Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fix the Budget Deficit! All by Yourself!

Think you can cut the U.S. Federal budget deficit?

Thanks to the New York Times, here's your chance.

This interactive tool will show the immediate and 20 year impact of various cuts, taxes increases, and combinations of the two.

Of course, I have some issues with some of the fixes.

One of the most popular options is raising the retirement age because people are living longer. Trouble is, as Tom Tomorrow points out, that it's wealthier people who are living longer.


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