Rep. John Larson (D-CT), Democratic Caucus Chairman @RepJohnLarson
Topic: The latest developments in the negotiations over the “fiscal cliff,” and congressional Democrats’ stance on how spending on programs such as Social Security and Medicare should be addressed as part of any deal that is reached by the deadline at the end of the year.
Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press, Reporter
Topic: Guest will discuss how Congressional leaders plan to handle Social Security as part of “fiscal” cliff talks. While the chief issue in the talks centers on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), other issue such as the funding of social security and its solvency will be discussed.
Cristina Martin Firvida, AARP, Consumer Affairs & Financial Security Director and David John, Heritage Foundation, Senior Research Fellow
Topic: Guests will discuss Social Security’s role in the “fiscal cliff” discussions. Topics to include: possible changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA), the program’s solvency, and Republican & Democratic proposals for the program.