Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Greater Des Moines Partnership
700 Locust Suite 100
The Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt for luncheon dedicated to a conversation about the national debt and deficits and bipartisan solutions that can improve our long-term fiscal outlook as well as aid in the short-term economic recovery.
The featured speakers for this event are Dr. Alice Rivlin (bio below) and David Vaudt, state Auditor. Sara Imhof, Midwest Regional Director for The Concord Coalition and will also participate in the panel discussion.
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. We have come together from a variety of social, economic and political perspectives, around the common belief that America's growing federal debt threatens our future and that we must address it. The Campaign mobilizes key communities-including leaders from business, government, and policy-and people all across America who want to see elected officials step up to solve our nation's fiscal challenges.
Dr. Rivlin is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, served on the President's fiscal commision and co-chaired the Bipartisan Policy Center's Debt Reduction Task Force; she also was the inaugurall Director for the Congressional Budget Office, has directed the Office of Management and Budget, and was Vice-Chair for the Federal Reserve.
About Concord - Fix The Debt Events:
The Concord Coalition has partnered with the Campaign to Fix the Debt to host a series of public engagement events across the country. Each program will include speakers of diverse ideological perspectives and suggest options to achieve a comprehensive plan to fix our long term debt and deficits. For more background on these challenges and to learn about future events go to fixthedebt.org and concordcoalition.org/fixthedebt.