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.
As children are heading back to school, it's a good time to get educated on the national debt. Our resources answer your basic questions and promote an informed discussion.
There are many myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts in our latest publication.
Lawmakers are home during the August Recess. We provide the tools for you to let them know you want them to fix the debt.
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 »
28 August 2014 - Recent falling budget deficits have caused some to question whether the national debt is still a problem (we previously covered the difference between the deficit and debt). But the long-term debt remains a serious issue and starting to deal with it sooner rather than later has palpable benefits.
28 August 2014 - Maya MacGuineas takes Crossroads GPS to task in a Wall Street Journal “Think Tank” column for running ads attacking Democrats for supporting Simpson-Bowles. The right has long bemoaned the lack of support on the left for entitlement reform, but now is criticizing those Democrats who support reform as part of a comprehensive debt deal.
27 August 2014 - On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the August update of its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The latest numbers confirm what the budget watchdog has been saying as of late – that deficits will come down in the next couple of years, but will then begin rising again and the national debt continues to be on an unsustainable course.
27 August 2014 - Continuing our Back-to-School series on key fiscal issues, we look at the difference between the deficit and the debt. The terms are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing.
26 August 2014 - In honor of back-to-school season, here’s a little history lesson.
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