The election season typically sees facts and figures tossed around and twisted in all sorts of ways to suit candidates’ agendas. This campaign saw all of that in spades regarding the national debt and federal budget.
The presidential debates are now over and we are in the homestretch of this wild campaign. Unfortunately, the debates offered more drama than details. But there were some important takeaways for fiscal policy. Here are a few things we learned from watching all the debates.
Due to the success of the Fiscal Fridays television interview series during the presidential primaries, Fix the Debt is pleased to be involved in its return for congressional campaigns. Several candidates for Congress in New Hampshire have been interviewed so far and more will follow.
The next president simply won’t be able to ignore the rising national debt. Brian Rogers, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of T. Rowe Price Group and a member of Fix the Debt’s CEO Fiscal Leadership Council, laid out how mounting debt will impact the economy, and our wallets, in a recent op-ed in The Baltimore Sun.
Ahead of the fourth Republican debate on Tuesday night, some new resources highlight the candidates positions on key federal budget matters.
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