1,014Jun 14, 2011
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 ...
610Feb 18, 2011
Medicare Spending and Policy
Health care, Medicare, and policy experts talked about curbing Medicare spending and the potential roadblocks to reforming the program.
444Dec 17, 2010
Federal Budget Deficit Reduction
The Aspen Institute hosted a forum on reducing the federal budget deficit with panelists from a wide variety of viewpoints, including Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax reform, a member of ...
599Aug 31, 2010
Tax Code Reform
Eugene Steuerle talked about a new report from the Obama administration on overhauling the tax system. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
665Jun 25, 2010
A 21st Century Government - What Should it Be?
Authors John Samples and Eugene Steuerle debated the proper size and role of the federal government. Mr. Reischauer moderated. The authors also responded to questions from members of ...
80Dec 9, 2005
Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, California Congressman George Miller, economists, and experts participated in a panel discussion on financial security and tax reform. Among the topics ...
96Jun 14, 2005
Future of Social Security
Witnesses testified to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee about the potential impact of increased life expectancy on the Social Security system. They discussed possible solutions including ...
123Jun 13, 2005
The American Political Experiment and Its Prospects
The Heritage Foundation held a panel discussion on “The American Experiment: What the 2005 Index of Dependency Tells Us About Its Prospects.” Members of the panel discussed the balance ...
21Mar 25, 2005
Social Security Outlook
The American Enterprise Institute held a forum titled “The Outlook for Medicare and Social Security.” Stephen Goss, the chief actuary for the Social Security Administration, will spoke ...
22Feb 23, 2005
Health Care Spending
Medicare officials and representatives from private health insurance companies spoke about U.S. health care costs and projections for spending on health care. Among the issues they addressed ...
11Feb 23, 2005
Government Fiscal Policy
The Concord Coalition hosted a forum that looked at whether changes in process and policy could help policy makers rethink budgetary commitments and distinguish between various ...
21Nov 30, 2004
Participants talked about tax reform proposals, the state of the economy, and the potential impact of various tax collection methods on workers and the overall economy. Following their remarks ...
15Jun 1, 2004
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 ...
71May 18, 2004
U.S. Fiscal Policy
Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the ...
25May 27, 2003
Economic State of Cities
Participants talked about the state of the economy and financing the needs of cities. Among the topics they addressed were federal levels of funding, economic stimulus proposals, tax policy, ...
23Jan 9, 2003
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 ...
16Dec 10, 2002
Future of Tax Policy
14Dec 3, 2002
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 the ...
12Mar 27, 2002
Future of Medicare
The panelists discussed the financial health of the Medicare Trust Fund, whose annual report was released yesterday. They analyzed the report, noting the increase in Medicare expenditures, and ...
40Oct 18, 2001
Social Security Issues
Commission members questioned witnesses about the outlook for the Social Security program, as well as potential changes in Social Security.
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