We have all been listening to the importance of addressing our long term structural deficit in this country. Politicians have been long on rhetoric but short on specifics. If you want to try your hand in solving this problem go to The New York Times and check out their ‘Interactive Feature: Budget Puzzle’. This site helps quantify the monetary impact of various tax and spending policies. It also shows there are no easy answers to this difficult problem.
Try the Budget Puzzle at The New York Times.