Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Sun Room, Memorial Union
Fiscal Solutions Tour – David Walker & Robert L. Bixby
Executive Vice President and Provost Betsy Hoffman will moderate the discussion.
The Fiscal Solutions Tour focuses on cutting through the usual partisan rhetoric, ideological divides and political smoke screens to focus on the positive: Where do we go from here? What key decisions need to be made in the not-too-distant future? How can reforms lead to a brighter future?
David Walker was U.S. comptroller general until 2008, one of his three presidential appointments. He then served as president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, where he worked to promote federal financial responsibility. In 2010 he became president and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI) focused on promoting and achievingspecific fiscal solutions. CAI received a three-year grant from the Peterson Foundation to engage the public and promote fiscal solutions, including those outlined in Walker’s book Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.
Robert L. Bixby is executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by former U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and the late Paul Tsongas (D-MA). Former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-NE) co-chairs the organization. He has a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law and a master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.