ďżĽďżĽCHURUBUSCO - Earlier this semester Representative Marlin Stutzman, of Indianaâ€™s 3rd Congressional District, paid a visit to Churubusco High School.
Congressman Stutzman listened to and discussed multiple student presentations regarding how to reduce the national debt.
Representative Stutzmanâ€™s visit served as a culminating event concluding a three week project in which students in Mr. Ben Jaggerâ€™s personal finance class researched the national economy and developed realistic plans and strategies for reducing national debt.
Topics of research included: the effects of reducing the interest rate, individual tax brackets, Americaâ€™s economy, and
individual investment strategies.
Solutions included ideas such as tax reform, cutting government spending, trade policy, and even cutting salaries and benefits for congressmen. Congressman Stutzman responded to studentsâ€™
suggestions and questions by offering alternative viewpoints.
The entire experience presented students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the nationâ€™s economy and national and local governments; thus, enabling the students to become
better informed consumers and citizens.
â€śI would like to thank Mr. Stutzman for discussing some of the most complex issues facing our nation with the future of our country. It truly is a rare opportunity that I hope our students will cherish as they become the next generation of leadersâ€ť says teacher Ben Jagger.
Representative Marlin Stutzman made it possible for students to recognize their part in our nationâ€™s economy.