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Domestic Policy in President Bush’s Second Term

With the election over, President Bush is putting the finishing touches on his domestic priorities for the next four years. The president has talked about privatizing social security, tax reform and new tax cuts, and creating an “ownership society.”

The Brookings Institution’s Welfare Reform & Beyond initiative will convene several panels of experts to review what is known about the likely shape of a second-term domestic agenda, the pros and cons of selected policy proposals, their likely effects on the deficit, and how they might be modified by the new Congress.



Panel Four: Health Care

Joseph Antos

Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy, American Enterprise Institute

Panel One: Social Security


Eric Engen

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Panel Three: Fiscal Outlook

Panel Two: Tax Reform


Bruce Bartlett

Author, The Benefit and the Burden (Simon & Schuster, 2012)

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