Ashland Center for Civic Life to Hold Forum on Budget Priorities

10/28/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Center for Civic Life at Ashland University will sponsor a public forum titled “America’s Future: What Should Our Budget Priorities Be?” on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Room 249 of the Dauch College of Business and Economics at the corner of College Avenue and Grant Street on the AU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

A striking fact is that by 2050, three-fourths of federal spending will be tied to mandatory spending (Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid), leaving only one dollar out of four for education, infrastructure, the national debt, military and much else.

Clearly citizens need to be deliberating what the priorities should be and CCL forum participants will discuss three possible approaches to this issue: 1) Keep tightening our belt; 2) Invest for the future; and 3) Tame the monsters.

An issue guide has been developed by the National Issues Forum, and the results of this local forum will be submitted by NIF to a national conversation on the issue. For more information and a video, go to:

All CCL forums are participatory, which means those in attendance should expect to listen to opinions by other participants and present their own ideas.  

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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