Efforts to Reduce the Budget Deficit The rapid growth of the national debt alarmed some politicians and created pressure for restricting Congress’s unlimited ability to spend. After reviewing Chapter 10, Section 10.2: Efforts to Reduce the Deficit, write a 2-3 page paper, formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide, discussing the actions taken by the Congress since 1985 to reduce the budget deficits. Include some authoritative sources on the current debate between the White House and Congress on what measures are necessary to address spending and revenues, i.e. news reports, official statements, press conferences, as well as numerous government websites. Suggested references: Ashford University Online Library (follow the Library link within the left-handed tool bar). Congressional Budget Office: www.cbo.gov. Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov. The Executive Office of the President: www.whitehouse.gov. The paper: Must be 2 to 3 double-spaced pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide. Must have a cover page that includes: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought. Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Must use at least three references, including the textbook. One reference must come from the Ashford Library. Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources. Must include, on the final page, a Reference List that is completed according to APA style as outlined in your approved style guide.