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  • White House Discussion on the US Criminal Justice System
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    Economic Consequences of the Criminal Justice System

    Obama administration officials, journalists, business leaders, and economists discussed the economic consequences of the criminal justice system. A panel analyzed data from a report by the…

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  • Future of Entitlement Spending
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    Future of Entitlement Spending

    The American Risk and Insurance Association held an annual meeting, during which a plenary session focused on the topic “The Future of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid: Is U.S. Entitlement…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    The Senate Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on President Bush’s new Social Security proposals. Committee members heard from economists, experts on Social Security, and…

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  • Social Security
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    Social Security

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on proposals to change Social Security including various plans that included some private accounts. This hearing was the first step for the…

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  • Future of Domestic Policy
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    Future of Domestic Policy

    Participants talked about President Bush’s fiscal policies as he enters his second term. Among the issues they addressed were tax policy, Social Security, health care initiatives, and the…

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  • Youth and Deficit Spending
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    Youth and Deficit Spending

    Committee members and witnesses discussed the federal budget deficit and its impact on young people. They attributed growing deficits to President Bush’s “tax cuts without offsets,” which…

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  • Future of Social Security
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    Future of Social Security

    Panelists discussed the future of Social Security and responded to audience questions.

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  • Social Security Reform
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    Social Security Reform

    Participants talked about Social Security financing, meeting the challenges of the retiring baby boom generation, and future reforms to keep the system solvent. Following their remarks they…

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  • Saving Social Security
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    Saving Social Security

    Panelists talked about the future of social security. They discussed Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach, co-authored by Mr. Diamond and Mr. Orszag and published by the Brookings…

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  • Balancing the Federal Budget
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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and suggests ways to…

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  • Partnerships for Emergency Preparedness
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    Partnerships for Emergency Preparedness

    At their fifth public hearing, focused on “Emergency Preparedness,” the commission heard from panels of business officials and federal, state, and local government representatives; and…

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  • Economic Stimulus Legislation
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    Economic Stimulus Legislation

    Analysts and private citizens testified about the Bush administration’s economic stimulus proposals. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of proposed tax cuts on the economy, the…

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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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  • Report on Social Security
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    Report on Social Security

    Officials testified about various plans to continue financing Social Security. Among the issues they addressed were proposals to partially privatize the system, the state of the economy,…

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  • State of US Economy
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    State of U.S. Economy

    Participants talked about the state of the U.S. economy. Among the issues they addressed were corporate crime, deficit spending, confidence in the stock market, and Republican focus on…

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  • Social Security Reforms
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    Social Security Reforms

    Participants talked about three separate reports on proposed Social Security reforms and the drawbacks to privatization of individual accounts. Following their remarks they answered…

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