Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
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17 November 2017 - Lost in the discussion about how tax cuts will affect the national debt is an understanding of what the debt situation already looks like before tax cuts are factored in. Here is a quick and simple look at where we are, where we are heading, and how tax cuts could affect the outlook. In short, tax cuts that add to the debt will make an already dreadful state of affairs even worse.
10 November 2017 - There has been a great deal of action lately on matters affecting deficits and debt and much still in the works as policymakers rush to meet some deadlines at the end of the year. Tax cuts are now at the top of the agenda, but there is a lot more on Washington’s plate. Here’s your fix for the latest developments on the federal budget and national debt.
09 November 2017 - Tax cut bills are now moving in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. With budget deficits growing and tax cuts set to make the situation even worse, policymakers must address spending through the tax code in order to achieve real tax reform that will help get the nation’s finances in order.
08 November 2017 - While many special interests are frantically telling lawmakers their tax preferences should be kept in a rewrite of the tax code, two organizations are taking to the airwaves with the message that tax reform must be fiscally responsible.
02 November 2017 - The tax debate reached the next level as tax cut legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill confirms what we have been warning about for weeks, that lawmakers are considering tax cuts that will add substantially to the national debt.
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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