Voters who are keenly aware that economic components factor into nearly all of the problems they face are invited to a free community discussion, “The Economic Issues of the 2012 Presidential Election,” featuring UWM Professor William L. Holahan 5:30-6:30pm, Wed., Feb. 15, UWM School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 7000.
“Evaluating the news on the economy often is difficult,” Holahan said. “I intend to help those who attend the Dean’s Lecture Series critically evaluate the information they find.”
Among the questions up for discussion include:
- Is debt and deficit is a large problem or a small problem. Why don’t we balance our budget every year, like a household? Was former Vice President Cheney correct when he said, “Ronald Reagan showed that Deficits Don’t Matter?”
- · Is the US “spending money it doesn’t have?”
- Is Social Security broke? Will it be there for the youth of today when they reach retirement age?
- Is Medicare broke?
- · Did the stimulus plan of President’s Bush and Obama work? What do we mean by “work?”
- Is President Obama the “Food-Stamp President?”
- · Are employers job creators?
- Did President Obama “inherit” a recession; did he “make it worse?”
- Is the Affordable Care Act Pro-market, or “socialized medicine?”
- How can the unemployment rate fall when there are fewer jobs?
To register: Visit sce-events.uwm.edu or call 414-227-3200 (Program No. 814-3677).
Contact: Kim Beck, coordinator of the Dean’s Lecture Series: 414-227-3360.
About the School of Continuing Education: As one of 14 schools and colleges that comprise the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, SCE meets the needs of participants through an assortment of courses, programs, services and workshops. With 19,000 participants each year, SCE is the largest provider of noncredit continuing education in Southeastern Wisconsin. Its mission is to generate knowledge and learning opportunities for individuals who are interested in developing professional skills in business, technology, and human services, enriching their lives with classes in the arts and humanities, and/or simply looking for a new intellectual challenge.