The Fiscal Solutions Tour: An Evening with the Leading National Experts on the Federal Debt
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required
AUSTIN, Texas-- January 7, 2011-- The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host The Fiscal Solutions Tour, presented by the Concord Coalition, in collaboration with Deloitte, February 9. This event will feature leading experts on national budget policy offering a variety of perspectives on different options, including many now under consideration by President Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
The event will take place at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception with light refreshments in the first floor lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. This event is open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To register, visit: https://www.utexas.edu/lbj/news/registration/fiscal-solutions-tour
The Fiscal Solutions Tour will feature presentations by:
- Dr. Alice Rivlin -- member of the Presidential Commission, Inaugural Congressional Budget Office Director, former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve under Chairman Greenspan and Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration
- The Honorable David Walker - former Comptroller General of the United States
- Robert Bixby -- Executive Director of the Concord Coalition and member of the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force The goal of The Fiscal Solutions Tour is to engage the public, the media and policymakers in a realistic dialogue about our nation's future, a range of potential solutions that need to be considered, what trade-offs we need to make, and how we can leave a stronger, more prosperous nation to our children and generations still to come.
This initiative follows up on The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, a highly acclaimed effort in which budget analysts of diverse perspectives explained why they were increasingly alarmed by the nation's longer-term fiscal outlook. Between 2005 and 2009, the Wake-Up Tour visited more than 70 cities across the country and was the subject of the critically acclaimed documentary "I.O.U.S.A."
For more information on The Fiscal Solutions Tour, visit: http://www.concordcoalition.org/grassroots/fiscal-solutions-tour/fiscal-solutions-tour
The Concord Coalition is a national, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. Former U.S. Senators Warren B. Rudman (R0NH) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE) serve as its co-chairs and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson serves as president. For more information, visit: http://www.concordcoalition.org/
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