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Economists and Politicians Review Tax Policy in America

December 9, 2005  • Institute Contributor

A group of policymakers, experts, and business leaders gathered at the Aspen Institute on December 9 to discuss the Tax Reform Panel’s recommendations and their implications for savings in America. This Initiative on Financial Security (IFS) breakfast roundtable breakfast roundtable discussion featured former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), and Congressman George Miller (D-CA) as speakers. 

Fred Goldberg, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, provided an overview of the Panel’s recommendations. Eugene Steuerle, senior fellow at The Urban Institute; Maya MacGuineas, director of fiscal policy at The New America Foundation; and Christian Weller, senior economist at the Center for American Progress, analyzed the savings recommendations from a budgetary and tax-policy standpoint. Others at the table included Aspen IFS Advisory Board members Suzanne Nora Johnson, vice chairman of Global Markets at Goldman Sachs; John Tippets, president and CEO of American Airlines Federal Credit Union; and Aspen trustee and Goldman Sachs vice president Roderick Von Lipsey.  The roundtable was aired on C-SPAN and will be re-broadcasted periodically.