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    Debt Ceiling

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center forum on raising the debt ceiling. He urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling and said the government was likely to…

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    Economic Effects of Government Shutdown and Debt Limit

    Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the long-term economic effects of the October 1-16, 2013, government shutdown and debt limit battle and whether there would be another battle…

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    Deficit and Debt Reduction

    Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the…

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    Fiscal Cliff Issues

    Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget…

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    Deficit Reduction and the Economy, Part 1

    Budget, legislative and business analysts examine the upcoming work of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in a recently-passed debt ceiling…

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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely…

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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt…

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    Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

    Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders…

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    Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term…

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    Budget Reform Policy Forum, Part 1

    Participants spoke about the federal budget deficit, U.S. fiscal policy, the impact of economic stimulus legislation on the economy, and financial market regulation. They also answered…

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    Federal Budget and Deficits

    Economics professors testified on a target for long-term fiscal sustainability for the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of debt backed by foreign governments, deficit…

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    Economic Stimulus Debate

    Panelists debated the pros and cons of a second economic stimulus package. Among the issues they addressed were job creation, levels of government spending, and assistance to small…

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    U.S. Budget and Help for Financial System

    Rudolf Penner talked about the what’s next for the economy and what the U.S. can afford to do to meet economic needs. He also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic mail…

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    Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Federal Intervention

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a forum at the National Press Club on the economic and budgetary consequences of the financial bailout. The first panel discussed…

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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    Participants spoke about the future of entitlement programs and the federal budget outlook. Topics included the projected shortfalls in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well…

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    Budget Issues in the 110th Congress

    Ms. Calmes moderated a discussion among former directors of the Congressional Budget Office about the federal budget process and its prospects for change in the 110th…

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    The Perfect Budget Storm

    The panelists talked about the federal budget. They noted that the federal deficit continued to increase, while revenues dropped due to tax cuts and spending grew due to Medicare,…

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    Health Care Reform

    Mr. Walker presented an economic analysis of various assumptions about the future of the health care system. He proposed that effective reforms needed to provide incentives,…

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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

    The panelists talked about tax policy, fiscal policy, President Bush’s economic stimulus plan, and how these issues might be debated in the 108th Congress. They also responded to…

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    Retirement Policies and the Role of Older Workers

    Participants talked about expanding employment opportunities for older workers, retirement policy, and future of the American workforce. Following their remarks they answered questions…

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