All Americans know that the national debt is big and most recognize that it will grow even bigger over time. But many are less clear on the specifics regarding why the debt is on course for record levels and how that will directly impact them. Fortunately, citizen-leaders across the country are filling in the blanks.
Fix the Debt has been spreading the message of fiscal responsibility across the country. Last week took us to Wisconsin.
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.
On Tuesday Fix the Debt will launch a national advertising campaign calling on policymakers to end the gamesmanship and solve our short- and long-term budget problems. The ads feature Fiscal Commission co-chairs, and Fix the Debt co-founders, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson and will include television, digital, and outdoor ads in select markets throughout the country.
Serious talks among policymakers to resolve the government shutdown and the debt ceiling finally began on Thursday, offering hope that at least a short-term resolution could be achieved soon.