May 25, 2017

Thousands Play Updated Federal Budget Challenge

  • The national debt has grown significantly in recent years due to rising annual deficits. A deficit occurs in any year the government spends more...

More than 7,000 students, retirees, political leaders and other citizens have played The Concord Coalition’s updated Federal Budget Challenge since we put the latest version online a month ago.

The exercise lets players decide for themselves how they would reduce the nation’s projected deficits over the next 10 years by choosing among 40 different policy options, each with its own price tag or savings.

The updated version, built with our partners from the California-based non-profit Next Ten, takes into account actions that policymakers have taken over the last two years and includes several new options that are available for further deficit reduction.