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    Robert Bixby on Budget Conference Committee Negotiations

    Robert Bixby talked about the status of negotiations in the Budget Conference Committee and its looming December 13 deadline to come up with a budget compromise that would fund the federal…

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    2012 Presidential Candidates, Domestic Policy

    Panelists compared and contrasted President Obama and Mitt Romney’s domestic policy agendas. Topics included the economy, deficit reduction, the 2010 health care law, and Social…

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    Federal Deficit Reduction

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal deficit reduction. In his remarks he said tax increases will eventually be necessary to address mounting debt and that middle…

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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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    The Fiscal Cliff

    Robert Bixby talked about the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, and he…

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    U.S. Economic Challenges

    Robert Bixby talked about Treasury Department statistics that showed thefederal deficit had fallen 37.6 percent thus far for fiscal year 2013. He also discussed the impact of Obama…

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    Deficit Reduction Plans

    Panelists spoke about the work of the Joint Select Committee of Deficit Reduction, urging the committee to seek deficit reductions of $4 trillion or more compared to the proposed $1.5…

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    Deficit Reduction Committee Outcome

    Robert Bixby spoke about the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and its failure to develop a deficit reduction plan by November 23. He focused on the potential impact…

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    Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Fiscal policy scholars assessed the impact of deficit reduction on the economy. The speakers provided policy recommendations for reducing the deficit and achieving economic…

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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    At the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour dinner, delegates presented the principles and proposed fiscal reforms they had developed during the Youth Entitlement Summit (YES).…

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    Federal Budget Process

    Robert Bixby talked about what to watch as the budget process unfolds during the upcoming week. President Obama was to submit his budget proposal on February 14, 2011. He also…

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    Robert Bixby on National Debt

    Robert Bixby spoke about the U.S. national debt and on possible debt reduction methods. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communication.

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    Federal Debt Commission

    Robert Bixby talked about the proposals drafted by the bipartisan commission created by President Obama to address the federal debt. Members of the commission were to vote on the…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the…

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    Future of Medicare

    Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions…

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    New GI Bill

    Robert Bixby talked about the Concord Coalition’s support for the House Blue
    Dogs' position on a key amendment to the war supplemental bill. Their position
    is that the…

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    Lowering the Federal Deficit

    Robert Bixby talked about President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Summit, which he attended. He discussed what came out of the summit, proposals to cut the deficit, and what has…

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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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    Budget Issues

    Participants talked with reporters about saving federal dollars for the future through budget policy, tax cuts, and disciplined use of the federal budget surplus. Among the issues they…

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    Social Security Reform

    Participants talked about Social Security financing, meeting the challenges of the retiring baby boom generation, and future reforms to keep the system solvent. Following their remarks…

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