This week, the Congressional Budget Office published new 10-year estimates of federal spending, tax revenues and deficits. We took the opportunity to find how players of the Budget Hero game approached those hot-button issues.
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As lawmakers move beyond the messages and rhetoric of Tuesday's State of the Union address and consider policy changes to stabilize the country's financial well-being, we thought it might be helpful to share with them some insights we've gleaned from America's Budget Heroes.
More than half of tonight’s 90-minute debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will focus on the economy and so-called pocketbook issues like unemployment and taxes. But nearly every issue, be it Medicare or military spending, has implications for the nation’s finances. So it might be wise for the candidates to consider how… Read more »
With Budget Hero’s relaunch this week, some University of Maryland students were among the first to play the online game’s new Election Edition in hopes of putting federal spending on a more sustainable path, even if it meant serious personal sacrifices.
We’ve compiled some resources to help get you up to speed on the politics of government spending and the impact on you.
Starting this week, Budget Hero’s new 2012 election edition will allow players to see how their priorities compare to those of the fiscal policies championed by the presidential candidates.
As Patchwork Nation reporter Dave Gustafson continues his chats with voters in the convention cities of Charlotte and Tampa, he meets Mark Brisson, a Coast Guard graduate who went to college on the GI Bill and is now working toward a job in public service.
April Morton says a better-educated nation would have a solid foundation to create more good jobs and develop stronger diplomatic ties.
At the GOP’s national convention in Tampa, delegates keep the focus on debt, spending and economic concerns. Think you could manage the budget better than the candidates? Play our Budget Hero game to find out.