Tuesday, February 15, 2011

You fix the federal budget. Tool from NYT

Check out this fascinating budget tool from the New York Times. It really puts things in perspective!

I noticed, however, that is does not provide options for such things as 1) eliminating the Department of Education, 2) eliminating the Department of Energy, 3) eliminating the Department of Housing and Urban Development. All three of these have been complete failures. Other options would be to defund programs like Planned Parenthood, PBS, NPR, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

1 comment:

St.Lee said...

This is what I would expect from the NYT: something pretty misleading. Aside from the programs that you mentioned not being listed as a possible cut, it seems to assume raising taxes will provide a linear gain in revenue. It's pretty simplistic to assume that everyone will work just as hard even if they get to keep less. So why not just raise the tax rate to 100% and see how many people show up for work?