Fix the Debt is ramping up our efforts around the presidential campaign to educate voters about the national debt and to get the candidates to talk seriously about the issue. The launch of a new series in New Hampshire and recent action in Iowa through our First Budget initiative with the Concord Coalition are the latest examples or our ongoing work.
October 1 is the beginning of Fiscal Year 2016 for the federal government. The good news is that we began the New Year without a government shutdown. The bad news is that there remain many unresolved issues, including the threat of a shutdown returning in just ten weeks.
Tax reform is getting a lot of attention on the campaign trail, and Fix the Debt is helping to drive the conversation.
As the presidential candidates get more specific about their policy positions, the media is questioning them more on the details and how the proposals will impact the federal budget. This is a welcome development that will help bring about the national dialogue on the debt that this campaign needs.
Fix the Debt is active in Iowa, educating voters so that they can demand a constructive conversation about the national debt during the campaign.