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26 November 2013 - Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the inability of Washington to get anything done. Perhaps policymakers will become inspired as they watch the big games this week.
25 November 2013 - As policymakers negotiate over the nation’s finances, a new poll shows that Americans see the federal budget situation impacting them personally. Voters also have little faith that a budget deal will be reached.
22 November 2013 - The budget conference committee is talking short-term while at least one senator is thinking medium. These are positive developments, but we need to be looking at the long-term.
20 November 2013 - There’s been lots of talk about health care as of late. But there needs to be a discussion beyond websites and who gets to keep their insurance. Reducing the growth of health care costs will be critical to fixing the debt.
14 November 2013 - Devising a sensible, sustainable deficit reduction plan has not been easy, but that’s not for a lack of ideas. In fact, a new report details over 100 options.
13 November 2013 - The budget conference committee convened its second formal meeting on Wednesday where members heard the latest on the budget challenges ahead. If they didn’t recognize it before, they have no doubt now that the stakes are high and action is required.
13 November 2013 - As the budget conference committee continues its work, one of the key issues facing the panel involves defense spending. How the matter is addressed will be critical to determining if a budget deal can be reached.
12 November 2013 - The budget conference committee charged with devising a budget for the rest of the fiscal year, and hopefully a longer term plan, holds its second formal meeting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Many think this committee will fare no better than previous efforts to address our budget challenges. We give you a chance to let the conference leaders know you expect more.
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