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.
Fix the Debt co-chair Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, makes the progressive case for addressing the national debt in a recent op-ed
The government funding deadline at the end of the month is just one of many fiscal points of contention facing Washington. View the others with our updated infographic.
High national debt will directly impact each of us and our families. Our latest brief lays out the ways we will be affected.
There are many myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts in our latest publication.
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15 September 2014 - As a former mayor of Philadelphia, governor of Pennsylvania, and chair of the Democratic National Committee, Ed Rendell is no stranger to progressive politics. As a co-chair of Fix the Debt, he also recognizes the importance of addressing the national debt in a sensible manner. Far from being incompatible, these two pursuits are complementary, as Rendell argues in a recent op-ed.
12 September 2014 - The latest projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that the federal budget deficit will come down in the next couple of years and then start rising again are well known at this stage. Therefore, it is helpful to dig a little deeper in the numbers and look at what will be driving those deficits.
10 September 2014 - Congress appears likely to avoid a government shutdown before soon adjourning again to campaign and to further fund the government during a lame duck session after the election. But there are a host of other fiscal issues that policymakers appear content to ignore for the time being.
09 September 2014 - A new report compares the U.S. debt to that of other top economies and finds that the trend is not in our favor.
08 September 2014 - Congress is back from its five-week August Recess this week. While there are lots of issues to contend with, upcoming elections and a short calendar likely mean that relatively little will get done in a Congress that has already been dubbed the most unproductive ever.
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