Economic forum to spur campus discussion

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch will lead an economic forum known as “The Fiscal Future of America” to be held in the Ragan Theatre on August 28 at 9 a.m.

“Our nation is at a critical juncture,” stated Senator Hatch. “The runaway spending train enveloping Washington, D. C. is threatening to decimate the future of our children and for all Americans for generations to come.”

Hatch has outlined the discussion to include a multitude of topics such as, “Is Capitalism Dead?,” “How to Save Social Security for our Grandchildren,” “Why America Must Reform Health Care,” “The Basics of the Federal Budget: Where it Comes From and Where It Goes,” “Financing America’s Debt: Who Holds America’s Mortgage?,” “Are Entitlement Programs a Cancer on our Future?” and “Why Economic Growth and Productivity Are Key to Solving America’s Financial Problems.”

Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine and former presidential candidate, will join the forum as well as Douglas Holtz Eakin, whose experience as Director of the Congressional Budget Office and previous chief economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisors makes plain his ability to contribute stimulating information.

“My office has received literally thousands of letters, phone calls and emails from Utahns who are extremely concerned about America’s fiscal future,” Hatch said. “I envision this Forum as a way for our citizens to have an opportunity to not only listen to some speakers who have been at the forefront of our economy, but to ask questions of the experts and provide feedback to me that I can arm myself with for this fight in Washington.”

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