Kansas City Library hosts The Concord Coalition

Jan. 12, 2011, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Host:
Robert Bixby
Free

 

RSVP: kclibrary.org • 816.701.3407 

Restoring Fiscal Sanity in Washington

Robert Bixby and Sara Imhof discuss the state of the American economy and offer bipartisan solutions intended to reduce the national debt and improve the nation’s fiscal outlook for future generations.

Bixby and Imhof will seek to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue. They will explain the long-term consequences of an under-performing economy and growing national debt and consider actions they believe can right the ship.

About the Host
Robert Bixby Headshot

Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps educate the public about the federal budget and the need to protect our children and future generations from excessive government debt.

Bixby joined Concord in 1992 and served in several positions, including policy director and national field director, before being named executive director in 1999. He has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force (the Domenici-Rivlin commission), which produced a model plan for comprehensive fiscal reform.

He frequently speaks around the country on the nation’s fiscal challenges and possible bipartisan solutions, including greater government efficiency, tax reform and improvements in the entitlement program. He has testified at congressional hearings and been interviewed by news organizations around the country. Bixby has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and Fox News.

He and The Concord Coalition’s “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” were also featured prominently in the critically-acclaimed documentary film “I.O.U.S.A.”

Bixby has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, 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. Before joining Concord, he practiced law and served as the chief staff attorney of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.