An Oreo explanation of the Federal Budget

by Daniel H. Steinberg

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Ben Cohen (of Ben and Jerries) has founded

O'Reilly Digital Democracy Teach-In.

True Majority and asks that you "give us two minutes a month, we'll give you a better world." Take a few minutes this month to see his explanation of the US budget using oreo cookies.

Where would you place the cookies?


2004-01-27 11:44:00
Are those accurate cookies?
The numbers in the video are from the federal budget. But education is mostly a state or local responsibility (as opposed to defense, which is entirely a federal responsibility). So it feels a little misleading: the entire defense budget is being contrasted to a partial budget for education.

On the other hand, I really do think 40 cookies is way too many for defense.