Monthly Archives: October 2013

What the Budget Conference Can Accomplish

What the Budget Conference Can Accomplish This post assesses the task facing the budget negotiators on Capitol Hill.¬† It concludes that those negotiators could achieve real progress by laying out a budget plan based on those fundamental issues on which … Continue reading

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Low Consumer Confidence=Lack of Confidence In Government Policy

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000209842&play=1   In this interview on CNBC on 10/21/13 Steve Odland argues that consumer confidence is poor and that is negatively impacting consumer spending (70% of GDP) and small business investment. ¬†Government policy needs long term change to improve confidence: … Continue reading

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We Cannot Default: We Need Long-Term Reform

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2733031415001/should-dc-focus-on-long-term-issues-like-tax-entitlement-reform/   Committee for Economic Development CEO Steve Odland on the government shutdown and debt ceiling on Fox Business After The Bell, 10/9/13.

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Washington: We Need A Long-Term Strategy

http://live.wsj.com/video/government-shutdown-what-do-ceos-think-2013-10-11-91152319/3706B5F1-35F3-4748-BCBE-4DDFCE1E34C6.html#!3706B5F1-35F3-4748-BCBE-4DDFCE1E34C6 Steve Odland, Committee for Economic Development CEO, explains the fears felt by corporate executives over the budget battle and the debt ceiling, and the possibility of an agreement that could delay a resolution by up to six weeks in … Continue reading

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