Before we can make any forward progress, we must first AS A NATION
recognize our common financial problem. We may disagree about the
causes and solutions but if we fail to at least acknowledge the
issue we are doomed to national bankruptcy. We must IDENTIFY LEADERS
who understand this problem and support their efforts to spread the
message and work towards avoiding the worst outcomes.
The following is a gallery of "pioneers" on the topic of Federal
Budget Sanity. They have worked tirelessly to promote the national
interest and have often put politics second in the process. Without
their efforts we wouldn't have the information we have or the
optimism that eventually this problem will be solved.
Republican New Hampshire Senator from
1980 to 1993. In 1992 co-founded the Concord Coalition, the nation's
leading fiscal watchdog organization.
Massachusetts. Served as Senator and Representative from 1974-84. In
1992 co-founded the Concord Coalition, the nation's leading fiscal
of Commerce for President Nixon. A co-founder of the Concord
Coalition. In 1982 founded the Bi-Partisan Budget Appeal, a group of
500 leaders dedicated to resolving our fiscal crisis.
U.S. Comptroller General from 1998 to
2008, Walker's career is distinguished by a continuous effort to
expose the extent of our national debt. Current President of the
Distinguished Boston economics
professor, Dr. Kotlikoff's legendary article
"The $44 Trillion Abyss" is a landmark in research on the
subject of unfunded entitlements.
Laurence J. Kotlikoff
Representative Cooper is a leader of the Blue Dog Democrats, a
coalition working towards fiscal solvency. His legislative proposals
are gaining bi-partisan support & he's emerged as a leader on the
Paul, MD is a 20 year Congressman from Texas & presidential
candidate on the Libertarian and Republican tickets. He has a proven
record of opposing Federal spending & deficits. He's a founder of
the Campaign for Liberty.
Sanford of S. Carolina acknowledges the accuracy of David Walker's
debt calculations and is a leader of Tea Party 2.0, a national
grassroots effort to increase awareness of the issue.
REPORTERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM
recommend topical articles by the following reporters. They have
collectively produced a mountain of reference material that can help
you quickly get up to speed with this issue.