The focus on this week’s fiscal year-end numbers from the Treasury Department was on the $483 billion federal budget deficit, which is low compared to recent years. However, it is important to look at the numbers behind that topline figure in order to get a true gauge of the country’s financial situation.
The deficit is down, but by no means out.
Fix the Debt has been spreading the message of fiscal responsibility across the country. Last week took us to Wisconsin.
Election Day is exactly four weeks from today. Control of Congress is at stake, which will influence the agenda for the next two years. And efforts are underway to make sure that candidates articulate how they will address our fiscal challenges.
Fix the Debt participated in forums across Florida on Monday. The events educated attendees about the dangers of rising debt, encouraged people to explore the choices necessary to put the country on a fiscally sustainable course, and highlighted the bipartisan support for reform.