Potomac Fever is the blog of the Hamilton College Semester in Washington Program.
Ezra Klein had a good blog post about deficit calculators (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/11/four_budget_calculators_one_st.html). In addition to his comments on CEPR's (Center for Economic Policy Research)-that it introduces non-mainstream ideas (which is basically what the center always does), I'd note that the organization is solidly progressive. It's financial speculation tax, fed reserve holding of debt, government medicare negotiation of drug prices, public option, cuts in military spending, and defense and expansion of Social Security are policy positions CEPR and it's director Dean Baker (who actually spoke at Hamilton College our freshman year) are always making.
Good to know. I actually think I like this New York Times one the best: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html?ref=weekinreview. Thanks.
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