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.
A new tool shows you how old you will be when Social Security's trust funds run out and how you'll be affected. And learn more about why Solvency First should be the goal for strengthening Social Security.
The congressional edition of our Fiscal Fridays television interview series has featured candidates in some of the top races for Congress, including Senator Kelly Ayotte, Governor Maggie Hassan, and Representative Frank Guinta. Watch these interviews and more.
Rising national debt will impact the U.S. economy and American families. See how you will be affected.
We've updated our Q&A on the national debt. It has the answers to the key questions you have about this important issue. Check it out.
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21 August 2016 - New Hampshire governor and senate candidate Maggie Hassan used her appearance on Fiscal Fridays to unveil a new fiscal plan as she joined several candidates from high-profile races on our interview series.
16 August 2016 - Social Security just celebrated 81 years of providing retirement security, but faces financial problems. A new tool shows how it will affect you.
11 August 2016 - Judging by the recent major party conventions, substance is taking a back seat to spectacle in this campaign. Specifically, although the national debt continues to rise, the issue was not very prominent at either event.
03 August 2016 - The presidential campaign so far has offered lots of spectacle, but relatively little substance. Here’s a look at some of the main storylines recently and what we would like to see instead.
28 July 2016 - As Congress once again struggles to fund the federal government and as national debt continues to rise unrestrained, some lawmakers are proposing ways to improve the budget process to bolster transparency and accountability.
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