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.
The deficit has decreased. But it's only come partially down from record highs and will soon begin to rise again.
Read about how we are working to make sure the debt is front and center in the 2016 election.
Fall is here, but that doesn't mean you should fall for myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts.
As Fall arrives, lots of important matters are falling through the cracks. Read more.
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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.
15 October 2014 - The deficit is down, but by no means out.
10 October 2014 - Fix the Debt has been spreading the message of fiscal responsibility across the country. Last week took us to Wisconsin.
07 October 2014 - Election Day is exactly four weeks from today. Control of Congress is at stake, which will influence the agenda for the next two years. And efforts are underway to make sure that candidates articulate how they will address our fiscal challenges.
01 October 2014 - Fix the Debt participated in forums across Florida on Monday. The events educated attendees about the dangers of rising debt, encouraged people to explore the choices necessary to put the country on a fiscally sustainable course, and highlighted the bipartisan support for reform.
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