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Take A Stab At The US Debt

There's an online game which aims to illuminate the issues that policymakers face when tackling the topic of the US debt.  The game was made by a bipartisan group of experts known as the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Reuters played through the game using multiple methods, and found that neither a hardline liberal or conservative policy did the job.  They had to mix strategies from both sides of the debate in order to stabilize the budget to 60% of GDP, and even then the policies wouldn't have been successful, when implemented until the year 2023--whch may be too late to avert a crisis of some kind.

Anyways, go ahead and learn more about the game here (and play it!): 

http://crfb.org/stabilizethedebt/

If you're successful, post what strategies you used (and perhaps, while you're at it, email Congress?).

Check out Reuters' write-up:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/01/net-us-usa-debt-simulator-idUSBRE8401KO20120501

posted 1 year 11 months ago

 well picking randomly and making this place probably a horrible place to live with taxes I got it down to 60% by 2020 and sustainible through 2030.