Campaign 2008 and the Federal Deficit
The economic proposals of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama were examined in a panel discussion on the economic options of the next… read more
The economic proposals of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama were examined in a panel discussion on the economic options of the next president with a budget deficit and an economy weakened by depressed housing, financial, and job markets. Issues included tax increases, budget cuts, and the long-term solvency of Social Security and the health care system. David Wessel moderated.
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, is chief economist for the Council of Economic Advisors. Jeffrey Liebman, a former special assistant to President Clinton for economic policy, is a professor of public policy at Harvard.
This AARP Solutions Forum titled “How Will the Next President Pay the Nations' Bills?” was held at the Washington Court Hotel. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Douglas J. Holtz-Eakin Director (Former) McCain Presidential Campaign->Economic Policy
- Jeffrey B. Liebman Policy Adviser Obama Presidential Campaign->Economics
- Susan Reinhard Senior Vice President and Director AARP->Public Policy Institute
- Diane Lim Rogers Chief Economist Concord Coalition
- John Rother Group Executive Officer AARP->Policy and Strategy
- David M. Wessel Editor Wall Street Journal->Economics
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