Fixing the debt should be a priority for all Americans, whether progressive, conservative or in between.
Fix the Debt steering committee members Ed Rendell and Antonio Villaraigosa make the progressive case in USA Today. Rendell is the former mayor of Philadelphia and Villaraigosa is the sitting mayor of Los Angeles.
They write about the priorities they have shared such as improving public transportation, reducing crime and combating poverty and homelessness. They argue that:
The ability of government at every level to provide these essential services is in danger of being subsumed by the greatest challenge we face – the unsustainable trajectory of our national debt – unless Congress and the President take action soon.
Fellow Fix the Debt steering committee member Judd Gregg argues in another op-ed why the Republican Party must be inclusive in finding solutions to the debt.
As highlighted in our first TV ad, Americans from all walks of life are joining the Fix the Debt Campaign because the debt is an issue for all of us.
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