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You fix the budget - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Nov. 15th, 2010 06:13 pm
You fix the budget

The NY Times has an online game where you can choose what spending to cut or taxes to raise in order to balance the US Federal Budget: Fun for the whole family! XD

I fixed that sucker in less than 15 minutes. OH, IF ONLY IT WERE REALLY THAT EASY!

Joie

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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Tue, Nov. 16th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)

so don't keep us in suspense, what did you cut? What Taxes did you raise?


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, Nov. 16th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)

I mostly raised taxes--did away with the Bush cuts and selected a lot of the other taxes that were listed there. I cut farm subsidies and some defense spending, and raised Medicare and Social Security age to 68.


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tibbycat
tibbycat
Mark
Tue, Nov. 16th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
Joie for President!

I'd vote for you...



...if I could.


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warrioreowyn
warrioreowyn
warrioreowyn
Tue, Nov. 16th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)

Wow, that's handy! I got it fixed too.

Spending: end farm subsidies, reduce nuclear arsenal and space spending, reduce Navy and Air Force fleets*, cancel or delay some expensive weapons programs, reduce US military presence in Asia and Europe**, reduce troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to 60,000 by 2015, enact medical malpractice reform, increase Medicare eligibility age to 68, reduce social security benefits to people with high incomes.

Revenue: Return estate and capital gains taxes to Clinton-era levels, allow Bush tax cuts for people making over $250,000 to expire, modify payroll taxes to once again include 90% of all income, put 5% surtax on income over $1 million, eliminate tax loopholes, reduce mortgage-interest tax deduction, and tax banks based on size and riskiness of holdings.




*Fun fact: the US has as many operational aircraft carriers as the rest of the world combined.

**Europe is quite capable of defending itself.


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