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Following the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff, and as the Budget Conference Committee gathers, a new poll released today finds that a majority of voters in both parties are willing to give ground on key issues in order to achieve a much desired, long-term fiscal solution.
In this candid and informal video series, Foundation Chairman Pete Peterson discusses the economy, our nation’s fiscal challenges, and the personal experiences that underlie his dedication to preserving the American Dream.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s June Fiscal Confidence Index shows that a significant majority of Americans remain concerned about the nation’s fiscal future.
In 2008, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation was established with the goal of preserving the American Dream for the next generation. My father saw our high and rising debt as a transcendent threat to our future economy – posing a risk to every American, and our leadership role in the world.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s March Fiscal Confidence Index shows that Americans remain highly concerned about the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook.
Americans across party lines agree that long-term debt deserves more attention, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s August Fiscal Confidence Index, a monthly measure of public attitudes about the nation's long-term debt and the efforts elected leaders are making to address America’s fiscal challenges.
“Addressing our nation’s unprecedented and unsustainable debt is critical to securing a strong, growing economy of the future,” said Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.
The poll found that a majority of voters want the President and Congress to spend more time addressing the national debt.