The next president will face complex fiscal and economic realities. In just eight years, interest on the national debt will become the third-largest “program” in the federal budget. What steps can the next president take to ensure we have the resources necessary to invest in critical areas of our economy?
This year’s Fiscal Summit put that question not only to fiscal policy experts — including two former directors of the Congressional Budget Office — but also to advisors to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. In the video below, John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, interviews Sam Clovis, national co-chair and chief policy advisor to Donald J. Trump for president, and David Kamin, economic policy advisor to Hillary for America.
The 2016 election represents an important opportunity for a national conversation between citizens and candidates about the leadership required to secure America’s future. Let the candidates know that you would like them to address our long-term debt.