Can you Stabilize the Budget as if you were President?

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    Here is a web site that has a quiz to see if you can Stabilize the Budget given the choices of Obama and Congress. I don't think its all that tough.

    "No Action" will mean that by 2018 the Debt becomes 100% of GDP, totally unacceptable.

    Your objective is to manage the Budget to keep the Debt at 60% of GDP by 2018.

    Just click on the "Stabilize the Debt" link on the top/right of this web page...good luck
    Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget |
     
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    The questions and assumptions are BS. No wonder we have problems. Reducing the tax on corporations will not cost anything. Likely the lower tax will bring in more revenue than the higher one did.
     
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    Even under the erroneous assumptions and limited choices offered I was able to "stabilize" the budget less than halfway through the list.
     
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    The only way the budget is ever going to get stabilized is for the government to begin acting like any other "normal" family in America. If you don't have the money to spend, you keep your ass home and watch tv. You can't write checks for more than what's in the bank in the real world.
     
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    "Rabbi" is sending us more dispatches from fantasy land, I see.
     
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    The only thing more moronic than "the government should be ran like a business" is "the government should be ran like a family".
     
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    Ran the numbers using the Republican proposals. Debt increased to 86% of GDP.
     
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    Where were you in the 1960s, 1980s and 2000?
    And the site didnt even offer real savings possibilities. Get rid of Fannie/Freddi. Get rid of HUD. Get rid of National COuncil on the Arts. Get rid of student loan programs.
    There are so many programs that gov't has no business doing and could be cut we could have an entire thread just on the first page.
     
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    None of the tax cuts you're referring to increased revenues.
     
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    Yeah actually they did. Just ask JFK, RR, And George W.
     

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