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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt ceiling,…

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    Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction

    Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders…

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    Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term fiscal…

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    Federal Budget and Deficits

    Economics professors testified on a target for long-term fiscal sustainability for the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of debt backed by foreign governments, deficit…

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    Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Federal Intervention

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a forum at the National Press Club on the economic and budgetary consequences of the financial bailout. The first panel discussed the…

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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    Participants spoke about the future of entitlement programs and the federal budget outlook. Topics included the projected shortfalls in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as…

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    Budget Deficit and Economic Growth

    House Banking Subcommittee looks at the Impact of the Budget deficit and asks the witnesses questions.

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    Federal Budget Legislation

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a panel discussion on the means of creating an effective federal budget through the legislative process. Members of the panel spoke on methods of…

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    Federal Budget and the Economy

    Ms. Rivlin, Mr. Penner and Mr. Reischauer, all former directors of the Congressional Budget Office, discuss the effects of the federal budget on the American economy. Ms. Rivlin said the…

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