As our new video points out, we have accomplished great things when our leaders work together and make the case to the American public for change. We need that now in regards to the debt to add to our legacy.
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13 June 2013 - The Wall Street Journal reports that the IRS scandal could boost efforts to enact fundamental tax reform this year. The feeling among some members of Congress is that the scandal highlights the fact that the tax system is broken. Hopefully this is the case since tax reform is vital to fixing the debt.
12 June 2013 - Washington hasn’t accomplished much recently on major issues. In particular, addressing the nation’s unsustainable financial situation has been an area where leaders often talk about the need for action, but have been unable to work together to get it done. We need true leadership to produce a lasting legacy that will strengthen the nation.
07 June 2013 - A recent report highlights the need to strengthen Social Security's finances. A new, interactive tool allows you to make the choices to preserve it for future generations.
06 June 2013 - Policymakers face some key deadlines this fall related to the federal budget and debt ceiling. Unfortunately, they presently aren’t making much headway in avoiding debacles in both cases. But if Washington can move beyond the gridlock and roadblocks in an intelligent manner a stable economic and financial path lies ahead.
04 June 2013 - Fix the Debt is advancing the need to address the national debt not just in Washington, DC, but across the country. A recent forum in Cleveland, Ohio illustrates the reach of the campaign.
03 June 2013 - Increasing attention is rightly being paid to a scheduled increase in student loan interest rates in less than a month. We should also be concerned about threats down the road. Regardless of how the current situation is resolved, if action isn’t taken to fix the debt student loan rates could rise and today’s graduates could face other problems affecting their quality of life.
31 May 2013 - The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare today released the annual reports on the finances of these programs. The reports show that both of these vital institutions need reform to ensure that they will be there for future generations.
30 May 2013 - More Americans are starting to feel the squeeze from the automatic spending cuts of sequestration. According to a recent ABC News poll, 37% of respondents say they have been negatively impacted, compared to 25% in March. The most vulnerable Americans will be the most affected by these cuts. On the other hand, if we fail to address the national debt low-income Americans will also suffer the most. There is a better way.
Why it matters
"It's going to take strong will, effective leadership, and a renewed spirit of bipartisanship from our leaders in Washington to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time. The time for action is now if we're to…Ambassador Tony Garza
The pressure is on Congress to address our growing debt if we want to avoid the fiscal cliff. Congress has to address this now – there is no time to wait. It is time for our elected leaders to…Harry Prestanski
Our country stands as a beacon of liberty and hope for people around the world. I care because I’m afraid of a world where these values are diminished because of our government’s inability to function. Fiscal stability and responsible…Michael Taylor
"As a businessman and former elected official, I am worried about Congress’ ability to reach a national debt deal. If we continue to ignore this growing problem, our economy will suffer the consequences. We can expect slower growth, lower…Rick Bennett