With less than five weeks to the election, voters face an important decision that will impact our nation's fiscal future. The leaders we elect will be tasked with taming our growing national debt — making this one of the most critical elections in recent memory. It's never been more important that voters know where the candidates stand.
During this year’s 2012 presidential debates, we will have the chance to hear from both candidates on their visions for America’s economic future. In any campaign, it can be difficult to separate the serious policy recommendations from the political talking points. Voters should listen closely to how the candidates address concrete solutions to our long-term fiscal challenges.
Here are three things to listen for as the candidates debate their plans for fixing America's escalating national debt problem:
We cannot effectively address our long-term fiscal challenges without making reforms to the major areas of the federal budget. As voters, it's up to us to choose leaders with the courage to make the tough choices necessary to resolve our national debt.
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Play the OweNo "Debate the Debt" game: Download the Scorecard and check off a square whenever either candidate uses a fiscal buzzword.