About DefeatTheDebt.com

At DefeatTheDebt.com, the bucks stop here.

Defeat The Debt is dedicated to educating Americans about the size, scope, and consequences of our rapidly escalating debt.

Reducing our yearly budget deficit and paying down the national debt transcends political lines. From Obama Administration officials, to Democrats and Republicans in Congress, to American citizens, everyone agrees that something must be done to reduce the debt.

The difficulty is that we’re going in the wrong direction—quickly. In the 2010 fiscal year alone, the federal government’s budget deficit was a staggering $1.3 trillion, and it’s projected to be even higher in 2011.

Unfortunately, too many Americans fail to comprehend the sheer size or consequences of such abstract budget statistics. We intend to solve that problem.

DefeatTheDebt.com is a project of the Employment Policies Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

The Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth and the economy. EPI’s Executive Director is Rick Berman.