Budgets, taxes, and spending: The looming fiscal fight in Washington

February 6, 2015
Hosted by Andy Busch

[Download MP3s: Former Senator Bob Bennett Cato's Chris Edwards Potomac Research's Greg Valliere Emerson's James E. Carter] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

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This week on Engage with Andy Busch, we discuss Obama’s newly proposed budget, tax reform, and the potential impact of these policy changes. This stuff matters because it impacts everything from your tax bill to your job. For our first segment, we have Potomac Research’s Greg Valliere to cover the likelihood of Obama’s new tax proposals getting passed. In segment two, Chris Edwards of Cato institute gives us an analysis of the proposed tax increases. In segment three, we have former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett to discuss changes in death and estate taxes. In our final segment, we have Emerson Electric’s Jim Carter to talk about how the spending and tax proposals might impact the U.S. economy. Get the podcasts on iTunes after you download the free podcast app. Then search for "Engage with Andy Busch." Please go to www.andrewbusch.com to get the transcripts for these interviews. Also, check me out on FOX Business with Maria Bartiromo on Wednesday, February 4th at 10:30 AM ET!

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Andy Busch

Andy Busch

Andrew B. Busch is the editor of the global market and public policy newsletter, “The Busch Update.” He is a regular on CNBC’s Talking Numbers, which appears every day on Street Signs and Yahoo Finance. His views can be found on his website, andrewbusch.com, as well as CNBC and Yahoo. He was a panelist on CNBC’s Money in Motion from 2012-14. He was the host of “Politics and Money” on First Business from 2000-03.

For 22 years, he was with BMO Capital Markets and has written the Busch Update for the last 13 years. He was named BMO’s Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist in 2007. Based in Chicago, he is a recognized expert on the world financial markets and how these markets are impacted by political events. He provides clients with analysis on public policy issues for China, Europe and the United States.

On a regular basis, Andy consults with staff from Congress and think tanks on economic, financial market and tax issues. In 2011, Andy was asked to testify in front of Congress on the effectiveness of the 2009 Stimulus package. From 2004 to 2008, he was an outside advisor to the US Treasury Department and White House on the economy and financial markets. Andy had a similar role for the 2008 McCain campaign. He has met and advised the last three US Secretaries of the Treasury including John Snow, Hank Paulson and Tim Geithner. Andy is also a political consultant on campaign strategy for the 2014 US Congressional Mid-Term elections.

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