Considering the importance of importance of fiscal policy it seems to evade any serious media coverage in favor of more exciting topics. Ross Perot has launched perotcharts.com to make the information accessible to people. Former Comptroller General, David Walker, has been lecturing around the country about the cliff we are speeding towards and now Peter G. Peterson is pledging to spend $1 Billion in a media campaign to raise public awareness of the issue. (Remember how much a Billion is?)
Ready and waiting as people start to recognize the trainwreck ahead, Downsize D.C. has a campaign which helps people let their congressional leaders know that they are aware of this issue. I think many members of congress are aware of this, but they don’t want to address it because there are no easy answers or short soundbites.