Webcast 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM East Coast
Discussants Responding to December 1st Fiscal Commission Report:
Today, President Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform released its much-discussed final report on federal budget priorities. The report, as previewed in the mark-up published by commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson two weeks ago, is likely to propose a program of harsh austerity measures, including calls for cuts in Social Security and other programs that will adversely affect the middle class while the broader economy has yet to recover.
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In a live webcast a panel of prominent economists and budget experts will respond to the findings and recommend alternative paths to fiscal responsibility, with sustained economic growth for all Americans.
This event is co-sponsored by The American Prospect, Demos, the Economic Policy Institute, The Century Foundation, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Roosevelt Institute.