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.
Here's what you need to know about the latest Long-Term Budget Outlook, which provides the official long-term forecast for budget deficits, national debt, and government spending.
President Trump unveiled his "skinny budget." We provide the basics on what it means.
Ahead of President Trump releasing his first budget, tell him it must address the national debt.
Fix the Debt Co-Chairs Senator Judd Gregg and Governor Ed Rendell call for a new commission to address the debt as it reaches $20 trillion.
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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..."
29 March 2017 - As recent polls show that voters and the business community what steps to fix the debt, we give President Trump five good reasons to get started.
21 March 2017 - President Trump’s new budget outline lacks many details and doesn’t cover most government spending.
16 March 2017 - If we needed any reminder that the national debt is a serious problem that needs fixing, we got several this week. Here’s a quick recap of the recent developments and what they mean.
15 March 2017 - Interest rates are on the rise again. See what that could mean for investments like education, infrastructure, and basic research.
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