You can download the Citizens' Plan to Fix the Debt to see the best way to find
common ground on a common sense deficit-reduction plan. For a more detailed
paper outlining the Citizens’ Plan, click here.
Everything you need to know to set up a meeting with your Member of Congress
when they are back home.
About the Campaign
A one-page overview of what Fix the Debt is, what it stands for, and who supports it.
An explanation of the kind of comprehensive deficit-reduction agreement for which
Fix the Debt is advocating.
Fix the Debt recently celebrated its one-year anniversary; here, we lay out what we
have accomplished in only one year.
This publication lays out the Campaign's accomplishments in 2012 and 2013.
President's FY 2015 Budget Summary
Summary of the President's FY 2015 Budget
Tax Reform Act of 2014 Overview
This brief summarizes the highlights of the tax reform
proposal from Rep. Dave Camp.
Tax Reform Resource Page
Links to resources on tax reform.
Budget Gimmick Chartbook
This chartbook explains and illustrates budget gimmicks that increase the debt.
Updated Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling
This primer answers key questions about the Debt Ceiling.
Highlights: CBO Budget and Economic Outlook
In this brief we highlight the findings of the 2014
Budget and Economic Outlook.
The State of the Union: What We Hope to Hear
In this brief we lay out the five things we would like to hear in the president's State of
the Union Address.
Fixing the Debt through the Budget Conference
This paper highlights the steps the budget conference committee can take to
improve our fiscal situation.
Three Frameworks for Fixing the Debt
This paper provides more detail on the Citizens' Plan to Fix the Debt -- a plan to find
common ground on a common sense deficit-reduction plan.
Understanding the Sequester
This document offers an explanation of the sequester and how it fits into the budget
State of the Debt
A nine-page report that explains that while near-term deficits have fallen, the long-
term outlook of our debt remains problematic.
State of the Debt Summary
A one-page summary of our full “State of the Debt” report.
Before and After We Fixed the Debt
This one-page document provides examples of how the long-term debt remains
unsustainable, even as the short-term deficits have shrunk.
The Case for Fundamental Tax Reform
A four-page report outlines the benefits of, our principles for, and examples of
structural, pro-growth tax reform.
Our Debt Problems are Far From Solved
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s (CRFB) take on why our long-
term debt is still worrisome, even after substantial short-term deficit reduction.
What We Expect from the Upcoming Fiscal Discussions
CRFB’s take on how this fall’s negotiation over funding the government, the debt
ceiling, and the sequester should play out.
A Bipartisan Path Forward
The updated, comprehensive deficit-reduction plan from Alan Simpson and Erskine
Bowles (otherwise known as Simpson-Bowles 2.0).
Debt and its Impact on Families
A fact sheet on how the debt affects families.
The Bottom Line Blog
The policy blog of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
About the Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council
An explanation of the bipartisan group of former Members of the U.S. House and
Senate who support Fix the Debt.
Congressional Fiscal Leadership Council Membership List
A comprehensive list of the more than 100 members of the CFLC.
Common Ground Coalition FAQs
Frequently asked questions regarding the group of leaders Fix the Debt has brought
together to discuss important fiscal policy issues.
About the National Fiscal Leadership Council
An explanation of the diverse group of leaders from the business community who
support Fix the Debt.
National Fiscal Leadership Council Membership List
A comprehensive list of the more than 35 members of the National Fiscal Leadership
Coalition Partners Overview
A comprehensive list of the more than 25 organizations that have partnered with the
Campaign to Fix the Debt.
An explanation of Fix the Debt’s ongoing breakfast discussion series.
Copies of the open letter Fix the Debt has sent to Members of Congress on behalf of
various members of our broad coalition of supporters.
Build Your Own Budget Tool
This tool allows users to build their own deficit reduction plan that could serve as a
bipartisan debt deal.
Fiscal Speed Bumps Infographic
This infographic explains the impending "fiscal speed bumps" from 2013-2018.
Fix the Debt yourself or as a group with the Committee for a Responsible Federal
Social Security Reformer
Allows users to choose from a number of options to change Social Security tax and
benefit levels in order to keep it sustainable for future generations.
Corporate Tax Reform Calculator
Users can scale back specific tax preferences and make other changes to the
corporate tax code.