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Deficit Problems? You Fix It!
Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 14, 2010 @ 12:30 pm In Current Affairs,Economy,Taxes and Policy | Comments Disabled
David Leonhardt gives us this interesting interactive NYT graphic (and article ) showing the deficit reduction options. They give you a worksheet and various options to reduce the deficits:
Here is how I “solved” the shortfall — 61% of the fix are spending cuts, 39% of it was more taxes:
Try it yourself !
click for ginormous graphic (PDF  here)
Of course, the discussion as to why we should be fixing the deficit in a mediocre recovery is not broached . . .
O.K., You Fix the Budget 
NYT, November 13, 2010
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 yourself: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html
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