Houston Supporter and Friend Lunch

Jun 09, 2015
12:00pm1:30pm

Event Speakers

Jason J. Fichtner

Senior Research Fellow

For years, policymakers have avoided reforms to fix the troubled finances of our entitlement programs. But now, the deadlines are on top of us. Unless change takes place before 2016, the Social Security Disability Insurance trust fund will run out of money, resulting in benefit cuts—a significant financial shock for those on the disability rolls.

New research by Mercatus Center Senior Research Fellow Jason Fichtner argues that policymakers should use this opportunity to adopt much-needed reforms of the Disability Insurance program, which could set the tone for future entitlement reforms. Please join us for a lunch discussion centered on reform options for the program and a broader discussion on the path forward to make real change. We encourage you to ask Jason any questions you may have on entitlement spending; as a foremost expert on entitlement programs, he will be eager to discuss topics ranging from Social Security and retirement, to tax and budget policy.

This is not a fundraising event, and there is no charge to join us. We are pleased to have you as our guest to show our thanks and appreciation to our donors. Dress is business casual. Please invite friends or associates who might be interested.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Brittany Hemsath at bhemsath@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-8297.