The Corner

Re: Slashing the Budget

I tried out that budget simulator a few days ago, twice. (I had reached an impasse on an article I was supposed to be writing.) I was able to get to a sustainable debt load without raising taxes. But I wasn’t sure how the simulators picked which proposals to include. There are a lot of budget cuts and policy changes I’d like that weren’t options.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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