May 22, 2013

Witness List For Social Security Subcommittee Hearing

     Here's the witness list for tomorrow's hearing before the House Social Security Subcommittee on "Bipartisan Entitlement Reform Proposals":
  • Ed Lorenzen
    Executive Director, The Moment of Truth Project, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • G. William Hoagland
    Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Jason Fichtner, Ph.D.
    Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
  • Leticia Miranda
    Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Security Policy, National Council of La Raza
  • Donald Fuerst
    Senior Pension Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries
  • C. Eugene Steuerle, Ph.D.
    Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
    The "Moment of Truth Project" is basically Simpson-Bowles. It's a shame that Alan Simpson won't be testifying. The Bipartisan Policy Center is on record favoring "entitlement" cuts.   Mercatus is a Koch brothers front organization. La Raza and the Urban Institute can be expected to have a liberal attitude toward the budget. The Actuaries may be neutral, as in laying out the options. The Actuaries "Social Security Game" is still the best thing out there on Social Security's long term financing issues. Try it. You'll like it and probably learn from it.


Anonymous said...

The hearing is tomorrow, May 23. See

Anonymous said...

Urban's Steuerle is pro-cuts. Thinks "entitlements" are old people stealing from kids and future workers.