Shutdowns, Debt Ceilings, and Downsizing the Government

Cato Sponsor e‐​Briefing
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

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The government shutdown and debt‐​ceiling fights have dominated national headlines. Pundits point to excessive partisanship as the source of problems in Washington and the cause of current fiscal dysfunctions. But the real problem is that massive deficit spending has become so routine that the federal government has become a freight train out of control. Cato scholars Chris Edwards and Dan Mitchell will underline the importance of cutting federal spending as a solution to Washington’s ongoing fiscal crises. They look forward to taking your questions on this important and timely topic.

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