By Heather Hinson
Our nation is in crisis. Over the past 40 years, America’s debt level has averaged 40% of the economy. During World War II, this peaked at 100%. Today, our debt is more than 70% ($11.1 trillion) of our economy … and rising. If we continue down this road, we will exceed 100% of the GDP in the next decade. That’s why NCACPA is proud to partner with the Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan campaign, to help stop excess spending and put our country back on the path to a stable and solid economy.
The latest ad issued by the Campaign urges America to “hold the applause.” While the last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff was a step in the right direction, it is by no means a solution. (For a roundup of the fiscal cliff package, click here.) The startling facts portrayed in the below infographic paints a stark picture of the reality we face if inaction is chosen.
For more information and to sign the petition to fix the debt, visit www.fixthedebt.org.
Heather is the Content & PR Specialist at NCACPA. She oversees the association’s media relations and is content manager for Interim Report magazine, “The Round Table” blog, and ncacpa.org. She also directs all eMarketing and social media endeavors for the association. Additionally, Heather is responsible for writing, proofing, and/or editing NCACPA’s written pieces, including brochures, newsletters, and emails.