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 federal budget for next year is well behind schedule and a deadline to avoid a government shutdown is fast approaching. Learn all you need to know about what should happen and what is at stake.
The national debt forecast is troubling, especially when put in human terms. Follow Hope as she grows up with debt.
The new Debt Fixer tool from our partners at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget allows you to show policymakers how to fix the debt. Check it out.
See why leaving Social Security alone will only harm it in the long run. And see how old you will be when the Social Security trust fund runs out and what that will mean.
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..."
10 August 2017 - As you plan that last trip for the summer, we have some reading suggestions.
03 August 2017 - It’s no secret that policymakers in Washington are having a hard time getting things done. They will need to turn things around soon as they face critical matters in which failure would have serious consequences, such as passing a federal budget, agreeing on government spending in order to avoid a government shutdown, and raising the debt limit in order to avert a national default. Fortunately, there is a way forward.
26 July 2017 - The Charleston Post and Courier recently published an editorial highlighting the important work being done by the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
21 July 2017 - Things are hot and heavy in Washington in the middle of summer with lots of action on issues affecting the budget and debt. The forecast calls for deficits and debt to rise considerably but the outlook for producing next year’s budget remains unclear. Here’s your fix for the latest developments on the federal budget and national debt.
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