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.
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.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its annual look at the long-term budget and debt situation. See the highlights.
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19 August 2014 - Myths about the national debt hang around like the humid air in Washington this time of year, stifling progress on addressing our fiscal challenges. In order to usher in some fresh air, we debunk many of these myths and present the facts in our latest publication.
14 August 2014 - On this day 79 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act, which created the venerable program that so many Americans rely on today. As we celebrate this important milestone, we should also be thinking of how to strengthen it so it has many more birthdays. An updated interactive tool allows us to see what it will take.
13 August 2014 - Congress is in the middle of its annual August Recess and most lawmakers are home until September 8. But legislators left a lot of unfinished business, such as neglecting to approve funding for the federal government when the current fiscal year closes at the end of September and not enacting an economic and fiscal strategy that paves the way for long-term growth.
12 August 2014 - There has been some good news lately regarding the economy and job growth, but there is still a great deal of uncertainty over the pace of the economic recovery. At the same time, the latest numbers show that addressing the national debt must be a part of any strategy to promote sustainable growth.
08 August 2014 - Lawmakers have left Washington for the month. Though they failed to address many lingering problems, they still managed to add to the debt. This underscores the need for constituents to let their representatives know that they expect sensible action and fiscal responsibility while the legislators are home for the recess. Fortunately, we have the resources to help concerned Americans reach out to their representatives.
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