5:19pm

Thu June 16, 2011
It's All Politics

Fiscal Watchdog Corrals Numerous Budget Plans For Comparison

It seems like anyone who wants to be taken seriously in Washington these days has to have his or her own proposal for reducing the nation's deficits and debt. I better get to work on mine.

To help make sense of the mushrooming number of proposals, the Center for a Responsible Federal Budget has a new interactive tool that allows users to compare the growing crop of deficit-reduction plans out there.

The tool includes not only the better known plans, like those produced by President Obama's fiscal commission. Or the House Republican budget resolution with its controversial Medicare proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan. It also includes lesser known proposals by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rep. Jan Schakwosky, an Illinois Democrat.

It's worth checking out.

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