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  • State Governments and Taxes
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    State Governments and Taxes

    Business leaders argued that low taxes are linked to economic growth. They compared tax policies and economic growth in different states, and discussed a number of studies suggesting links…

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  • Energy Efficiency in the US
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    Energy Efficiency in the U.S.

    Witnesses testified about he origin and scope of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, lessons learned from the committee’s investigation into the Solyndra loan guarantee,…

    383 views
  • Labor Department Jobs Reports
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    Labor Department Jobs Reports

    Witnesses testified on the monthly jobs reports released by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The first panel focused on the methodology of the report’s release, in which news organizations and…

    741 views
  • Unemployment Among Older Workers
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    Unemployment Among Older Workers

    Witnesses testified about the findings of a new report on the employment status of older workers since the recession, older workers' financial risks from long-term unemployment, and…

    147 views
  • Income Inequality in the US
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    Income Inequality in the U.S.

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Gary Burtless talked about income inequality in the U.S. Ms.Furchtgott-Roth argues that income inequality is not widening in the U.S., and that by some measures…

    267 views
  • Implications of US Credit Downgrade
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    Implications of U.S. Credit Downgrade

    Christian Weller and Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about the implications of Standard and Poor’s downgrade of the credit ratings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other agencies linked to long-term U.S. debt.…

    342 views
  • Regulation and Job Creation
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    Regulation and Job Creation

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about the recent executive order from President Obama that will examine and remove rules that “stifle job creation,” and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

    232 views
  • Funding of State Pension Plans
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    Funding of State Pension Plans

    Panelists talked about state and local pension funds, focusing on funding and investment issues. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of a weak economy on pension funds, tax…

    111 views
  • U S Economy
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    U. S. Economy

    Panelists talked about the state of the U.S. economy and health care. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.

    92 views
  • Bankruptcy and Medical Debt
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    Bankruptcy and Medical Debt

    The Senate Judiciary Administrative Oversight and The Courts Subcommittee held a hearing on proposed legislation to change current U.S. bankruptcy laws to reduce the number of people filing for…

    1,377 views
  • 2008 Election and Conservative Women
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    2008 Election and Conservative Women

    Kate Obenshain and Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about the 2008 election and how the results would effect women’s issues. Michelle Easton moderated. Topics included Governor Sarah Palin, and President-Elect…

    231 views
  • Future of Capitalism
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    Future of Capitalism

    Diana Furchtgott-Roth talked about her recent op-ed looking at claims by some that recent economic troubles in global financial markets have suggested that capitalism is not working. She…

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  • International Trade and American Jobs
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    International Trade and American Jobs

    In his keynote address, Edward Lazear made remarks on the U.S. economy and decoupling. After his talk he responded to audience members' questions. Members of the subsequent panel discussion…

    78 views
  • Downsizing the Federal Protective Service
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    Downsizing the Federal Protective Service

    Witnesses testified about the downsizing the Federal Protective Service and the effect on the protection of federal buildings. Rep. Wu testified about a knife-wielding man invading his…

    556 views
  • Equal Pay for Women
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    Equal Pay for Women

    Witnesses testified about equal pay for women. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of time a woman works to earn the equivalent of a man for one year, proposed legislation to…

    210 views
  • Wages and Salaries
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    Wages and Salaries

    Guests talked about trends in wages and earnings, the role of wages in worker compensation, effects of earnings on the U.S. economy. Recent reports showed declining wages when adjusted for…

    49 views
  • Immigrations Contribution to US Economy
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    Immigration's Contribution to U.S. Economy

    Ms. Orrenius, using charts to compare native and foreign-born statistics, presented data on the economic contributions of immigrants. She discussed the need to find the right balance…

    124 views
  • Roberts Confirmation Hearing Day 4 Part 7
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    Roberts Confirmation Hearing, Day 4 Part 7

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a confirmation hearing on the appointment of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court seat vacated after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. The…

    338 views
  • Future of the US Workforce
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    Future of the U.S. Workforce

    A forum on the future of the U.S. workforce in the 21st century included discussions on technology, evolving labor markets, and labor law reform. They also answered questions from members…

    57 views