204Aug 20, 2013
Rising Cost of Social Security Disability
Panelists talked about the number of Americans claiming Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and the programs' financial solvency. In their discussion ...
201Jul 24, 2013
Funding of Infrastructure Projects
Panelists testified on ways to fund national infrastructure needs and the proper role of the federal government in maintaining roads, bridges, and utilities. Topics included public versus ...
423Feb 19, 2013
President Obama's Job Creation Proposals
Jennifer Erickson and Chris Edwards talked about the job creation proposals President Obama outlined in his State of the Union address, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
669Jan 29, 2013
Libertarian State of the Union
Cato Institute scholars talked about the state of the libertarian movement in the United States. They agreed that President Obama’s executive orders on gun control did not violate the ...
253Jun 10, 2012
Wisconsin Recall Election
Erin Johansson and Chris Edwards talked about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s recall election victory. Topics included the future of labor unions, whether the victory might indicate ...
1,517Jun 1, 2012
Entrepreneurship, Regulation, and the Tax Code
Witnesses testified on the role of government in business. In his testimony, Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he supported the government’s efforts to rescue the financial industry ...
1,044Sep 20, 2011
Federal Debt and U.S. Economy
Witnesses testified about the impact of the public debt on the U.S. economy. They focused on the challenges of creating jobs in a harsh economic environment and disagreed on the route the White ...
490Sep 15, 2011
Tax Proposals in President Obama's Jobs Plan
Chris Edwards and Michael Ettlinger talked about President Obama s proposal to pay for his jobs legislation. The president wants to decrease tax deductions for high earners, raise tax rates on ...
389Feb 3, 2011
Economic Recovery Efforts
The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on U.S economic recovery efforts. Among the issues they addressed were the severity of the fiscal crisis, unemployment rates, the housing market, and ...
229Dec 11, 2010
Federal Budget Direction
Chris Edwards talked about the Cato Institute’s Website, DownsizingGovernment.org. The site has a new line-by-line analysis of the federal budget and includes recommendations for ...
28Dec 20, 2008
Obama Stimulus Plan
Chris Edwards talked about the stimulus plan unveiled during the week by President-Elect Barack Obama, its cost, and the impact on the taxpayer. He reacted to a video clip of President-Elect ...
28Jul 30, 2008
Deficit Impact on Next Administration
Chris Edwards and James Horney talked about how the projected federal deficit of $482 billion dollars affects the economic plans for both Senators McCain and Obama, both of whom agree that the ...
107Feb 16, 2007
Income Tax Collection
Witnesses testified about the gap between the amount of federal income tax that is owed and that collected. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Everson testified on efforts to collect back ...
19May 11, 2005
Existing Tax Code Reform
The President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform held a public meeting on specific options for federal tax reform. The forth panel testified about reforming existing code instead of ...