Maya MacGuineas on federal spending and tax reform

One of the country’s most respected experts on the budget and fiscal responsibility, Maya MacGuineas joins Business Forward to discuss discuss federal spending and tax reform. She also covers the nuts and bolts of the recent agreement to extend the federal government funding deadline and raise the debt limit.

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About the Speaker

Maya MacGuineas is the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. She is also the head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a nonpartisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. Her areas of expertise include budget, tax, and economic policy. MacGuineas testifies regularly before Congress and has published broadly. Once dubbed “an anti-deficit warrior” by The Wall Street Journal, MacGuineas comments often on broadcast news and is widely cited by the national press. In the spring of 2009 MacGuineas did a stint on The Washington Post editorial board, covering economic and fiscal policy. MacGuineas has worked at the Brookings Institution and on Wall Street. As a political independent, she has advised numerous candidates for office from both parties, and works regularly with members of Congress on health, economic, tax, and budget policy.