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- Kevin Hassett director, economic policy studies, American Enterprise Institute.
- Neil King, Jr. national reporter, The Wall Street Journal.
- Robert Reich professor of public policy, University of California, Berkeley; chairman of Common Cause; and former secretary of labor under President Clinton.
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