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.
First Budget is getting the attention of Jeb Bush and other presidential candidates. Read more.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its annual report showing that the long-term debt is on an unsustainable course. See highlights.
We are getting the national debt issue in front of the presidential candidates, like Martin O'Malley and Hillary Clinton. Read more.
Our latest infographic illustrates the debt hole Washington is putting us in.
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..."
01 July 2015 - Congress and the White House continue to largely ignore the country’s fiscal problems amid the latest warning from the Congressional Budget Office regarding our unsustainable debt path and how it will endanger the economy. Yet, there is plenty of support for action among those who understand what’s at stake, and there are lots of ideas to work with.
26 June 2015 - After a First Budget volunteer asked former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa about how he would address the national debt in his first budget if elected president, he began his answer by stating: “I see you all over and welcome you.”
18 June 2015 - The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Tuesday came out with its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook. In a familiar refrain, CBO once again warns that the national debt is on an unsustainable course that threatens long-term economic growth.
17 June 2015 - All of us at Fix the Debt are saddened by the passing of James Lee, who died today at the age of 62.
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