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The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute presents:

Rising Debt: Sinking Our Future? Few public policy questions are more important than what we do about the sea of red ink surrounding us. Government debt is at the center of every policy issue confronting society. We face higher taxes, fewer services and a lower standard of living as a result. Yet, some debt is necessary and often it’s needed to spark economic recovery. Join us for a session in exploring what all this federal debt means for the future. A deficit reduction exercise designed by the non-partisan Concord Coalition will cap the discussion on how we manage it. ____________________

Monday, October 18 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. SIUC Student Center Ballroom B Lunch is free, but please RSVP to Christina Rich at or 618-453-4078 to confirm your attendence for a head count. ____________________ 9:00 a.m. - Introductory Remarks, David Yepsen 9:10-10:00 a.m. - Dr. Sara Imhof of the Concord Coalition. 10:00-10:45 a.m. - Dr. Scott Gilbert of the SIUC Department of Economics. 10:45-11:45 a.m. - Dr. Sara Imhof directs the deficit reduction exercise. 11:45 am – 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Discussion. Free and Open to the Public For more information, visit or call (618) 453-4009.

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