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.

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206378-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 15, 2008
Last Aired:
Jul 20, 2008

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