Friday, February 16, 2007

2.9 Trillion 10 Minutes

I found this budget tutorial online and felt it was worth posting.

It is a simple tool for anyone wanting a very concise summary of how the budget is crafted and what the major spending categories are today. You can go through the entire thing in 10 minutes or skip to the section you want to quickly get smart on any part you are particulary interested in....

I highly recommend the "Spending" and "Spending by Category" tabs. Most people do not realize how much of government spending is tied up exclusively in health care and social security, despite the consistent talk about these issues in Washington and in the media - and the sway these topics hold with large blocks of voters (particulary senior citizens).

By the way, I have created a new "Learn" section (on the left) that will include a link to the tutorial and hopefully additionally useful tutorials I find later (If any of you run across any, please pass them along).


Unknown said...

Completely off-topic, but so interesting that I had to mention it:

John McCain really doesn't want to be President.

His chances of getting my vote just went from very, very tiny to exactly zero.

Unknown said...

Oops. It turns out that this is not really news; McCain has flip-flopped on abortion before.

As you were.