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- Bruce Bartlett columnist, former Reagan economic policy aide, and Treasury Department appointee under George H.W. Bush. Latest book: "The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward."
- Robert Greenstein founder and executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
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