Business leaders and trade association executives from a broad spectrum of industry sectors, investors and members of the media were in attendance at an exclusive, invitation-only ACCF forum to hear House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan’s views on deficit reduction, tax reform and economic policy in the current congress and beyond. I shared my thoughts on tax reform and debt reduction with Ryan at the event.
Washington Columnist Michael Barone noted:
Ryan spoke at a breakfast this morning at the Phoenix Park Hotel sponsored by the American Council on Capital Formation. In an impressive speech delivered without visible text Ryan argued that “government activism” is holding the economy back and that “four foundations for economic growth” are being ignored because of (1) out-of-control spending, (2) “a regulatory state untethered to reality,” (3) “enormous uncertainty” about tax rates and (4) lack of sound money.