The Charleston Post and Courier recently published an editorial highlighting the important work being done by the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
Amidst the daily cacophony of the Trump presidency, a quiet but persistent voice keeps reminding us that America is certain to be in big trouble in little more than a decade, not because of the character of Mr. Trump or any alternative leader, but because both political parties have shirked their fundamental duty to deal with impending federal debt crisis.
The editorial goes on to point out the threat posed by continuing to neglect the deteriorating state of our nation's fiscal situation, specifically highlighting the approaching insolvency of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.
Waiting has already made the cost of fixing this problem more expensive than it was just five years ago. More waiting will only make the solutions more painful.
The editorial is spot on. The longer we wait to address this problem, the harder it will be to fix. That is why we continue to engage Americans to add their voices to this effort.
As the editorial shows, interest in addressing the debt is growing. And the Campaign to Fix the Debt is striving to make sure politicians pay attention.
It is time — indeed, it has been time for at least seven years — to heed their persistent voices, because what they are predicting will be baked in our daily bread unless we as a nation realize that the problem will not go away until we can agree on a solution.
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