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.
As children are heading back to school, it's a good time to get educated on the national debt. Our resources answer your basic questions and promote an informed discussion.
There are many myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts in our latest publication.
Lawmakers are home during the August Recess. We provide the tools for you to let them know you want them to fix the debt.
High national debt will directly impact each of us and our families. Our latest brief lays out the ways we will be affected.
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..."
02 September 2014 - With all the numbers being thrown around, talking about the federal budget and national debt can seem like being back in algebra class. Let’s break down some of those figures.
28 August 2014 - Recent falling budget deficits have caused some to question whether the national debt is still a problem (we previously covered the difference between the deficit and debt). But the long-term debt remains a serious issue and starting to deal with it sooner rather than later has palpable benefits.
28 August 2014 - Maya MacGuineas takes Crossroads GPS to task in a Wall Street Journal “Think Tank” column for running ads attacking Democrats for supporting Simpson-Bowles. The right has long bemoaned the lack of support on the left for entitlement reform, but now is criticizing those Democrats who support reform as part of a comprehensive debt deal.
27 August 2014 - On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released the August update of its annual Budget and Economic Outlook. The latest numbers confirm what the budget watchdog has been saying as of late – that deficits will come down in the next couple of years, but will then begin rising again and the national debt continues to be on an unsustainable course.
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