Peterson Foundation National Ad Campaign: "More"

With the election over, lawmakers have a key opportunity to address long-term national debt to help ensure more economic growth today, more opportunity tomorrow. Read the press release.

A Strong Fiscal Foundation For Economic Growth

How does a strong fiscal foundation help support a growing, thriving economy? This short animation explains the connection with easy-to-understand terms and images.

Fiscal Facts & Figures

This detailed document summarizes the key ideas and principles underlying the need for fiscal reform, highlighted by the latest statistical data and trends.

Why Long-Term Debt Matters Now

Despite recent improvements in near-term deficits, America’s long-term fiscal challenges remain. Take a look at the underlying trends behind our unsustainable fiscal path.

The story behind the numbers.
The PGPF Chart Pack illustrates that budget-making involves many competing priorities, limited resources, and complex issues. In this set of 22 sharable charts, the Foundation frames the financial condition and fiscal outlook of the U.S. government within a broad economic, political, and demographic context.

What Does the Debt Mean for Our Future?

We all have a responsibility to build a brighter fiscal and economic future for the next generation.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.