About the National Budget Simulation

The National Budget Simulation was first created in 1995 as the Gingrich-led Congress was facing off against President Clinton over how to balance the budget. Created by Anders Schneiderman and Nathan Newman, then co-directors of UC-Berkeley's Center for Community Economic Research, the NBS was designed to challenge the simple assumptions many people had about the national budget.

This new updated version is sponsored by Agenda for Justice, a policy center that supports progressive state and local policy campaigns around the country.