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Budget Puzzle: 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.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/d...

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Where's the option to: -

Where's the option to:

- Suspend the income tax?
- Let 25 and younger opt out of social security?
- Abolish Minimum wage?
- Abolish the Departments of energy, education, and more?
- Bring our troops home from around THE WORLD?

Budget slashed.

Their cut spending options are pretty weak...

I would cut foreign aid 100%

I would reduce federal payroll by far more than 10% and I'd be for more than a 5% pay cut

There is no need for any new taxes ...none

Too bad they didn't give more options for us that don't believe the Gov't needs any more tax revenue(they don't).

Boy, I agree whole

Boy, I agree whole heartedly..you hit my thoughts exactly..Oh and they did not even mention Homeland security and all of their new offices and equipment which would also be cut by 100% by me, and maybe is a cause of a LOT of this mess..