Where are We Headed with the Federal Budget? Former Congressman Paul Hodes and the Concord Coalition Respond
Exeter – Non-partisan agencies, such as the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office, warn that the Federal budget is on an unsustainable path. And while political leaders continue to turn a blind-eye to the need for long-term fiscal policy reform, the federal debt grows closer to $20 trillion.
Recently proposed tax and spending plans run the risk of compounding existing budget shortfalls, moving the needle in the wrong direction. For the sake of current and future generations, political leaders and citizens must act with fiscal responsibility in mind.
To educate the public about what’s at stake, the Rockingham County Democrats are sponsoring a talk by Paul Hodes, former Congressman from New Hampshire’s Second District, and Chase Hagaman, Regional Director of the Concord Coalition. Their talk will be this Wednesday, July 5, at 7:00 pm at the Exeter Inn (Daniel Webster Room), 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH.
Hon. Paul W. Hodes served two terms in Congress (2007-2011). A graduate of Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School, Hodes is President of a not-for profit political advocacy organization, an attorney, consultant to businesses and not-for profit institutions and a musician.
Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers in Concord's fiscal responsibility efforts. He is a licensed attorney, having received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire after getting a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. The Concord Coalition is a non-partisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally minded fiscal policy in Washington.
A question-and-answer session will follow their remarks.
The event is free and open to the public.
WHO: Rockingham County Democratic Committee (sponsor)
WHAT: Paul Hodes and Chase Hagaman talking about the Federal budget
WHERE: Exeter Inn (Daniel Webster Room), 90 Front Street, Exeter, NH
WHEN: Wednesday, July 5th, 7:00 PM
About the Host
Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition and host of Concord's weekly radio show, "Facing the Future."
Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.
As a regional director in the field, Hagaman works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.
As host of "Facing the Future," Hagaman dives into topics related to U.S. fiscal policy -- like health care, taxes, national security, the national debt and more -- with budget experts, industry leaders, elected officials and candidates for public office. The program is broadcast on Concord, New Hampshire radio station WKXL every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. It is also available via podcast.
Hagaman is a resident of New Hampshire and member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.
Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.