Public Agenda

It's Time to Pay Our Bills

America's Perspective on the National Debt & How Leaders Can Use the Public's Ideas to Addres the Country's Long-Term Budget Challenges


This report, part of the "Facing Up to the Nation's Finances" initiative, analyzes public thinking about the U.S. government's fiscal future and providing political leaders with six specific, publicly supported steps so that real federal budget reform could take place. The report is based on in-depth analyses of ongoing public opinion research that began last year.

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