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- David Cay Johnston "New York Times" reporter and author of "Perfectly Legal" (Portfolio)
- Peter Ferrara senior fellow at the Institute for Policy Innovation
- Peter Orszag director, Office of Management and Budget former director, Congressional Budget Office, and former senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution and author of "Saving Social Security"
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