Day 3 of the Republican National Convention

Aug 31, 2012

The final night of the Republican National Convention was an eventful one, featuring speeches from the likes of former Gov. Jeb Bush (FL), Sen. Marco Rubio (FL), and, yes, Clint Eastwood. The headline, of course, was former Gov. Mitt Romney accepting the Republican nomination for president.

His speech told more of a personal story, so it did not touch much on fiscal policy. There were mentions of the current trillion-dollar-plus deficits and an overarching statement about what he seeks to do with the federal budget:

Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.

While the stars of the Republican party were inside the convention, outside, the Fix the Debt team continued to interview convention-goers on their thoughts on the debt. Similar to the videos from Days 1 and 2, the people we talked to expressed concern for the future and implored lawmakers to come together to pass a fiscal plan. Here's what they said about our current situation.

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