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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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How Much Government Spending Goes to Children?

Spending on children is shrinking as a percent of GDP.

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2019 Fiscal Summit: Summary and Highlights

This year's Fiscal Summit brought together experts and policymakers to discuss how to build a sustainable fiscal future.

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Ten Year Report

Ten Year Report

A decade of work addressing America's fiscal challenges to secure a healthy, growing economy.

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Peter G. Peterson

Our Founder

Pete Peterson (1926–2018) established the Foundation to help solve the nation’s fiscal challenges and preserve the American Dream that he was so fortunate to have lived. We carry on his legacy with passion and pride.

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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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