Monday, November 15, 2010

NYT: Your Chance to Fix the Budget

The New York Times lets You Fix the Budget:

Today, you’re in charge of the nation’s finances. Some of your options have more short-term savings and some have more long-term savings. When you have closed the budget gaps for both 2015 and 2030, you are done. Make your own plan, then share it online.

I eliminated the deficit in two minutes by cutting subsidies, reducing the federal workforce, reducing military spending to pre-Iraq levels and cutting back on new weapons systems, plus raising Medicare eligibility and capping its growth. I didn't even have to reduce foreign aid.

What makes Congress think this is so hard?

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