Clever. Try your hand at reducing the deficit with this Wall Street Journal interactive.
Unless lawmakers can agree on measures to reduce the deficit, standing legislation will do it for them. Under the "Fiscal Cliff" scenario, the Congressional Budget Office projects a deficit of $142 billion by 2020, or a $1.102 trillion deficit if some tax cuts are extended and other policies remain in effect.
Try your hand at balancing the budget by selecting from some options below.