If you've got ideas on balancing the budget, maybe cutting the military 15%, or raising taxes, try playing BUDGET HERO. It's from public radio, uses
government figures, and allows you to cut and increase where you'd like.
It doesn't take long to play, and has enough detail to keep it interesting without getting bogged down. It doesn't cover every possibility, like
eliminating the military, or selling California, but I guarantee you'll learn from it
I was able to keep the country afloat until 2036. At the time the only expenses were Medicare, Social Security, and the interest. And I ran a
surplus. Right now the projections are that the country will be done by 2033. (I used liberal approaches, raising taxes everywhere and preserving
most benefits.) Tell me how you did.
Of course, had I used a conservative approach everything would have been fine.
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