October 30, 2014

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24 Feb, 2000 - Special Publication
 Selected Projections from the Social Security and MedicareTrustees' Report Table One - Medicare Part A Long-Term Cash Deficit Year1999 DollarsAs % of GDPAs % of Taxable Payroll1999-4 Billion-0.04-0.08 2035 Deficit1999 DollarsAs % of GDPAs % of Taxable Payroll1999 Report-161... Read More
23 Feb, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, testified before the Senate Finance Committee today at a hearing on Medicare Reform: Issues and Options.  His testimony highlighted the urgent need for Medicare reform and the reform criteria that should guide policy makers,... Read More
13 Feb, 2000 - Facing Facts
FACING FACTS ALERTThe Truth about Entitlements and the Budget A Fax Alert from The Concord Coalition Volume VI, Number 1 - February 14, 2000Lately, the projected budget surpluses have been getting bigger and bigger-and so has the temptation to spend them. In its "current-law" January 2000 baseline... Read More
8 Feb, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress to agree on a budget baseline before approving any tax cuts, including the Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Act (H.R. 6) scheduled to be debated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.   “Tomorrow's tax cut vote is nothing less than a... Read More
23 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today warned lawmakers not to treat the new surplus projections to be issued this week by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as money in the bank. The existence and size of projected budget surpluses, particularly over a 10-year period, is far too speculative... Read More
11 Jan, 2000 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged Congress and the Administration to maintain their laudable goal of balancing the budget without tapping into the Social Security surplus, but warned against making policy decisions based on unrealistic surplus projections that assume strict adherence... Read More
19 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The Social Security Advisory Board's Technical Panel on Assumptions and Methods recently released an official report criticizing the Social Security Trustees for presenting an "inadequate" and "misleading" picture of the long-term challenges facing the program. The Panel offers a number of sensible... Read More
14 Dec, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released a brochure called “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare.”  The brochure, which is now available at www.concordcoalition.org, outlines five questions citizens and members of the media should ask... Read More
8 Dec, 1999 - Facing Facts
The FY 2000 budget provides for $8.7 billion in "emergency" farm spending, a record aid package that comes on top of $6.5 billion in emergency spending in the FY 1999 budget. Many are pointing to these "bailouts" as evidence that America's farm safety net is in tatters-and are calling for repeal of... Read More
1 Nov, 1999 - Facing Facts
Amid much fanfare, the Social Security Administration recently began mailing working Americans a document entitled "Your Social Security Statement." According to SSA, the annual statement will educate workers about Social Security and, by providing estimates of future benefits, help them plan for... Read More