Thursday, March 23, 2006

Budget

National (USA) Budget Simulation

Mine:

You have cut the deficit by $1408.87 billion.
Your new deficit is $-1007.86 billion.

Oops!
You've cut so much that the federal budget now contains a substantial surplus. Many economists warn that this budget may help induce or prolong a recession, and ordinary citizens demand a refund. You might want to cut taxes or raise spending.
Or I might not want to cut taxes or raise spending. I couldn't find the option to click where I send all the baby boomers to labor camps to make them work off their legacy.

5 comments:

Red A said...

Like the nursing home in Happy Gilmore.

Karl said...

To work off a 9 trillion dollar national debt, they'll have to do an awful lot of knitting...

Red A said...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Our debt/GDP percent is low.

Michael Turton said...

Karl, you're doing it all wrong. First, start two foreign wars. Then cut taxes on the richest 5%. Then cut all social services and education. Increase military spending. Then trash your trade relationships. You'll have no trouble balancing your budget!

Hey wait...

Karl said...

I've heard of that strategy. I think it's called 'Supply Slaughter' economics.