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  • Washington Journal GOP Economic Agenda and State of US Economy
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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…

  • Fiscal Cliff Issues
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    Fiscal Cliff Issues

    Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes…

  • Deficit Reduction and the Economy Part 1
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    Deficit Reduction and the Economy, Part 1

    Budget, legislative and business analysts examine the upcoming work of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in a recently-passed debt ceiling bill. Participants…

  • 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…

  • Budget Reform Policy Forum Part 1
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    Budget Reform Policy Forum, Part 1

    Participants spoke about the federal budget deficit, U.S. fiscal policy, the impact of economic stimulus legislation on the economy, and financial market regulation. They also answered…

  • Federal Budget and Deficits
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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…

  • 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…

  • US Budget and Help for Financial System
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    U.S. Budget and Help for Financial System

    Rudolf Penner talked about the what’s next for the economy and what the U.S. can afford to do to meet economic needs. He also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic mail as well as…

  • Future of Entitlement Programs
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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…