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  • US Health Care
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    U.S. Health Care

    In an open session Secretary Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, talked about the federal-state partnership and the problems with Medicaid costs. Mr. Aaron and Mr. Butler also talked about…

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  • Social Security Privatization
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    Social Security Privatization

    Participants talked about proposed plans to reform the Social Security system, including proposals to partially privatize the system for younger workers. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Mr. Aaron talked about proposals to change the Social Security system and how such changes affect the national economy. He opposed private accounts and did not think the Social Security…

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  • Future of Domestic Policy
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    Future of Domestic Policy

    Participants talked about President Bush’s fiscal policies as he enters his second term. Among the issues they addressed were tax policy, Social Security, health care initiatives, and the…

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  • Cost of Health Care
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    Cost of Health Care

    Panelists discussed the cost of health care and projections for future health care costs. They spoke about the political impact of these costs, and responded to audience questions.

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  • Balancing the Federal Budget
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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and suggests ways to…

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  • Economic Report of the President
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    Economic Report of the President

    Witnesses testified about the state of the economy, tax cut proposals, job creation, deficit spending, and productivity.

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  • State of US Economy
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    State of U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on…

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  • Social Security Reforms
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    Social Security Reforms

    Participants talked about three separate reports on proposed Social Security reforms and the drawbacks to privatization of individual accounts. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • Social Security Commission Report Reaction
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    Social Security Commission Report Reaction

    Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about a Social Security Commission report which recommended partial privatization of the program. They said the report was both misleading and misguided,…

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  • Access to Education
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    Access to Education

    Mr. Orbach talked about how communities can merge excellence and access to higher education for all students. He focused on his work at the University of California, Riverside to involve parents…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    The panelists discussed private market options for Social Security. The focused on what kinds of investments should be made and who does the investing. The also addressed investing Social…

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  • Resolved Social Security
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    Resolved: Social Security

    Mr. Glassman and Mr. Aaron debated about the privatization of Social Security and if it would benefit the American people. They focused on the increased costs of mutual funds and pensions to last…

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    The speakers talked about three plans introducing Social Security reform. They explained the benefits of Social Security with each plan and compared it to the past and what it would be like…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    tThe participants discussed their opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendment to the constitution. Following their prepared remarks, they answered questions from the press.

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  • Entitlement and Tax Reform Final Hearing
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    Entitlement and Tax Reform Final Hearing

    In their final hearing, commission members heard testimony from four different panels. The 32 member commission sought bipartisan agreement on long-term entitlement reform and structural…

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  • Baseball Antitrust Exemption
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    Baseball Antitrust Exemption

    Members of the subcommittee heard testimony from witnesses concerning the Major League “Play Ball” Bill of 1995. The bill concerns baseball’s antitrust exemption, granted by the Supreme…

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  • Deficit Reduction Initiatives
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    Deficit Reduction Initiatives

    A bipartisan forum of U.S. senators, former federal government officials, and private sector economic policy specialists addressed deficit reduction issues and whether cutting the debt…

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  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senator Byrd continued the third day of testimony concerning the effects a balanced budget amendment would have on the U.S. economy and those on the U.S. Constitution.

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  • Federal Entitlements
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    Federal Entitlements

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