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 latest official budget forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows deficits and national debt rising well past norms, which would put a drag on economic growth and wages. We highlight the figures and what they mean.
We recommend how Washington can take steps to fix the debt while growing the economy too.
The national debt forecast is troubling, especially when put in human terms. Follow Hope as she grows up with debt.
The new Debt Fixer tool from our partners at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget allows you to show policymakers how to fix the debt. Check it out.
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21 July 2017 - Things are hot and heavy in Washington in the middle of summer with lots of action on issues affecting the budget and debt. The forecast calls for deficits and debt to rise considerably but the outlook for producing next year’s budget remains unclear. Here’s your fix for the latest developments on the federal budget and national debt.
18 July 2017 - The Trustees who officially oversee Social Security and Medicare recently issued their annual report on the programs’ finances and policymakers need to pay attention.
14 July 2017 - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made it clear in congressional testimony that the national debt is on an unsustainable path that policymakers must address.
13 July 2017 - Just when federal budget dysfunction in Washington appeared to hit rock bottom, policymakers discovered new lows with this year’s process. And the affects will be widely felt.
06 July 2017 - The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) last week warned yet again that the United States faces rising budget deficits and national debt that will endanger the country and Americans’ pocketbooks. As politicians bicker over a budget, you have a chance to show how you would solve the problem.
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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