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.
Fix the Debt co-chairs Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg wrote to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on the need to include entitlement reform in a fiscally responsible legislative agenda for next year.
See which lawmakers have been recognized for their work to improve our fiscal situation.
Our Maya MacGuineas offers advice on how the presidential candidates should address the national debt on the campaign trail.
See how rising national debt affects you. You may be surprised.
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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..."
19 May 2016 - Fix the Debt announced its 2016 Fiscal Heroes Wednesday at a very well attended reception on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
17 May 2016 - Congress is already thinking about its agenda for next year. Addressing the biggest drivers of the national debt going forward can’t be ignored.
13 May 2016 - The remaining presidential candidates vary substantially on their policy proposals, but none of them would bring the national debt down.
12 May 2016 - In a recent blog, Paul Krugman questioned whether the debt is a severe problem, specifically calling out Fix the Debt. To make his point, he cited the current size of interest payments. However, he neglected to note that those payments are expected to rise dramatically.
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