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.
Our Maya MacGuineas discussed our new First Budget initiative, the new CBO budget outlook and tax reform on Bloomberg TV.
Partnering with The Concord Coalition, we have launched the First Budget initiative to raise public awareness of the dangers posed by the nation’s unsustainable budget policies and make solving this problem a high priority for the 2016 presidential candidates. Click to learn more and get involved.
In conjunction with the president's State of the Union address, we provide a look at the state of the debt.
The new year will bring some old budget battles back. Learn more.
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..."
22 January 2015 - We launched an important new initiative that will compel presidential candidates to discuss the debt and how they will deal with it.
21 January 2015 - On Tuesday night President Obama delivered the State of the Union address. He used soaring rhetoric to describe his vision for the country’s future, but did not detail how he would address the soaring long-term debt that threatens that future.
16 January 2015 - On Tuesday, Fix the Debt hosted a conference call with supporters from around the country on our plans for 2015.
09 January 2015 - The 114th Congress began this week. The early action shows that fiscal issues will play a big role this year.
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