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  • Federal Income Tax
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    Federal Income Tax

    Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing…

  • A 21st Century Government  What Should it Be
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    A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?

    Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from members of the audience. John Samples is the…

  • Increasing the Minimum Wage
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    Increasing the Minimum Wage

    A panel discussion was held on the implications and effects of increasing the minimum wage. Topics included the history of the minimum wage, possible increase of unemployment, reduction of…

  • Welfare and Tax Policy
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    Welfare and Tax Policy

    Moderated by Mr. Steuerle, a panel of experts discussed the topic, “Making Taxes and Welfare Work Together.” Panel members talked about a welfare system of roughly 85 overlapping federal…

  • The Perfect  Budget Storm
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    The Perfect Budget Storm

    The panelists talked about the federal budget. They noted that the federal deficit continued to increase, while revenues dropped due to tax cuts and spending grew due to Medicare, Social…

  • Tax and Fiscal Policy
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    Tax and Fiscal Policy

    The panelists talked about tax policy, fiscal policy, President Bush’s economic stimulus plan, and how these issues might be debated in the 108th Congress. They also responded to questions…

  • Retirement Policies and the Role of Older Workers
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    Retirement Policies and the Role of Older Workers

    Participants talked about expanding employment opportunities for older workers, retirement policy, and future of the American workforce. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

  • The BudgetMaking Process
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    The Budget-Making Process

    Participants discussed the federal budget surplus, spending caps, and Republican and Democratic plans to use the surplus. After their discussion they answered questions from the audience.

  • Evaluation of Social Class in the US
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    Evaluation of Social Class in the U.S.

    Mr. Broder moderated this panel on the declining importance of class in the U.S. After the opening presentation by Ms. Sawhill and a response by Mr. Lipset, there was a general discussion among all the…

  • Fiscal Year 1995 Federal Budget
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    Fiscal Year 1995 Federal Budget

    Participants discussed the president’s '95 federal budget proposal under congressional consideration. They stated that the budget has few “controversial” segments and should be passed…

  • Financing Childrens Programs
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    Financing Children's Programs

    Experts talked about ways to finance federal children’s programs. Topics included priorities, taxation, role of states, immunizations, and drug-addicted mothers.