The following was sent as an email to Fix the Debt Supporters
Congress approved and the President signed a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. However, our long term debt problems remain.
The deal permanently extends most of the tax cuts for families earning less than $450,000 and puts off the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester for two more months. You can read a full summary of the package here.
While we avoided the short-term economic damage going over the cliff would have caused, with this punt of difficult choices Washington missed an opportunity to come up with a thoughtful, comprehensive plan to reduce our long term debt.
As the New Year dawns we must resolve to stop kicking the can and instead enact a long term solution.
In the next few months our leaders will be forced to deal with the sequester yet again, and as the debates in Washington continue we must continue our work to push for real, long term solutions to address our unsustainable national debt.
Please join us in our New Year’s resolution to make 2013 the year of a real solution to the national debt. If we are going to succeed, and we are hopeful that a real solution is attainable, we will need your continued support.
Encourage your friends and family to sign the Citizen’s Petition to Fix the Debt and get involved with this movement.
Thank you, and Happy New Year,
Alan Simpson & Erskine Bowles
Co-Founders, The Campaign to Fix the Debt
P.S. You can read our full response to the deal on the fiscal cliff here.