School at LSU has created a game that lets voters put forward their own plan on
how to address the billion dollar fiscal cliff. “Solve The Budget” presents
players with a list of budget items that can be cut or funded, and tax
proposals that can be adopted to rejected to close the budget gap.
Jerry Ceppos is encouraging everyone to hop online and give it a try.
wonderful way to get the thoughts of thousands of Louisiana residents. There’s sort
of no better way to get the gut feeling of what thousands of people would suggest
what their legislators would do.”
are not easy to digest, just ask the legislators from the recent failed special
session, but Ceppos says the game will help players understand the big ticket
probably unrealistic to expect people to dig into thousands of pages of budget
documents, so that’s why we think the game is a good way to introduce people to
the key subjects.”
from the first 1700 people to play are mixed, with only Medicaid reform and
some tax proposals receiving a noticeable level of support. Ceppos says last
year, support for one category stood out.
very important to people, probably not a big surprise, but reassuring to those
of us in education.”
website is solvethebudget.com