Proven Strategies to Restrain Spending: An International Perspective

Capitol Hill Briefing
May 27, 2015
12:00PM to 1:30PM EDT
B-338 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring Daniel Freihofer, Minister-Counselor, Head of Economic and Financial Affairs, Swiss Embassy; Clement Leung, Hong Kong’s Commissioner to the United States; and Jonathan Williams, Vice President, Center for State Fiscal Reform, ALEC; moderated by Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

Because of an aging population and poorly designed entitlement programs, the burden of federal spending is projected to increase dramatically over the next few decades. Some lawmakers have proposed versions of a balanced budget amendment to avert this future fiscal crisis, but evidence strongly suggests that spending caps are the most effective way to address the problem. The Cato Institute has brought together three experts to talk about the world’s most successful spending caps.