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.
The national debt is already high by historical standards and set to rise to record levels. Yet Washington continues to dig even deeper, as our updated infographic illustrates.
A new paper from Bob Bixby of the Concord Coalition and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Fix the Debt lays out why the national debt must be seriously addressed in the presidential campaign.
Our partners at the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched Fiscal FactCheck to evaluate candidates' claims on fiscal matters. Check it out and follow on Twitter.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich participated in the inaugural 'Your First Budget' interview. The new series will provide voters in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of the 2016 presidential candidates. Watch the video and read a recap.
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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..."
18 November 2015 - A new paper lays out why the national debt must be seriously addressed in the presidential campaign.
18 November 2015 - The Fiscal Fridays interview series with presidential candidates in New Hampshire continued with former New York Governor George Pataki.
17 November 2015 - Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich participated in the inaugural Your First Budget interview in Iowa. The new series will feature presidential candidates discussing the national debt and other budget issues.
14 November 2015 - Tuesday’s Republican debate saw progress in advancing the discussion about our country’s fiscal problems with a question about the national debt and some talk about specific solutions. Tonight’s Democratic debate in Iowa offers an opportunity to continue the conversation.
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