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.
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.
President-elect Donald Trump will not be able to ignore rising national debt. Here's the situation he faces.
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.
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..."
23 January 2017 - You may have heard that Congress passed a budget that sets in motion repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Here are the key facts.
05 January 2017 - Happy New Year! A new year, Congress, and presidential administration mean it’s a good time for some New Year’s resolutions to move us in a new direction. We have some ideas when it comes to the federal budget and national debt based on the resolutions many of us are making now.
05 January 2017 - Our partners at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released a new report estimating the cost of fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, showing it would cost money and leave little available for a replacement plan. Newsy then made a handy video explaining the report's key points.
04 January 2017 - The 115th Congress got underway this week. Will the new Congress follow the previous one and add to the national debt? Or will lawmakers start to fix the debt, or at least stop digging the debt hole deeper?
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