Budget Puzzle: Can you Balance the Budget New York Times this week has an interactive Flash app that lets you try a hand at balancing the budget through spending cuts and tax hikes. I'm curious, for those Left and Right that like to gripe about the budget, can you do it? I did it. You can link to your choices so everyone here can mock your poor decision making skills. Here's mine. You'll see I covered 79% of the budget gap by cutting government, and 21% by raising taxes. I don't honestly think that it's possible to cover all 100% with spending cuts using the options given. So, how did you all do? EDIT: Correction, by using the harshest Spending Cuts, without touching the military I can cover the 2030 shortfall. Unless you want to implement tough military cuts, I don't see you can cover the 2015 shortfall with just cuts. EDIT: Let's make it interesting. If you cover the gap and post the link to your solution for us all to see, I'll give you a positive rep (assuming I can). Thanks to all who've posted so far.