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2 - Friday, September 21, 2012

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WHEN: Wednesday at
about 1:20 p.m.
WHAT: A fake twenty dol-
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to buy food in the cafeteria,
University Police reported.
Hit near the
WHERE: West Medical
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 5:35 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle hit a
bicyclist, University Police
reported. The bicyclist was
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WHO: MTango
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A King's College fresh-
man lost consciousness
after a mattress landed
on his head Tuesday after-
noon, NBC New York report-
ed. The futon mattress fell
30 stories from a roof while
the student was on his way
to class.
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are responsible for 'Jesus
new study from
Consumer Reports
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CBO director urges aw
Doug Elmendorf Amphitheatre.
Public Policy Dean Susan Col-
speaks at event at lins said she has known Elmen-
dorf for years, and admires his
Rackham ability to explain complex infor-
mation in understandable terms.
By CARLY FROMM "The budget is one of the most
Daily StaffReporter challenging issues," Collins said.
"He is a phenomenal teacher ... I
As the presidential election think it's very important (for stu-
nears, students are taking partic- dents) to come to events like this."
ular interest in learning about rel- The amphitheatre, which
evant issues, includingthe federal seats more than 200, was almost
budget and the economy. entirely full with students, teach-
Doug Elmendorf, the direc- ers and residents asking ques-
tor of the Congressional Budget tions and laughing at Elmendorf's
Office - a non-partisan group lighthearted jokes.
that provides the federal govern- Elmendorf's insight has been
ment with predictions on budget' highly valued by the govern-
policy outcomes - spoke about ment on issues such as budget
the current budget deficit and dis- policy, social security, Medicare
cussed the government's options and national health care reform.
and respective outcomes at an Before becoming the director of

rareness of national financial, economic issues

Harvard and Princeton Universi-
ties, was a senior economist at the
White House Council of Econom-
ic Advisers. He also worked as the
assistant director of the Division
of Research and Statistics at the
Federal Reserve Board and as
the deputy assistant secretary for
economic policy at the Treasury
Elmendorf began his address
by explaining the current prob-
lem with the federal deficit,
noting that past policies are
becoming more expensive as the
Baby Boomer generation reaches
retirement age.
"Lawmakers will need to adopt
a combination of policies that
will require people to pay more
for their government, accept less
in government benefits and ser-
vices, or both," Elmendorf said.
"However. achieving the amount,

of deficit reduction necessary to
shrink the debt relative to the size
of the economy - or even to keep
the debt from growing - will be a
formidable task."
Elmendorf emphasized how
challenging the issue is by out-
lining multiple significant policy
changes that would take care of
only less than half of the most
easily reachable target.
In order to tackle the issue, he
provided three choices: major
reductions in benefits, significant
reduction of the federal govern-
ment's role and the substantial
raising of revenues above his-
torical average. Elmendorf said
at least one, if not more, will be
needed to reach the solution.
Elmendorf emphasized that
the CBO does not recommend any
specific plan of action, and firmly
promotes itself as a non-

biased source of information.
During the question and
answer session after his speech, a
student suggested that it is not a
matter of if, but when, our econ-
omy will collapse. Elmendorf
responded that it is not a matter
of when at all, stressing the many
choices the federal government
can make to bring our country out
of this crisis if they make deci-
sions now.
Business sophomore Ray Batra
said he thinks learning about
the budget and current financial
climate is critically important,
especially when coming from a
professional in the field.
"It's not too often that we can
get someone from the executive
level of policy making to come in
and be able to explain problems
that affect the entire nation,"
Batra said.

Vishal Mehta, a sophomore at
the University's Dearborn cam-
pus, was excited to take advan-
tage of Elmendorf's non-partisan
perspective on the issue.
"It's great to get an unbiased
opinion now and then," Mehta
said. "What you hear inthe media
is really right wing or left wing.
It's nice to have somebody unbi-
ased come and give you the facts."
LSA sophomore Devon Mulry
said she was encouraged to
come by her professor, Gregory
Markus, who teaches a course on
the budget and the current finan-
cial crisis.
"Professor Markus thought it
would be a good idea to come and
I thought the talk sounded inter-
esting." Mulry said. "Right now I
think that both sides need to get
together and stop being so parti-


Controversial ad to launch in NYC


NEW YORK (AP) - A pro- Prophet Muhammad sweep over
vocative ad that equates Muslim much of the Muslim world.
radicals with savages is set to A conservative blogger who
go up in the city's subway sys- once headed a campaign against
tem as violent protests over an an Islamic center near the Sept.
anti-Islamic film ridiculing the 11 terror attack site won a court

order to post the ad in 10 subway
stations next Monday. The ad
reads, "In any war between the
civilized man and the savage,
support the civilized man. Sup-
port Israel. Defeat Jihad."
The ad was plastered on San
Francisco city buses in recent
weeks, prompting some artists
to deface the ads and remove
some of the words, including
"Jihad," or holy war. The blog-
ger, Pamela Geller, said she filed
suit Thursday in the nation's
capital to post the ad in Wash-
ington's transit system after
officials declined to put up the
ad in light of the uproar in the
Middle East over the anti-Islam
Abdul Yasar, a New York sub-
way rider who considers him-
self an observant Muslim, said
Geller's ad was insensitive in an
unsettling climate for Muslims.
"If you don't want to see what
happened in Libya and Egypt
after the video - maybe not so
strong here in America - you
shouldn't put this up," Yasar

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