The Fix the Debt Team is on the ground talking to voters in Kentucky, where Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan will face-off in tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate.
Folks in Kentucky know a good horse race when they see one. But beyond the excitement of tonight’s match-up, there’s palpable concern among many informed voters here about the nation’s escalating debt and the very divided Congress that won’t come together to fix it.
The country is in a race for time. Students, parents, seniors – we’ve heard them all urgently call on leaders in Washington to set aside partisan politics and compromise on a solution that responsibly addresses the debt now, before the sequester takes effect January 1, 2013.
Many Kentucky voters we spoke to this week agree: inaction is not an option. So they’ve joined the nearly 270,000 Fix the Debt supporters who believe that if we lose the race toward a sustainable and comprehensive budget, we lose the promise of economic recovery and long-term growth.
That's why the Fix the Debt Team will be listening for signs of compromise and bipartisanship from both vice presidential candidates tonight. Join us as we live-tweet the debate @FixtheDebt on Twitter.
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