Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Congressman Scott Peters is hosting a federal budget workshop to give YOU and residents throughout the 52nd Congressional District the opportunity to focus on the federal budget, study real-life fiscal policy choices, and make your recommendations to deal with America’s deficit and growing debt.
Ben Ritz of The Concord Coalition – a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy – will facilitate an interactive exercise during which participants will work in small groups to discuss several policy alternatives to reduce projected deficits. Participants will discuss discretionary and defense spending, Medicare and Social Security proposals, and taxes.
Principles & Priorities is our flagship exercise that has been used in hundreds of High Schools, Colleges and Universities across the country. In it, participants make decisions about the best combination of program spending and tax policies to match with their larger sense of what the principles behind our budgets should be and what priorities the government should place at the forefront of fiscal decision-making. Learn more about our classroom exercises