The policy group Campaign to Fix the Debt held a roundtable discussion Tuesday on the importance of tax and health care reform to address the $14.3 trillion national debt and avert the so-called "fiscal cliff."
The panel called on Pres. Obama and Congress to tackle the nation's budget problems. The group also proposed fiscal policies for entitlements, discretionary spending and raising additional revenues.
Maya MacGuineas, head of the Washington-based Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, provided introductory remarks and then Peter Cook, Bloomberg News, moderated discussions with leading corporate CEOs, top federal and state politicians along with advocacy groups and former World Bank President Robert Zoellick.