By Erskine Bowles, Co-Founder, Campaign to Fix the Debt
Yesterday, we were excited to deliver your message directly to Capitol Hill.
Mothers, business owners, grandparents, veterans, and citizens from across the country, who care deeply about our future, conducted meetings with Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.
It was a bit of a “fiscal intervention.” In addition to all the other meetings taking place, Al and I attended a meeting with 20 members of the bipartisan "Go Big" caucus, and there was a lot of enthusiasm for reaching an agreement on a big plan to Fix the Debt. Most importantly, they greatly appreciated hearing directly from all of you.
Citizen and business leaders from across the country came to Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 28th, to discuss with policymakers the need for smart, bipartisan and comprehensive action to address the fiscal cliff and national debt. They met with Members of Congress and delivered the message from more than 300,000 signatories of the Citizen’s Petition to Fix the Debt: inaction is not an option.
By Stella Adams, Kirsten Silveira and Wanda Rohm This op-ed originally appeared in the The Hill on November 28, 2011. Stella Adams, Kirsten Silveira and Wanda Rohm after delivering their message to Members of Congress on Wednesday. We three women represent a broad cross-section of America. A founder and CEO of a fair housing non-profit, a small businesswoman and a college undergrad – we are from three different time zones and have three distinct viewpoints of politics and public policy.…
You know things are getting serious when the clothes start coming off.
If deficits were really the problem CRFB was solving, they would start at the value of the dollar and US trade imbalances. By definition, the current US trade deficit means that we have net negative national savings; we are consuming more than we are saving as a nation.
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