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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 growth. They also addressed…

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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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    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 class…

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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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    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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    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 to be done to…

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    Fiscal Priorities

    Mr. Bixby talked about the fiscal priorities of the Bush administration, defense and other domestic spending. He spoke about various spending priorities for education, transportation, homeland…

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    Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap

    Following opening remarks by former Representative Stenholm, panelists talked about budget deficit reduction in the context of funding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq War,…

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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 Social Security reform and…

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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 audience.…

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    Budgetary Impact of Campaign Proposals

    Mr. Bixby talked about the Concord Coalition’s report on the budgetary impact of both Senator Kerry’s and President Bush’s campaign proposals. The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan…

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    Maintaining Fiscal Discipline

    Democratic members spoke to reporters about their budget enforcement plan that would require any spending increases or tax cuts be offset to avoid deficit spending. Following their remarks…

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    Budget Outlook

    Participants talked about the federal budget outlook for the following year and the long-term effects of budget deficits on the economy. Among the topics they addressed were the projected…

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    Federal Deficit and the Economy

    The guests talked about the federal deficit, the economy, and taxes. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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