After voters expressed unequivocal outrage at a ballooning national debt in the United States, which soared past $13 trillion last summer, the hunt for fiscal responsibility is on.

As Washington’s policy makers bring national spending under control, they ought to make retirement savings and business growth two of their most pressing priorities, Robert Reynolds, the chief executive officer of Putnam Investments told the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

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