Can you solve the budget puzzle?

Monday - 11/15/2010, 3:17pm EST

The New York Times has an interactive puzzle that lets you make decisions about fixing the budget.

There's a list of ways you can close the budget gap. Click on the box next to the item.

Reducing the federal workforce by 10 percent is projected to save $12 billion by 2015 in the deficit. Reducing troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to 30,000 by 2013 saves $86 billion.

You are done when you've closed the budget gaps for 2015 and 2030.

This story is part of our daily DorobekINSIDER Must Reads. Be sure to check out the full list of stories.