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Problems of Balancing the U.S. Budget

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Which of the following is/are reasons it would be difficult for the government to have a balanced budget?

I. Many government programs are counter-cyclical

II. Congress cannot raise revenue; just change spending

III. Raising revenue during prosperous times is often frowned-upon

A

I Only

B

II Only

C

III Only

D

I and III

E

II and III