Debt was raised at the debates, but the candidates missed the opportunity to lat out their visions.
Last night’s debate third and final presidential debate included a dedicated segment on the national debt, giving both candidates a chance to talk about their vision for addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges.
Here are some important questions that the moderator could ask at the final debate to start the conversation about our nation’s most pressing fiscal concerns.
Polls show that voters are concerned about the nation’s fiscal health and would like to hear substantive plans from the candidates.
Stopgap legislation may keep the government operating in the short term, but lawmakers face a series of additional budgetary challenges in coming weeks and months.
At the first presidential debate, both candidates acknowledged the growing national debt, but voters want to hear more.
New polling shows that voters want Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to address the national debt in the upcoming debates.
As Congress prepares to reconvene next week, lawmakers prepare for conflicts over the approaching fiscal year end.
The Congressional Budget Office updated its budget projections this week, confirming that for the first year since 2009, deficits as a share of GDP are on the rise again.
Part of the problem when discussing America’s long-term debt is that it is often confused with short-term deficits.