Think you can balance the budget?

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  1. fuzzykitten99
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    You have cut the deficit by $43.46 billion.

    I'll take 10% for my cut thank you.
     
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    That was easy. Just take out the spending Government has no business doing.
     
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    exactly.

    its kinda fun playing with the numbers. but i thought it was hard because my conscience would get in the way of common sense. I had to stifle the feeling bad about cutting programs that some people really do need, with the thoughts of more people that don't need the programs, take advantage of them, than people who really do.

    my average deficit cut was about $700 bil.
     
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    Budget Totals
    Old budget was $3747.36 billion
    ($2672.527 billion in spending, $1074.833 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).
    New budget is $3342.79 billion
    ($2416.7 billion in spending, $926.09 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).

    You have cut the deficit by $404.57 billion.
    Your new deficit is $-3.56 billion.

    My first result was a 137 Billion dollar surplus, but economists say that would prolong a recession... So I tinkered.
     
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    this is the real problem...anyone know of the abuse that goes on with Grants?
    It is phenominal...why is the government involved with grants anyway?...this should be kept in the private sector! :bang3:
     
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    Your New Budget

    Budget Totals
    Old budget was $3747.36 billion
    ($2672.527 billion in spending, $1074.833 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).

    New budget is $3341.94 billion
    ($2252.36 billion in spending, $1089.58 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).
    You have cut the deficit by $405.42 billion.
    Your new deficit is $-4.41 billion.

    Spending
    $535.33 billion: Military Spending
    $134.22 billion: Iraq War and Afghanistan Operations
    $127.03 billion: Veterans & Retired Military Pensions and Services
    $9.48 billion: International Affairs
    $16.78 billion: Science, Space and Technology
    $28.62 billion: Agriculture
    $77.74 billion: Transportation
    $15.28 billion: Community and Regional Development
    $64.07 billion: Education
    $47.81 billion: Training, Labor and Unemployment Programs
    $177.32 billion: Non-Medicare Health Spending
    $79.13 billion: Civilian Retirement (Social Security excluded)
    $165.42 billion: Aid to Low-Income Families
    $6.13 billion: Commerce and Housing Loan Programs
    $544.82 billion: Social Security
    $38.79 billion: Administration of Justice
    $15.98 billion: General Government Administration
    $211.08 billion: Net Interest
    Tax Expenditures and Tax Cuts
    $324.06 billion: 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts
    $54.32 billion: Corporate Tax Breaks
    $78.04 billion: Personal Business and Investment Benefits
    $168.47 billion: Pension and Retirement Tax Benefits
    $140.99 billion: Health Insurance Tax Benefits
    $163.71 billion: Housing Tax Benefits

    Spending ($2252.36 billion: cut $420.16 billion)

    $535.33 billion .... Military Spending
    Increased $89.23 bil. from base of $446.105 bil.( 20%)
    $134.22 billion .... Iraq War and Afghanistan Operations
    Increased $22.37 bil. from base of $111.851 bil.( 20%)
    $127.03 billion .... Veterans & Retired Military Pensions and Services
    Increased $11.55 bil. from base of $115.482 bil.( 10%)
    $9.48 billion ...... International Affairs
    Cut $22.1 bil. from base of $31.590 bil.(-70%)
    $16.78 billion ..... General Science, Space, and Technology
    Cut $7.18 bil. from base of $23.967 bil.(-30%)
    $1.7 billion ....... Non-Defense Energy Spending
    Cut $0.41 bil. from base of $2.121 bil.(-20%)
    $0 billion ......... Natural Resources and Environment
    Cut $31.15 bil. from base of $31.163 bil.(-100%)
    $28.62 billion ..... Agriculture
    Increased $2.6 bil. from base of $26.020 bil.( 10%)
    $77.74 billion ..... Transportation
    Increased $7.07 bil. from base of $70.673 bil.( 10%)
    $15.28 billion ..... Community and Regional Development
    Cut $3.81 bil. from base of $19.097 bil.(-20%)
    $64.07 billion ..... Education (No Change)
    $47.81 billion ..... Training, Labor and Unemployment Programs (No Change)
    $177.32 billion .... Non-Medicare Health Spending
    Cut $75.99 bil. from base of $253.320 bil.(-30%)
    $0 billion ......... Medicare
    Cut $345.74 bil. from base of $345.746 bil.(-100%)
    $79.13 billion ..... Civilian Retirement (Social Security excluded)
    Increased $7.19 bil. from base of $71.940 bil.( 10%)
    $165.42 billion .... Aid to Low-Income Families
    Cut $41.34 bil. from base of $206.773 bil.(-20%)
    $0 billion ......... General Family Support
    Cut $25.61 bil. from base of $25.619 bil.(-100%)
    $6.13 billion ...... Commerce and Housing Loan Programs
    Cut $0.68 bil. from base of $6.816 bil.(-10%)
    $544.82 billion .... Social Security (No Change)
    $38.79 billion ..... Administration of Justice
    Cut $4.3 bil. from base of $43.099 bil.(-10%)
    $15.98 billion ..... General Government Administration
    Cut $1.76 bil. from base of $17.754 bil.(-10%)
    $211.08 billion .... Net Interest (No Change)
    $-44.37 billion .... Undistributed Offsetting Receipts and Allowance (No Change)

    Tax Expenditures ($1089.58 billion: increased $14.75 billion)
     
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    Same here..SSI shouldn't be there, but I left it alone.
     
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    That's as close as I could get.
     
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    Something's wrong, my entire federal budget should be somewhere around $500 billion tops, lol.

     

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