Think you can do better than Congress? Here’s the National Budget Simulation, where you can set budget priorities and adjust taxes. Your hero, or mine anyway, scored thusly:
Old budget was $3251.488 billion
($2264.172 billion in spending, $987.316 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).
New budget is $1727.29 billion
($1318.51 billion in spending, $408.78 billion in tax expenditures and cuts).
You have cut the deficit by $1524.2 billion.
Your new deficit is $-1167.19 billion.
You’ve cut so much that the federal budget now contains a substantial surplus. Many economists warn that this budget may help induce or prolong a recession,
and ordinary citizens demand a refund. You might want to cut taxes or raise spending.
Oops? That’s not a bug, it’s a feature!
(Link seen on The Agitator.)