Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Budget Hero - "If you ever wanted to control where your tax dollars go, here is your chance to decide."

Budget Hero is an online game that allows you see how different policy choices will affect the U.S. fiscal budget in the future. According to the website:
Budget Hero seeks to provide a values- and fiscal-based lens for citizens to examine policy debates during this election year. Partisan messages tend to cloud the real issues at play during campaigns, and most candidates are loath to attach detailed financial impacts to solutions which make up their platform. Budget Hero provides an interactive experience involving policy options that have been extensively researched and vetted with non-partisan government and think tank experts to enable players to objectively evaluate candidates.


  1. So... Does it have any cheat codes?

  2. Oh, and in the comments section:

    "Although ok to play, this game is not based in any reality. To make it work several issues are missing. For instance economic growth. It is a fact if you cut taxes the coffers will grow. I know that will not set well with the progressives, but it is the truth..." -- jose salizar

    A fact, you say?

  3. Yes, I saw Jose Salizar's comment. It is disturbing that so many people believe that cutting taxes increases revenues when the evidence proves otherwise.