The National Debt Clock

The rising national debt threatens economic growth and opportunities for future generations. Learn more — and get involved.

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Should We Raise the Retirement Age?

Social Security is facing looming shortfalls. Here are the pros and cons of raising the retirement age.

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Higher Interest Rates and the National Debt

The Federal Reserve announced another rate hike. See what that means for the national debt.

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Expert Views: Inflation, Interest and the National Debt

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives and insights.

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Introducing Student Debt Smarter

A new resource empowering prospective college students to make more informed decisions about student loans.

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Finding Solutions

We believe that by working together, we can create comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to address our fiscal challenges. We work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term fiscal solutions for a strong, healthy economy that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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What We’re Doing

We are a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America’s long-term fiscal challenges. We partner with like-minded organizations and experts to support innovative programs and projects that provide accurate, objective analysis, and promising fiscal solutions.

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What You Can Do

The time to act is now. Education is key — it’s critical that Americans understand what’s at stake and the tradeoffs that are needed to get our country back on a sustainable fiscal path to a growing economy. We also have to make a commitment to support our elected leaders from both parties who want to do the right thing.

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