Facing the Future

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Elected Leaders, It’s Irresponsible to Ignore the Debt

July 11th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by former Congressman Chris Shays and Bob Bixby. They discuss Shays' time in Congress and issues facing current candidates. Then, Bob breaks down Congressional Budget Office reports that explain the current status of the budget deficit and how economic variables impact budget projections.

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You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

July 4th, 2018

Chase and the Concord Coalition team answer questions submitted by listeners. Then he discusses the federal government's investment gap with Concord Research and Policy Analyst Rob Ryan.

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Don’t Hesitate: Change the Status Quo

June 27th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by former Ambassador and Congressman Dick Swett, former Congressman Charlie Bass and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. They discuss the 'Fix Politics Now' initiative and the latest long-term budget outlook from the Congressional Budget Office.

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Millennials: Heading Toward a Generational Showdown?

June 20th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by fellow Millennials Alexandra Sosnowski and Andrew York and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. They discuss a younger generation’s perspective on programs like Social Security and Medicare, as well as recent evaluations of the nation’s economy.

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Trust the Trustees

June 13th, 2018

Chase is joined by two former public trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds, Robert Reischauer and Charles Blahous. They, along with Bob Bixby, discuss the recent Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Reports.

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Science Fiction Doesn’t Work for Fiscal Policy

June 6th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by New Hampshire political reporter Paul Steinhauser. They discuss the TV program 'Fiscal Fridays,' the 2018 and 2020 election cycles, Concord's 'Fiscal Wakeup Tour' and the importance of bipartisan reform. Bob Bixby and Tyler Sweeny join the conversation.

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Don’t Be Penny Wise and Pound Foolish With the Budget

May 30th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby, New Hampshire State Director Tyler Sweeney and Policy Director Josh Gordon. They discuss discretionary spending on defense and infrastructure investment; preview the Social Security and Medicare Trustees' Report; and discuss a new CBO report on health care subsidies.

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College Students Tell Leaders “Reform is ‘Up to Us’”

May 23rd, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by college students Evan Rufrano and Brittany Brown, participants in the national "Up to Us" competition. Megan Shea, who runs the competition joins Bob Bixby Tyler Sweeney to discuss "Up to Us," a non-partisan initiative that empowers college students to promote fiscal sustainability and have their voices heard on the nation's fiscal challenges.

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The Children Are Our Future

May 16th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Senior Vice President Marc Goldwein and Bob Bixby to discuss how the state of the federal budget impacts children and the future of the nation. Then we look at President Trump's recent proposal aimed at reducing prescription drug costs with Concord Policy Director Josh Gordon.

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Deficits and Social Security: Time For a Plan

May 9th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by former Democratic Congressman Paul Hodes. Congressman Hodes discusses what it was like to be in the House during a pivotal point in our nation's history, as well as the need for fiscal responsibility and bipartisan reform. Bob Bixby sheds light on the curent and future challenges facing Social Security.

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