Federal budget exercise September 22

September 10, 2015

Many business leaders and others agree that reducing our nation’s deficit is critical, but what does it actually take to do so? The First Budget initiative was put together by Fix the Debt and the Concord Coalition to encourage candidates, elected officials and the public to work toward solutions to reduce the deficit. ABI members are invited to a First Budget session at Drake University on Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. This interactive budget forum is an opportunity to learn about the federal budget and study real-life public policy choices related to domestic priorities and defense spending, Medicare and Social Security, and taxes. During this fun and interactive exercise facilitated by Sara Imhof, First Budget’s Iowa state director, participants will work in small groups to discuss several policy alternatives and ultimately make recommendations to address America’s deficit and growing debt.