For those of you that have mastered your own budget and are ready to move onto bigger and better things, you may want to check out The National Budget Simulation
This simple simulation should give you a better feel of the trade-offs which policy makers need to make in creating federal budgets and dealing with deficits.
This simulation asks you to adjust spending and tax expenditures in the the 2006 budget proposed by the White House in order to achieve either a balanced budget or any other target deficit. In order to make the choices we face in the budget clearer, we assume that you make the adjustments all in one year.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the 2006 fiscal deficit