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2012-12-03 12:26:58

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, December 4, the Campaign to Fix the Debt will convene a group of experts to participate in a series of roundtable discussion focused on the importance of tax and health care reform to address the national debt and avert the fiscal cliff. The events will pair policy specialists from diverse and broad backgrounds and expertise to debate the best course forward. Senator Rob Portman and White House economic advisor Gene Sperling will...

2012-11-30 16:20:23

New Coalition for Fiscal and National Security Chaired by Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff, a group of distinguished defense, economic and foreign policy leaders will issue an urgent call to address the U.S. fiscal situation, identifying it as "the single greatest threat to our national security." The new group, the Coalition for Fiscal and National...

2012-05-08 10:25:19

NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the upcoming elections, and with a series of key fiscal deadlines approaching at the end of the year, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2012 Fiscal Summit: America's Case for Action features the nation's leading experts and elected officials in discussions about the fiscal, economic, and political crossroads facing the country. Last year, the 2011 Fiscal Summit brought together an unprecedented gathering of stakeholders from...

2011-02-14 10:54:00

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Comeback America Initiative (CAI), a non-partisan organization that will foster a national discussion around fiscal challenges and solutions, announced its official launch. Both independently and through partnerships, CAI will work towards achieving specific policy, operational and political reforms needed to put government on a more prudent, sustainable and accountable fiscal path, according to its Founder and CEO David M....

2010-11-08 11:33:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, November 9th, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) will launch "OweNo," a nationwide public engagement campaign to educate Americans about the causes and consequences of the soaring federal debt and long-term deficits and to encourage Americans to join a national movement to address these important fiscal challenges. The PGPF campaign will launch in the days following a heated midterm election with a focus on fiscal issues, and weeks...

2010-04-23 09:14:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- fiscalsustainability.org and moslereconomics.com, a leading web site in the area of education about the new economic paradigm of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), are proud to announce that they are joining forces to facilitate communication, education and understanding of the MMT approach to fiscal sustainability, and in opposing the views of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) advocating major cutbacks in entitlement spending. Warren Mosler,...

2010-01-04 12:02:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David M. Walker, president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, will speak about his new book, "Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility," at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, in the Zenger Room, 13th floor, National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC . (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Walker, who served as...

2009-11-16 14:49:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobilize.org and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation (PGPF) today announced that they will convene today's leading millennial voices as well as over one hundred young people this coming week for a National Youth Summit, entitled Democracy 2.0: Exploring the Millennial Generation's ROI (standing for "return on investment"), to be held in Chicago, Illinois, November 18th through 20th. In addition to the in-person activities, the summit will feature a live...

2009-10-15 13:33:00

DENVER, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado residents will have an opportunity next Thursday to question national experts on how the country can plan for a better economic future in the face of skyrocketing federal debt, an aging population and rapidly rising health care costs. David M. Walker, former Comptroller General of the United States, and Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, will discuss these and related issues at a free public program at 7...

2009-04-23 06:00:00

Online Game "Debt Ski" Challenges Students to Navigate a Pig through Rough Financial Waters while Maximizing Savings, Limiting Debt and Maintaining Happiness NEW YORK, April 23 /PRNewswire/ --- mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation today unveiled "Debt Ski," an online flash-video game that spotlights the dangers of excessive debt, challenges young people to avoid destructive financial behavior, and spurs fiscally responsible action. Embeddable and designed...