April 26, 2012

Spending Restraint and Lessons Learned: Why Cutting Spending is Key to Balancing the Federal Budget

Jason J. Fichtner

Former Senior Research Fellow

Mike Enzi

Senator, R-WY

Connie Mack

Former Representative, R-FL

Chris Edwards

Director, Tax Policy Studies at Cato

An expert panel discusses why spending control is key to balancing the federal budget and which proposals might be most effective in starting the process.

Special guests Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Representative Connie Mack (R-FL) discuss their "One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2011" to balance the budget by cutting one cent of every dollar the federal government spends.

Speakers include the Honorable Jim Miller, Director of the Office of Management and Budget for President Reagan; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy at Cato, and Jason Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center.