Archive for May 13th, 2023

Two years ago, I took an online budget quiz put together by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

The results said I was a “minimalist,” which makes a lot of sense.

Today, I took another budget quiz, this one put together by the Washington Post.

I’d prefer to be called a libertarian, but I won’t quibble with being a “classic conservative” since I’ll interpret that as being the same as a Reagan-style conservative (rather than a big-spending Trump-style conservative).

The quiz correctly notes that the “big tax and spend” crowd is my archnemesis. And the quiz also is right that my focus is on shrinking government rather than reducing red ink.

That being said, the quiz was far from perfect. Here are a two gripes.

  • There was no option to shut down useless bureaucracies such as the Departments of Education, Energy, HUD, Agriculture, and Transportation.
  • Some of the questions are worded poorly (I want to extend all the Trump tax cuts, not just the ones for those earning less than $400K).

I will also mention that you get labeled a “classic conservative”even if you vote to cut the defense budget, which does not make much sense.

P.S. Here are the shortest and longest quizzes.

P.P.S. Here’s the quiz with the strangest result.

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