Why don’t people vote? None of the traditional excuses explains such low turnout.
With compromise now a dirty word in Washington, it is up to us to remind our elected officials that we favor compromises over crises. Push for a deal on the debt ceiling.
Reorienting federal spending to promote economic growth without creating unacceptable levels of long-term economic risk is a complicated endeavor. But we do not elect our Representatives and Senators to solve only easy problems. Let’s not let them off the hook.
Instead of doing your child’s homework sometime this week, calling a teacher to argue for a better grade on a test, or scheduling yet another extracurricular activity, take twenty minutes to write your two Senators and ask them what they are doing to address one big issue you care deeply about.
Congress has done the bare minimum to postpone a potential government shutdown.
The Pope calls for civil civic engagement to solve problems. Will we listen?
Shutting down the federal government over the Planned Parenthood videos will do nothing except damage the Country and highlight Congressional dysfunction.
Commemorate the upcoming vote to raise the debt ceiling by taking the 2040 Matters Public Debt Pop Quiz and testing your knowledge of the downsides of too much public debt.