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Journal of No. 118

March 1st, 2011

2012 Obama budget, visualized by the NYT @ 03:18 pm

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Nice zoomable visualization

And you can play little games like...

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Date:March 2nd, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
All of the mandatory spending reminds me of Sim City 2000. Fail to spend on essential services and your city goes to hell. Borrow money to build or make up a budget shortfall and you quickly see yourself presented with a dilemma: have to cut spending because receipts aren't keeping up with debt service, in which case your city goes to hell and you're unable to pay the interest on the note anyways, or continue to spend, right up to the point where you hit a cliff and you're forced to curtail spending because you have no other choice.

Makes me think that being capable of balancing a budget while growing a city in Sim City should be a prerequisite for anyone running for an office with power over taxation and spending...

Journal of No. 118