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.
Inaction and postponed deadlines have created a gathering storm where Congress and the President must address four remaining Fiscal Speed Bumps before the end of the year.
Presidential candidates may resort to espousing budget myths on the campaign trail. We identify and debunk 16 that you may hear.
Rising national debt will impact the U.S. economy and American families. See how you will be affected.
We've updated our Q&A on the national debt. It has the answers to the questions you have about this important issue. Check it out.
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..."
28 August 2015 - When it comes to the deficit, budget watchdogs are saying of the current trajectory, “what goes down must come up.”
21 August 2015 - Things are quiet in Washington now as Congress enjoys its August recess. But storms are brewing on the horizon that may converge by the end of the year. Our latest infographic illustrates the turbulence ahead.
14 August 2015 - Social Security’s 80th birthday is a good time to look at the challenges that must be overcome so that it can effectively see at least 80 more years. Our new infographic and brief highlight issues that must be addressed to secure Social Security for future generations.
11 August 2015 - The presidential campaign can be an excellent opportunity to engage in a frank, constructive dialogue about the nation's fiscal challenges and what to do about them. Of course, it is much easier to rely on well-worn myths than to explain complex concepts and propose ideas that voters may not like. That’s why we, along with our partners at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, created Fiscal FactChecker: 16 Budget Myths to Watch Out for in the 2016 Campaign.
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