The national debt currently stands at $19 trillion, which equates to 105 percent of the GDP — over $60,000 owed per person in the U.S. Hear what experts from both sides of the aisle have to say about the situation and how to stop the nation’s finances from reaching critical levels. Panel at 7 p.m.; reception to follow.
Bob Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, which advocates avoidance of excessive federal budgets. Has appeared at numerous Congressional Hearings and on numerous television networks.
G. William Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center. He has 33 years in public service — 25 of them on the staff of the U.S. Senate. From 2003-07, he served as director of Budget and Appropriations.
Joe Minarick, senior vice president and director of research for the Committee for Economic Development. The Chief Economist
of the Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration.