Battle Brewing Over Tax Cuts, Surplus: Congress and White House differ on course of action

Tuesday, July 13, 1999

Who: James C. Miller III, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and Counselor to Citizens for a Sound Economy. Miller was the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1985 to 1988, and Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission from 1981 to 1985. During 1981, he was Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and Executive Director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief. Among his many publications are (Hoover Institution Press, 1999); Fix the Budget!: Urgings of an "Abominable No-Man" (Hoover Institution Press, 1994); The Federal Trade Commission: The Political Economy of Regulation, co-edited with Robert J. Mackay and Bruce Yandle (Hoover Institution Press, 1987); Reforming Regulation, co-edited with Timothy Clark and Marvin Kosters (American Enterprise Institute, 1980); and Benefit-Cost Analyses of Social Regulation: Case Studies from the Council on Wage and Price Stability, co-edited with Bruce Yandle (American Enterprise Institute, 1979).

What: Available to discuss:

  • Can tax cuts be given while protecting current programs?
  • How valid are Clinton's claims that cuts will restore the deficit?
  • Will the House, Senate or White House plans for the surplus win out in the end?

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