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 113th Congress ended with lawmakers finally agreeing to (mostly) fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.
Here's a look at our accomplishments in 2014.
High national debt will directly impact each of us and our families. Our latest brief lays out the ways we will be affected.
The deficit has decreased. But it's only come partially down from record highs and will soon begin to rise again.
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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..."
19 December 2014 - As 2014 draws to a close, we want to take a look back and thank everyone who has supported the effort. The Fix the Debt Campaign continues to grow and to lead the way in advancing responsible policies that put the country on a strong fiscal and economic course. Here are just a few of our accomplishments.
19 December 2014 - The 113th Congress came to an end this week with the passage of the government spending bill known as the “cromnibus” as one of its last acts. It was one of the primary accomplishments of this Congress, which says a lot about the quantity and quality of its work.
18 December 2014 - The just-concluded Congress is being chided for being one of the least-productive ever. The lack of action on the most important issues facing the country has reached epic levels, but is not new, a point that was reinforced recently by an updated report.
16 December 2014 - The recent drama over renewing about 55 tax breaks has drawn new attention to the problems with the U.S. tax code. Meanwhile, key policymakers are moving in the direction of reforming the tax system.
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