Friday, September 21, 2007

Fiscal Wake-Up Tour to visit Manchester N.H.

The Fiscal Wake-Up Tour Comes to Manchester to Discuss Our Nation's Unsustainable Fiscal Policy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 28th, The Concord Coalition will join with other federal budget analysts to host a stop on our Fiscal Wake-Up Tour, a nationwide series of town hall forums on the nation's long-term fiscal challenge. U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker will be the featured speaker. The event will be held at the
Derryfield Country Club in Manchester and will be open to the press and public.

"One thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that our nation's current fiscal policy is not sustainable over the long-term. Our children's economic future is at risk, which is something no one wants. Changing course will require hard choices such as scaling back future entitlement promises, increasing revenues to pay for them, or -- most likely -- a combination of both. Because these choices are politically difficult, the active involvement of the American people is critical. Without greater understanding of the problem among the public, community leaders, business leaders and home state media, elected leaders are unlikely to break out of their comfortable partisan talking points and unlikely to find solutions. That is why we began the nationwide Fiscal Wake-Up Tour. As demonstrated by the recent election result, voters are tired of partisan gridlock. This gives both parties an opportunity and a duty to begin working together on the real problem we face. Ensuring a sound fiscal future for our children should certainly be high on their list," said Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.

What: Fiscal Wake-Up Tour

Where: The Derryfield Country Club
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03104

When: Friday, September 28, 2007
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Who: U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker
Robert L. Bixby, The Concord Coalition
Brian Reidl, The Heritage Foundation
Paul Cullinan, The Brookings Institution
RSVP to Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce at
603-666-6600 Ext: 122, or online at:

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