2012 Conventions: "Fiscal Thursday" at the RNC

Aug 30, 2012

"Fiscal Thursday" at the Republican National Convention: Recaps

Bloomberg / Peter G. Peterson Foundation Policy Breakfast:
Taking Action On Our Fiscal Challenges
Republican National Convention | Tampa, FL | Thursday, August 30th, 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
  • Elaine Chao, Fellow, Heritage Foundation; former Secretary of Labor
  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
  • Vin Weber, former Congressmember
  • Lanhee Chen, Policy Director, Romney Campaign
  • Peter Cook, Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg / Peter G. Peterson Foundation Leadership Luncheon:
The Economy and the Debt Debate
Republican National Convention | Tampa, FL | Thursday, August 30th, 2012

What impact does rising national debt have on business growth and innovation? Can business executives and other private sector leaders do more to draw attention to the issues and offer pragmatic solutions? Former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez joins Bloomberg's Robert Litan for a discussion moderated by Josh Tyrangiel.

Participants:

  • Michael Peterson, President and COO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Jonathan Burks, Romney Campaign Deputy Policy Director
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Vice Chairman, Citigroup, Former Secretary of Commerce
  • Robert Litan, Research Director, Bloomberg Government
  • Josh Tyrangiel, Editor in Chief, Bloomberg Businessweek

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FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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