Facing the Future

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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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Who Will Make the Serious Decisions?

May 2nd, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute Analyst Phil Sletten and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. They discuss the crossover between the state and federal budgets and the reasons for why Congress is not producing a budget resolution this fiscal year.

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Bringing Budgets to Life

April 25th, 2018

This week’s Facing the Future is about Budget Education. Concord Coalition Policy Director Josh Gordon interviews Matt Glassman of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University. Then, Bob Bixby, Tyler Sweeney and Concord Coalition Communications Director Steve Winn discuss the changing nature of the media and how that impacts budget education. Bob Bixby fills in for Chase this week.

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We’re All Getting Old: Health Care and the Budget

April 18th, 2018

Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey shares his thoughts on health care and the federal budget. Concord Coalition Policy Director Josh Gordon and Bob Bixby also discuss health care as Bob fills in for Chase this week.

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Trillions and Trillions

April 11th, 2018

Economist Diane Lim and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby join the show to discuss the latest Congressional Budget Office projections, economic growth, tax reform and more.

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There Aren’t Even Any Deficit Pigeons

April 4th, 2018

Former U.S. Senator and Governor of New Hampshire Judd Gregg and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby discuss workforce investment, the need for reform even before the next presidential election and how key fiscal issues have changed over the years.

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Going From Lurching to Leading

March 28th, 2018

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition National Field Director Phil Smith and Concord’s North Carolina State Coordinator Marjorie Dufek. They discuss their experiences facilitating Concord events and citizens' perspectives on fiscal policy issues over the years and throughout the country.

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