Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
Fix the Debt co-chair Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, makes the progressive case for addressing the national debt in a recent op-ed.
The government funding deadline at the end of the month is just one of many fiscal points of contention facing Washington. View the others with our updated infographic.
High national debt will directly impact each of us and our families. Our latest brief lays out the ways we will be affected.
There are many myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts in our latest publication.
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18 September 2014 - It looks like Congress will pass a stopgap measure avoiding a government shutdown. But it will soon leave town again without addressing several other impending fiscal deadlines, much less comprehensively addressing the national debt and other major issues.
17 September 2014 - We previously covered how candidates are being attacked on the campaign trail for their support of fiscally-responsible policies. Fortunately, there are some leaders who are not shying away from campaigning on the need for fiscal responsibility and bipartisan cooperation to address mounting long-term debt.
17 September 2014 - Congress appears poised to avoid replaying last year’s government shutdown fiasco. But it also seems content to, once again, kick the can down the road when it comes to our larger budget issues.
15 September 2014 - As a former mayor of Philadelphia, governor of Pennsylvania, and chair of the Democratic National Committee, Ed Rendell is no stranger to progressive politics. As a co-chair of Fix the Debt, he also recognizes the importance of addressing the national debt in a sensible manner. Far from being incompatible, these two pursuits are complementary, as Rendell argues in a recent op-ed.
12 September 2014 - The latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that the federal budget deficit will come down in the next couple of years and then start rising again are well known at this stage. Therefore, it is helpful to dig a little deeper in the numbers and look at what will be driving those deficits.
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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