Crapo and Simpson Host Discussion on the Federal Debt

This afternoon Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) will join CRFB President Maya MacGuineas in a public discussion at the the Idaho Statehouse on the "fiscal cliff" and the threat of our rising government debt. Senator Crapo is both a member of the "Gang of Six" and served on the Simpson-Bowles Fiscal Commission, while Rep. Simpson has helped lead the charge on fiscal responsiblity in the House, so the event should not be missed. As MacGuineas wrote in Thursday's Coeur d'Alene Press, we will need leaders like Senator Crapo and Congressman Simpson to resolve one of the most challenging issues facing the country.

With the election season moving into higher gear and a “fiscal cliff” on the economic horizon, the American public will be hearing more and more about the crushing debt our country faces. As it happens, Idaho is extremely lucky to have two Members of Congress, Senator Mike Crapo and Representative Mike Simpson, who have been spearheading a growing, bipartisan charge to tackle the issue.

That’s why I was honored to be joining these two leaders in Boise to discuss the work of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. We launched the campaign in July as a non-partisan push to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. Members of the campaign have come together from a variety of social, economic and political perspectives, united around a common belief that America’s growing federal debt threatens our future prosperity and that we must address it.

A live audio stream from Idaho Public Television is available here, with the event due to start at 2:15 Eastern Time (12:15 Mountain Time). We will be live tweeting from @BudgetHawks, so join us in the conversation at #FixTheDebt.

A live audio stream of the event at 2:15 E.T. can be found here, and we will be live tweeting here.