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Have you tried to balance the budget?

New York Times created its own interactive tool to let readers balance the budget themselves. There's even an imaginary presidential candidate, Hugh Jidette (get it?) to help draw attention to deficit crisis. Of course, the ratio of tax increases to spending cuts that you favor will likely depend on your political views. But to judge from most of the coverage, that the $1.4 trillion debt is a problem that needs to be solved sooner rather than later isn't up for debate.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:11 AM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:11 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Very interesting.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 10:21 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It is to simplistic. You would need to go through all the depts with a fine tooth comb and get rid of all the waste in each. And there is billions to be saved if they would get a team to do that.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:22 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • They fail to mention pulling back the unspent stimulus which is what I would add, along with what Carpy said
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 10:28 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I solved your deficit quiz in like 30 seconds.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 10:31 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I solved your deficit quiz in like 30 seconds.


    It isn't mine

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 10:33 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • How did you solve the quiz without the tax hikes?

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 11:05 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It was pretty easy,and I didn't raise anything. Too simple.

    Plus, I didn't notice any cuts in Congressional perks listed. Jerks.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:09 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I didn't even read it yet but there is no way that can give you all the options for cutting government. It would take 500 pages. I agree it could bring the issue to light but it's a cute little game and people should not rely on it for anything more than that
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:12 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • The concepts behind balancing ANY budget are the same .... cut costs, increase income, and pay off debt.
    Gal51

    Answer by Gal51 at 11:48 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

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