Think You Can Cure The Nation's Budget Woes?

In these days of financial frailty, there is a lot of armchair quarterbacking going on about what needs to be done to fix the federal budget. Over at the New York Times, they’ve actually put together an interactive way for you to try your hand at meddling with the nation’s checkbook.

The Times challenges you to make options — from cutting foreign aid in half to cutting out 250,000 government jobs to reducing the fleet size of the Air Force and Navy — that will eliminate the projected budget shortfalls in the next five and 20 years.

If you’ve got the time, give it a shot and tell us what you did to set the world right again.