CRFB Event: The Moral Case for Addressing America's Fiscal Crises
The Case for Addressing America's Fiscal Crises
Thursday, January 16, 2014
12:00PM - 1:30PM
(Lunch will be served)
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
1899 L St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Marc Goldwein, The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Josh Good, Values and Capitalism Project, American Enterprise Institute
Rev. John Allen Newman, Senior Pastor, The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary Church
Dr. Jay Richards, Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Faith, Works and Economics
Mark Tooley, President, Institute for Religion and Democracy
Rev. Dr. David Gray, Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Congress and the White House grapple with difficult choices in trying to address our national fiscal woes. America's federal debt approaches $12 trillion and is scheduled to top $19 trillion by 2023. Unless serious action is taken, the growing federal debt threatens to crowd out capital, raise interest rates, and squeeze government's ability to respond to needs, fund programs, defend the country, and meet its obligations.
But what about the moral dimensions to America's fiscal situation? Are there ethical considerations involved with America's budget woes? What about the impact of federal, state, and local fiscal challenges on the poor and most vulnerable citizens? Are there generational equity issues? Are there faith based concerns about passing a large amount of debt to future generations? Or about the appropriate role of the federal government? Join the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for a discussion of the morality, ethics, and economics of America's fiscal challenges.