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Robert Winner

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Would you like to try to balance the budget?

We all complain that the parts of the federal budget are not to our liking so why not take a crack at doing your own and see how you fare.

Go to the web site supplied below and test your budget design and then come back and tell us how you did and what you think?

Go to: Budget Simulator

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    Jan 25 2013: I went to the budget simulator, but I I was given false choices. If I were the God of the budget, it would look very different indeed.

    I once considered having income tax returns serve as a budget. Every person had line-item veto of sorts. Everyone pays some tax. Then they check off what they are willing to have their part of their taxes support.

    You would probably support an ever-present military whereas I wouldn't. You may or may not support 'faith based initiatives" whereas I wouldn't. Neither of us would support grants, I suspect. But on the other side of the coin, there are many who would support all of these. The budget = the amount of taxes that each person's willingness to support authorizes.

    Of course, I do not believe in hiding taxes from the american citizen. Let's do away with business taxes because they are merely pass-through entities, and taxes that they pay are multiplied many times over before being passed onto consumers who have no idea how much tax is included in the price of the product they just purchased. (A formal way to dumb-down American citizens).

    But the budget simulator gives so few choices that it's laughable.
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      Jan 26 2013: I alsoi have my pets I would love to eliminate but as they are not on the simulator .... I will play with the options given to me.

      Seek another simulator or devise your own .... present your options to the TED community so that we can embrace them and add them to out personal list.

      Thanks for the reply. Bob.

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