"fiscal crisis"


September 10, 2013

As we head into fall and the end of the fiscal year, the conversation in Washington will once again center around one topic: spending. Americans are expecting to witness the same dramatic showdowns and heated rhetoric. The one thing Americans aren’t expecting to hear – and what we urgently need – is for our leaders to ask the question, “What’s the responsible way to resolve our fiscal crisis?”

Fiscal Facts for the Congressional Recess

March 25, 2013

National Debt “Historically High.” The national debt is $16.7 trillion and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) warns that “federal debt held by the public is projected to remain historically high relative to the size of the economy for the next decade.”

September Showdown in Europe

July 31, 2012

The European Union will face their own “cliff” in September as U.S. lawmakers battle to prevent the fiscal cliff at home. This European cliff has nothing to do with scheduled sequestration and tax increases, but it is a similar perfect storm.

Fireworks At Any Cost

July 5, 2012

Detroit has been in such a dire financial position that it had to turn over control of its budget to an outside board. Under the terms of a consent agreement with the state of Michigan, this outside board controls much of Detroit’s finances. So it comes as no surprise that the estimated $700-900,000 being spent on fireworks recently was met with some criticism.

Developments in Europe

June 5, 2012

In an unexpected move today, the G7 group of industrialized nations held an emergency meeting to discuss the deteriorating economic situation in Europe and the urgent need to recapitalize banks in Spain.

Europe and the U.S.

May 30, 2012

If you can’t solve your own debt crisis, don’t you think it’s silly to try and solve someone else’s debt problems? Not the administration.

Iowa, Ask the President About His Budget

May 24, 2012

President Obama is in Iowa today calling for tax credits on clean energy technologies and chiding Congress to act on his “to-do list.” But Iowans should ask whether or not the budget is on that list.

We Aren’t Greece…Yet

May 11, 2012

The protests in Greece have shown that Greeks are unsatisfied with the economy. Americans too are in desperate need of jobs and demand deficit reduction from Washington. Check out our latest inforgraphic on the statistics of the two countries and their three main parallels.