Fix the Debt

Tell Congress: All Options Must be on the Table to Fix the Debt

With the “fiscal cliff” fast approaching, we are urging Congress to work in a bipartisan fashion to not only avoid the cliff, but to face the bigger challenge of a $16 trillion debt.  

Several Members of Congress are currently circulating a letter calling on Congressional leadership to agree to a comprehensive plan to stabilize and reduce the debt as part of negotiation on the fiscal cliff.  

Please fill out the form to the right and ask your Member of Congress to add their name to the letter authored by Congressmen Mike Simpson (R-ID), Heath Shuler (D-NC), Steve LaTourette (R-OH) and Jim Cooper (D-T,).

Inaction is not an option.

Letter to Congress

Subject: Encourage Congressional Leadership to Go Big and Look at All Options to Fix the Debt

Dear <Member of Congress>,

I am writing today as your constituent to urge you to add your name to the letter currently being circulated by your colleagues urging Congressional leadership to work in a bipartisan fashion to not only avoid the fiscal cliff, but to face the bigger challenge of a $16 trillion debt. 
 
I want you to know that your constituents are behind you in the efforts to find common sense bipartisan solutions. 
 
In allignment with the core principles of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, I ask you to pursue a solution to the Fiscal Cliff that does not kick the can down the road, but puts in place a plan that will put our national debt on a downward path, without risking a double dip recession.  
 
Please work with your colleagues, and add your name to this letter calling on Congressional leadership:
 
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Dear Speaker Boehner, Leader Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, and Leader McConnell:
 
We write to you as a bipartisan group of representatives from across the political spectrum in the belief that a successful bipartisan agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” must include a long-term, comprehensive deficit reduction plan. Reaching a deal is vital to our country’s future. We know that there have been divisions in the past about how best to solve this challenge, but we approach you today with one simple message: we support a bipartisan common sense solution.            
 
To succeed, all options for mandatory and discretionary spending and revenues must be on the table. We also know from other bipartisan frameworks that savings from all parts of the budget and real reform of the tax system will be necessary to stabilize our debt as a share of the economy and assure America’s fiscal and economic well-being over the long term. 
 
Our country needs honest, thoughtful leaders with the political courage to solve this issue once and for all. You have the unique opportunity and authority to achieve this, and we support your efforts as you do so.
 
Sincerely, 
 
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Thank you for your support on this issue of national importance.
 
Your Constituent, 
 
[Name]