Capitol Hill Briefing

Obama’s Fiscal Commission and the GOP Budget Agenda

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Date and Time
December 16, 2010 1 - 3 PM EST
2168 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Christopher A. Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute. Moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

The president’s fiscal commission has unveiled serious proposals to cut programs, restrain the growth of spending, and reduce the federal government’s huge budget deficit. The commission’s report provides numerous fiscal policy ideas for the large class of new Republican members who are eager to fix the federal fiscal mess while the prospects for budget restraint look promising. How should the GOP propose cutting discretionary spending and reforming entitlement programs? Should they consider increasing taxes? Which of the commission’s proposals should the president embrace? How can the GOP address the bloated military budget? Please join our panelists as they answer these questions and discuss other fiscal challenges facing our country.