With President Obama headed to Newport News, Va. today, we talked to local residents to get their thoughts on the looming sequester, the economy and the president’s visit.
On Tuesday, the country will experience a curious combination of deadly serious and unbridled frivolity, as President Obama’s State of the Union address (that’s the serious thing) falls on Mardi Gras (that’s the fun one).
In honor of Mardi Gras and the State of the Union address, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, between 8:00-9:30 a.m., Bankrupting America, a project ofPublic Notice, will hand out Mardi Gras beads and doughnuts on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with a simple message for Washington: “Show Us Your Cuts!”
Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released its Debt Ceiling Briefing Book, which will act as an introduction to the 113th Congress and explain the fiscal challenges that Washington will debate and the consequences of governing from crisis to crisis.
A new Public Notice poll shows more Americans trust Oprah than the federal government with their money. President Obama recently said that “we don’t have a spending problem,” but a majority of Americans (74 percent) believe the government spends too much, according to the poll. Public Notice Executive Director Gretchen Hamel joined the Phil Valentine Show to discuss.
In D.C. for the presidential inauguration but working with a tight budget? Bankrupting America’s “Cheap Guide to D.C.” has you covered. From food to bars, entertainment and local attractions, the guide includes the best and cheapest options to explore while you’re out on the town.
As the president makes the case that certain groups would suffer if the debt ceiling were not raised, he fails to acknowledge the debt ceiling wouldn’t have to be raised if Washington would get spending under control. Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, joins AM Tampa Bay to discuss this and more.
Sometimes it feels like we swing from one fiscal crisis to the next. Earlier this month it was the fiscal cliff, now it is the debt ceiling, and after that will be the sequester. … Consider this your dose of debt ceiling reality.
We don’t have a spending problem? After months of promises to cut spending, it was reveled that Obama said he believes America doesn’t have a spending problem. Gretchen Hamel, executive producer of Public Notice, joins AM Tampa Bay to discuss the wave of denial on debt and spending in Washington.
For years, leaders have been all talk and no action when it comes to tackling our overspending problem, and now Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, is calling them out for the empty promises with a new video as part of our “Talk is Cheap, Overspending is Not” campaign that launched in early January.