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    Social Security Solvency

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a discussion on the 2019 Social Security Trustees' Report, which showed the trust fund supporting benefits for retirees to become…

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    Jason Fichtner and Jeffrey Trinca on Improving the U.S. Tax System

    Bipartisan Policy Center’s Jason Fichtner and tax expert Jeffrey Trinca discuss their new report on ways to improve the U.S. tax system.

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    Social Security Solvency

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a discussion on the solvency of the Social Security program. Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and Tom Rice (R-SC) of the House Ways…

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    Tax Reform

    Policy experts talked about the economic implications of proposed tax plans from President Trump and House Republicans. The speakers generally agreed tax code should be revised, and that…

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    Tax Policy

    Ways and Mean Committee Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) spoke about the House Republicans' “A Better Way” tax plan, which he said would encourage economic growth, simplify the tax code, and reduce the…

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    Tax Reform

    Analysts offered their recommendations on updating the tax code. The panelists discussed corporate tax rates, capital gains taxes, and proposals being offered by the 2016 Republican and Democratic…

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    Tax Reform

    Panelists talked about the challenges and implications of tax reform, broadening the tax base, and the various tax plans of 2016 presidential candidates. They also discussed the various tax…

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    Federal Government Spending

    House Budget Committee Chair Tom Price (R-BA) talked about the federal budget, the deficit, and spending. He called for a rewriting of the 1974 Federal Budget Act saying it gives legislators incentive to…

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    State of U.S. Economy

    Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the U.S. economy six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers. They discussed House Speaker John Boehner’s five-point plan for the economy he gave in a…

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    Earned Income Tax Credit Extension

    Jason Fichtner and Eugene Steuerle talked about President Obama’s call to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to include childless workers. They spoke about the history of the EITC…

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    Economic Effects of Government Shutdown and Debt Limit

    Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the long-term economic effects of the October 1-16, 2013, government shutdown and debt limit battle and whether there would be another battle over the…

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    The 4% Solution

    Contributors to The 4% Solution lay out a plan to achieve a four percent economic growth rate, which they argue is necessary to restore America’s economic health. The discussion was…

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    Fiscal State of Medicare and Social Security

    Social Security and Medicare Trustees Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous talked about the annual report on the financial solvency of the entitlement programs. They gave their…

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