Friday, December 4, 2009

Upcoming event: Demystifying the Deficit, Social Security Finances, & Commissions

This sounds interesting, though given a less-than-fully-rounded panel I get the feeling that tax cuts will get more blame for future deficits than they deserve – click here for my take on that question.


Demystifying the Deficit, Social Security Finances, & Commissions


December 11, 2009 10:00 AM–11:30 AM


Event Information  


Capitol Visitor Center, Senate side, Room 209/208; see below for details  

Registration Deadline



Elizabeth Lamme

A briefing that will demystify...

...The general fund deficit:

  • How big is the problem?
  • What is the role of tax cuts and entitlements? 
  • How does health care spending fit?

...Social Security & the budget:

  • How does Social Security fit in the budget?
  • What is the shortfall and how can we fix it? 
  • How do taxpayers feel about Social Security?


  • How do commissions fit in the democratic process? 
  • What lessons can we learn from the Greenspan Commission?

Speakers include:

  • Jim Horney, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Nancy Altman, Consultant and former Executive Assistant to Chairman Alan Greenspan, 1982-83
  • Eric Kingson, Syracuse University and former staff, Greenspan Commission
  • Ashley Carson, OWL-The Voice of Midlife and Older Women
  • Janice Gregory, NASI

~ Refreshments will be served.~


LOCATION DETAILS: The Capitol Visitor Center, the new main entrance to the U.S. Capitol, is located on the East front at First Street and East Capitol Street, NE. This event is being held in SVC Room 209/208. To see a map, click here

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