Here’s a snapshot of personal debt in America leading up to the 2016 election.
Ever since Bill Clinton’s come-from-nowhere presidential victory in 1992, all candidates – Democratic and Republican – have adopted the mantra, “It’s the economy, stupid.”
With credit card and student loan balances at all-time highs, we believe the 2016 campaign motto should’ve been, “It’s the debt, dummy.” And we’re not talking the national debt, which is also at record levels. No, we’re talking about personal debt. If voters once cast ballots according to their pocketbooks, next time they might vote based on their loan balances.
That’s why we report on where the candidates and their political parties stand on personal debt issues, and when the president does something to affect your wallet. We’ll ask them questions, investigate their own personal debt, and give voters a little more information before they cast their votes.
America’s Voice on Debt is sponsored by Debt.com, which offers Americans expert advice and services for achieving financial freedom.
Has Trump Kept His Biggest Financial Promises to Americans?
July 26, 2018 | Brandon Ballenger
No, not by a long shot. But we should try to stay optimistic anyway.
The Coming Drug War: Trump vs. Big Pharma
July 26, 2018 | Holden Miller
The only way to unclog our healthcare system is to call in a professional plumber.
Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Doesn’t Like the CFPB — But He Could Sure Use It
July 19, 2018 | Brandon Ballenger
Given that he racked up tens of thousands in debt for baseball tickets, the justice would personally benefit from better credit card regulations and consumer education about living beyond your means.
Trump Makes a Supreme Choice for Business — And You
July 19, 2018 | Holden Miller
Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the right man for the job because he is pro-business. That’s what America needs.
Trump Wants a Space Force. What About a Student Loan Force?
July 5, 2018 | Brandon Ballenger
Creating a new branch of the military wouldn’t come cheap. There are way better uses for the money.