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 Democrats gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for their national convention, here are four reasons why fixing the debt should be a priority.
A new report is showing a spotlight on how the candidates' promises will affect the debt and it is generating lots of attention. See what is being said and help keep the momentum going.
Some politicians are proposing to dramatically expand Social Security benefits for all future retirees no matter their income. That promise may be good election year politics, but is it really the best use of scarce taxpayer dollars?
The latest report from the officials who oversee Social Security shows why sustainable solvency should be the first priority for enhancing Social Security.
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..."
28 July 2016 - As Congress once again struggles to fund the federal government and as national debt continues to rise unrestrained, some lawmakers are proposing ways to improve the budget process to bolster transparency and accountability.
22 July 2016 - Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is the choice of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to be her Vice President. Here are some fiscal facts about Tim Kaine.
15 July 2016 - Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been selected by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to be his pick for Vice President. Here are six fiscal facts about Mike Pence.
13 July 2016 - It’s not easy nowadays to stand for making Social Security financially sound. It’s much easier to make grandiose (and expensive) promises to expand benefits for everyone, even though the funding is insufficient. Fortunately, there are some in Congress with the courage to put forward a plan that responsibly strengthens Social Security and will prevent the abrupt and steep benefit cut that all recipients will face when the trust fund becomes insolvent.
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