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    Social Security and Retirement Savings

    Witnesses testified on the role of Social Security as a source of retirement income as the number of workers with pensions continued to decline. They agreed that Social Security…

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    Federal Pension System

    Witnesses testified about reforming congressional pensions and ensuring that members of Congress were treated no differently than the rest of the federal workforce. In addition, they…

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    Governor Scott Walker on Wisconsin Budget

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker talked about the budget reforms he instituted in his state. He faced significant labor union opposition when he increased civil servant contributions to…

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    Social Security Disability Insurance Program Assessment

    Witnesses talked about the Social Security Disability Insurance program and drivers of the cost of the program.

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    Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic…

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    Public School Teacher Pay

    Andrew Biggs talked about public school teacher pay, specifically his work on a new Heritage Foundation-American Enterprise Institution joint study of public school teacher…

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    State and Municipal Debt, Academic Panel

    Witnesses testified about efforts in several states to cut spending in their state budgets. Among the issues they addressed were providing benefits and pensions for state workers,…

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    Federal Worker Compensation Assessment

    John Berry and others testified about federal worker pay. Subcommittee Chairman Dennis Ross said that federal employees make over four times their private sector counterparts and…

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    Retirement and Social Security

    Panelists discussed the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. They focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the…

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    Social Security and Retirement Issues

    Andrew Biggs talked about issues related to the financial solvency of Social Security and other entitlement, retirement, and pension programs. He supports gradually raising the early…

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    112th Congress and the Economy

    Panelists talked about steps the incoming 112th Congress should take to reduce federal spending. Among the topics they addressed were a recent report by President Obama’s deficit…

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    Federal Assistance for State Pension Funds

    Panelists talked about the possibility of a federal bailout of state pension funds. Among the topics they addressed were recent losses and market value declines as a result of the weak…

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    Federal Budget Outlook

    Representative Paul Ryan , the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, and a bipartisan panel of experts talked about problems posed by the current federal budget, strategies for…

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    U.S. Federal Debt

    Andrew Biggs and Christian Weller talked about their assumptions and conclusions of a Congressional Budget Office report asserting that current federal spending projections indicate a rise…

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    Impact of Health Reform on the Deficit

    Participants talked about newly enacted health care reforms and the impact of the reforms on the deficit. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Evaluating Plans to Reform Social Security

    Mr. Goss and Mr. Holtz-Eakin explained their agencies' methods for evaluating President Bush’s reform proposals. Mr. Biggs discussed the trade-offs involved in…

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    Social Security Reform

    President Bush led a conversation about reforming Social Security with an invited audience of future benefit recipients in the Mellon Auditorium. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Social Security Issues

    Mr. Biggs and Mr. Tanner talked about social security, focusing on public perceptions, possibilities for reform, and the politics of social security. Following prepared…

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    Social Security System

    The speakers talked about social security, focusing on how the social security system operates and how it is financed.

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    Report on Social Security

    Officials testified about various plans to continue financing Social Security. Among the issues they addressed were proposals to partially privatize the system, the state of the…

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