1. One of the large questions surrounding federal budgeting is how citizens and public officials should make decisions about where to allocate money. The text discusses how coming to the answers involves process and analysis but also weighing normative values (noting how often the word “should” comes into budgetary discussions). What do you think about these normative values in particular? The process and analysis component have an objective aspect but this final one a much more subjective one. As the government spends tax dollars is there a necessary discussion that needs to take place involving normative values?