Vodcast: Budget Chair John Spratt Talks Medicare

By October 12, 2007America's Business, Health Care

Representative John Spratt (D-SC) chairs the House Budget Committee, and he looks with alarm at the long-term fiscal risks posed by Medicare and other federal entitlement spending. In this week’s video podcast highlights of “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” Chairman Spratt talks about making budgeting discipline a priority for his Democratic Party, and for the nation.

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joins us for the second part of a wide-ranging interview about his campaign and platform, responding to a question from NAM Chairman Charles E. Bunch on domestic energy supplies. The former Arkansas governor also weighs in on the general election, saying he’s the best hope to challenge Senator Hillary Clinton.

The “America’s Business” vodcast leads off with quick roundup of economic news and closes with NAM President John Engler’s “The Last Word” commentary, thanking the public for weighing in on proposed new ozone emissions standards.

For more information about “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” please visit the program’s homepage, www.americasbusiness.org.

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