Deficit Problems? You Fix It!

David Leonhardt gives us this interesting interactive NYT graphic (and article) showing the deficit reduction options. They give you a worksheet and various options to reduce the deficits:   

Here is how I “solved” the shortfall — 61% of the fix are spending cuts, 39% of it was more taxes:

Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget

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Try it yourself!

click for ginormous graphic (PDF here) deficit-graphic-NYT-20101114.png

Of course, the discussion as to why we should be fixing the deficit in a mediocre recovery is not broached . . .

Source: O.K., You Fix the Budget DAVID LEONHARD NYT, November 13, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/weekinreview/14leonhardt.html


Originally published at The Big Picture and reproduced here with the author’s permission.

One Response to "Deficit Problems? You Fix It!"

  1. Ron   November 19, 2010 at 4:50 am

    As I did once, you picked the wrong link on the NYTimes page to capture your own decisions; the graphic shows no choices. It may be too late to post your own version unless you redo it. I would be interested in your choices…