Today’s New York Times challenged readers to balance the budget. When I read the dead tree version, I thought it would be too daunting of a task for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. But, I discovered that they have an on-line version that’s a lot of fun.
In 18 clicks, I achieved a budget surplus of $260 billion dollars on a projected deficit of $418 billion.
I simply voted for the budget choices that most Americans would make if they were in Congress.
It isn’t rocket science. It’s common sense. We the People have been sold a bill of goods.
80% of the income in the United States is hoarded by 1% of our country’s richest people. Meanwhile, the other 99% of us are trying to make ends meet on the remaining 20% of the income. We’re paying the taxes. We’re keeping the economy afloat. And, we’re getting screwed.
How many clicks did it take you to balance the budget? Sound off.