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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 01:39 PM

 

See how easy it is! NY Times Budget Puzzle- You fix the budget

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Anyone remember this budget puzzle from the New York Times?

Try it yourself and see how incredibly easy it is to fix the budget using facts and brains.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html

Since Congress insists on being stuck on stupid, perhaps we can send them solutions.

Somehow they need to understand that everyone sees how fucking stupid they are and we aren't going to put up with it anymore.

Shame, it's a word we rarely understand anymore. It holds many of us in line, but politicians and media pundits don't seem to have it.

Either that. or they are the dumbest fucking people on the planet so we need to help them understand the basics.

When you are spending trillions on the military, you cannot fix the budget even if you eliminated the entire welfare program.

It there any way we can explain this to them so they will understand?

If we talk slowly and come armed with a graphic?

And if they can't be shamed. they need to be run out of town anyway. This is just beyond ridiculous.

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Reply See how easy it is! NY Times Budget Puzzle- You fix the budget (Original post)
No Compromise Dec 2012 OP
Dustlawyer Dec 2012 #1
No Compromise Dec 2012 #2
No Compromise Jan 2013 #3
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #4

Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:05 PM

1. Without complete campaign finance reform, we end up with both parties leaving the defense industrial

complex alone, taking most of our tax money! This is crazy that we screw disabled Vets to protect the extremely wealthy individuals and corporations!

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:29 PM

2. fixed link

 

changed stupid title

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:29 PM

3. give this to your kids and see if they can fix the budget

 


We really need a reality show that puts politicians on the spot, asks the questions we all want to know...

like are you drunk or just stupid?

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Response to No Compromise (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:04 PM

4. That was easy.

I Cut "defense" spending, eliminated farm subsidies, and raised taxes on the rich. Balanced the budget out to 2030.

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