Wednesday, May 21, 2008

How to be a Budget Hero

The folks over at American Public Media, which is also responsible for the public radio show "Marketplace," have introduced a fun online game where you can adjust spending priorities to achieve various federal budget and policy goals while beating the national debt. It's all based on CBO data and allows you to project various scenarios 10 to 50 years in the future, which is a timeframe I think we all wish our legislators would adopt.

The Social Security reform options include: cutting benefits, raising the minimum age, cutting benefits for the wealthy only, and partial privatization. Elsewhere on the page, you can also raise taxes.

If only it were this easy!

1 comment:

nschmitt said...

Wow that game is so awesome; I played it for way too long.