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    Domestic Programs Budget Cuts

    Isabel Sawhill and James Capretta debated the merits of cutting domestic programs in order to save money and help the economy. They also addressed sequestration budget cuts and the"fiscal cliff," and responded to…

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    Value Added Tax and U.S. Debt

    Isabel Sawhill and Curtis Dubay talked about the use of a Value Added Tax (VAT) as a means to curb U.S. debt, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. In an interview with…

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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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    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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    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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    Clinton Administration 1996 Budget

    White House Budget Director Alice Rivlin talked about the Clinton administration’s fiscal year 1996 budget, including its congressional reception and its impact on the economy. After her…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) and several economists spoke to reporters about their opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. They argued it is “bad government and…

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    The Next Four Years: Budget, Taxes & Economy

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