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  • US Economy and Federal Debt
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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 way would be…

  • A 21st Century Government  What Should it Be
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    A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?

    Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from members of the audience. John Samples is the…

  • Increasing the Minimum Wage
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    Increasing the Minimum Wage

    A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment, reduction of…

  • The Perfect  Budget Storm
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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, Social…

  • Tax and Fiscal Policy
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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 questions…

  • Retirement Policies and the Role of Older Workers
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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 from…

  • Future of Medicare
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    Future of Medicare

    The panelists discussed the financial health of the Medicare Trust Fund, whose annual report was released yesterday. They analyzed the report, noting the increase in Medicare expenditures, and…

  • Savings and Pension Issues
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    Savings and Pension Issues

    A subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee examined savings and pension plans. Senator Bill Bradley, a New Jersey Democrat, chairs the Senate Finance Deficits, Debt Management and Long-Term…

  • Impact of the Deficit on the Economy
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    Impact of the Deficit on the Economy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the ramifications of the deficit on the health of the U.S. economy. The subcommittee took into consideration of General Accounting Office report that showed…

  • Financing Childrens Programs
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    Financing Children's Programs

    Experts talked about ways to finance federal children’s programs. Topics included priorities, taxation, role of states, immunizations, and drug-addicted mothers.