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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 [1]) 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:

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Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget

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Try it yourself [3]!

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click for ginormous graphic (PDF [4] here)
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Of course, the discussion as to why we should be fixing the deficit in a mediocre recovery is not broached . . .

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Source:
O.K., You Fix the Budget [1]
DAVID LEONHARD
NYT, November 13, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/weekinreview/14leonhardt.html


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[1] article: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/weekinreview/14leonhardt.html

[2] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/your-welcome.png

[3] yourself: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html

[4] PDF: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/weekinreview/20101114-deficit-graphic.pdf

[5] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/deficit-graphic-NYT-20101114.png

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