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 final presidential debate included a segment on national debt. See what the candidates said about it.
Rising national debt will impact the U.S. economy and American families. See how you will be affected.
We've updated our Q&A on the national debt. It has the answers to the key questions you have about this important issue. Check it out.
A new tool shows you how old you will be when Social Security's trust funds run out and how you'll be affected. And learn more about why Solvency First should be the goal for strengthening Social Security.
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21 October 2016 - In a campaign season that has been largely devoid of substantive policy discussion, one program got candidates for the White House and Congress to answer questions about fiscal issues and talk specifically about the national debt and the federal budget.
21 October 2016 - The presidential debates are now over and we are in the homestretch of this wild campaign. Unfortunately, the debates offered more drama than details. But there were some important takeaways for fiscal policy. Here are a few things we learned from watching all the debates.
21 October 2016 - This presidential campaign has sure seen a lot of spectacle and little substance. But one bright spot was that the final debate did include a segment on the national debt and a follow up question on Social Security and Medicare.
19 October 2016 - The first two presidential debates offered a lot of drama but little substance. So the final debate tonight is the last chance for voters to hear the presidential candidates debate the issues that will shape our economic future, among them slow economic growth, the increasing cost of entitlement programs, and our national debt, which is at a level not seen since the end of World War II and growing faster than the economy.
18 October 2016 - This campaign has been lacking a real discussion of the national debt and what should be done about it. Before we get carried away by the types of campaign promises that got us into the hole we’re in, let’s take a look at the current situation and what it means.
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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