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 and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Co-Chairs Urge Moderators to Raise National Debt Issue in Debates
The co-chairs of Fix the Debt and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget urged the debate moderators to ask the candidates about the national debt in the upcoming debates.
Rising national debt will impact the U.S. economy and American families. See how you will be affected.
We've updated our Q&A on the national debt. It has the answers to the key questions you have about this important issue. Check it out.
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of Fix the Debt, discussed the importance of addressing the national debt in this campaign. Watch.
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..."
26 September 2016 - The presidential debates are now upon us. Will the candidates have to face the facts (and the graphs) regarding how their policies will affect the nation’s finances? The primary debates offer some solid examples.
23 September 2016 - People are talking about the national debt just as the presidential campaign hits the most critical stretch. Driving the renewed interest is nonpartisan analysis on how the proposals from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will affect the nation’s finances.
15 September 2016 - There’s no telling when the next recession will occur, but it is a good bet that U.S. debt will be much higher than when previous recessions hit, which could cause problems.
15 September 2016 - With deficits and national debt on the rise, Congress invited us to offer some guidance. Campaign to Fix the Debt co-chair Judd Gregg, steering committee member Alice Rivlin, and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Mitch Daniels testified before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.
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