A diverse coalition from South Carolina is calling on lawmakers to address the rapidly approaching fiscal cliff and the country’s long-term federal debt problems.
As football fans prepare for the upcoming rivalry games, let’s all root for a victory over one of our biggest rivals, the national debt. Share this graphic with your fellow fans!
Recent polls make clear that deficits/debt are a major concern for Americans and that they are willing to accept tough choices as part of a comprehensive approach to put the country on the right track.
Endorse the Citizens' Plan to Fix the Debt – a set of common sense ideas to find common ground on long-term budgetary issues.
Perilous fiscal deadlines still remain, they just have been pushed back, as our updated infographic illustrates. Only a comprehensive plan will cease the endless deadlines.
Updates From South-carolinasee more »
05 December 2013 - With just over a week before the December 13 deadline to report a deal, negotiators reportedly are closing in a budget agreement.
26 November 2013 - Americans are becoming increasingly frustrated with the inability of Washington to get anything done. Perhaps policymakers will become inspired as they watch the big games this week.
25 November 2013 - As policymakers negotiate over the nation’s finances, a new poll shows that Americans see the federal budget situation impacting them personally. Voters also have little faith that a budget deal will be reached.
22 November 2013 - The budget conference committee is talking short-term while at least one senator is thinking medium. These are positive developments, but we need to be looking at the long-term.
20 November 2013 - There’s been lots of talk about health care as of late. But there needs to be a discussion beyond websites and who gets to keep their insurance. Reducing the growth of health care costs will be critical to fixing the debt.
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