We've heard so much about in the past few weeks about all the fun President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and that jaunty-sounding "gang of six" have been having trying to wrangle with the nation's debt ceiling and deal with the federal budget. Who wouldn't want to get in on that action?
Here's your chance! Budget Hero, a new web-based game created by American Public Media, lets you at least pretend you're holding the national purse strings. Want to cut defense spending? Bam, you can do it with the click of a mouse. Feel like Social Security should be kicking in a lot later than it is? Now's your chance to make it happen and see where the chips fall.
The game is free, but there is one caveat: You are asked to provide a name, zip code and e-mail address.