Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of meat at dinner.
The Fix the Debt team is on the ground at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where tonight President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will meet again for the second televised Presidential Debate. The town hall style debate will focus on domestic issues and foreign policy, with both candidates responding to questions posed by citizens in the audience.
The big problem we’ll have is harnessing and capitalizing on all the potential in our country if our debt continues to grow uncontrollably.
We haven’t heard many specifics from either presidential candidate about how he would Fix the Debt, but it’s an issue we can’t afford to ignore. There’s good reason to compel the candidates to outline their priorities for fiscal reform in Denver on October 3, when the first presidential debate is slated to cover domestic policy.
Fix the Debt co-chairs, Sen. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles will appear this Sunday on Meet the Press. Some of the footage has already been released and it includes some great words of advice. Preview and share the interview now.
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