Money quote: "The game starts you off with a look at the budget in the year 2021, should our government’s current policies stand as they are without any changes. Things look pretty bleak; some of the buildings representing the various sections of the budget are literally sky-high. The game predicts that, if no changes are made, our budget will go bust in 2031, at which point our debt will equal 100 percent of our GDP. That’s pretty sobering."
2031 isn't set in concrete. Nota Bene!
Balancing the budget is hard, so try it yourself. -- Government Computer News