Fiscal Wake-Up Tour

    While we are primarily focused on the $700 billion for the government financial bailout, a Fiscal Wake-Up Tour reminds us that we also have $9 trillion of national debt to pay for. Three members of the Tour join us with their perspectives on how the United States needs to be more fiscally responsible. ROBERT BIXBY is Executive Director of The Concord Coalition. ALICE RIVLIN is Director of the Greater Washington Research Program at The Brookings Institution and was a vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board. STUART BUTLER is Vice President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
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