Be a federal budget hero

While the Minnesota state budget battle is moving toward a final resolution, the federal fight is moving into high gear.

A new tool might help you make sense of a complicated issue.

“If you ever wanted to control where your tax dollars go, here’s your chance to decide,” begins the Budget Hero game from American Public Media’s Marketplace.


“A new Web game has finally brought every American taxpayer’s fantasy to life,” writes “Budget Hero 2.0, a timely update to an earlier title, gives players the chance to choose where their tax dollars are spent while simultaneously working to save our ailing economy.”

Play it, and let us know what you think.

  • matt

    There should be a master switch that allows us to just shut the thing down and see how long it takes to pay the accrued debt at current tax rates…that would be about 7 years.