Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
Medicare turns 50 on July 30. Our latest infographic examines the challenges it faces.
As our updated infographic shows, we face a lot of deadlines around the corner that could affect the debt. Learn more.
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 questions you have about this important issue. Check it out.
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16 July 2015 - It seems like little goes smoothly in Washington nowadays, but things could get particularly bumpy in the coming weeks and months as policymakers face a number of deadlines that can affect the national debt.
09 July 2015 - Once again, Congress faces a fast approaching deadline to maintain funding for highway projects. The options are there for a long-term solution. Will lawmakers take the sensible course, or will they kick the can down the road again?
07 July 2015 - Lawmakers are back from a congressional recess and face a number of pressing issues, including several budget-related deadlines. How these fiscal speedbumps are addressed will significantly impact the nation’s financial situation. Our updated infographic illustrates the deadlines ahead.
01 July 2015 - Congress and the White House continue to largely ignore the country’s fiscal problems amid the latest warning from the Congressional Budget Office regarding our unsustainable debt path and how it will endanger the economy. Yet, there is plenty of support for action among those who understand what’s at stake, and there are lots of ideas to work with.
26 June 2015 - After a First Budget volunteer asked former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa about how he would address the national debt in his first budget if elected president, he began his answer by stating: “I see you all over and welcome you.”
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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