Today Concord Coalition Co-Chair Sam Nunn, a former U.S. senator from Georgia, helped launch the Campaign to Fix the Debt. This project is a non-partisan initiative to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. Nunn is a member of the campaign's steering committee.
In advance of the campaign's launch, Nunn said:
"On fiscal matters, neither political party can impose its will on the other, and that it is not likely to change after the election. Successfully tackling our fiscal challenges requires Members of Congress to come together across party lines with a balanced plan that will strengthen the economy, reassure markets, and save future generations from an unbearable debt burden. There are good people across the political spectrum who recognize this in putting together the Simpson – Bowles and the Domenici – Rivlin plans. There are many Members of Congress who are willing to work together, but they get hit hard from both sides and need a foundation of citizen support. The Campaign to Fix the Debt hopes to give these folks in Washington, DC and across the country the support they need to work together to put our nation's interest above political parties and to strengthen America to protect our children's future."
For more information on the Campaign to Fix the Debt visit www.fixthedebt.org
Nunn also discussed the need for fiscal responsibility in an MSNBC interview: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mitchell-reports/48213107#48213107