Campaign to Fix the Debt

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: The bipartisan “Campaign to Fix the Debt” is using the current standoff in Washington to launch a TV ad campaign Tuesday in Missouri and nine other states – targeted, in part, because they’re in the nation’s middle, politically and otherwise.

The ad doesn’t mention the federal-government shutdown or the fight over raising the nation’s debt ceiling. Instead it focuses solely on the broader issue – lurking behind both battles – of the federal government’s $17 trillion in debt.

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Nov 20, 2012

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St. Louis Public Radio's Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon's Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about a few political issues.

On the table for this week: GOP dissent on health exchanges, the recent ruling on public employee's right to collective bargain and the new bipartisan debt group in Missouri. And, of course, some talk about Governor Jay Nixon's deer "harvesting" and Gobbles the Turkey.

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Updated 4:30 p.m. with copy from KBIA's Ryan Famuliner.

A bipartisan group of Missouri leaders is trying to put pressure on Congress to address the national debt – and says tens of thousands of Missouri jobs are at stake.

The group, “Fix the Debt Missouri,” joins a larger national group of political and business leaders urging bipartisanship in Washington – as the so-called “fiscal cliff” looms. Former Republican US Senator Kit Bond is one of the chairs of the Missouri chapter of the group, which announced its formation at the Missouri Capitol today.