The National Budget Simulation is a project of UC-Berkeley's Center for Community Economic Research. You may also want to check out the Center's Web site, the Economic Democracy Information Network which has a whole array of information on economic and policy issues.
This simulation asks you to cut the current 1995 fiscal budget in order to achieve a balanced budget. In order to make the choices we face in the budget clearer, we assume that you make the cuts all in one year.
Why this simulation uses a one-year budget cut rather than projections over a number of years.
How to play the game.
What categories of spending are used in this simulation?
Why tax expenditures are treated like general spending in this simulation.