Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
The New Fiscal Year didn't begin with a government shutdown, but that's no reason to celebrate.
Fall is here. But you don't have to fall for budget myths on the campaign trail. We identify and debunk 16 that you may hear.
The Campaign to Fix the Debt commented on the new tax reform plan from Donald Trump and got lots of attention. Learn more.
Our recent activities in Iowa demonstrate our commitment to making the national debt a top issue in the presidential campaign.
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01 October 2015 - October 1 is the beginning of Fiscal Year 2016 for the federal government. The good news is that we began the New Year without a government shutdown. The bad news is that there remain many unresolved issues, including the threat of a shutdown returning in just ten weeks.
29 September 2015 - Tax reform is getting a lot of attention on the campaign trail, and Fix the Debt is helping to drive the conversation.
29 September 2015 - As the presidential candidates get more specific about their policy positions, the media is questioning them more on the details and how the proposals will impact the federal budget. This is a welcome development that will help bring about the national dialogue on the debt that this campaign needs.
24 September 2015 - Fix the Debt is active in Iowa, educating voters so that they can demand a constructive conversation about the national debt during the campaign.
16 September 2015 - We all learned about mythology in school. Unfortunately, a new mythology with some familiar themes is developing on the campaign trail.
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Baldacci, Bennett Join Forces for Fix the Debt Day of Action
Baldacci lobbies for debt action in Washington
Governor John Baldacci talks about how to fix the $16 trillion national debt...
Former Gov. Baldacci talks about tacking the $16 trillion debt...
An opportunity to ‘Fix the Debt’
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