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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Any Way You Look at It, Interest Costs Will Soon Be at an All-Time High

America’s fiscal outlook is on an unsustainable path — increasingly driven by higher interest costs.

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CBO: Debt to Hit a Record High

Here are eight key takeaways from the latest CBO report.

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Bad Governance Could Be Making Our Debt Problems Worse

The disfunction in our budget process has negative consequences for our economy and fiscal outlook.

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92% of Voters More Likely to Support Candidates Backing a Fiscal Commission

Voters from both parties are more likely to support candidates backing a commission to reduce the national debt.

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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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