During the campaign, the Concord Coalition offers "Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About Our Nation's Fiscal Future" on our homepage. They include these five straightforward questions.

1. Do you support the $4 trillion 10-year deficit reduction target and the comprehensive approach that the President's bipartisan fiscal commission (Bowles-Simpson) recommended and, if not, what would your target be and which areas of the budget would you exempt from deficit-reduction efforts?