Fiscal Solutions Tour comes to San Antonio

Feb. 10, 2011, 11:30am-12:30pm
Robert Bixby
Joshua Gordon
Buena Vista Theatre – UTSA Downtown Campus
501 West Durango Blvd, San Antonio, Texas, 78207, United States
The UTSA College of Public Policy and the Concord Coalition invite you to the San Antonio public presentation of The Fiscal Solutions Tour: Presentation and Discussion with the Leading National Experts on the Federal Debt, on February 10, 2011 at the Buena Vista Theatre from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cutting through the usual partisan rhetoric, ideological divides and political smoke screens, the Fiscal Solutions Tour participants will engage in a realistic dialogue about our nation’s financial 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.

A reception with light refreshments will follow in the lobby of the Buena Vista Theatre. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are required.  To RSVP, please contact Concord's Southern Regional Director Phil Smith at [email protected]


Complimentary parking available in D-3 lot, corner of S. Pecos-La Trinidad St. and W. Durango Blvd.

The Fiscal Solutions comes to San Antonio!  Tour Panel Includes:
  • Dr. Alice Rivlin -- member of the Presidential Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Inaugural Congressional Budget Office Director, former Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve under Chairman Greenspan, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force
  • The Honorable David Walker -- founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and  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


About the Hosts
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.

Josh Gordon Headshot

Joshua B. Gordon is the Policy Director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about federal budget issues and their consequences for the future. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and Paul Tsongas (D-MA), and former Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson.

Mr. Gordon directs The Concord Coalition's research on the federal budget, health care policy and tax policy and is the editor of Concord's blog. He frequently discusses Concord’s positions in public speeches and interviews with the media. He also directs Concord’s classroom curriculum and its budget simulations, and was a research advisor for the Sundance Film Festival Documentary I.O.U.S.A. He has been with Concord since 2001.

Mr. Gordon has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and wrote his dissertation on the budget process and the House Appropriations Committee. He also has a Master’s degree from the University of Florida and taught classes there on American Politics and on Congress. He recently served as an Adjunct Professor for the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.