budget cuts. The first principle is to make everyone hurt, or to make cuts widely and fairly, not just in couple areas. In addition, Brooks claims that the government should cut more from the old to invest in the younger generation. He says that the government should invest more money into education and early-childhood programs. Brookes emphasizes that the youth are the future of our country. Lastly, he argues that no cuts should be made without an evaluation process. Therefore, legislators should make a list of all the relevant …show more content…

The idea that cuts should be made widely and fairly is very important. Instead of heavily cutting a couple of programs, the government should make smaller budget cuts to many programs. Moreover, there should be more investment in the youth, and more cuts to the elderly of our country. Furthermore, fifty percent of healthcare cost occur in the last six months of life. We should not be investing so much time and money just so one person can live an extra six months. Instead, we should invest those resources into the younger generation, so that our country can be successful in the future. You can improve a person’s life for six more months, or you can improve the entire life of a child. Many governors are makes huge cuts to education, and sacrificing children’s education with it. Hawaii has cut the number of days in a school year, and Texas is cutting education financing by 13.5 percent. You should not reduce a child’s time in the classroom, or sacrifice their resources just to save money to spend elsewhere. Many schools are cutting athletic, art, and music programs to save money; however, this has a negative impact on students. Schools needs those programs to keep students in school and build character. Furthermore, budget cuts should not be made without a thorough evaluation process. Make note of all relevant programs, and prioritize them. Those that are more important should be funded first, and the programs that are less important should be funded only after key programs have been taken care

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