is on Fix the Debt's steering committee. She
is best known for her
role as budget director in the Clinton administration (1994-1996).
has deep ties to the finance industry and to budget austerity advocacy groups funded by Pete Peterson.
A former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-1999), Rivlin has served on the board of directors of the global consulting firm BearingPoint (2001-2006), The Washington Post Co. (2002-2006), the New York Stock Exchange (2005-2006), the NYSE Group (2006-2007), and NYSE Euronext (2007-2009).
, who is on the board of Fix the Debt's parent organization, the Pete Peterson-funded Committee
for a Responsible Federal Budget
(CRFB), was also a member of the Simpson-Bowles Commission
(on its discretionary and mandatory spending working group), where she
voted for Simpson and Bowles' recommended $200 billion annual cuts in discretionary spending, raising of the Social Security retirement age, cutting the federal workforce by ten percent, and reducing federal pensions and student loan subsidies.
also co-chaired the Debt Reduction Task Force
with Pete Domenici at the Peterson-funded Bipartisan Policy Center
, a precursor to the Simpson-Bowles Commission.
?Ezra Klein, Rivlin
: "I don't support the version of Medicare premium support in the Ryan plan," The Washington Post
, April 6, 2011.
?Meredith Shiner, Alice Rivlin
: "I don't back 'Ryan-Rivlin' plan," Politico
, April 5, 2011.