Something’s not right in America. We feel it in our wallets and on the job hunt. Over the past 5 years we’ve seen our average annual economic growth slow to well below the average of the last 50 while watching the national debt grow to nearly $17 trillion.
So we have one question: What is bankrupting this country? The answer is government overspending and it is hurting America’s future.
What is Bankrupting America?
Bankrupting America is an educational project that explores the policies hindering economic opportunity and growth in America. The project focuses on the causes of the country’s current economic downturn and the future implications of careless policy-making.
What isn’t Bankrupting America?
Our goal is not to merely place blame or point fingers, though we won’t hesitate to call out a bad idea. This project is about finding solutions to the economic problems that concern all Americans. We’re also unconcerned with political party lines. We’ll examine any proposal that could improve the financial well-being of the country and its citizens, regardless of which political party promotes it.
What’s in it for us?
Bankrupting America is a project of Public Notice, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization 100 percent focused on arming people with the economic facts and figures needed to evaluate the policies our leaders are proposing.
Nearly every poll shows that citizens are very concerned about the direction of our country and uniquely interested in topics related to the economy and government, spending, and intervention. Yet, because fiscal, monetary, and regulatory policies are so complex, most Americans feel completely in the dark about economic issues.
We believe we can cut through the clutter and shed some light on the policies that play such a big role in our lives.
What’s in it for you?
Information is awareness. Awareness is influence. Our goal is to help create an educated citizenry that can work with politicians to ensure the policies they’re pushing are best for all Americans.
We’ll explain the key components and likely effects of 1,000-plus-page bills the public never sees, and most of Congress never reads. We’ll also look for the hidden kickbacks and pork barrel projects Congress hopes you’ll never find. And we’ll propose alternative solutions and outlooks. After all, just because Congress says something, doesn’t mean it’s right. Hopefully, we’ll present the information in a way that leads to more dinner table discussions and more political engagement between voters and the civil servants who represent them.
Straight, No Chaser
We have a perspective. The facts show that many of the nation’s economic problems stem directly from poor policy-making by the federal government.
Jobs and businesses are moving overseas, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, and the U.S. is less competitive internationally. Unprecedented government spending and debt, corporate welfare, higher taxes, and poorly designed bureaucratic red tape are undermining economic progress.
This trend has to stop. Common sense solutions exist but need to be made common knowledge. It’s up to voters to learn about the issues and take a stand. We’re here to help.