Fix the Debt officially launched its state chapter in Wisconsin in October to bring concerned individuals together and call lawmakers to address the ballooning national debt.
We are running ads ahead of Thursday's first presidential debate. A Chicago Tribune editorial advocates for making the national debt a major issue in the campaign and highlights our efforts while a Cleveland Plain Dealer op-ed calls for debating the debt. Check out these and other activities.
Join Americans from across the country in telling Congress and the President that it is time to Fix the Debt.
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 questions you have about this important issue. Check it out.
Updates From Wisconsinsee more »
17 June 2013 - "The ability of the U.S. to be competitive in the global market and support high and rising living standards for their U.S. employees will be severely eroded. Furthermore if we don’t change course, we will reach a point — estimated by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to be in 2031 — where the cost of mandatory spending on entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security and interest on the national debt will consume all available federal revenue. Under this scenario, there will be no money for critical investments in the future such as education and R&D and no money for other day-to-day functions of government that we take for granted — such as national security. That would be a disaster..."
30 July 2015 - Today, Medicare celebrates 50 years of providing health care to millions of older Americans who otherwise could not afford it. However, as the vital program celebrates its golden anniversary, it faces a number of challenges. Our latest infographic and brief examine what must be addressed in order for Medicare to reach 100 years and beyond.
16 July 2015 - It seems like little goes smoothly in Washington nowadays, but things could get particularly bumpy in the coming weeks and months as policymakers face a number of deadlines that can affect the national debt.
09 July 2015 - Once again, Congress faces a fast approaching deadline to maintain funding for highway projects. The options are there for a long-term solution. Will lawmakers take the sensible course, or will they kick the can down the road again?
07 July 2015 - Lawmakers are back from a congressional recess and face a number of pressing issues, including several budget-related deadlines. How these fiscal speedbumps are addressed will significantly impact the nation’s financial situation. Our updated infographic illustrates the deadlines ahead.
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