Here's a fun link from WUWM in Milwaukee for an interactive game that let's you try to balance the US Budget. It's great fun.
I picked National Security, Greening America, and Health & Wellness as my core values and, somehow, cut the budget, downsized the government, and put the US into the black well past 2070. Oh, and added a 600 billion surplus while funding national health care, education, and adding 2 new army divisions (plus maintaining our stealth fighter fleet).
Go have a look. Let me know how you do!