Fix the Debt co-chair Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, makes the progressive case for addressing the national debt in a recent op-ed
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17 September 2014 - We previously covered how candidates are being attacked on the campaign trail for their support of fiscally-responsible policies. Fortunately, there are some leaders who are not shying away from campaigning on the need for fiscal responsibility and bipartisan cooperation to address mounting long-term debt.
17 September 2014 - Congress appears poised to avoid replaying last year’s government shutdown fiasco. But it also seems content to, once again, kick the can down the road when it comes to our larger budget issues.
15 September 2014 - As a former mayor of Philadelphia, governor of Pennsylvania, and chair of the Democratic National Committee, Ed Rendell is no stranger to progressive politics. As a co-chair of Fix the Debt, he also recognizes the importance of addressing the national debt in a sensible manner. Far from being incompatible, these two pursuits are complementary, as Rendell argues in a recent op-ed.
12 September 2014 - The latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that the federal budget deficit will come down in the next couple of years and then start rising again are well known at this stage. Therefore, it is helpful to dig a little deeper in the numbers and look at what will be driving those deficits.