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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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2020’s Budget Deficit Is the Largest Since 1945

The coronavirus pandemic has led to one of the largest budget deficits in U.S. history.

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94% Want the Next President to Pay for Spending Priorities

See the latest results from the Financial Times-Peterson Foundation US Economic Monitor.

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How Much Coronavirus Funding Has Gone to Your State?

See how much federal funding your state has received for unemployment and other coronavirus-related programs.

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Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators, research, and analysis as our nation responds and recovers.

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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 non-partisan 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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