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.
The new Debt Fixer tool from our partners at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget allows you to show policymakers how to fix the debt. Check it out.
We recommend how Washington can take steps to fix the debt while growing the economy too.
The national debt forecast is troubling, especially when put in human terms. Follow Hope as she grows up with debt.
Did you know that less than one-third of government spending is subject to the annual process that so strains Congress? See what else you may not know.
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21 June 2017 - Political games in Washington are not fixing the national debt, but a new online tool may help.
12 June 2017 - Congress has big plans to address issues such as tax reform, health care, and infrastructure. But lawmakers also face key deadlines to address the debt limit and prevent a government shutdown.
08 June 2017 - Congress will debate and delay, and posture and pontificate over the federal budget and government spending in the coming weeks. All the while, the bluster and bloviating will be over a small and diminishing share of the budget.
25 May 2017 - President Trump’s first full budget was unveiled yesterday. It has the worthy goal of reducing the national debt as a share of the economy, but how it gets there needs more work.
18 May 2017 - Everybody wants to grow the economy faster, and with good reason. In addition to improving incomes for Americans, more growth will also help fix the debt. However, some politicians are making unrealistic promises about how much growth can be achieved.
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