The Debt Ceiling - Informal Luncheon with Dr. Jason Fichtner

Mar 24, 2011

Event Speakers

Jason J. Fichtner

Former Senior Research Fellow

The Debt Ceiling - Facts, Myths, and Implications


Do you have questions about the debt ceiling? As the national debt and entitlements eat up an increasingly large share of the budget pie, how can America continue to fund other programs vital to the nation? Please join the Mercatus Center and Dr. Jason Fichtner on  March 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Rayburn B-338 for an informal luncheon discussion of the facts and myths of our debt limit, and what the implications of the debate are for interest rates and default.
This informal luncheon discussion is exclusively for Chiefs of Staff, and by invitation only. This event is being held in conjunction with the House Chiefs of Staff Association.

Please RSVP to Aaron Merrill at or (703) 993-7729.
Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Jason J. Fichtner is a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. Previously, he served in several positions at the Social Security Administration (SSA) including Deputy Commissioner of Social Security (Acting), Chief Economist, and Associate Commissioner for Retirement Policy. Prior to the Social Security Administration, Dr. Fichtner was a Senior Economist with the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) of the United States Congress. Dr. Fichtner’s primary research interests are Social Security, federal tax policy, budget issues, and policy proposals to increase saving and investment.