Solutions for Budget Deficit
Budget deficits are common occurrence in today’s modern times because most governments cannot sustain the corresponding level of revenues that’s needed in order to support the budgetary requirements. Budgetary requirements will then be brought and dictated on the rising needs and expectations of a country, government and people, which has a responsibility in meeting and servicing them.
With today’s good economic times which is at the stage of business cycle from expansion to peak, a government revenue is at its highest when the private business sector is not capable of paying more taxes from a good business that’s brought about by favorable economic environment. This actually is axiomatic because during good times, the government have the tendency in correspondingly appropriate more expenses on its budget and at times of increasing its budgetary appropriations in a level which is more than the increase of revenues. This would be why a budgetary deficit still occurs.
In order to recapitulate, a recession or perhaps a contraction of the economy which is reflected in a budget deficit is not solved by the capping of governmental expenses or by the imposition of more taxes of the taxpayers in raising more revenues. The results to both instances is only prolonging the economic stagnation due to the reason where there’s no catalysts to rev-up the economy because both of the private and government sectors are holding back on the investments with the government’s case because this is cutting back on expenses. On the private sector on the other hand, it has been burdened additionally with more taxes.
The government needs to consider during times of fiscal deficits and at times when the economy is on a sluggish mood, embarks with an expansionary monetary program to which is designed in shoring-up, rev-up and propel economic activities, which then will help extricate the economy from the current economic contraction it is in. Such expansionist monetary policy consist of the government in increasing the level of money supply up to a point that will enable it to expand economic activities through investments of income generating ventures, programs and projects.
This in fact can be accomplished with government borrowing against future taxes by selling long-term bonds and securities to the central bank of which shall issue the corresponding new local money. The new local money that was created is later on going to be used in financing development projects such as the construction and establishment of infrastructure and utilities which is all over the country, which would then catalyze the growth and expansion and also in creating more favorable business and economic climates for private businesses to thrive. With this kind of government assistance and more business opportunities, the private sector will then be able to grow and expand, make more profits, paying more taxes to the government and to employ more people.