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.
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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..."
08 December 2016 - Amid yet another annual federal budget and government spending process that has seen missed deadlines and no concrete outcome, there is a growing effort among leaders in Congress to fix the broken budget process.
01 December 2016 - The co-chairs of the non-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget – Governor Mitch Daniels, Secretary Leon Panetta, and Congressman Tim Penny – offered ten action steps to secure our fiscal future for the president-elect.
22 November 2016 - Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, co-chairs of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, discussed what Donald Trump could do about the national debt on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
21 November 2016 - Donald Trump shouldn’t add to the national debt when it is already high by historical standards. That's the message Maya MacGuineas had on CBS's Face the Nation.
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