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.
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of addressing the national debt in this campaign. Watch.
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.
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.
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23 September 2016 - People are talking about the national debt just as the presidential campaign hits the most critical stretch. Driving the renewed interest is nonpartisan analysis on how the proposals from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will affect the nation’s finances.
15 September 2016 - There’s no telling when the next recession will occur, but it is a good bet that U.S. debt will be much higher than when previous recessions hit, which could cause problems.
15 September 2016 - With deficits and national debt on the rise, Congress invited us to offer some guidance. Campaign to Fix the Debt co-chair Judd Gregg, steering committee member Alice Rivlin, and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Mitch Daniels testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.
08 September 2016 - The mounting national debt is getting harder for Congress to ignore and lawmakers are turning to us for advice.
01 September 2016 - The latest official budget numbers make two things abundantly clear: the era of declining deficits is over and the long-term national debt is unsustainable.
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