David Leonhardt gives us this interesting interactive NYT graphic (and article) showing the deficit reduction options. They give you a worksheet and various options to reduce the deficits:
Here is how I “solved” the shortfall — 61% of the fix are spending cuts, 39% of it was more taxes:
Budget Puzzle: You Fix the Budget
Try it yourself!
click for ginormous graphic (PDF here)
Of course, the discussion as to why we should be fixing the deficit in a mediocre recovery is not broached . . .
O.K., You Fix the Budget
NYT, November 13, 2010