American Public Media recently launched Budget Hero – an interactive game that lets people explore the major issues of the election by changing the federal budget to match their stands on issues and their values- sort of like WarCraft for policy wonks.
This latest game, that’ll have like-minded fiscal conservatives peeing their pants, tries to bring a “level of clarity and simplicity” to the federal budget – although the game itself isn’t exactly clear or simple.
Budget Hero puts numbers against issues like bringing home troops from Iraq soon or gradually or not at all and providing options on taxes, Social Security and Medicare. Who’s excited?
Regardless, we give American Public Media an A for effort, although it’ll never quite replace this.