Make your own choices on how to restore our fiscal responsibility with this NY Times interactive page. While I suspect this is a somewhat abstract and incomplete model, it’s a great starting point for injecting some reality into the Unavoidable National Conversation.
Tip from The Corner.
Update (14 November). Don’t want to budget? We can keep trying quantitative easing:
Update (15 November). You’d think budgeting would start at home. However, in spite of a salary freeze, 74% of White House staffers got a 9% raise this year. “…plenty of people making more than $100,000 a year did get a raise as long as a title change came with it.” That’s a classic bureaucrat gambit: freeze salaries, then reclassify all your claquers into “new” jobs (at the same desks) with higher salaries. It happens everywhere from local school districts to the the White House.