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.
Our Maya MacGuineas writes in the Wall Street Journal that jubilation over the deficit coming down misses the point about our long-term problems.
Read about how we are working to make sure the debt is front and center in the 2016 election.
The deficit has decreased. But it's only come partially down from record highs and will soon begin to rise again.
Fall is here, but that doesn't mean you should fall for myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts.
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28 October 2014 - Erskine Bowles is a former co-chair of the Simpson-Bowles Fiscal Commission and co-founder of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. He wrote an op-ed that appeared in USA Today.
27 October 2014 - Halloween is just around the corner, when costumed kids arrive at our doorsteps with the familiar request, “trick or treat.” Most of us have a preference for the latter, but when it comes to the country’s financial situation, some want to trick us into thinking that we have fixed our problems.
23 October 2014 - With an Election Day that will determine the control of Congress less than two weeks away and the 2016 race already shaping up, you would think that voters would be excited. However, the electoral mood is decidedly indifferent. The electorate is less motivated by affinity for either major political party and is much more interested in seeing the political process function and effectively tackle the critical problems facing the country.
22 October 2014 - As we observe nearly three decades since the last major tax reform, some key members of Congress are starting to talk about the possibility of tax reform next year. It’s long overdue and would be a major accomplishment that could help change the narrative about dysfunction in Washington and pave the way for a comprehensive plan to fix the debt.
16 October 2014 - The focus on this week’s fiscal year-end numbers from the Treasury Department was on the $483 billion federal budget deficit, which is low compared to recent years. However, it is important to look at the numbers behind that topline figure in order to get a true gauge of the country’s financial situation.
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