Should my Consumption spending jump by 14%?
I've recently tried funding (modeled as being funded in 2014) the Reserve Fund and noticed that the Consumption column now has a 14% step increase on the 10th year of the resulting Total Spending page. Consumption is constant before the step and also constant (at the higher step value) thereafter. I've also been modeling several Special Expenditures within the first ten years so I don't know if such a step in Consumption should be expected, although I assume that the point of consumption smoothing is that such a step is probably not expected. Am I correct that such a step should not be occurring?