Naples Supporter and Friend Lunch

Apr 08, 2014
11:30am1:30pm

Event Speakers

Jason J. Fichtner

Former Senior Research Fellow

Please join Mercatus Center scholar Dr. Jason Fichtner for lunch and a discussion on ways to help Congress bring fiscal responsibility to Washington by addressing the greatest drivers of future debt: Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

As you know, government spending is a critical issue, and the federal government shutdown this past fall is just another example of how this issue is one of the main drivers in the current policy debate. Jason will discuss why fundamental spending reform plays a key role in balancing the budget as well as analyzing which spending reduction proposals are likely to be effective.

One of the key pieces to resolve the spending problem is entitlement reform, and there is agreement that entitlement spending must be addressed. But what continues to be debated in that discussion is how, when, and where does Congress begin. Several plans are in discussion, but according to Jason, none of the plans have really provided the necessary reform in order to bring spending under control.

Jason’s background at the Social Security Administration has allowed him to serve as the expert on entitlement reform. He will address the fundamental drivers and confusion surrounding each program from the fiscal level along with potential reform plans and whether or not we take a comprehensive or piecemeal approach.

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.

Questions? Contact Lindsey Emmick at lemmick@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-8956.