Your DGB for today is to help steer The Fiscal Ship.
If you’ve been following politics in the United States for longer than 10 minutes you’ve probably heard the phrase “tax and spend liberal” and/or “socially liberal, fiscally conservative.” One implication is that progressives don’t care about The National Debt or just want to waste a bunch of other people’s money because we hate money or rich people. Or money AND rich people. Another is that it’s impossible to balance the budget and do things like strengthen the safety net or reduce inequality.
The Fiscal Ship game is a non-partisan and engaging way to get you thinking about the federal budget and the relationship between social programs and taxes.
Have fun and don’t sink the ship!