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.
Lawmakers are home again on recess. We provide the tools for you to let them know you want them to fix the debt.
Fix the Debt co-chair Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, makes the progressive case for addressing the national debt in a recent op-ed.
There are many myths about the national debt. We tackle them with the facts in our latest publication.
Our representatives have struggled finding agreement on budget decisions. However, thousands of Americans have shown a willingness to make the tough choices using a special online tool.
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..."
22 September 2014 - Congress was back in Washington for less than two weeks and now lawmakers are home once again. This is a great opportunity for you to get face time with your representative and let them know that they need to do more to fix the debt.
19 September 2014 - The director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Doug Elmendorf, recently gave a presentation on “Shifting Priorities in the Federal Budget.” The slides he used paint a vivid picture of where we are headed if we don’t change course and fix the debt.
18 September 2014 - It looks like Congress will pass a stopgap measure avoiding a government shutdown. But it will soon leave town again without addressing several other impending fiscal deadlines, much less comprehensively addressing the national debt and other major issues.
17 September 2014 - We previously covered how candidates are being attacked on the campaign trail for their support of fiscally-responsible policies. Fortunately, there are some leaders who are not shying away from campaigning on the need for fiscal responsibility and bipartisan cooperation to address mounting long-term 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