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


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

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…