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Progressive Policy Institute

You are cordially invited to join the

Progressive Policy Institute

and the Moment of Truth Project

for a special event

Tax Reform Now: Cutting Rates and Deficits

Speakers:
Sen. Michael Bennet
(D-CO)
Sen. Ron Wyden
(D-OR)
Sen. Daniel Coats
(R-IN) (invited)
Dave Cote
, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
 
Panel 1:
Reforming the Tax Code: The Case for the Modified Zero Plan
Diane Rogers
, Concord Coalition
Paul Weinstein
, Progressive Policy Institute and Johns Hopkins University
Alan Viard
, American Enterprise Institute
Howard Gleckman
,
Tax Policy Center (Moderator)
 
  Panel 2: Enforcing Reform: Designing Tax Expenditure Fail-safes and Triggers
Leonard Burman
, Syracuse University
Marc Goldwein
, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Joseph Minarik
, Committee for Economic Development
Derek Thompson
,
The Atlantic (Moderator)

Date:
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served

Location:
The Johns Hopkins University, DC Campus
1717 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Lecture Hall LL7

To RSVP, contact Conor McKay at mckay@newamerica.net.

Space is limited. RSVP required.


Please join us for an event focused on the urgent need for comprehensive reform of the U.S. tax code. Guest speakers include Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Dave Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International.

The event will also feature a panel on comprehensive tax reform, which will discuss the Fiscal Commission’s "Zero Plan" which dramatically lowers rates, broadens the tax base, and reduces the deficit. A second panel will discuss possible fail-safes and triggers designed to cut tax expenditures across the board in order to force action on reform. The event will also mark the release of a new PPI report by Paul Weinstein and Marc Goldwein entitled “Less is More: The Modified Zero Plan for Tax Reform.” This paper offers an in depth analysis of the Fiscal Commission’s “Zero” and “Modified Zero” tax reform plans.

This event is cosponsored by The Progressive Policy Institute and The Moment of Truth project, and is being hosted by the Center for Advance Governmental Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

To RSVP, contact Conor McKay at mckay@newamerica.net.