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.
Listen to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire discuss the importance of addressing the federal budget and national debt in the 2016 presidential campaign in their own words in a new First Budget video.
The Highway Trust Fund needs to be fixed in a way that doesn't increase the national debt. There is a plan that can accomplish that.
We face more "Fiscal Speed Bumps" ahead, like the expiration of highway funding at the end of the month, because of the inability of Washington to comprehensively fix our budget problems.
Our latest infographic illustrates the debt hole Washington is putting us in.
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..."
21 May 2015 - The field of presidential candidates seems to grow almost every day, and so does support for making the debt a priority in the campaign.
14 May 2015 - The latest deadline facing Congress involves funding for building and improving our roads. The recent past doesn’t offer much hope for the sort of solution we need, but there are plenty of options to get us there.
06 May 2015 - We have a federal budget. Now it’s time to focus on funding the government responsibly.
05 May 2015 - No sooner does Congress deal with one fiscal matter when the next one appears just around the corner.
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