Deficit Hawk

Download it from the Android Market

Media Mentions

Daily Finance, New York Times, PSFK, Kim Komando, Vator News, TargetCast

Try your hand as fixing the US National budget deficit! It's harder than you think.

If you are sick and tired of politicians negotiating our future behind closed doors, then take matters into your own hands and fix the problem yourself.

This app lets you make over one hundred spending cuts and tax increases, all calculated by the Congressional Budget Office (a non-partisan office of Congress). Do you think taxes on the rich should be increased? Do it. It won't eliminate the deficit. How about increasing the Social Security retirement age? Not enough either.

Deficit hawk main screen

You make the tough choices. Then when you've got it figured out send a report to your friends or to your elected representatives in Congress.

Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Independent or Tea Party; whether you are young or old, black or white, tall or short it won't be easy. But it's not impossible and our elected officials need to hear from us in a more meaningful way than just shouting at them in town hall meetings.

All the data presented in this app is from the CBO. There's no partisan spin here, just real facts on what it will take.

If you don't have an Android device we have made the raw data available as a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet contains links to all the CBO descriptions. If time permits we may update the spreadsheet to include the selection and graphic logic that is in the app.