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Your Federal Budget
    #3281452 - 10/26/04 10:15 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

My mom sent me this link:

http://www.budgetsim.org/nbs/

You can go there and try to simulate the federal budget as you see fit. It's pretty cool.

I plugged in my political preferences and tried it. I managed to get the federal budget down to 1.46 trillion from 3.35 trillion (cut by 56.5%). Not exactly a libertarian anarchy, but presumably enough to but a smile on voters' faces. (I left the taxes as they were)

Here's my setup:



There were a few areas, such as Education and Energy, that I'm still a little wobbly on. So I let them be (the 20% I took out of education is for anything post 12th grade, which I have no issue cutting).

Try it out.


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: Gijith]
    #3281562 - 10/26/04 10:31 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: silversoul7]
    #3281630 - 10/26/04 10:42 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

silversoul7 said:





You cut a ton of shit dude. No general science? Or non-defense energy?


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: freddurgan]
    #3281643 - 10/26/04 10:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

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Quote:

silversoul7 said:





You cut a ton of shit dude. No general science? Or non-defense energy?



Nope. Those aren't legitimate functions of government, and should be left to the private sector.


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: silversoul7]
    #3281647 - 10/26/04 10:44 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

True to form, SS7.

What numbers did you end up with.

:cheers:


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: Gijith]
    #3281679 - 10/26/04 10:52 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Old budget was $3350.779 billion
($2368.852 billion in spending, $981.927 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).
New budget is $2308 billion
($584.47 billion in spending, $1723.53 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).

You have cut the deficit by $1042.78 billion.
Your new deficit is $-685.77 billion.


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: silversoul7]
    #3281691 - 10/26/04 10:56 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Wait, how is this possible?

Did you fuck with the taxes?

I left them.


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: Gijith]
    #3281752 - 10/26/04 11:08 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I wasn't sure if the tax part was talking about deductions or what. I assumed it was, so I increased them 100%, since I'm against income taxes altogether. If I'm mistaken, I may have to go back and do this again.


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: Gijith]
    #3281773 - 10/26/04 11:11 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

yeah i didn't get the tax part and the whole thing was pretty sloppy (broken links and whatnot).


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Re: Your Federal Budget [Re: ]
    #3281798 - 10/26/04 11:15 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Actually, I read the thing about how those special tax deductions tend to increase the overall tax burden on everyone, so I eliminated all of them too(since everyone should pay the same taxes--namely none). Here's the numbers I now have:

Old budget was $3350.779 billion
($2368.852 billion in spending, $981.927 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).
New budget is $584.47 billion
($584.47 billion in spending, $0 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).

You have cut the deficit by $2766.31 billion.
Your new deficit is $-2409.3 billion.


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