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"Fix the Debt'

"Fix the Debt'

November 20th, 2012 in News

Former U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit' Bond listens to a reporter's question Monday during a press conference to kick off the "Fix the Debt" Missouri campaign. Standing behind him, from left, are: Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder; former Gov. Bob Holden and state Treasurer Clint Zweifel.

A group of Missouri political and business leaders has joined the national "Fix the Debt" campaign.

Nationwide, "more than 300,000 business leaders, former and current elected officials, thought leaders and citizens concerned about the impending "fiscal cliff' and the $16 trillion national debt" have joined the campaign, said Rita Needham, chief executive officer of the Springfield-based Missouri Association of Manufacturers.

"Manufacturers all across the country are already feeling the effects of the nation's $16 trillion debt," she told reporters and supporters at a Capitol news conference Monday morning.