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.
A column in the New Hampshire Business Review highlights our "First Budget" initiative with the Concord Coalition and why it's important. Read more.
Our latest infographic illustrates the debt hole Washington is putting us in.
Now that your taxes are (hopefully) out of the way. Check out where the money goes and other facts about our tax system with our Taxpayer Receipt, Tax Day infographic and handy charts.
High national debt will directly impact each of us and our families. Our latest brief lays out the ways we will be affected.
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..."
01 May 2015 - Congress is set to approve of a budget for the first time in years. While this is progress, it is still a far cry from the bipartisan and comprehensive fiscal plan the country needs.
28 April 2015 - Over the past few months, we have worked with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire to ensure addressing the national debt is a priority in the 2016 presidential campaign. This weekend, op-eds were published in both states calling for voters to get involved and help make the national debt a top issue.
27 April 2015 - The United States finds itself in a historically large debt hole. However, instead of working together to patch it, policymakers in Washington are joining hand-in-hand to dig the hole even deeper.
24 April 2015 - Leaders in Congress continue to talk about balancing the budget, but are increasing deficits at the same time. Legislation repealing the estate tax is the latest example.
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