Former State Senate President and Fix the Debt—Maine Co-Chair Rick Bennett joined a diverse group of concerned individuals from across the country.
A new report is showing a spotlight on how the candidates' promises will affect the debt and it is generating lots of attention. See what is being said and help keep the momentum going.
The latest report from the officials who oversee Social Security shows why sustainable solvency should be the first priority for enhancing Social Security.
Some politicians are proposing to dramatically expand Social Security benefits for all future retirees no matter their income. That promise may be good election year politics, but is it really the best use of scarce taxpayer dollars?
See how rising national debt affects you. You may be surprised.
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30 June 2016 - Due to the success of the Fiscal Fridays television interview series during the presidential primaries, Fix the Debt is pleased to be involved in its return for congressional campaigns. Several candidates for Congress in New Hampshire have been interviewed so far and more will follow.
25 June 2016 - On Friday, Republicans in the House of Representatives released a tax reform plan as a part of their policy agenda.
22 June 2016 - One again, the trustees responsible for overseeing the finances of Social Security and Medicare are warning that both vital programs face serious financial problems and policymakers should act sooner rather than later. The same warning has been issued year after year, but Washington refuses to heed it.
21 June 2016 - Everyone agrees that the federal budget process is broken. Congress has agreed on a budget resolution only once in the last six years. Fortunately, efforts are underway to improve things.
16 June 2016 - Some politicians are proposing to dramatically expand Social Security benefits for all future retirees no matter their income. That promise may be good election year politics, but is it really the best use of scarce taxpayer dollars?
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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