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  • Treasury Secretary The Debt Ceiling
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    Debt Ceiling

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center forum on raising the debt ceiling. He urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling and said the government was likely to exhaust…

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  • Economic Effects of Government Shutdown and Debt Limit
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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…

    747 views
  • 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…

    603 views
  • US Economy and Federal Debt
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    U.S. Economy and Federal Debt

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way would be…

    786 views
  • Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction
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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt ceiling,…

    688 views
  • Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting
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    Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term fiscal…

    393 views
  • Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Federal Intervention
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    Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Federal Intervention

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a forum at the National Press Club on the economic and budgetary consequences of the financial bailout. The first panel discussed the…

    385 views
  • 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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  • Social Security 67th Anniversary
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    Social Security 67th Anniversary

    In a froum titled “Social Security: 67 Years Old-Saving the System for the 21st Century,” participants talked about reforming Social Security to meet the challenges of baby-boom retirements…

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  • Budget Surpluses and Deficits
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    Budget Surpluses and Deficits

    Former directors of the Congressional Budget Office discussed the impact of federal budget surpluses on business. They talked about the demographic pressures from increased numbers of older…

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  • Federal Debt Limit
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    Federal Debt Limit

    The House Banking Committee met to gather testimony on the proper strategies for raising the federal debt ceiling, as well as how to avoid default. Members listened to the thoughts of…

    49 views
  • Congressional Budget Office
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    Congressional Budget Office

    Rudolph Penner explained the responsibilities of the Congressional Budget Office. He answered questions from viewers. Note: There is some video breakup.

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  • Fiscal Year Federal Budget Proposal
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    Fiscal Year Federal Budget Proposal

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