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  • Deficit and Debt Reduction
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    Deficit and Debt Reduction

    Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the tax elements of the…

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  • Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction
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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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  • Economic Stimulus Debate
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    Economic Stimulus Debate

    Panelists debated the pros and cons of a second economic stimulus package. Among the issues they addressed were job creation, levels of government spending, and assistance to small…

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  • Budget Issues in the 110th Congress
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    Budget Issues in the 110th Congress

    Ms. Calmes moderated a discussion among former directors of the Congressional Budget Office about the federal budget process and its prospects for change in the 110th Congress. Among the…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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