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Candidates need credible solutions to fix the debt – Fosters – February 8, 2016

Editorial: Candidates offer deficit of ideas on debt – Des Moines Register – February 1, 2016

First Budget sees few true plans for addressing national debt – Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier – February 1, 2016

Bob Bixby on WMT Morning Show – News Radio 600 – January 28, 2016 (starts at 43 minutes)

Bob Bixby on Mickelson in the Morning – News Radio 1040 – January 28, 2016 (starts at 1:08)

Former politicians warn of debt crisis – Seacoast Online – January 25, 2016

Candidates should address national debt – Cedar Rapids Gazette – December 9, 2015

Siouxland business leaders, students tackle federal budget in mock session – Sioux City Journal – December 4, 2015

Campaigns must focus on debt before all else – Nashua Telegraph – November 29, 2015

Locals ‘cut’ federal deficit by trillions – Quad-City Times – November 18, 2015

Candidates must have plan for federal debt – Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier – November 15, 2015

Debates and the debt – The Ellsworth American – November 13, 2015

Candidates owe it to young voters to debate debt – Des Moines Register – November 7, 2015

Our Opinion: Rising debt will, eventually, crush the country – Sioux City Journal – November 4, 2015

Ex-comptroller: Time running out to fix debt crisis – Mason City Globe Gazette – October 29, 2015

Debate should prioritize debt discussion – Des Moines Register – October 13, 2015

‘Fix the Debt’ asks Iowans to press candidates on federal budget – Des Moines Register – October 1, 2015

Fixing nation’s debt will require courage, speakers say – Quad City Times – October 1, 2015

Paul Stebbins on WMT Morning Show – News Radio 600 – October 1, 2015 (starts at 43 minutes)

Paul Stebbins on Mickelson in the Morning – News Radio 1040 – October 1, 2015

Maya MacGuineas on The Insiders – WHO TV – September 27, 2015

Maya MacGuineas on Mickelson in the Morning – News Radio 1040 – September 22, 2015 (starts at 24 minutes)

What will candidates do to shrink the debt? – The Keene Sentinel – September 8, 2015

Zeliff says candidates need to address debt issue – The Conway Daily Sun – September 7, 2015

The real debt problem – Concord Monitor – August 31, 2015

Make debt a priority in 2016 campaign – Ames Tribune – August 28, 2015

Millennials should press on debt question – Mason City Globe Gazette – August 19, 2015

Trustees, CBO Show Why 2016 Candidates Should Focus on Budget Reforms – Roll Call – August 11, 2015

Social Security reform should be a top priority – Des Moines Register – August 10, 2015

Charlie Stenholm on Fix the Debt – West Texas Drive – August 7, 2015

The next president’s debts – Chicago Tribune – July 31, 2015

Social Security’s future – The Ellsworth American – July 31, 2015

Press candidates on federal debt – Sioux City Journal – July 21, 2015

Make fiscal responsibility a top priority – Cedar Rapids Gazette – July 19, 2015

First Budget initiative – The Ellsworth American – July 17, 2015

Discipline, sacrifice are needed to strengthen USA – Fosters – July 15, 2015

Jeb Bush would end fuel rule that aids Iowa ethanol industry – Sioux City Journal – July 14, 2015

U.S. spending, debt on ‘unsustainable course’ – Seacoast Online – July 12, 2015

Make debt a national priority – Nashua Telegraph – June 28, 2015

We need to resolve debt dilemma – Des Moines Register – June 26, 2015

Our Opinion: Iowans should press candidates on federal debt – Sioux City Journal – June 21, 2015

Iowans expect answers on nation’s debt – Des Moines Register – June 20, 2015

First Budget will ensure candidates address national deficit – Newton Daily News – June 16, 2015

Presidential hopefuls: We want to hear you talk about federal budget – Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier – June 14, 2015

Take budgeting notes from class of 2015 – Des Moines Register – June 13, 2015

Fiorina speaks about leadership, executive power in NH campaign stop – Union Leader – June 8, 2015

Grill candidates on spending priorities – Quad City Times – June 3, 2015

Voter watchdogs need to spark honest conversation about debt – Sioux City Journal – May 31, 2015

Budget cabinet will draw attention to national debt – Newton Daily News – May 29, 2015

Sara Imhof on KXEL Radio – May 29, 2015

Maya MacGuineas and Danette Kenne on NPR Morning Edition – May 28, 2015

Kim Reem on WMT Radio – May 25, 2015

First Budget Initiative Announces Iowa Cabinet – May 20, 2015

First Budget Initiative Announces New Hampshire Cabinet – May 20, 2015

Let’s talk about real issues: The debt, entitlements must be addressed by presidential candidates – NH Business Review – May 1, 2015

Anti-debt groups gear up for 2016 – Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier – April 27, 2015

Ignoring the debt will come back to bite us – Nashua Telegraph – April 26, 2015

Work together to solve national debt – Cedar Rapids Gazette – April 25, 2015

Politifact NH: Former Sen. Evan Bayh says health care costs are fastest growing part of Defense Department budget – Concord Monitor – April 24, 2015

Judd Gregg, Evan Bayh urge N.H. voters to make debt, deficit a priority in primary – Concord Monitor – April 3, 2015

Ex-senators to 2016 field: Show how you’ll cut the debt – The Hill – April 2, 2015

First Budget Initiative Brings to New Hampshire a Focus on the Debt – April 2, 2015

Generations Join Forces to Battle Looming Debt Crisis – WHOTV – March 31, 2015

In Pella, Iowans Find Ways to Hold Down Federal Debt – March 31, 2015

Let’s Talk Pella, Federal Budget Workshop at Central – KNIA/KRLS Radio – March 30, 2015

Inside the Beltway – Washington Times – March 24, 2015

Another View – William Zeliff and Richard Swett: Granite Staters, do your job and press candidates on the debt – Union Leader – March 22, 2015

Chuck Slocum: Nation’s debt should be 2016 campaign priority – Pioneer Press – March 10, 2015

Former Senators Want Budget from ’16 Candidates – MSNBC’s Morning Joe –  March 3, 2015

Voters Need to Tell Presidential Candidates That Responsible Budgeting Is a Priority – Roll Call – Feb. 24, 2015

Ask candidates about Medicare costs, Iowans urge – Des Moines Register – Feb. 12, 2015

Des Moines Forum Speakers Urge 2016 Candidates to Focus on Health Costs – Feb. 12, 2015

Nonprofits want to spark caucus discussion on federal fiscal policy – Des Moines Business Record – Feb. 2, 2015

National debt must be priority for White House candidates – Sioux City Journal – Feb. 1, 2015

Bob Bixby and Mike Murphy on Opinion with Mark Hahn – KSCJ 1360 – Jan. 30, 2015

Bob Bixby and Mike Murphy on Mickelson In the Morning – News Radio 1040 – Jan. 30, 2015

Candidates must pay for campaign promises – The Des Moines Register – Jan. 24, 2015

Maya MacGuineas on The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley – Sirius XM – Jan. 23, 2015

Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt Team Up To Highlight Fiscal Issues in 2016 – Jan. 22, 2014

Bob Bixby on The Exchange with Laura Knoy – N.H. Public Radio – Jan. 21, 2015

Debt Hawks to Launch Campaign in Iowa and N.H. – The Wall Street Journal – Jan. 21, 2015

Related Fiscal News

National debt is greatest threat to U.S.’s security – The Des Moines RegisterOct. 27, 2014

Fiscal issues should be at center of ’16 campaign – New Hampshire Business Review  – Oct. 6, 2014