How Would You Fix the Budget?

In: Interactive Politics Source: NYT US Economy

15 Nov 2010

The NYT presents you with a number of options for cutting the deficit and displays the cumulative effect in 2015 and 2030. (related article on project methodology)


1 Response to How Would You Fix the Budget?



November 16th, 2010 at 12:26 am

Since no one can agree to have their own stuff cut – only the other guy’s – I would cut the federal budget by 10% across the board – every single outlay would become 10% less.

At the end of a year, if the budget wasn’t balanced and the debt at zero – I would cut another 10% across the board – no exceptions.

I’d keep that up – 10% less spent per year – until the budget was balanced and the debt at zero.

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