Time-waster of the day: October 11, 2012

In the spirit of tonight’s vice presidential debate, we present a way to make like Paul Ryan and try to solve the deficit yourself. The site, federal.budgetchallenge.org, is a lot like what the New York Times did last year, but it goes into much more detail. Cool feature: the site offers detailed, fair pros/cons to cutting or keeping many parts of the federal budget. Regardless of how you decide to solve the deficit, you’ll probably get just as much substance out of doing this as you will watching the debate tonight.

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