Fiscal 911: Washington to the Rescue?
A panel conversation with: David Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International; Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; Director, Fiscal Policy Program, New America Foundation; Mark Warner, U.S. Senator, Virginia; Vin Weber, Managing Partner, Clark & Weinstock; U.S. House of Representatives (1981-1993); Nina Easton (moderator), 2012 Shorenstein Fellow; Washington Bureau Chief, Fortune Magazine. This forum features leading experts of fiscal policy from Congress, business and the media discussing our nation’s fiscal state, pending policies and issues to be addressed in Washington. All participants underline the need of a bipartisan approach to fixing our fiscal crises. Topics include the debt ceiling debate, the S&P credit downgrading, the future of Medicare and social security, the European debt crises and President Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform or “Simpson-Bowles.”