Check this out - one card that is missing (unless I missed it) is the option to increase the salary cap on those who contribute to social security (from $108K to something higher, like $175K).


Your Morals and Ethics Behind Balancing the Federal Budget

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Our colleagues at the Public Insight Network have been getting some good response to the latest incarnation of their federal budget balancer. Designed to engage the American public in a conversation about the tough decisions necessary. Will you raise or lower taxes, cut Medicare benefits, maintain military spending or farm subsidies?

Try it out for yourself and let us know where you came out. Were there any moral quandaries you found yourself wrestling with as you had to make trade-offs. What decisions were the no-brainers for you? Where were you not willing to sacrifice a guiding ethic in order to balance the budget? I’m anxious to see where you come out.