Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
An op-ed from former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges says "both parties shy away from the issue that most impacts the middle class: the national debt." Read more.
The presidential campaign essentially kicked off with the first major formal announcement. And our First Budget initiative will make sure candidates address the debt on the trail.
Congress went to the brink with the latest fiscal deadline and there are more yet to come.
Our weekly Fiscal Fact shows that 'doc fixes' preventing a steep reduction in Medicare payments to physicians have been paid for 98% of the time, a precedent that should be maintained. Read more.
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26 March 2015 - Congress is busy crafting a federal budget for the coming fiscal year this week. The outcome could have profound implications for the congressional agenda for the rest of the year as well as for the national debt for years to come.
24 March 2015 - What likely will be a long line of formal presidential campaign announcements began Monday with the launch of the candidacy of Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). And Fix the Debt is working hard to ensure that all candidates will seriously talk about the national debt on the campaign trail.
23 March 2015 - Last week, Fix the Debt hosted a bipartisan group of nearly 20 former lawmakers to discuss fiscal issues currently facing Congress.
20 March 2015 - As the clock ticks down on the end-of-the-month deadline to prevent a 21 percent cut to physician Medicare payments, congressional leaders are considering a plan that could possibly add $400 billion to the debt over the long haul. Leaders are hoping that they will be able to jam the change through, but pushback over the costs is growing as estimates of the long-term costs grow.
18 March 2015 - The statutory debt limit has been reinstated. Though it will likely be many months before legislative action is required, lawmakers should not wait until the last minute to address the situation and should consider ways of improving it so that it is a better tool to promote fiscal responsibility.
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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