Thursday, November 18, 2010

I solved the deficit!

Actually, I overcompensated and shaved $685 and $2,158 billion respectively off the projected 2015 and 2030 federal deficit with roughly equal parts cuts in spending and tax raises. Here's how I did it.

Try it and tell me how much you saved. Show me yours in the comments!


  1. I'm only willing to solve it in 2015. I'm 3/4 of the way there in 2030.


    There's a short analysis of budget puzzle solutions that appeared in the NY Times this weekend.


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