Kennesaw State hosts Concord Coalition's Fiscal Solutions Tour


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National experts discuss U.S. fiscal responsibility and reform

KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2011) —Kennesaw State University will host the Fiscal Solutions Tour, presented by the non-partisan Concord Coalition, on March 1. The tour brings national experts to different locations across the U.S. to discuss fiscal responsibility and reform. The speakers will offer their ideas on a wide range of options to put the country on a more prudent and sustainable fiscal path. Many such options were recommended last December by President Obama’s bipartisan commission on fiscal responsibility and reform.


The Fiscal Solutions Tour,with support from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, is designed to engage the public, media and policymakers in a dialogue about the nation’s future, a range of potential solutions that need to be considered, what trade-offs need to be made, and how to make the nation stronger and more prosperous for future generations.


Joseph Antos, Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute

Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition

Alice Rivlin, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute

David Walker, former comptroller general of the U.S. and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative


Tuesday, March 1, 5 p.m.


Prillaman Hall, KSU campus, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144

About the Panelists

Joseph Antos

Joseph Antos is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  Heis also a commissioner of the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, a health adviser to the Congressional Budget Office, and an adjunct professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before joining AEI, Mr. Antos was Assistant Director for Health and Human Resources at the Congressional Budget Office.

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Robert Bixby

Robert 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) now serves as Co-Chair of the organization. Bixby frequently represents Concord’s views on budget and entitlement reform policy at congressional hearings and in the national media. Most recently he served on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Debt Reduction Task Force. Prior to his work with the Concord Coalition, Bixby served as the Chief Staff Attorney of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

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Alice Rivlin
Alice Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board from 1996 to 1999. She is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. Rivlin served as co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration and chair of the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority. Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange and is a frequent contributor to newspapers, television and radio, including as a regular commentator on Nightly Business Report. Click herefor a downloadable photo.

David Walker

David Walker is the founder, president and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI). He leads CAI’s efforts to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a nonpartisan basis to help achieve solutions to America’s federal, state and local fiscal imbalances. Walker served as the first president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and was the seventh Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) from 1998 to 2008. This was one of Walker’s three presidential appointments, each by different Presidents, during his 15 years of federal service. Previously, Walker was a Partner and Global Managing Director of Human Capital Services for Arthur Andersen LLP. Walker is Chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, and he is a member of the Trilateral Commission. Walker is the author of the book “Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility.”

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For more information about the Fiscal Solutions Tour and The Concord Coalition, visit

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