Towards Fiscal Responsibility
In spite of large and growing budget deficits, a national debt increasingly funded by foreign investors, an aging population, and rapidly rising health care costs -- which together have left the United States on an unsustainable fiscal path -- the presidential campaigns are not yet focused on these critical issues. On May 20, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched U.S. Budget Watch, a new project to increase awareness of these issues. This kick-off event featured a remarkable bipartisan gathering of many of the nation's preeminent budget experts where they released U.S. Budget Watch's 12-Step Program for Fiscal Responsibility. Please join us for this breakfast meeting and a rich discussion of the issues and the campaign.