2006.04.14 City Club: A Fair Flat Tax: A Reality for the Middle Class?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/07/2006 - 23:41.
04/14/2006 - 12:00
04/14/2006 - 13:30

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden at The City Club of Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OHRon Wyden, a U.S. Senator from Oregon since 1996, will discuss the need for comprehensive tax reform for all Americans, particularly to benefit the middle class, and his reform proposal, the Fair Flat Tax Act. at noon on Friday, April 14, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.

Wyden, who previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 15 years, serves on the following Committees: Budget; Finance; Select Intelligence; Energy and Natural Resources and the Special Committee on Aging. In addition, he serves on the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management, Subcommittee on Water and Power, and Subcommittee on National Parks.

Since his days as co-director of the Oregon Gray Panthers, Wyden has been a respected voice on health care. In 2003, he authored the bipartisan Health Care That Works for All Americans law, which walks people through the tough choices of health care and reforms the system through public input and political accountability, and the first law to protect seniors from unscrupulous Medicare insurance scams.

Wyden also exposed the tobacco companies for hiding the addictiveness of nicotine. His bipartisan legislation reformed the community health center law to make vital health services available to thousands of poor families at no additional cost to taxpayers, and increased Medicare reimbursement to states. To help women fighting cancer, he exposed and eliminated waste in the case of the Pacific yew, a so-called “trash tree” that became the original source of the breakthrough Taxol.

Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.

Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.


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Cleveland, OH
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