Jeff Bergner

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Dr. Jeff Bergner has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, and Georgetown University. He has served as chief of staff to a United States Senator, staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Assistant Secretary of State. His most recent book (with Dr. Lisa Spiller) is Branding the Candidate: Marketing Strategies to Win Your Vote (Praeger, 2011). He is adjunct professor at Christopher Newport University and occasional lecturer at the University of Virginia.

Publications & Appearances

The Case for Across-the-Board Spending Cuts

Across-the-board cuts are often referred to as using a “meat ax,” as opposed to more carefully targeted cuts, which are compared to using a “scalpel.” Interest group pressure will weigh in against targeted cuts, however, and especially in our current divided government, across-the-board cuts are the only realistic way to cut spending.