Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
We recommend how Washington can take steps to fix the debt while growing the economy too.
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.
The new numbers on deficits and debt are out. See the highlights.
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20 February 2017 - Washington faces a packed agenda aimed at growing the economy, with important areas such as health care and tax reform on the table. At the same time, the new administration and Congress face historically high and rising national debt. That’s why we published a timely guide for reducing the debt while growing the economy.
20 February 2017 - Tax reform is near the top of the agenda in Washington. Few would argue that tax reform is desperately needed, but we cannot afford for it to be done in an irresponsible way.
20 February 2017 - Around this time of year, we usually hear from the president on the state of the union. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers want an annual look specifically at our fiscal situation.
09 February 2017 - Did you know that President Trump entered the White House with the highest national debt as a share of the economy than any President other than Harry Truman in 1945?
27 January 2017 - This month saw warnings from three official sources regarding the long-term financial condition of the country.
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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