CEPR Co-Director Mark Weisbrot was presenting at the American Economic Association's annual meetings last week, and he attended some of the panels with the "big budget experts." If you haven't read his new Guardian column about the experience, you should check it out to see what former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and others think about the budget and Social Security and Medicare. At least one panelist had a grasp on what Mark and Dean Baker have been saying all along: Health care is the real problem.

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