226Dec 11, 2012
Fiscal Cliff Issues
Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget ...
205Sep 6, 2011
Deficit Reduction and the Economy, Part 1
Budget, legislative and business analysts examine the upcoming work of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in a recently-passed debt ceiling ...
265Dec 7, 2010
Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction
Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders reached ...
261Feb 16, 2010
Budget Reform Policy Forum, Part 1
Participants spoke about the federal budget deficit, U.S. fiscal policy, the impact of economic stimulus legislation on the economy, and financial market regulation. They also answered ...
373Feb 11, 2010
Federal Budget and Deficits
Economics professors testified on a target for long-term fiscal sustainability for the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of debt backed by foreign governments, deficit reduction ...
384Jan 29, 2010
Economic Stimulus Debate
Panelists debated the pros and cons of a second economic stimulus package. Among the issues they addressed were job creation, levels of government spending, and assistance to small businesses.
76Oct 9, 2008
U.S. Budget and Help for Financial System
Rudolf Penner talked about the what’s next for the economy and what the U.S. can afford to do to meet economic needs. He also responded to viewer phone calls and electronic mail as well ...
152Jun 16, 2008
Future of Entitlement Programs
Participants spoke about the future of entitlement programs and the federal budget outlook. Topics included the projected shortfalls in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as major ...