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.
Congress went to the brink with the latest fiscal deadline and there are more yet to come.
Former Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Evan Bayh (D-IN) discussed the First Budget initiative and other matters on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
In September of 2014, Fix the Debt co-hosted The Dartmouth Summit to explore ways to improve Medicare. On February 26, reform recommendations stemming from the conference were released.
Partnering with The Concord Coalition, we have launched the First Budget initiative to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by the nation’s unsustainable budget policies and make solving this problem a high priority for the 2016 presidential candidates. Click to learn more and get involved.
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05 March 2015 - If the way Congress handled the first fiscal deadline of 2015 is any indication, this will be a long year full of brinkmanship.
03 March 2015 - Just like the national debt itself, warnings about it and the disastrous effects it could have are piling up.
27 February 2015 - Congress faces yet another deadline and yet again is poised to go to the brink. That doesn’t bode well for the other budget deadlines lawmakers face this year.
26 February 2015 - Rising health care costs are one of the key drivers of the debt going forward. Fortunately, efforts are underway to make Medicare more efficient while improving how it serves its vital purpose.
23 February 2015 - President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2016 budget. Now it’s Congress’ turn to come up with a budget plan.
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