2012 Conventions: "Fiscal Thursday" at the DNC

Sep 6, 2012

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"FISCAL THURSDAY" AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: RECAPS

Bloomberg / Peter G. Peterson Foundation Policy Breakfast:

Taking Action On Our Fiscal Challenges

Democratic National Convention | Charlotte, NC | Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Top policymakers and the influencers they listen to are on hand to discuss the consequences and costs of America's national debt, and discuss and debate pragmatic solutions. This panel also examines how the public might be better educated about the debt, and how public pressure might break the partisan fiscal logjam in Washington.

Participants:

  • Michael Peterson, President and COO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Senator Richard Durbin(D-IL), Assistant Majority Leader
  • Robert Rubin, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; former Secretary of the Treasury
  • Bill Daley, former White House Chief of Staff; former Secretary of Commerce
  • John Podesta, Chair and Counselor, Center for American Progress; Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • The Hon. Gene Sperling
  • Julianna Goldman, White House Correspondent, Bloomberg News

Bloomberg / Peter G. Peterson Foundation Leadership Luncheon:

The Economy and the Debt Debate

Democratic National Convention | Charlotte, NC | Thursday, September 6th, 2012

State and local political leaders discuss how the national debt impacts all levels of government and society. Moderated by Julianna Goldman, White House Correspondent for Bloomberg News.

Participants:

  • Michael Peterson, President and COO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
  • Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia (D)
  • Gina Raimondo, State Treasurer, Rhode Island (D)
  • Julianna Goldman, White House Correspondent, Bloomberg News

National Debt Clock

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FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.