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.
With Tax Day having come and gone, see your receipt showing where the money went and many more resources on the U.S. tax system and how to improve it.
See how rising national debt affects you. You may be surprised.
The latest numbers show the deficit rising this year after a few years of decline. Deficits and debt will be on an upward path towards unsustainable levels.
High national debt will directly impact each of us and our families. Our latest brief lays out the ways we will be affected.
Updates From South-carolinasee more »
27 April 2016 - “There’s no harm in waiting to address Social Security’s shortfall.” “Social Security has nothing to do with the rest of the budget.” See why these myths and others aren't true.
21 April 2016 - There’s been a lot of talk recently about what the national debt means for each of us personally. The fact is, rising debt affects us all in very real ways, from lower wages to higher interest rates on credit cards, as well as home and auto loans.
18 April 2016 - Tax Day has arrived. Hopefully you have filed your federal tax return and want to know more about the system you just wrestled with, especially how to improve it. Fortunately, we have some great resources.
15 April 2016 - The Democratic Debate in New York was already heated, then things got fiscal.
14 April 2016 - In a sign of the importance of the national debt as it continues to grow, the cover story in the latest Time magazine is about 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